Irena Haiduk is against biography. Recent exhibitions include Documenta 14; the 2017 Whitney Biennial; the Swiss Institute, New York; and the Renaissance Society, Chicago, USA.
In 2015, Haiduk founded Yugoexport, described on her website as “a blind, non-aligned, oral corporation modeled after the self-managed, autonomous, unofficial organizations and experimental clubs within the larger state infrastructure of the former Yugoslavia. incorporated in the United States (where corporations are people), launched in Paris and headquartered in Belgrade, she is a copy or an avatar of Jugoeksport, a defunct Yugoslav apparel manufacturer and weapons exporter.”
Mousse #50, 10.01.2015
Realismically Speaking, Irena Haiduk
Art institutions in the western world are constantly on the lookout for artists capable of becoming agents of social change. Irena Haiduk, in her recent work Seductive Exacting Realism—presented in its two components at the …
Chicago Tribune, 09.04.2015
10 art shows to see this fall
This fall, feminist perspectives, generally, and women artists, particularly, take over the Chicago arts scene. It wasn’t planned by the city, a museum conglomerate or even one of the local academies; it just worked out …
Published in Irena Haiduk's monograph Spells by Sternberg Press, 09.01.2015
YOU WILL NOT DIE IN BED
HORSES WILL FUCK YOU IN THE EYES
ALL CLASSIFICATIONS WILL LOSE THEIR GRIDS
Polite art wants to live, multiply, and grow.
There’s a basic assumption throughout Euro-America that the world is basically