Vladimír Havrilla - biography
1943 born on May 13th in Bratislava 1957-1962 Secondary School of Industrial Design, Bratislava 1962-1968 the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava 1970 Four Reliefs and a Sculpture, Cemetery Revúca 1972-1982 Produced 20 short films (super8-mm) and wrote about 140 scripts and film themes 1975 Sculptures in the interior and exterior of the Zelený dom, Bratislava (destroyed in 1990) 1976 imprisonment upon suspicion, Bratislava 2000 one year before 9/11 he posted up a poster Muž Sochy slobody (Husband of the Statue of Liberty), it was a proposal for finishing building of the Twins in the WTC in New York. The poster was titled: Novarum rerum nascitur nobis ordo (The order of new things is coming.) His art production includes sculpture, objects, drawing, painting, graphics, computer graphics, film, photography, animations, comic books, and short stories. Lives and works in Bratislava.
Solo exhibitions (selection)
1971 The Youth Gallery SÚV S2M (with C. Koreň and Ľ. Hološko) 1980 Kozel Gallery, Prague 1982 Exhibition in a private apartment in Petržalka, Bratislava. The exhibition was closed by the police on the next day 1987 Touches and Connections, Cultural Center, Bratislava 1993 Gallery Nova, Bratislava 2001 Gallery of Václav Špála, Prague 2002 Gallery of Bratislava City 2006 In the Midst of Sci-fi, Bliss and Zen, Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava 2007 Ten Minutes, Gallery Mánes, Prague 2010 KW & Vladimír Havrilla, Czech Center & Slovak Institute, Wien, Austria 2012 Sketches from the Studio, Faica Gallery, Bratislava 2013 Out of the Circle (with Jiří Kovanda, Bruce Nauman, Andy Warhol), Czech Centre, New York, USA 2016 comics, sculptures, sticks, Gallery 19, Bratislava
Collective exhibitions (selection)
1982 Bilder aus der Slowakei 1965-1980, II., Galerie Pragxis, Essen-Kettwig, Germany 1990 Slowakische Kunst heute, Villa Merkel, Esslingen, Germany 1991 Oscillation: Exhibition of Artists from Slovakia and Hungary, Komárno / Múcsarnok, Budapest 1992 Arte contemporanea ceca e slovacca 1950-1992, Novara, Italy 1993 Slovak Drawing 1975-1989 from collections of Považská Gallery of Art in Žilina, Morava Gallery, Brno; the National Gallery, Prague 1995 The Sixties in Slovak Visual Art, SNG, Bratislava 1997-1998 Alternative Slovak Graphics, State Gallery, Banská Bystrica 2001 Zeitgenôssische slowakische Kunst aus der Sammlung der Ersten slowakischen Investitionsgruppe AG, St. Anna Kapelle, Passau, Germany 2001 Action Art 1965-1989, SNG, Bratislava 2002 Slovak Visual Art 1970-1985, SNG, Bratislava 2007 Out of the City, GMB, Bratislava 2008 Selection from Slovak Conceptual Art, Slovak Institute, Budapest, Hungary 2014 Experimental Cinema in Eastern Europe 1960 – 1990, National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA 2015 Conceptual Art and Communism, BBLA Gallery, New York 2017 - 2018 CS Conceptual Art of the 70s, Fait Galôlery, Brno
1998 Banská Bystrica (Slovak Republic) – Grand Prix – digital graphics 1999 Kochi (Japan) - 4.International Triennial Exhibition of Prints – Certificate of merit 1999 Györ - The Masters of Graphic Arts - Prize of The Hungarian Artists Association 1999 Bratislava (Slovak Republic) – 1. Prize – Olympic Games 2000 2000 Cracow 2000 – International Print Triennial – Jury Prize – digital graphics 2003 Seoul - The 12 Space International Print Biennial - Selected Prize 2008 Edmonton Print International (Canada) Bronze Prize 2008 Anasoft Litera (Slovak Republic) – The Best Book 2008 – Film stories – Nomination 2010 Qu Art competition (Brussels) – The best 27 EU sculptors for the exhibition in China