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Jozef Jankovič

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(*1937, Bratislava - † 2017, Bratislava)

sculptor, painter, printmaker

1952 - 1956 studied at High School of Applied Arts in Bratislava at Department of Wood Carving (A. Drexler, L. Korkoš)
1956 - 1962 studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava at Department of Figurative Sculpture (prof. J. Kostka)
1967 - 1969 several graduate fellowships (Vienna, Paris)

The author started in the early '60s with non-figurative works. He has been always actively interested in the latest art tendencies, philosophy, politics, science, as well as the progress of technology. It is related to the implementation of computer graphics, which he also used in connection with the monumental work. Through the human figure, its deformation and shape exaggeration, he expresses the tragedy of existential limits of human destiny. In his original work author combines influences of Pop Art, the New Figuration and the New Realism.

In 1960 he initiated establishing of non-public Confrontations,  later he co-founded the Bratislava Gerulata association and participated in the constitution of the Slovak Union of Visual Arts. He has participated in many national and international symposiums and won many awards. Author exhibited mainly in Europe but also in the USA. In 1995 he presented his works at the XLVI. Venice Biennale.


Selection of individual exhibitions:
2010 Bratislava, Danubiana, Testimony on the Edge
1998 Houston, USA, University of Houston - Clear Lake
1997 Bratislava, SNG
1995 Venice, Italy, the Czech-Slovak pavilion, 46 Year Biennale di Venezia
1989 Basel, Switzerland, Art '90
1988 Paris, France, International Gallery of Art
1986 The Hague, Netherlands, Gallery for either, (with D. Fischer and R. Sikora)
1965 Bratislava, Gallery of Cyprián Majerník


Selection of group exhibitions:
2007 Budapest, Hungary, Kassáak Museum, Hommage a Kassák
2006 Bratislava, Slovak National Gallery, Slovak Myth
2000 Paris, France, Cité Internationale des Arts, L ´art slovaque
2000 Prague, Czech Republic, NG – Veletržní Palace, 19th and 20 century, II. section
1999 New York, USA, Queens Museum of Art, Global Conceptualism: Points of Origin 1950s - 1980s
1994 Berlin, Germany, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Items 1945 sei der Kunst in Deutschland, Poland Slovakia, und Tschechien
1985 San Francisco, USA, ACM / SIGGRAPH
1970 Venice, Italy, XXXV. Biennale di Venezia
1970 Osaka, Japan, Expo Museum of Fine Arts, Discovery of Harmony
1963, Prague, CZ, Prague Castle, Slovak Fine Art

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