Martin Vongrej
Bratislava, Slovakia

Aug 1, 2018–Oct 15, 2018
Martin Vongrej, Seven Uncountable Lines, 2017. acrylic, strings, light, poster, bread. Courtesy the artist.

August 1–October 15, 2018
Art in General, New York

Martin Vongrej works in the the legacy of neo-avant-garde and existentially-based conceptual art. His works are created as intuitive, and at the same time systematic, installations devoted to the issues of human consciousness and spiritual perception. They are composed from found as well as fabricated objects, paintings, photographs and drawings, often using simple methods of multiplication. Assembled all together, they are particularly attuned towards the exhibition space. Martin Vongrej often combines images and texts, newly defining elements of experience with space and time.

Martin Vongrej is an artist based in Bratislava, Slovakia who has presented his work internationally at biennial Manifesta 8, Murcia-Cartagena, ES, 2010, and biennial Remap 3, Athens, GR, 2011. He has participated in group exhibitions Paradise Hunters, Slovak National Gallery, SK, 2011, Collector, Galeria Sabot, RO, 2012, Non-profit & Profit, Spazio A, IT, 2014 or Orient, KIM?, LV, 2018. Solo shows include The Inverse, HIT Gallery, SK, 2018, and Seven Uncountable Lines, Futura, Karlin Studios, Prague, 2017. He received fellowships from Kone Foundation, FI, 2014 and Terra Foundation, FR, 2015.

Martin will be in residence at Art in General from August 1–October 15, 2018 through the support of FUTURA and the International Visegrad Fund.

Art in General was founded in 1981 and supports the production of new work by local and international artists primarily through its New Commissions Program and its International Collaborations program.

General Support of Art in General is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services; the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the Toby D. Lewis Donor Advised Fund of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland; and by individuals. This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Special Project Support provided by FUTURA and the International Visegrad Fund.

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Martin Vongrej
Bratislava, Slovakia