Svatopluk Mikyta/...
galería parásito/... & PS122
May 2009, New York

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For several years Svätopluk Mikyta has been working on a series of drawings and installations based on found photographic materials taken from old books and magazines he finds in antique shops and flea markets. Mikyta’s work investigates and re-interprets the visual impact of images produced under different totalitarian regimes in Eastern and Central Europe during the 20th century.

Svätopluk Mikyta was born in 1973 in Cadca, Slovakia. His work has been exhibited in many galleries and museum around Europe. In 2008 he won the Young Visual Artist Award “Oskar Cepan” in Slovakia. In April 2009 he participated in the ISCP residency program. He lives and works in Bratislava and Prague.