Irena Haiduk

Irena Haiduk directs Yugoexport, an oral corporation whose founding logic is equivalence, loyalty, and familial solidarity between people and things. Initiated as a copy of the former Yugoslav apparel and weapons manufacturer Jugoeksport, Yugoexport is formally incorporated in the United States (where corporations are people), launched in Paris and headquartered in New York, Yugoexport transacts slowly, at the pace of their own economy. Their maxim, "How To Surround Your Self With Things In The Right Way", is the core principle powering the production of images, books, apparel, orations, films, scenographies, and variable spaces, all designed to nourish the organ of imagination. Yugoexport and Irena Haiduk often collaborate with art institutions including: the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago (2015), Whitney Museum of American Art (2017), documenta 14 (2017), Swiss Institute (2020) and Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen and Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (2022), among others.

Irena Haiduk teaches art practice in the Department of Art History at Barnard College, Columbia University. Two collections of her writing titled Studio Feelings and All Classification Will Lose Their Grip are forthcoming in 2022.

Irena Haiduk Healing Complex 02 David Born Project ©

Healing Complex (2018—ongoing)

In June 2022, Irena Haiduk opens the exhibition Healing Complex (2018 — ongoing) in the former church of St. Bonifatius, which is becoming a new meeting and community place in Gelsenkirchen.