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Rudolf Sikora

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(*1946, Žilina)

painter, printmaker, photographer, creator of spatial objects

1963 - 1969 - graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava, Department of Painting (prof. P. Matejka)

painter, printmaker, photographer, creator of spatial objects.

One of the key figures in creating of Slovak alternative art scene. He is also an important representative of Slovak conceptual art. Sikora in his works combines art with science and speaks of human existence. He is also interested in issues of ecology and cosmology and creatively works with symbolics of signs and uses them his own intentions. His work is built on principles as an intellect, a human aspect, the so-called idea of the anthropic principle and the authentic visualization.

Even though his work evolved from the '60s mainly on the principles of conceptual art, Sikora doesn´t advocate an absolute dematerialisation of art. Later, the author focuses on the installation, objects, and creates a photographic series with the influence of expressive principles of painting.

His work was presented at home and abroad. It is also represented in private collections in Slovakia and abroad and also in the collections of institutions such as the Slovak National Gallery, National Gallery in Prague, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Anderson Gallery of Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Photosammlung, Museum Ludwig in Cologne, or Kassák Emlékmúzeum in Budapest. He is an owner of several awards.


Selection of individual exhibitions:

2008 Bratislava, SNG, Sám proti sebe/ Against Myself

2006 Prague, NG Veletržní palác, Rudolf Sikora - Sám proti sebe/Rudolf Sikora - Against Myself

2002 Bratislava, Galéria Komart, Rudolf Sikora

2001 Trnava, Galéria J. Koniarka, Cez médium fotografie

1998 Cologne, Galerie Ucher, Erdbewohner-Beobachter

1997 Bratislava, Galéria Z, Rudolf Sikora 1969-1979

1995 Bratislava, GMB, Pozorovateľ/Observer

1993 Berlin, Galerie ifa, Zerfall der Symbole

1991 Praha, Galerie Václava Špály

1987 Bratislava, Institute of applied cybernetics / Ústav aplikovanej kybernetiky, Drawing - Graphisc

1980 Budapest, Fiatal Múvészek klubja


Selection of group exhibitions:

2005 Mi Art 2005 X. Fiera Internazionale d´Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Miln

2002 Neue slowakische Kunst 1936 – 2001, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna

2002 Samizdat, National Museum, Prague

2002 Slovak visual art / Slovenské vizuálne umenie 1970 – 1985, SNG, Bratislava

1995 60's / Šesťdesiate roky, SNG, Bratislava

1990 Slovak Contemporary art / Súčasné slovenské umenie, SNG, Bratislava

1989 Hommage a Joseph Beuys, Fort Napoleon La Seyne-sur-Mer, France

1987 Out of Eastern Európe: Priváte Photography, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1987 Out of Eastern Európe: Priváte Photography, Gallery Artspace, San Francisco

1984 Mur des Communications, Cite de la Radio-Television, Bruxelles

1983 Slovak painting of 20th century / Slov. maliarstvo 20. storočia, GMB, Bratislava

1982 Contemporary Eastern European Artists' Books, Franklin Furnace, New York

1979 Other Child Book, Gerrit Rietveld Akadémie, Amsterdam

1979 Schéde - Intinérante et ephémére, Galérie Sans nom a l'Université, Moncton, Canada

1976 The Seventies (CAYC), Museum of Modem Art, Sao Paulo

1974 XIII. Premi internacionál dibuix Joan Miro, Barcelona

1969 Exhibition / Výstava, V-Klub, Bratislava

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