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BIO

 George Bezani is an American multidisciplinary artist whose work explores the fragility of the modern world and the impact of technology on society through contemporary narratives. He earned his MFA from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria, and received notable accolades such as the Fondazione Claudio Buziol prize (Venice, 2008), the Swiss Textile Prize (Zurich, 2009), and the Outstanding Artist award from the Austrian Ministry of Culture BMUKK (Vienna, 2011). Bezani's work has been presented at various venues, including the MAK Museum (Vienna), the Arnhem Biennale, the Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao), and CICA Museum (South Korea). In addition to his visual art practice, Bezani spent a successful decade in the fashion industry, working as a designer for his own brand as well as for renowned companies such as 3.1 Phillip Lim and The Row. This extensive experience in fashion design has enriched his artistic perspective and continues to influence his multidisciplinary approach. His work has been featured and discussed in The New York Times, Vogue Ukraine, Wallpaper*, Der Standard, Die Presse, Harper's Bazaar Japan, and Artforum, among others.

 

 

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Education
2011 MFA , Fashion Department, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, AT

2004 BA, Architecture, Georgian Technical University, Tbilisi, GE

Group Exhibitions

2024 Memory of the Existing and the Imaginary, Contemporary Art Chronicle, San Francisco, CA

2024 Change, Usagi NY Space, Brooklyn, USA

2024 Just Imagine by Liquitex, 99 Scott, Brooklyn, USA

2024 Objects Without (Home), curated by Annie Chen Ziyao and Bebe Uddin, :iidrr Gallery, New York City, USA

2023 MVA Open Studios - Liquitex  AIR Residents, New Jersey, USA

2023 Gagosian Gallery Staff Exhibition, Gagosian 541 West 24th Street, New York City , USA
2023 Breath,  CICA Museum, Gyeonggi-do, KOR 
2022 Speaklow, New York City, USA
2020 Show Off ,  MAK Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, AT
2018  Mode als Statement, Galeriefreihausgasse, Villach, AT
2016 NJAL at Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York City, USA

2011 BMUKK Outstanding11, RadioKulturhaus, Vienna, AT
2011 Arnhem Biennale, Curated by Carlo Wijnands, Arnhem, NL
2010 Bilbao International Art & Fashion Competition, Guggenheim Bilbao, ESP
 

Residencies
2022 Liquitex Residency Program, New Jersey, USA

2010 Master Class in Master Crafts by Camper, Mallorca, ESP
 
Awards 
2023 Art Vue Foundation Award, Brussels, BE
2022 Liquitex Award, New York City, USA
2011 Outstanding Artist Award supported by the Austrian Ministry of Culture BMUKK , Vienna, AT
2011 Der Standard - Rondo Voeslauer Award, Vienna, AT

2009 Swiss Textiles Sponsorship Prize, Zurich, CH
2009 SONG Concept Store Prize, Vienna, AT

2008 Fondazione Claudio Buziol Prize, Venice, IT

Publications
Fashion - Aus der Kostüm- und Modesammlung by Elisabeth Frottier, Birkhäuser Verlag 2017, AT
Menswear: Fashion Forward Designers by Louis Bou, Instituto Monsa de Ediciones 2012, ES

Fashion 2 by Friederike Krump, alt/cramer publishers 2012, Berlin, DE

The Poetry of Fashion Design by Paz Diman, Rockport publishers 2011, USA

Master Class in Master Crafts by Camper, Nova Era Barcelona 2010, ESP

Press

The New York Times, Style.com Magazine, Citizen K, Fashionisto, Amarta, Peng! Magazine, Vogue Ukraine, Wallpaper*, Der Standard- Rondo, Tabula,

Diva, GQ Russia, Cosmopolitan, Boulevard Magazine, Die Presse, Harper's Bazaar KZ, Maxima, uMag, Falter, Dash Magazine, FLUX, Missy Magazine, Harper's Bazaar Japan, XII Magazine, FAQ Magazine, Vogue Japan, Artforum


 

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