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Juraj Gábor

Juraj Gábor
Juraj Gábor (born 1985) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava (2011). He commenced his studies at the Department of Statue, Object, Installation, and finished at the Inter- and Multimedia Department, Atelier of Spatial Communication with Anton Čierny. Still during his studies he spent two semesters at the Department of Painting and Other Media, Atelier of Ján Berger. He also attended drawing classes of Miloš Bodi, Marian Mudroch and Emöke Vargová. He also took part in video art lessons of Anna Daučíková. His understanding of connections between architecture and life was influenced by unique presentations by architecture theoretician Jan Tabor. Juraj enjoed very much the discussion style of lectures “Art, Politics, Memory” presented by Martin Šimečka and František Šebej. Juraj sees as one of his role models the pedagogical approach of the empathic Ladislav Čarný. Juraj also paid a study visit to Tallin, Estonia, where he graduated from the Department of Sculpture, an essential workshop for him, called Form and Sound with Lukas Kühne and classes of conceptual drawing given by Raoul Kurvitz.  

Apart from the academic background, his development was also influenced by his participation in activist and voluntary projects under the Cell for Contemporary Culture in Nitra, Slovakia (co-founded by him together with Daniel Dida, Martina Kalusová and Ludmila Horňáková), and the Abandoned Holiday in Trenčianské Teplice (with Andrea Kalinová and Martin Zajíček). After Juraj finished his studies, he took part in a number of residencies (Banská St a nica Contemporary, Stanice Žilina Zárečie, Modern and Contemporary Art of Korea Museum in Soul and the Amazing Cultural House in Iksan, South Korea).

In his current works Juraj makes a good use of craftsmanship he gained at the School of Applied Arts in Košice, Slovakia, where he passed the stone sculpture branch under the leadership of Štefan Michalko, Jozef Kužidlo and Juraj Parák.  

In the Juraj Gábor’s own words, his works have been implemented until the present day also thanks to the professionality and expertise of his father Ján Gábor and to all those people and institutions, which put faith in him and in his projects.  

The residency and exhibition of Juraj Gábor are supported by the International Visegrad Fund.