artist in residence March 2013, Slovakia /
"My stay in Vienna is strongly connected to the quote that Andrew Renton said: “Curating doesn't tick boxes, but flows over the margins”. During my stay in Vienna, I primarily want to focus on gaining information and meeting people through a curatorial research and exploration Viennese contemporary art scene. I am interested in getting to know the generation of young contemporary artists born around 1980s and 1970s with mainly conceptual background, but without any media restrictions. I want to observe their works with the vision of a future cooperation and confrontation with Slovak local scene. Secondly, I want to contact Vienna based curators and institutions to share experiences, in order to deepen my knowledge. Also,
I want to try working on a collaborative projects based on Bratislava – Vienna connections. Lastly, I will work on my unfinished curatorial projects (based on my thesis Historical Events as a Theme and Premise in Contemporary Art) and complete them with new Vienna experiences."
Michal Stolárik (1988, Bratislava) is a curator, critic and art history student at Master Studies on Department of History of Visual Arts at Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia.
He defended his diploma thesis on 'The Formation of Trends in Contemporary Art after 1989 (through Art Prizes)' and bachelor thesis 'Slovak Action Arts After 1989'. Currently, he works in Foundation – Centre for Contempary Arts (www.ncsu.sk) as a coordinator of the Oskár Čepan Award, which is a part of the international organization YVAA. He is also a member of Hit Gallery (www.galeriahit.com) team in Bratislava.
PORTFOLIO_MichalStolaÌ.pdf (pdf, 5.3 mb)