Admir Batlak

Admir Batlak (b. 1982 in Bosnia and Herzegovina) studied Fashion Design at Milan´s Istituto Marangoni. In his practice he puts special emphasis on craft and development of unique materials and techniques. He has consistently challenged the conventional show format within fashion and has presented his collections in institutions like The Munch Museum, Kunstnernes Hus and 1857 in Oslo. He has previously worked with Galleri Riis on several projects, but ‘A New Tomorrow’ marked his first solo exhibition of non-fashion work in the gallery. Batlak is represented in the collections of The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo, KODE Art Museum in Bergen, Det Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum in Trondheim and MUST in Stavanger.

Selected works

Biography

Born 1982 in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Lives and works in Oslo, Norway

Artist’s homepage

EDUCATION

2002 – 2006 Fashion Design, Diploma (4 years) – Istituto Marangoni, Milano

ARTISTIC PRACTICE

2013 Admir Batlak
2007 – 2010 Batlak og Selvig

EXHIBITIONS / LIVE INSTALLATIONS

2022 Flying in the Sun, Loving in the Vain, Skiens Kunstforening, Skien, Norway
2021 SOFT galleri, Oslo
2020 No Place, w/ Ingrid Eggen, Oslo
2020 Tears Look Good On You, Salgshallen, Oslo
2019 A New Tomorrow, Galleri Riis, Oslo
2018 Waves (Goodbye), Galleri Slursula, Oslo
2018 Moments (Memories), Galleri Riis, Oslo
2017 Déjà Vu (You Again), Galleri Riis, Oslo
2016 All Woofs Appreciated, Galleri Riis, Oslo
2015 Make Yourself Desirable, Galleri Riis, Oslo
2015 Forhøst w/ Ingrid Eggen, 1857, Oslo
2014 Teriører w/ Ingrid Eggen – One Night Only Gallery, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
2010 SS11, Galleri Riis, Oslo
2008 The Canvas Trilogy, Galleri Riis, Oslo

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022 Synthesis, MELK, Oslo, Norway
2021 Skulpturtriennalen, Norsk Billedhoggerforening, Oslo
2020 Høstutstillingen 2020, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
2020 En samling blir til / A Collection in the Making, Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo
2018 Immortal Youth, Galleri Riis, Oslo
2018 Ode til en Vaskeklut, Hymne til en Tiger, Kunsthall Stavanger
2017 Det Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim
2017 Omformulerte Forekomster, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo
2016 Decorations, Gym Ila, Oslo
2015 Pattern Drill – Hacienda, Zürich
2009 Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthall, Arendal
2009 Tendenser, Galleri F15, Moss

FASHION SHOWS

2017 AW17, The Munch Museum, Oslo
2016 SS17, Sentralen, Oslo
2016 AW16, The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, Oslo
2014 SS15, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
2013 SS14, Galleri Riis, Oslo
2009 SS10, København Rådhus, Copenhagen
2008 SPRINGSUMMERSEX2009, Galleri Riis, Oslo
2008 and as things fell apart, nobody paid much attention, Posthallen, Oslo
2007 Sophomore (Drop-out), Oslo Kongressenter
2007 Argumentour, DogA, Oslo

COMMISSIONS

2018 Cezinando, Øyafestivalen, Oslo

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo
Stavanger Kunstmuseum (Jan Groth’s Collection)
Det Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum (Norwegian Craft Acquisition Fund)
Buskerud Kunstsenter (Den kulturelle skolesekken i Buskerud)
Vestlandske Kunstindustrimuseum / Kode 1