Radovan Cerevka

  • Slovakia (b. 1980 in Košice)
  • Currently in Košice, Slovakia.


In my work I have often dealt with the visual production of the news media andtheir relationship to art, current military and political conflicts and territorial crises. Since 2005 I started in my art work with the intentionally working on media - filtered sources of information on world’s various political and tragic events. I was not motivated by my personal perception of the issues but information conveyed by media with all its qualities and consequences. The cycle of models, prints and installations bearing the title Reutersdrama (2007) dealt with a closed framework of footages and images by Reuters that is one of the oldest news agencies in the world. 3D info-graphics - three-dimensional axonometric structures of various events I collected for a certain time and picked up a sample of served me as an accurate manual for my 3D models or digital lenticular prints. Having made them as precisely as possible, I decided to work with every single model in a particular way which symbolically expressed my individual input into these materialized news reports.

In my recent works I began to combine models built according to spectacular images of media with relics from a specific place where the event occurred. The result should be a mutation of authenticity and mediation as a kind of extraordinary event reconstruction conveyed by means of variety of media involved. That at least symbolically - in the field of art, there was a concurrence at the same time in the same place. I use scupture, video, installation and drawing.



Studies and career:

From 2014 / Habilitation/prelector, VŠVU Bratislava, Slovakia

From 2009  /  Asistant lecturer in Prof. Juraj Bartusz’s Studio of Free Creativeness 3D,

                      KVUaI, Faculty of Art, Technical University, Košice, Slovakia

2007 - 2011 / Graduant studium (PhD), VŠVU Bratislava, Slovakia

2003 - 2004 / Two-semester scholarship at the Academy of Fine Art, Prague, New Media 

                      Studio 2, the school of Veronika Bromová, Czech Republic

1999 - 2006 / Prof. Juraj Bartusz’s Studio of Free Creativeness 3D, Department of Fine Art

                      and intermedia, Faculty of Art, Technical University, Košice, Slovakia

1994 - 1998 / Secondary Technical School of Commercial and Decorative Art, Košice,     



Awards and Residencies:

2014 / Rezidence, ISCP, New York, U.S.A.

2013 / Winer of the Oskar Cepan Award, Bratislava, Slovakia

2012 / K.A.I.R. Rezidence in Halle 14, Spinnerei, Leipzig, Germany

2011 / Winer of the triennial: Contemporary slovak Graphic, Middle Slovakian Gallery, Banská    

          Bystrica, Slovakia

2011 / Finalist of the Award Oskar Cepan (with artgroup Kassaboys), Bratislava, Slovakia

2009 / First place in site specific art price Urban Impact, Kosice, Slovakia

2007 / Rezidence, (Visegrad Fund) – Gallery Klatovy/Klenová, Czech Republic

2006 / Start point prize, Klatovy, Czech Republic

2005 / Finalist of the Award Oskar Cepan, Bratislava, Slovakia

2005 / Prize Egoart, Sympathy award, Praque, Czech Republic


Selected solo exhibitions:

2015 / After expiration, Roman Fecik Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia

2013 / Visual stories from distands lands, House of art, Bratislava, Slovakia

2012 / Infowarland, House of art, Brno, Czech Republic

2012 / Cave, Meet factory, Praque, Czech Republic

2010 / Home Woodoo Crisis, East slovak Gallery, Košice, Slovakia

2008 / Iranian Komplex, Nod Gallery, Praque, Czech Republic

2007 / Reutersdrama, Vojtecha Löfflera Museum, Košice, Slovakia


Selected group exhibitions:

2014 / Private nationalism, Kunsthalle Košice, Slovakia

2013 / A la Recherche de la boheme pardue, CAN, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

2013 / La Nuit de I´Instant, La Cisterne du Panier, Marseille, France

2012 /13 2012 / Bénin Biennale 2012, Take Take Take and..? Kulturforum Süd-Nord, Cotonou, Bénin

2012 / Blood, Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia

2012 / In our backyards, Wekschau, Werkschau, Halle 12, Leipzig, Germany

2012 / Middle East Europe, Dox Gallery, Praque, Czech Republic

2011 / Contemporary slovak Graphic, Middle Slovakian Gallery, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia

2011 / Motion of the Nation, Gallery V.M.21, Roma, Italy

2010 / New slovak photography, Arzenberger Gallery, Wien, Austria

2009 / Donumenta 2009, Kunstforum - Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg, Germany

2009 / Prague Biennale 4, Karlínske haly, Praha, Czech Republic

2007 / Ne-moc sub-dominancia, Štátna galéria v Banskej Bystrici, Slovakia

2006 / Shadows of Humor, Galeria Sztuki, Wroclaw, Poland