artist in residence in March: Michal Stolárik
This month Michal Stolárik from Slovakia is the artist-in-residence at the quartier 21/MuseumsQuartier.
Here are Michal’s intentions for his residency: “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. 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.