Artist of many faces: Painter-carpenter, sculpturer-kombajn harvester driver, son of nature and child of a late-capitalist. His name is Jozef Mária Pilát (Mária-Nickname).

He was born in Slovakia in 1992 in a family with a long tradition of farming. He spent his childhood and life in the countryside.

In 2018, he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (Erazmus-2015 Uniwersität der Künste in Berlin)

Nowadays, he is working on ArtD. study at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. The topic of its research is the 'Sustainability of Utopia in Postfactual age'.  How the global world influences the local narratives and how the local stories can influence the global world.

In his work, he hasn't limited to only one medium. The way of expression looks more like swinging between different means of communication.  In the first place, he puts the stories in which his artworks take on heroes' role, which is truly presenting persons in real narratives.

EDUCATION:

> 2019 – (2022)
Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava (ArtD. study)
department: Intermedia, studio: vvv, doc. Mgr. art. Martin Piaček, ArtD.
Hviezdoslavovo nám. 18,
814 37 Bratislava, SK

> 2013 – 2018
Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw
department: painting, studio: Prof Wojciech Zubala,
Specialization: Art in Public Space: Prof. Mirosław Duchowski,
Ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 5,
00-068 Warsaw, PL

> 2015 – 2016
Uniwersität de Künste in Berlin
Exchgange student program ERAZMUS
painting studio Prof. Valeria Favré

Hardenbergstraße 33,
10623 Berlin, DE

PRACTICE:

> 2017
LUNCHMEAT Prague
Exchgange student program ERAZMUS+, CZ

COMPETITION:

> 2020 – Oskár Čepan Award (Young Visual Artists Awards) https://www.oskarcepan.sk/en/year/2 Nová synagóga in Žilina, SK
> 2019 – Inicjatywa ENTRY, http://www.entry.net.pl/index_en.htmlgrants to students graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw PL
> 2018 – A scholarship from the Minister of Culture and National Heritage for artistic achievements PL
> 2018 – SIEMENS honourable mention, Warsaw, PL
> 2016 – 2015 Talents of New Europe, Two-time winner of the competition,
Grant for talented young people from Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovnaft, SR

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

> 2020 – I Will Be There Even If It Kills Me, curator: Kaja Werbanowksa, Promocyjna gallery, Warsaw PL
> 2019 – Let’s Make Paradise Together, curator: Kateryna Filyuk, IZONE, Kyiev, UA
> 2019 – ŠUŇAWOOD, Synagogue status quo ante Trnava, curator: Dominika Chrzánová, SK
> 2018 – The Golden Bough, Kníhkupectvo AF, Trnava, SK
> 2017 – All Sleepless Nights, cooperation with Marcel Adamczyk, gallery Mlady a neklidny, Prague, CZ
> 2017 – ICE BLOOD WOOD CUT, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, PL

SELECTED COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

> 2019 – ANTY GOLD RUSH, Obrońców Stalingradu 17, Szczecin, PL
> 2019 – ENTROTOPIA 1.0., curator: Ville Laksonen, Rantakasarmi Gallery, Helsinki, FIN
> 2018 – COMING OUT, Best diplomas in Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Koneser PL
> 2018 – Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, cooperation with Marcel Adamczyk, Zuzia Litawinska, curator: Sebastian Winkler, Galeria 18A, Warsaw, PL
> 2018 – KORNIK DRUKARZ cooperation with Józef Wilkoń, GALERIA 18A, Warsaw PL
> 2017 – Early Spring, Exhibition Classes prof. Jarosław Modzelewski, gallery Działań, Warsaw, PL
> 2016 – POP POP SCALA, Kino Amondo, Warsaw, Poland
> 2016 – ALL-POLAND PLATFORM OF ACADEMIC COOPERATION, Centre of Polish
Sculpture in Oronsk, curator: Anna Podsiadly, Nature as place for all, PL
> 2015 – Class Exhibition Prof. Valerie Favre, WHITE, gallery La Chaufferie, Strassburg, FR
> 2015 – ÜBERDUMPSTERTHREESOME, gallery Zwitscher Maschine, Berlin, DE
> 2015 – Wollste nicht mal Bule werden? gallery Schröder und Dörr seit 1986 Köln, Germany, DE
> 2015 – DOT, EDGE. Studio with Visual Structures Prof. zw. Jacek Dyrzyński, gallery Działań,
Warsaw, PL
> 2015 – In the face of the 50th anniversary of the 1st Biennal of Spatial Forms in Elbląg, gallery EL
Class Exhibition Prof. Mirosław Duchowski, PL

WORKSHOPS

> 2020 – ANTI GOLD RUSH, workshop presentation, galerie TIC, Brno CZ
> 2019 – ANTI GOLD RUSH, station Banská Stanica, Banská Štiavnica, SK
> 2019 – HYBRIDART CAMP, Ede Sinkovicz, Budapest, HU
> 2016 – Sculpture workshops at the Centre of Polish Sculpture in Oronsko: Nature as place for all, PL
> 2015 – Installation in public space „0.5km koloru“ CSW Zamek Ujazdowski, PL

FESTIVALS

> 2020 – ARTROOMS MORAVANY, Castle, Moravany nad Váhom, SK
> 2019 – MŁODE WILKY, Szczecin, PL
> 2018 – Tehláreň, Liptovský Mikuláš, SK
> 2018 – White Night, the biggest contemporary art festival in Slovakia, Košice, SK
> 2017 – LUNCHMEAT festival, Electronic Music & New Media Advanced Entertaiment

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