City ............................. Bratislava
Category .................... Media Art, Architecture
Recommended by tranzit.org/ERSTE Stiftung
Period of stay ............ Oct 14
The Secret of One Swimming Pool, 2006
2013 Kinobus festival, Slovakia
2012 Oberliht, Chisinau, Moldavia
2011 Visegrad InterCity Seminar in Architecture, Cvernovka, Bratislava
2008 Presentation of book„BA! Od ufa k ufu“, A4 – nultý priestor, Bratislava
2007 Art Cafe, 4 živly, Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia
2007 Bažant kinematograf, Bažant Pohoda, Trenčín, Slovakia
2006 FK 35mm, VŠMU, Bratislava
2008 Mio Photo Award, Honorary Award, Osaka, Japan
2007 Essl Award, 1st price, Essl Museum, Austria
2014 Short family happiness, Karlín Studios, Prague, Czech Republic
2014 Abandoned recreation, A.M. 180 gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
2013 Abandoned recreation, Platform 1-12, Topoľčany, Slovakia
2012 Zóna, Gallery Enter, Bratislava
2009 “BRATISLAVA”, Slovak Cultural Institute (with Jaro Varga, curated by Lydia Pribisova), Rome, IT
2006 Month of Photography, SNM-Podhradie, Bratislava, SK
2014 The Need for Practice, Tranzit.sk, Bratislava
2013 LIKE IT!, Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg / Wien, A
2013 Le Ville Matte, Villasor, Sardinia
2013 Medzicentrum IV, Spots, Košice 2013, Slovakia
2012 Ready, Set, Go!, Nitra Gallery, Nitra, SK
2012 Re-public Space, Railway station Košice, Refresh 89, Košice
2010 FADE IN - atelier APK +, PF01 Gallery, Bratislava
2010 Predpremiéra “Pre‑view”, 20 years of photography on Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Stredoslovenská galéria, Banská Bystrica, SK
2010 Yeasty Medium, Slovak photography 1990-2010, Month of Photography 2010, Dom umenia, Bratislava
2009 ATLANTIS, Hidden Histories – New Identities, Open Gallery, Bratislava, SK
2009 DOOR, Hala C, Prague, CZ
2009 Mio Photo Award, Osaka, Japan
2009 SUPER Hi-Fi STEREO VIDEO, Galéria mladých, Nitra, SK
2008 Essl Award, Kunstforumostdeutsche Galerie Regensburg, Germany
2007 Essl Award Winners, Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg / Wien, A
2007 “Glocal girls”, Prague Biennale 3, Praha, CZ
2007“Good Year”, Open Gallery, Bratislava, SK / Cinematik, Piešťany, SK
2007 10 Essl Award Nominees, Galéria Medium, Bratislava, SK
2005 Res publica, Open Gallery, Bratislava, SK
2003 Glokality, Open Gallery, Bratislava, SK
In my artistic work I primarily deal with specific geographical and historical characteristics of the place. I address the issue of reviving the genius loci of abandoned and lost structures by manipulation of the visitor using ephemeral artistic interventions. Using a language of contemporary art I try to reflect an alarming state of the local monuments of modern architecture.
During my residency I would like to focus on my long term project, which deals with the issue of derelict, abandoned or endangered architecture of the 20th century and its possible preservation by means of artistic interventions and alternative forms of protesting. I try to find an answer to the question whether art and art activism can achieve any change in this respect.
The residency in MQ was for me very productive in one side and relaxing on the other. I had all I needed to work and to be focused on my actual projects. The living space was so comfortable for me that sometimes I forgot to go out the whole day.
During one month I was working on a screenplay for a planned documentary movie about one of the most important modernist buildings in Slovakia: Sanatorium Machnáč and I was working with archives of Jaromir Krejcar, architect of this object. I already made a big research in archives in Prague during my previous residency there and in Vienna I got time to work with this material, to classify it and forward it for possibly a new project.
Vienna and MQ get great opportunity to visit a lot of galleries and museums, there is a great architecture library in Architecture centrum and in ERSTE Stiftung, too. During my stay in Vienna I was lucky that started two "festivals" of art: Month of Photography and Curated by, so I could visit them and meet a lot of interesting people there.
Very inspired on residency in MQ is the fact, that there is more artists together and especially that there are people from different fields of art.
I didn´t have a presentation of my work in Vienna but hopefully I will have a presentation in next month in f.e.a forum experimentelle architektur in MQ.