Vladimír Havrilla

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


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