Roman Ondak

Born in Žilina, 1966 and lives in Bratislava

Roman Ondák is undoubtedly internationally most respected Slovak artist. His performative interventions accentuate the fragility of sociocultural practice by disguising subtle interference into reality and thus pointing to the inconspicuous situations or structures which would have been otherwise overlooked. By not showing, hiding or blurring the obvious, Ondak is continuously drawing the attention to absurdity of quotidianity. Already from the onset of his career his work has been closely linked to the authentic legacy of Slovak conceptual art, notably the oeuvre of Julius Koller. His art is perpetually constructed around the juxtaposition of two different eras, marked by the year 1989 and the ambivalence connected to the feelings related to the comparison of the times “before” and “after”.

Take Me I’m Yours
After having become, for its reopening in October 2014, Paul McCarthy’s Chocolate Factory, then...
16 Sep 2015 - 08 Nov 2015
Monnaie de Paris
The Travellers
The exhibition “The Travellers: Voyage and Migration in New Art from Central and Eastern Europe”...
14 May 2016 - 21 Aug 2016
Zachęta National Gallery
Roman Ondak: The Source of Art is in the Life of a People
For his first solo show in London for more than a decade, internationally acclaimed artist Roman Ondak...
29 Sep 2016 - 06 Jan 2017
South London Gallery
Lesson of Relativity
  “Lesson of Relativity” (the exhibition title is taken from an article in DOMUS magazine...
21 Sep 2016 - 16 Oct 2016
Zoya Gallery
Take Me (I’m Yours) at Pirelli HangarBicocca
Curated by Roberta Tenconi in collaboration with Christian Boltanski, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Chiara...
07 Nov 2017 - 21 Jan 2018
Pirelli HangarBicocca
Three Positions. Six Directions. | Chapter II: Door To The Future, Window To The Past
König Galerie presents the group exhibition “Chapter II: Door To The Future, Window To The Past”:...
17 Feb 2017 - 26 Mar 2017
König Galerie
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