Brendan Michal Heshka

From Winnipeg, Canada
Based in Berlin, Germany

Atelier BMH
Porschestraße 11-17, 12107 berlin 
MwSt nr. DE315009192

+49 176 2440 3004



Post Matser, A.PASS - Advanced Performance & Scenography Studies, Brussels, BE

MDes, Master of Art & Design, Dirty Art Department, Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, NL

BA with Distinction, Filmmaking, Theatre and Film Department, University of Winnipeg, CA


Artist-in-Residence, Bains Connective, Brussels, Belgium

Artist-in-Residence, Cill Rialaig art center, Kerry County, Ireland, UK

Artist-in-Residence, Society is a Workshop, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Canada

International Student Bursary Award, Manitoba Arts Council, Winnipeg, Canada

Founded the Alexander Ross Trading Post Nomadic Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada

Founded The Spot Underground Project Space, Winnipeg, Canada

Awarded the Academic Proficiency Scholarship (Board of Regents), University of Winnipeg


Medieval Minded,  Stigter van Doesburg, Amsterdam, NL, group show curated by Daniel van Straalen 2018 1381 Swan, Martin van Zomeren, Amsterdam NL, Amsterdam, NL, group show

Psychosculptural Aesthetics, Galerie Rianne Groen, Rotterdam, NL, group show curated by the Office for Curating

Survival Guide, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, group show curated by Kristy Trinier

Dissolve Into a Red Dwarf, Island, Brussels, BE, group show co-curated by Helmut Stallaerts

 Landings, Morpho House, Brussels, BE, group show

Wrong Guns, with Agency Agency at Brussels, BE Popossitions, alternative art fair

 All Mounds Can Be Seen From My Window, Bunkier Sztuki Contemporary Art, Krakow, PL, group show 2015 Hijacking Karma 2.2, Stigter van Doesburg, Amsterdam, NL, group show

Hijacking Karma 2.1, Stigter van Doesburg, Amsterdam, NL, group show

Hijacking Karma (Again), Nest Contemporary Art Platform, The Hague, NL, group show

Daddy Far Away, PostNorma Project Space, Amsterdam North, NL, group show

An Exhibition With Ceramics, Portmanteau, Geneva, Switzerland with Theo Demans, group show

Trains of Thought, Goethe-Institut Niederlande, Rotterdam, NL, curated by Amira Gad, group show

(Un)Coverings, Fleming Collection, London, UK, with collective Foundation & Trust, solo show Hijacking Karma (in a Positive Way), Oude Kerk, Nuit Blanche, Amsterdam, NL, group show

Any Space is the Place, Wanderlust for Paris Design Week, Paris, FR, group show and video performance Society is a Workshop, Philosophers Knoll, Banff, Canada, with collective Foundation & Trust, group show No Big Party, De Punt Project Space, Amsterdam, NL, group show

PostPot, Rietveld Academie Genraal Vetterstraat Project Space, Amsterdam, NL, group show

Kunstvlai; INexactlyTHIS Festival of Independents, Amsterdam, NL, curated by Natasha Ginwala & Floor van der Muiswinkel, with Oona Linke, Daniel van Straalen, Leila Arenou, Dagmar Attladottir, Josefin Arnell, and Elise van Mourik. Art fair
New Work, Martha Street Studio Gallery, Winnipeg, Canada, members show

Post-No-Bills, Winnipeg Art Fair, Winnipeg, Canada, art fair
La Deuxieme Partie, Golden City Fine Art, Winnipeg, Canada, group show

Do-It-Yourself, The Spot Underground Project Space, Winnipeg, Canada, group show Curated Exhibitions

C3 Cooperation/Collaboration/Collectivity, Acme Project Space, London, UK, co curated with Foundation & Trust

Trade~Marx, Alexander Ross Trading Post, Winnipeg, Canada, archival photography and prints with artist John Paskevwich, curated with Eric Wood

February, Alexander Ross Trading Post, Winnipeg, Canada, group show, curated with Eric Wood

J.K. Is O.K., Alexander Ross Trading Post, Winnipeg, Canada, Jake Kosciuk solo exhibition

Museum, Alexander Ross Trading Post, Winnipeg, Canada, group show and performances

Life Imitates, The Spot Underground Project Space, Winnipeg, Canada, group show curated with Paul Horoshok

No Heat, The Spot Underground Project Space, Winnipeg, Canada, Jake Kosciuk solo exhibition


Scenography for Open Perspectives on Oskar Hansen, with Martin Belou at La Loge, Brussels, BE, seminar series

Scenography for Design, Poverty, Fiction conference, Le Grand Hornu Musee de Arts Contemporains, BE, curated
by Catherine Geel, Stephane Degoutin and Olivier Peyricot. Produced in collaboration wit Elise Van Mourik, Laure Jaffuel, Daniel van Straalen, Nina Jansen, Leila Arenou, Oona Linke, Stephane Barbier Bouvet, and with ENSAD (Paris) and ESBA (Angers).


Aftertaste, Etablisment d’en Face, Brussels, BE, group event organized by Margaux Schwarz 2016 The Dead Are Always High, performance and reading, PAF/Performing Arts Forum, St. Erme, FR

What Do You See?, lecture performance, PAF/Performing Arts Forum, St. Erme, FR

Psychosculpture: The Geometry of Three, workshop and artist lecture performance at Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, UK, with Mariana Lanari and Helen Turner

Masterkey: immediate spaces for Immediate Spaces, workshop at the Sandberg Institute, with Theo Demans, and Reinier Kranendonk, as PostNorma, Amsterdam, NL

An Alien Odyssey to Creative Freedom, presentation, reading & book release, Auto Control, Amsterdam North, NL

An Alien to a Readymade: Duchamp to Duchamp, lecture performance, Fleming Collection, London UK.

An Alien Artwork, three act play performance, Rietveld Academie Generaal Vetterstraat Project Space,
Amsterdam NL.

Guest crit/ Guest lecturer, Fine Arts, Chelsea Collage of Art and Design, London, UK. 2013 Guest crit, Immediate Spaces, architecture department, Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, NL.

If We Could Communicate, We Wouldn’t Have To, short, two man three act play performance, with Josefin Arnell Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, NL.

Dirty Fantasies, performance with Versace’s Birthday and the Constant Yo Show; internet poetry collective and art band with Michele Rizzo, Theo Demans, and Daniel van Straalen, Krux Amsterdam, Amsterdam , NL.

The Talking Cure Project, artist in residence project, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Canada.

Art & Capitalism, Marxist conference London, UK, video lecture performance with Foundation & Trust.

Uncreative Poetry, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Canada, poetry reading.

The Vanishing American Hobo, Le Grand Hornu Musee de Arts Contemporains, BE, reading and performance with Catherine Geel.

Threeing, Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, NL, lecture performance and group therapy workshop.

The Dirty Tattoo Workshop, Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam, NL, workshop with Daniel van Straalen.

Talk Therapy Project Announcement, Gerrit Rietveld Pavillion, Amsterdam, NL.

Digital Darkroom, workshop, Martha Street Studio, Winnipeg, Canada, with Larry Glawson.

The Secret Dinner Party, event series, Winnipeg, Canada, launch with Cyrus Smith and Mandel Hitzer.

Ghosts and Hauntings in Guy Maddin’s My Winnipeg, guest lecture, University of Winnipeg with Kim Olynyk.

HellRave, pop up night club series, Winnipeg, Canada, with Fraser Auld

The Parlor Project, The Spot Underground Project Space, Winnipeg, Canada, contemporary and classic 16mm film screening series with Jonah Corne, Jason Shields and Guy Maddin.

Published Work

At the Show With the Artist; Brendan Michal Heshka’s Psycho Psychoanalysis of the Fin de Siecle Museum, Conceptual Fine Arts Magazine, introduction by Piero Bisello

An Alien Odyssey to Creative Freedom: Towards a Theory of Artistic Research; from the Abstract Maybe to the Concrete Real, artist book and Masters thesis.

Duchamp to Duchamp, in “Agency: Some Texts on an Exhibition”, publication in conjunction with Foundation & Trust exhibition (un)coverings at the Fleming Collection, London, UK.


Un alieno nell’odissea del pensiero. Ovvero: la libertà della scrittura in un libro raro e ambizioso / An alien embarks on an odyssey of thinking about artistic practice: Freedom of writing in a book rare for its ambitions. By Chiara Ianeselli for the Italian art magazine Exibart.

Proficient in English and French.

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