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  • Roman Ondák, Loop, 2009, mixed media, installation view. Czech and Slovak pavilion, 53rd Venice Biennale.

    Roman Ondák

    Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen - K20
    Grabbeplatz 5
    December 3, 2011–April 29, 2012

    Modern Art Oxford
    30 Pembroke Street
    March 12–May 20, 2011

    Kunsthaus Zurich
    Heimplatz 1
    June 10–August 28, 2011

    Curated by Michael Stanley

    Slovakian neo-Conceptualist Roman Ondák creates powerful works of art through seemingly simple shifts. During the 2009 Venice Biennale, he famously turned his country’s pavilion inside out, allowing the surrounding garden to occupy the building’s interior. In another recent piece, he transformed viewers into subject matter, directing gallery attendants to mark visitors’ names and heights on the museum wall in an ever-expanding drawing. For this show, his first major solo in the UK, Ondák will present two new installations that refer specifically to recent world events, prompting a reconsideration of cultural and societal relations. During the run of the show, Ondák will also complete the final leg of a separate three-venue European tour, winding up at the Fondazione Galleria Civica in Trento, Italy.