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Alex Mlynarčík

Alex Mlynárčik

1934 born in Žilina, Czechoslovak Republic                                                                                                                                      1959 – 1965 studied of monumental painting on Academy of Art in Bratislava and one year on AVU  Prague                                 1964 he met French art theoretician Pierre Restany, what affect all his life                                                                                      1965 together with Stanislav Filko and Zita Kostrová created Happsoc I., first conceptual art in Slovakia                                       1971 he established group of prospective architecture VAL, together with architects Viera Mecková a Ladislav Kupkovič              1974 founded Argillia – the clay kingdom from elsewhere. It was the Duchampian ready-made of a state and participated on it a lot of art authorities from all over the world. (P. Restany, J. Chalupecký, M. Ragon, G. Bertini, E. Dietmann, or cosmonaut E. A. Cernan...)                                                                                                                                                                                            With Mlynárčik participated on his actions 274 artists, architects, musicians and theorists.

Lives in Žilina and Paris


Solo exhibitions (selection)

1965 Happsoc I., with Zita Kostrová and Stano Filko, Bratislava                                                                                                      1965 Happsoc II., with Stano Filko, Bratislava                                                                                                                                  1966 Manifestations permanentes I., Galerie Raymonde Cazenave, Paris, France                                                                          1966 Manifestations permanentes II., Honour, public WC, Bratislava                                                                                               1967 La Tentation, wit Miloš Urbásek, Galrie Raymonde Cazenave, París, France                                                                         1968 Manifestations permanentes III., Sorbona, Paríž, Fr                                                                                                                1969 Flirt of mademoiselle Pogany, GAllery Apollinaire, Milan, Italy                                                                                                 1969 Tribute H.Ch.Andersen, Jokk, Mokk, Lapland                                                                                                                          1970 Snow Festival, with M. Adamčiak, R. Cyprich, M. Urbásek, High Tatras                                                                                  1971 A Day of Joy – If all Trains of the World, performance, Zakamenné, Orava                                                                             1972 Eva´s Wedding, action, Žilina                                                                                                                                                   1977 Agence Argillia Presse, with Piérre Restany (148 participated authors), Galerie Lara Vincy, Paris, France                            1991 Tribute Václav Havel, action, Bratislava                                                                                                                                   1994 Time, Galerie Lara Vincy, Paris, France                                                                                                                                   2003 Alex Mlynárčik, as a guest of PSIS Collection, Považská Gallery, Žilina                                                                                  2015 Alex Mlynárčik, GMB, Bratislava                                                                                                                                               2016 Alex Mlynárčik through the Eyes of Pierre Restany, The XXL views of contemporary Slovak art series, GASK, Kutná Hora, ČR 2017 tentation, exhibition with Richard Kohler, Galerie Lary Vincy, Paris, France                                                                             2017 tentation, exhibition with Richard Kohler, Danubiana Gallery, Bratislava


Collective exhibitions (selection)

1964 Four Young, Smena Gallery, Bratislava                                                                                                                                     1965 Slovak painters, Galerie Numero, Florence, Roma, Milan, Italy                                                                                                 1966 AIAP, Tokio, Japonsko                                                                                                                                                               1967 V. Biennale de Paris, participation on French collection, Paris, France                                                                                       1969 VI. Biennale de Paris, participation on French collection, Paris, France                                                                                  1970 Art Concepts From Europe, New York, Buenos Aires, Rio De Janeiro                                                                                          1971 Le Bain Turque d´Ingres, Louvre, Paris, France                                                                                                                       1972 Agence Argillia presse, Ars, Milan, Italy                                                                                                                                   1982, Ten Contemporary Artists from Czechoslovakia, Meridian House, Washington d.c., USA                                                     1992 Apelación, Expo ´92, Sevilla, Spain                                                                                                                                          1994 Europa, Europa, Bonn, Germany                                                                                                                                                2000 Art in Central Europe 1949 – 1999, Fundación Miró, Barcelona, Spain                                                                                   2007 Contemporary Slovak Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia                                                                                                                              2008 From the Slovak Conceptual Art, Slovak institute, Budapest, Hungary                                                                                     2009 Out of the City, NCCA, Moscow, Russia                                                                                                                                   2012 Sounding the Body Electric, Muzeum Sztuki, Lodž, Poland                                                                                                     2013 Dialog Über Grenzen – Die Sammlung Riese, KOG, Regensburg, Germany                                                                           2014 Personal (Hi-)stories, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow                                                                                           2015 Ludwig Goes Pop + The East Side Story, Ludwig Museoum, Budapest                                                                                   2016 Yes, but is it performable? Investigation on the Performative Paradox, Künstlerhaus, Graz, Austria                                      2016 The XXL views of Contemporary Slovak Art, GASK, Kutná Hora, Czech Republic                                                                  2017 ČS Concept of the 70´S, Fait Gallery. Brno, Czech Republic


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