Balint Zsako Hungarian , b. 1979

Balint Zsako was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1979 to a sculptor father and a textile artist mother. He works in collage, painting, sculpture and photography.

Often including wild animals and multicolored figures bound or fettered together, his erotically charged works possess a shamanistic quality. Working in mixed media, collage, painting, sculpture, drawing, and photography, Zsako has recently focused on watercolors that feature intertwined naked figures. The artist’s practice also involves soliciting audience participation. 


His art was featured in Phaidon’s Vitamin D2 anthology and Sarah Polley’s film Take This Waltz. Balint received his BFA in photography from Ryerson University in Toronto, and now lives and works in Los Angeles.


Prominent collection include: MONA, Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, New York, Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Seneca College, Toronto, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, North Carolina, an Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt Collection, Toronto