Photo: Adam Šakový
Michal Stolárik is an independent curator and art critic. Born in 1988, lives and works in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Since October 2019 he is a curator in Ján Koniarek Gallery in Trnava, Slovakia. Between 2015 – 2016 he worked in Kunsthalle Bratislava and gallery work experiences gained in Zahorian & Van Espen Gallery (Bratislava, 2013 - 2015) and HIT Gallery (Bratislava, 2011 – 2013). For the years 2012 and 2013 he was a coordinator of the Oskár Čepan Award at Foundation - Center for Contemporary Arts in Bratislava.

He is also freelence graphic designer, Hochspannung! promoter and DJ.

Curatorial Projects (selection)

2020



2019
Monument Of Possible Fall – Kristián Németh, At Home Gallery, Šamorín, Slovakia, 23. 11. - 20. 12. 2019

No Balance – Kristián Németh, Schemnitz Gallery, Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia, 12. 7. - 18. 8. 2019

Can't See The Forest For The Trees – Adam Šakový, SODA Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia, 27. 6. - 19. 7. 2019

Season 18/19 – Ján Triaška, Stredoslovenská galéria, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia, 5. 3. – 14. 4. 2019

Anything Goes – Svetlana Fialová (SK), Pavla Malinová (CZ), Nana Mandl (AT), Titania Seidl (AT), White & Weiss Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia, 23. 1. – 1. 3. 2019

2018
It's Alright, It's Alright – Ján Skaličan, Šopa Gallery, Košice, Slovakia, 23. 11. - 14. 12. 2018

Holographic Entrypoint – Oskar Felber, Adam Majerčík, Margaréta Petržalová, Ľubomíra Sekerášová; Dot Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia, 12. 4. – 13. 5. 2018

2017


2014
Past → Present → Past – Peter Barényi, Peter Cibák, András Cséfalvay, Jaroslav Kyša, Jarmila Mitríková & Dávid Demjanovič, Adam Novota, Štefan Papčo, Katarína Poliačiková, Boris Sirka, Adam Šakový; Karlín Studios, Prague, Czech Republic, 17. 9. - 26. 10. 2014

2013
Studio Works – Radek Brousil (CZ), Katarína Poliačiková; Open Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia, 13. 9. - 6. 10. 2013

Facing the Truth (performance night) – Æ, Peter Barényi, András Cséfalvay, Kata Mach, und Piraten; Synagogue, Košice, Slovakia, 2. 9. 2013

Some time ago – Boris Sirka; Plusmínusnula gallery, Žilina, Slovakia, 18. 4. 2013 – 18. 5. 2013

01970 Ilava – Juraj Mravec; Photoport Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia, 8.2. 2013 – 22.2. 2013

2012
Almost the End – Eugenio Percossi (IT), Boris Sirka; Make Up Gallery, Košice, Slovakia, 25. 7. - 26. 8. 2012

Untitled 23 – Untitled 25 – Radek Brousil (CZ); Enter Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia, 5.6. - 28.6. 2012

Destruct to Reconstruct – Jaroslav Kyša; Gallery of Cyprián Majerník, Bratislava, Slovakia, 26.5. - 7.7. 2012

Back to the Reality – Lucia Dovičáková, Svetlana Fialová, Jarmila Mitríková, Ivana Oroszová, Jarmila Džuppová, Lucia Tallová; Photoport Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia 25.2. - 23.3. 2012

2011



Lectures & Projects

Kurátorčiny
(public discussions with contemporary art curators)
Dot – Contemporary Art Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2018 – 2019


ARTIST STALK 
(public discussions with contemporary art artists)

Kunsthalle Bratislava, Slovakia, 2015 – 2018

Residencies

Artist-in-Residence (Quartier 21 / MuseumsQuartier), Vienna, Austria, March 2013

Salzburg Summer Academy (Studio of Raimundas Malašauskas), Salzburg, Austria, July 2015


Education

2010 – 2013 – Master studies, Comenius University, Department of History of Visual Arts, Bratislava, Slovakia; Diploma thesis: The Formation of Trends in Contemporary Art after 1989 (through Art Prizes)

2007 – 2010 – Bachelor studies, Comenius University, Department of History of Visual Arts, Bratislava, Slovakia; Bechelor thesis: Slovak Action Arts after 1989