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Open Eye – Guest Lecture: Svätopluk Mikyta

Wed. March 29th 2017 at 7:00pm
FAMU, Smetanovo náb. 2
Room U1, 1. floor
(lecture will be simultaneously translated into English)

Mikyta passionately accumulates books and other artefacts which represent an intense source of inspiration for him. He works using traditional techniques (drawing, graphics, ceramics) that he combines, makes topical, de-fetishises and shifts. As Fedor Blaščák says: Mikyta is the “worker” of the art who does not confuse creation with production.

He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Studio of Free Graphics and Book Illustration (1992-1999). Since 2004, he has been working there as an assistant professor at the Department of Visual Communication, since 2008, in the Cabinet of Drawing. He attended several residencies: Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart (1992 -1996), DAAD scholarship at the HDK Berlin (2001 – 2002), PROGR – Artist in residence programme in Bern (2004), International Studio & Curatorial Program – ISCP, New York (2009). He was awarded the Oskár Čepan Award in 2008 and the underground award, Tatra Tiger (2008). In 2011, he received the Central European awards Strabag Art Award. In 2008, he founded the art centre Banská St a nica Contemporary in Banská Štiavnica which works as a residential platform supporting the creation of new works, publishing of artists’ books, production of editions. Since 2012, he has been the head of the Drawing and Graphics Studio at the Faculty of Fine Arts (FaVU) in Brno. He lives in Ilija.

Posted on: 27. 3. 2017, Editor KF FAMU