Michal Stolárik, born in 1988 and based in Bratislava, Slovakia, is an independent curator and art critic. He graduated from the Department of History of Visual Arts at Comenius University, Bratislava particularly exploring contemporary art after 1989. Throughout his career, he has worked with various galleries and institutions, including the Jan Koniarek Gallery, Kunsthalle Bratislava, Zahorian & Van Espen Gallery and others. Stolárik's curatorial endeavours encompass a diverse range of exhibitions, showcasing the work of both emerging and established artists hailing mainly from CEE countries. Working in the context of private galleries, state institutions or project spaces in Slovakia, Czechia and Austria, he is focusing on a broader range of media connected to the themes of expended forms of reality.