Aug 9, 2017

Afterlife @ Nitra gallery

I curated an exhibition of my students' works at the Nitra gallery called 'Afterlife.'
The Afterlife project presents the current state and a selection of works by students of the Studio of Graphics and Experimental Arts at Department of Fine Arts and Intermedia at the Faculty of Arts at The Technical University of Košice. The studio is currently led by prof. Péter Rónai.
The title refers to the life “after” the artistic profession which awaits the students after they graduate. Nitra Gallery offered them the opportunity to leave the campus premises for a change and create or reinstall their artworks in a new context. The title of the Studio of Graphics and Experimental Arts carries a reference to traditional media, but the artworks created over the last years cannot be categorised as neither graphics nor drawing. They move freely between media, explore technical and formal options of 2D and 3D imagery, respond to current world trends and formulate a statement of their own generation influenced by sub- and pop-cultural impulses, cynicism and miscellaneousness of thinking.

Check out the photos from the opening and the exhibition views here 

May 4, 2017

Ko-shické metro @ GEF





   
Vlado Beskid curated an exhibition at the Emil Filla Gallery in Ústí n/Labem in the Czech Republic. The exhibition entitled "Ko-Shish Metro" has the ambition to introduce contemporary visual art from Košice - the metropolis of Eastern Slovakia to the audience in Ústí nad Labem. Košice is a home to a specific local art scene, supported and enhanced by the Faculty of Arts of the Technical University  (since 1998). The students and graduates of this new art school form the basis of a strong upcoming generation in Slovakia after 2000. Many of them have established themselves not only in the Slovak but also in the European context.

I created a site-specific installation "Tukabel" where the electric cables come out of a drywall and form a structure that could be both concrete and abstract. 

FolkNow.sk @ Berlin Blue Art Space


Zuzana Danková curated a pop-up exhibition called 'Folk-Now.sk'. The exhibition presents current works of the Slovak artists, who, in their own various ways, find an inspiration in a traditional Slovak folklore, drawing on its subject matters and technique (needlecraft, pyrography). The artists reinterpret and revive folklore topics and motifs (common life, folk costumes, an ornament, etc.), while adding new meanings and actualizations by their focus on a contemporary social issues. The exhibition presents an image of the relation between the Slovak art and a folklore tradition and a past, while being their critical and even an ironical reevaluation.
The Folk-Now.sk presents selected works of the following artists:
Dávid Demjanovič & Jarmila Mitríková, Ivana Šáteková, Kundy Crew, Jarmila Sabová, Svetlana Fialová.

Dec 28, 2016

Konkurz na najkrajšiu dvojicu/ The most beautiful couple competition @ Berlinskej model in Prague

































I collaborated with Czech artist Juliana Höschlová on a project for artist-run space Berlinskej model in Prague. Both inspired by a way of thinking about the future that is based on the premise that the human species in its current form does not represent the end of our development but rather a comparatively early phase, we created pieces inspired by famous rather plastic Instagramers as well as the ideas of post- and trans- humanism. 
The gallery program originally started off with one-day exhibitions with weekly regularity. Currently the program consists of usually four exhibitions per month that last several days with the opening still playing a significant role as the artists do not only present their work but also have to prepare refreshments . Fine arts, music and gastronomy are understood here as complementary disciplines.
Find out more about Berlinskej model here.


Dec 25, 2016

Telling Lines @ Lappeenranta Art Museum in Finland





TELLING LINES – DRAWING IN SLOVAK CONTEMPORARY ART

Lappeenranta Art Museum

September 7 th – November 13 th 2016

Telling Lines – Drawing in Slovak Contemporary Art is curated by Slavomíra Ondrušová (b. 1985) and Milan Vagač (b. 1987). The exhibition brings together eight young Slovak artists working primarily with the medium of drawing and its power to “talk”. The artists selected for the exhibition represent different ways of dealing with the drawing as a medium capable to tell a story.

Svetlana Fialová (b.1985) uses mainly pure painter´s line in her work, she is inspired by the current cultural subcultures and is interested in topics like a cliché, boredom or the effect of the internet on the society. In the work of Daniela Krajčová (b. 1983) the drawing appears as part of animations, participative practices and large-size installations. Krajčová deals with socio-political themes, refugee crises, personal stories in a historical context. Jarmila Mitríková (b. 1986) and David Demjanovič (b. 1985) form an artist duo that actively produces torch burned drawings in the wood. The traditional technique known mainly from the world of craft is in their work put into new contexts – their compositions combine mix of motives, blend images of Slovak traditions and habits with scenes from the history and religions in Europe. Monika Pascoe-Mikysková (b. 1983) works mainly with ink, watercolors and pencil. Her drawigs often present female, relationship, or nature inspired themes. Rastislav Podhorský (b. 1990) paints and draws. His work reflects philosophical basis, the paintings are often metaphors or "contemplations". Ivana Šáteková (b. 1984) is an illustrator, she expresses herself mostly through comics, street art and by various overlaps into installation or sculpture. She is interested in current subjects of the youth, she deals with them and re-names them humorously. Boris Sirka (b. 1981) is a painter and a musician, who uses strong pictorially gesture also in the drawing. The current source of his inspiration is Japan and the Japanese culture.

Further information: Mikko Pirinen, curator, mikko.pirinen@lappeenranta.fi

http://www.lappeenranta.fi/museot

https://www.facebook.com/lappeenrannanmuseot

Vabank @ Kunstverein Bratislava





 






Pictures above are from my solo show called Vabank that took place at Kunstverein Bratislava from Sep 22 till Nov 4, 2016.

You can read more about the Kunstverein initiative in Slovak here or watch the interview shot by Jano Šebík here.



Jun 26, 2016

NOVUM - Foundation for New Art 2015


I was a finalist of this year's NOVUM Foundation's competition for the visual art projects’ alongside Ján Kekeli, Marek Kvetan, Jaroslav Kyša, Magda Stanová and Martin Špirec. Successful recipients of the foundation's support are Ján Kekeli, Marek Kvetan and Magda Stanová, congratulations!

Find out more about the art prize on their official website or fb page