Galleri Riis

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' marks 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.

  1. Born 1982 in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  2. Lives and works in Oslo, Norway
  3. Artist's homepage

      EDUCATION

      1. 2002 – 2006Fashion Design, Diploma (4 years) - Istituto Marangoni, Milano

      ARTISTIC PRACTICE

      1. 2013Admir Batlak
      2. 2007 - 2010Batlak og Selvig

      EXHIBITIONS / LIVE INSTALLATIONS

      1. 2021SOFT galleri, Oslo (upcoming)
      2. 2020No Place, w/ Ingrid Eggen, Oslo
      3. 2020Tears Look Good On You, Salgshallen, Oslo
      4. 2019A New Tomorrow, Galleri Riis, Oslo
      5. 2018Waves (Goodbye), Galleri Slursula, Oslo
      6. 2018Moments (Memories), Galleri Riis, Oslo
      7. 2017Déjà Vu (You Again), Galleri Riis, Oslo
      8. 2016All Woofs Appreciated, Galleri Riis, Oslo
      9. 2015Make Yourself Desirable, Galleri Riis, Oslo
      10. 2015Forhøst w/ Ingrid Eggen, 1857, Oslo
      11. 2014Teriører w/ Ingrid Eggen - One Night Only Gallery, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
      12. 2010SS11, Galleri Riis, Oslo
      13. 2008The Canvas Trilogy, Galleri Riis, Oslo

      GROUP EXHIBITIONS

      1. 2021Skulpturtriennalen, Norsk Billedhoggerforening, Oslo
      2. 2020Høstutstillingen 2020, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
      3. 2020En samling blir til / A Collection in the Making, Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo
      4. 2018Immortal Youth, Galleri Riis, Oslo
      5. 2018Ode til en Vaskeklut, Hymne til en Tiger, Kunsthall Stavanger
      6. 2017Det Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, Trondheim
      7. 2017Omformulerte Forekomster, Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo
      8. 2016Decorations, Gym Ila, Oslo
      9. 2015Pattern Drill - Hacienda, Zürich
      10. 2009Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthall, Arendal
      11. 2009Tendenser, Galleri F15, Moss

      FASHION SHOWS

      1. 2017AW17, The Munch Museum, Oslo
      2. 2016SS17, Sentralen, Oslo
      3. 2016AW16, The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, Oslo
      4. 2014SS15, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
      5. 2013SS14, Galleri Riis, Oslo
      6. 2009SS10, København Rådhus, Copenhagen
      7. 2008SPRINGSUMMERSEX2009, Galleri Riis, Oslo
      8. 2008and as things fell apart, nobody paid much attention, Posthallen, Oslo
      9. 2007Sophomore (Drop-out), Oslo Kongressenter
      10. 2007Argumentour, DogA, Oslo

      COMMISSIONS

      1. 2018Cezinando, Øyafestivalen, Oslo

      PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

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