Michal Žilinský


In the work of Michal Žilinský, temporality, the volatility of the material substance of things and the existential effort to preserve play an essential role. His long-term interest has been the environment of the House, which is similar to an abandoned family memorial in northwestern Slovakia, a dwindling micro-world constantly updated by indirect external human or natural interference. His most coherent output to date mapping the ambivalent space-time around the House is the videopoem AULA: The Area of Universal Latency (CG film, 21′50″, 2018´). Further expansion of this place arises indirectly in his Fragments series. These are virtual spaces of totalitarianism in tandem with classical analog photorealistic drawings (Fragment 2B: 3D and traditional graphics works, drawings & CG video loop, 3′50″, 2017; Fragment 0: pencil drawings & 3D animation, 8′40″, 2019). He transforms surviving history of places, artifacts and events into drawings and digital animation, while confronting static media and moving images in a single installation, creating strained situations of different timelines. The themes recurring in his work are the transitions between the world inside and outside, and the specific topography - intense, exhaustive descriptions of places. An uncompromising technical solution of his works results in the fact that every place created must be occupied by the author for some time. He works with simulacrums of postmodern society, which often are themselves the content of his works.



2012 - 2018 The Faculty of Fine Arts at Brno University of Technology
Studio of graphic and drawing (of Svätopluk Mikyta)
2016/2017 The Faculty of Fine Arts at Brno University of Technology
Visiting professor studio (of prof. Vladimír Špaček)
2008 – 2012 High school of fine arts and graphic design, Trencin, SK


Solo exhibitions:


2020 Acupuncture of Exhibition Space II (INSTITUT INSTITUT), Pragovka Gallery, Prague


2019 Fragment 0, TIC Gallery, Brno, CZ

2019 Acupuncture of Exhibition Space (INSTITUT INSTITUT), Galerie FaVU, Brno
2016 Re-extinction, County House Puchov, SK

Group exhibitions:

2018 Abandoned Cathedral, Vitrine - Plexus Projects, NY
2017 Message from Copenhagen, FaVU Gallery, Brno


2019 Other Visions - Winner of the best experimental film