16-20.December 2019

LOM Space

Bratislava BAK Summer School

The Bratislava BAK Summer School: Art as Politics is a collaborative and intensive learning week from 16–20 December 2019 in Bratislava, Slovakia, organized in partnership with BAK (basis voor actuele kunst) in Utrecht, Open Studio/Studio IN – Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, APART Collective in Bratislava, and initiated by Kristína Országhová. This course begins from the understanding that art has the potential to imagine and enact different ways of being in the world, and that this is intrinsically a political practice. As social, environmental, geopolitical, economic, and technological structures are rapidly rearranging, it is increasingly apparent that new forms of relations and livability, systems of value, modes and sites of distribution, etc. must be forged. With its critical and generative potential to address, create, and experiment, artistic imaginary shows to be a vital site and resource for such re-formations. And as ideas, practices, and meanings of resistance, coming together, identity, activist and artistic practice, and collectivity and closeness—as well as the notions of artistic production, the (art) institution, and the public—are transforming, many artistic practices develop as inextricable from the political. 
The Bratislava BAK Summer School is supported by Slovak Arts Council

20.november 2018


Wendelien van Oldenborgh (DE)

Wendelien van Oldenborgh develops her work whereby the cinematic format is used as a methodology for production and as the basic language for various forms of presentation, collaborating with participants in different scenarios, to co-produce the script. With these pieces, which look at the structures that form and hinder us, she has participated in various large biennials, and in smaller dedicated shows. Recent presentations include: Cinema Olanda, solo at the Dutch Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennial, 2017; .As for the future. solo at DAAD gallery, Berlin, 2017; I am a native foreigner, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, 2017/18; Future Footnotes, solo at Significant Other, Vienna, 2018. Wendelien van Oldenborgh lives and works in Rotterdam and Berlin.

18-21.September 2018


Bratislava BAK Summer School

The Bratislava BAK Summer School: Art in a Time of Interregnum is a collaborative and intensive learning week in Bratislava from 18‐21 September 2018, organized in partnership with BAK (basis voor actuele kunst) in Utrecht, Open Studio/ Studio IN – Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, APART Collective in Bratislava, and initiated by Kristína Országhová.
The Bratislava BAK Summer School: Art in a Time of Interregnum brings together artists, curators, art theorists, and academics to collectively think through, learn about, and imagine critical, politically-informed artistic practices that work to grasp and influence our dramatically changing times. Concepts of the precariat, the challenges of contemporary fascisms, contemporary constructions of “we,” the posthuman, the Anthropocene, etc. are discussed with a thematic inquiry into forms of artistic expression relevant to contemporary destabilizations.

23.APRiL 2018

18:00 MEDIUM Gallery

Susanne Bosch (DE)

Susanne Bosch is an artist and independent researcher. She received a PhD “Learning for Civil Society Through Participatory Public Art” from the University of Ulster in Belfast in 2012. From 2007-2012, she developed and led the Art in Public MA at the University of Ulster in Belfast, together with artist Dan Shipsides. As an “interface activist”, Susanne practices internationally in public art projects asking questions about long-term issues, and building creative arguments around the ideas of democracy and sustainable futures. Her art often involves the issues of money, migration and societal visions and participation models. Susanne develops site- and situation-specific interventions, installations, videos, drawings, and audio as well as dialogical formats. In her artistic research, and as facilitator, she uses formats such as writing, seminars and workshops.
Susanne has been working internationally in Austria, Italy, Ireland, the UK, Greece, Palestine, Spain, USA, Mexico, Malaysia as well as in Turkey and is currently the independent artistic research fellow in the Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme (CAPP), a European partner network of six countries (2014-2018). She is trained in open Space and Art of Hosting facilitation (2008,2014), as well as conflict transformation (2004) 

20.APRiL 2018

10:00 MEDIUM Gallery

Alexandra Pirici (RO)

Special edition

Alexandra Pirici is based on her professional choreographer's background, not letting it restrict this discipline. It works with different forms of media from performance through visual art to music. The New Museum in New York has just opened its extensive independent exhibition (2018). Her work was part of the Decade Skulptur Projekt Münster 2017, exhibited at the 55th Venice Biennale of Art in the Romanian Pavilion, London Tate Modern Gallery, Tate Liverpool, 9th Berlin Biennale of Contemporary Art, Manifesta 10, Paris Pompidou Center , the New Museum in New York, the Ludwig Museum in Cologne, the 12th Swiss Sculpture Exhibition, the Van Abbemuseum, Berlin's Hebbel am Ufer, as well as the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw and many others. In 2015, the National Dance Center in Bucharest awarded the Excellency Award.

17.april 2018

11:00 MEDIUM Gallery

Sheri Wills (US)

Special edition

Sheri Wills is an artist whose work is based in film, video performance, and installation. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including one-person shows at the Director’s Lounge in Berlin, the Robert Beck Memorial Cinema in NYC, and The International Experimental Cinema Exposition. Her films have been screened at venues including the London Film Festival, the International Film Festival in Rotterdam, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Her collaborations include live video projects with music composed by Jan Jirásek, Charles Norman Mason, Bright Sheng, and Ofer Ben-Amots and video performances with music ensembles, including the NYC choral group, Khorikos, the Providence String Quartet, Luna Nova New Music Ensemble, and Ensemble QAT in Montreal, at venues including Roulette in Brooklyn, the Firehouse Space in Bushwick, and the Czech Center in NYC. She is a Professor in the department of Film/Animation/Video at the Rhode Island School of Design. She lives in New York City.

19.march 2018

18:00 Berlínka-SNG

Rokko Juhász & Nanxi Liu

Nanxi and Rokko starts their collaboration since 2015. They have performed together in India, China, Philippines, Slovakia, Hungary and also co-facilitated performance art workshops focusing on performance in public space.  Their performance were based on confrontation between private experiences and social issues, and researching on political body in social context. Recently they are working on Transart Communication 30 anniversary project in Central/East Europe (Rokko) and a whole year project in Hong Kong 2018: Drifting Borders — An Art Project about Nation, Identity and the Individual (Nanxi). To learn and unlearn from the past and the present, they rethink their role of art-practitioner in daily life struggles and social situations.
Rokko Juhász (1963), Visual artists, Organizer. Director of Kassák Centre for Intermedia Creativity and curator of Transart Communication festival. He involved in visual art performance scene since 1986. His main activities are public space performances, performance interventions and performance projects. From 2009 he runs performance art workshops and university courses worldwide. Juhász lives and works in Budapest.
Nanxi Liu (1989) performance researcher, artist and organizer, based in China and Hong Kong. Liu was a project officer of Centre for Community Cultural Development (2013 - 2015) in Hong Kong, during which she has been coordinating performance art festivals, workshops and events in Hong Kong and China. She also works as a researcher and writer on performance and socially engaged art in Hong Kong.