Miklós Szilárd Artist in Residence in June & July


Miklós Szilárd from Romania is the Artist in Residence at the quartier21 / MuseumsQuartier in Vienna for the months of June and July.

Miklós Szilárd was born in 1981 in Miercurea-Ciuc, Romania. He studied graphics at the University of Art and Design, Cluj. He was assistant lecturer at PKE University – Fine Arts Department in Oradea.  Szilárd is one of the initiators of the following non-profit institutions and projects from Cluj: Julesz Community, conset.org; Tranzit House; Protokoll (www.protokoll.ro), ȘPAC – People’s School of Contemporary Art. He currently lives and works in Cluj.

“In my artistic projects I am most often interested in reflecting back to the institutional frame in which these are realised, and which once disrupted, could contribute in the production of meaning. I consider all these works to be ‘site-specific’ in the broadest sense of the word, be it within the institution of friendship or, for instance, in a biennial. I am interested in constructs that create publics expressly self-aware in their literacy, thus produce shared knowledge that can support community. I often use co-opting strategies, share authorship and look for ways of triggering responsibility in spectatorship. For the residency in Vienna I wish to continue working on a research based project entitled “Stateless Anthropology”. This is developed from the close reading of the materials from the Etna Archive, a collection of documents of the international performance art festival called AnnART, organised for ten consecutive years near St. Ann Lake, between 1990 and 1999.”

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