ARTIST PROFILE

Jan Valik

  • Slovakia (b. 1987 in Bratislava)
  • Currently in Bratislava, Slovakia.
  • Painter, draughtsman and performer, graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague where he went through painting and conceptual media (photography, installation and video) to performance studies.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

  • Plethora and a Quiet World, Niche Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.

2016

  • Fragile garden, Art Space NOV, Pardubice, Czech Republic.
  • Works on paper, Diera do sveta, Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovakia.

2015

  • Situation 62, Galerie Pavilon, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Scent of outside, Atelier Sin, Telc, Czech Republic.
  • Pop-up, Kargart, Istanbul, Turkey.

2014

  • Light has no colour, Stolen Gallery, Nitra, Slovakia.
  • Invisible body, Paneuropean University in Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia.
  • Inbetween branching, Gallery CIT, Heydukova street, Bratislava, Slovakia.

2012

  • John Walkwell, CC Centrum , Bratislava, Slovakia.

2011

  • Tempted to linger, Gallery AVU, Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

  • L’art Slovaquie, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France.

2016

  • Painting 2016, Nedbalka Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia.
  • BankART Open Studio, BankART Studio NYK, Yokohama, Japan.
  • Subtilities, Dot Contemporary Art Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia.

2015

  • KRUH/CIRCLE, Festival of site-specific art, Hraničář Ústí, Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic.
  • Painting / Maľba, Nedbalka Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia.
  • On the border – Grenznah, Galerie Skolska 28, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • disJointed, Maumau Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey.

2014

  • Cuckoo Festival of site-specific art , Ostrava site-specific locations, Ostrava, Czech Republic.
  • Drawing Box, Associazione Culturale Luci e Ombre, Bologna, Italy.

2013

  • Et In Arcadia Ego, Cecilia!, Slovak Philharmony Reduta, Bratislava, Slovakia.
  • Hotbed, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, Germany.
  • Drawing Box, Ranelagh Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Open Studio, Cité internationale des Arts, Paris, France.
  • Beyond that place, Galerie AVU, Prague, Czech Republic.

2012

  • Diplomanti, National Gallery in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic.

2011

  • EXIT Award 2011, Galerie Emila Filly, Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic.

LOCATION

  • Born 1987 in Bratislava, Slovakia.
  • Lives and works in Bratislava, Slovakia.

EDUCATION

  • 2007 - 2012
    Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
    Master of Fine Art in Intermedia (Tomáš Vaněk, Miloš Šejn)

AWARDS & GRANTS

  • 2016
    Painting Prize / 3rd Prize
    VUB Foundation, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 2011
    EXIT Prize 2011 / Finalist
    University of J. E. Purkyně in Ústí nad Labem, Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic

RESIDENCIES

  • 2016
    BankART Studio AiR, BankART1929 , Yokohama, Japan
  • 2015
    Art centrum Kvilda, Art centrum Kvilda, Kvilda, Czech Republic
  • 2015
    Maumau Works, Maumau Works, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 2013
    Cite Internationale des Arts, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris
  • 2012
    Art and Culture Exchange, RIACE Bubaneshwar, Puri, India