Stano Filko (1937, Veľká Hradná - 2015, Bratislava) was a key figure in the Slovak avant-garde, associated primarily with environment, installation, happening, and action. He began his studies at the School of Applied Arts in Bratislava (1956-59) and later studied Monumental Painting at the Academy of Arts, Bratislava (Prof. Milly and Prof. Matejka, 1960-65). He emigrated from Czechoslovakia in 1981 to West Germany and the following year further to the United States. In 1990 he returned to Bratislava.

Stano Filko

2017   From Earth t Pluto, SODA gallery (SK)

            2037,  Kunsthalle Bratisvlava (SK)

2016   Stano Filko, Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava (SK)

2015   FILKO - FYLKO - PHYLKO, zacheta - National Gallery of Art, Warsaw (PL)

            Focus, Frieze Art Fair London, with Galerie Emanuel Layr, London (UK)

            5.D., PlATO - platforma, Ostrava, Vitkovice (Cz)

            Stano Filko, Kiki Kogelnik, Lira Gallery, Rome (IT) 

            Milos Laky and Ján zavarský, WHITE, Curated together with Fedor Blascák, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna                         (AT)

            Postbigbang - Antebigbangsf, curated by Mira Keratová, Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples (IT)

2014   WHITE (Essence), 1974, with


2012   erupekcia-orgiazmus-orgazmus-yang-jin=slnkomesiac-in like-love-entita-exist-beingsf-hermafrodit kazdemu                    podla svojich moznosti a schopnosti-v-in-5.4.3.d-pre zivot singular truths vsetkych ludi na tejto zemeguli-

           tranzscendencie-v-in-existencii-len v 3.d., amt _ project, Bratislava (SK)

           Stano Filko - White as an ontological space and the beginning of everything, Galeria Nedbalka, Bratislava

           (SK)

           Vernisáz výstavy TRANzSCENDENTEAOQ 5.D. (4.3.), Galéria Cypriána Majerníka, Bratislava (SK)

           TRANzSCENDENTEAOQ 5.4.3.D = METODIKA = INTELIGENTEAOQ, Galerie Emanuel Layr, Vienna (AT)

2008   Filkova archa a oltare sucasnosti, City Gallery, Bratislava (SK)

2005   UP 300000 KM/S tranzit workshops, Bratislava (SK)

2003   Stano Filko. SONDA EGOQ 1937-2037 GEMINIY, Galeria Slovenska sporitelna, Bratislava (SK)

           FIYLKONTEMPLACIAKCIEQ, SONDA 1950-1969, SONDA 1971-1984, Statna galeria,Banska Bystrica (SK)

2000   EGOQ, Vychodoslovenska galeria, Kosice (SK)

1996   Galeria Tatrasoft, Bratislava (SK)

1986   FYLKO. Special Exhibit of Recent Work 1983 - 1985, P.S. 1- The Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Long                      Island City, New York (US)

1980   Stanislaw Filko. Transcendencja I.-II. 1978-1979, Mala Galeria PSP- zPAF, Plac zamkowy, Warsaw (PL)

1978   Stanislav Filko. Emotion-1977, Galeria LDK Labirynt, Lublin (PL)

1974   Biely priestor v bielom priestore. Stano Filk- Milos Laky- Jan zavarsky, Dum umeni, Brno (Cz)

1969   Stanislav Filko. Environnement Universel 1966-1967 und Grafik, Galerie Ursula Wendtorf- Kunstverein      

           Oldenburg-Düsseldorf (DE)

1967   Grafika, Galeria Vaclava Spaly, Prague (Cz)

           Stano Filko. Obydli soucasnosti a skutecnosti, Galeria na Karlove namesti, Prague (Cz)

           Externe prostredie- komunikacia, Galeria Cypriana Majernik, Bratislava (SK)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017   MASMEDIÁLNE OBRAZY ŽENY, Bratislava City Gallery (SK)

2016   Kunst in Europa 1945-1968, ZKM Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, Karlsruhe (DE)

2015   Ludwig Goes Pop + The East Side Story, Ludwig Múzeum, Budapest (HU)

           Die Schule von Kyiv, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe (DE)

           LISTE Basel 20 - Stano Filko, Benjamin Hirte, Lili Reynaud-Dewar and Ramaya Tegegne, Basel (CH)

           The Soft Codes, Conceptual Tendencies in Slovak Art, Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Wroclaw (PL)

           Shifters: Signaling in Latin America and Eastern Europe, GB Agency, Paris (FR) 

2014   Lotte Sonnenstein: Bildbaumeister extended, curated by Angela Stief, Casa Roja Temporäre Kunsthalle Linz (AT)
           Lotte Sonnenstein: Bildbaumeister, Parallel II Art Fair, Vienna (AT) Personal Hi-Stories, curated by Elena                              Yaichnikova and Nicolas Audureau, 

           Garage Project Space, Moscow (RU) Cosmos Calling! Art And Science In The Long Sixties, zacheta, National                    Gallery of Art, Warsaw (PL) Strom zivota / Tree of Life, Galéria mesta Bratislavy, Bratislava (SK)

           Report on the Construction of a Spaceship Module, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (US)

2013   The Earth Turns And All Things Slip Away, Hunt Kastner Artworks, Prague (Cz)

           Collection 1 2 3 / The Tracks of History in Acquisitions - Part 3, GASK,

           Galerie Středoceského kraje, Kutná Hora (Cz)

2012   Blood, Esterházy Palace, Bratislava (SK)

           Fremde Überall - Foreigners Everywhere, zeitgenössische Kunst aus der Pomeranz Collection, Jüdisches                          Museum Wien, Vienna (AT) zero Years - Slovak Visual Art between 1999 and 2011 from Four Curatorial                       Perspectives, MODEM Centre for Modern and Contemporary Arts, Debrecen (HU) Delete - Art and Wiping                 Out, Esterházy Palace, Bratislava (SK) 

            Strata, Sammlung Lenikus, curated by Francesco Stocchi, Bauernmarkt 9, Vienna (AT) 

             as a poem might celebrate these, Stano Filko, Marjorie Keller, Rita Vitorelli, curated by Christian Kobald,      

            Pleasantpleasant, Copenhagen (DK)

            Mit sofortiger Wirkung: künstlerische Eingriffe in den Alltag (with immediate effect: artistic interventions in                      the everyday), Kunsthalle project space karlsplatz, Vienna (AT)

           Papier Kole, Czech and Slovak koláz / Collage of 20th and 21th centuries, East-Slovakian Gallery Kosice,                           

2011   The Present and Presence, Moderna Galerija Ljubljana (SL)

           Eyes Looking for the Head to Inhabit, Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz (PL)

           11th Biennale de Lyon "A Terrible Beauty Is Born", Lyon (FR) 

           Ostalgia, New Museum, New York (US) curated by_vienna 2011: East by South West,... sein Dasein verlässt                        und seine Gestalt der Erinnerung übergibt (curated by Severin Dünser, Christian Kobald) Galerie Emanuel Layr,

           Museum of Parallel Narratives. MACBA, Barcelona (SP)


2010   Porträt einer Sammlung, Kunstsammlung Chemnitz (CH)


           Les promesses du passé, Centre Pompidou, Paris (F
R)

           Star City - The Future Under Communism, Nottingham Contemporary (UK)

2008   BETWEEN CONCEPT AND ACTION, Galleria Sonia Rosso, Turin (I
T)

2007   Arta Slovaca 1960 - 2000, Nationals Museum of Contemporary Art,Bukarest (RO)

           Prague Biennale 3, Prague (Cz
)

           tranzit, Kunstverein Frankfurt (DE)

           OUT OF THE CITY Landart, City Gallery of Bratislava, Bratislava (SK)

2006   Kontakt, Mumok, Vienna, A
 I(ICH), Wiener Secession, Vienna, A and Futura, Prague (Cz)

           Living Art - On the Edge of Europe, Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo (NL)

2005   51st Venice Biennial, Venice (IT)

2004   Collected Views from East to West, Generali Foundation, Vienna (AT)

2003   FIYLKONTEMPLACIAKCIEQ, SONDA 1950 -1969, SONDA 1971 - 1984, státna galéria (State Gallery), Banská                    Bystrica (SK)

           Slovak Contemporary Art, Gallery Art Factory, Prague (Cz)


2001   Umenie akcie 1965 - 1980, Slovenská národná galéria (Slovak National Gallery), Bratislava (SK)

           Slowakische Träume, Museum moderner Kunst, Passau (D
E)

2000   Samizdat. Alternatice Kultur in zentral- und Osteuropa. Die 60er bis 80er Jahre, Akademie der Künste, Berlin (D
E)

1999   Aspekte / Positionen. 50 Jahre Kunst aus Mitteleuropa 1949 - 1999, MMKSLW.

           Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Palais Liechtenstein, 20er Haus, Vienna (A
T)

           Global Conceptualism - Points of Origin, 1950s-1980s, QMA - Queens Museum of Art, New York (US)

           Slovak Art for Free, Biennale de Venezia, Venice (IT)

1992   zwischen Objekt und Installation. Slowakische Kunst der Gegenwart, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund (DE)

1986   Off the wall, Kamikadze Gallery, New York (US)

           Undercurrents in the Visual Arts, Wiesner Gallery, New York (US)

1982   Documenta 7, Kassel (DE)

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY 


2016  Gregorova Stach, Lucia - Hrabušický, Aurel: Poézia o priestore - kozme /

          Poetry on Space - Cosms Bratislava: SNG, 2016.

          Eckhart Gillen, Peter Weibel (eds.): Art in Europe 1945-1968, ZKM Karlsruhe, 2016

2011  Verwoert, Jan: World as Medium: On the Work of Stano Filko, e-flux journal  #28, Oct 2011

2006  Georg Schöllhammer, Life in the 5.4.3. Dimension. A retrospective in

          Bratislava rediscovers the work of Stano Filko, Die Springerin, Feb 2006

          Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Portrait Stano Filko. 1945 I had my first post-modern thought, Spike, July 2006

2005  Grzonka, Patricia: Stano Filko. Arbor vitae, 2005

2002  Hoptman, Laura - Pospiszyl Tomás (ed.): Primary Documents. A Sourcebook for Eastern and Central          

          European Art since the 1950s, The Museum of Modern Art, New York 2002

2000  Badovinac, zdenka - Weibel, Peter: Arteast 2000+. The Art of Eastern Europe.

           A Selection of Works for the International and National Collections of Moderna galerija Ljubljana, Folio        

           Verlag, Bolzano - Vienna 2000

1999  Havránek, Vít (ed.): Akce Slovo Pohyb Prostor. Experimenty v umění sedesátýcj let/ Action Word Movement

           Space. Experimental Art of the Prague 1999

1971 
Filko, Stano: Stano Filko II. 1965/69, vlastním nákladem/self-published, Bratislava 1971

1968 Frank Popper, Origins and Development of Kinetic Art, New York, 1968

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