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Roman Ondak

Slovakian, b. 1966

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Roman Ondak

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Slovakian, b. 1966

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353
Biography

Roman Ondák’s videos, installations, and objects invite viewers to question their relationships to the artworks, as well as to the sites in which they are displayed. In his 2011 film Stampede, Ondák used night vision to film hundreds of people crowd into and exit a gallery’s rooms. The film was projected into the same room it displayed onscreen, implicating viewers in the film’s workings and mimicking the spectators on film as they quietly observed the nonevent. The film also speaks to Ondák’s subtle and recurring meditation on his Soviet upbringing, which sometimes takes the form of staged events that invoke the crowding and queuing often seen during that era, translating the phenomena to contexts in which they can take on new meanings.

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Tate Modern, and 2 more
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 13 more
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Tate, and 1 more
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Artforum, and 4 more
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Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 5 more
Biography

Roman Ondák’s videos, installations, and objects invite viewers to question their relationships to the artworks, as well as to the sites in which they are displayed. In his 2011 film Stampede, Ondák used night vision to film hundreds of people crowd into and exit a gallery’s rooms. The film was projected into the same room it displayed onscreen, implicating viewers in the film’s workings and mimicking the spectators on film as they quietly observed the nonevent. The film also speaks to Ondák’s subtle and recurring meditation on his Soviet upbringing, which sometimes takes the form of staged events that invoke the crowding and queuing often seen during that era, translating the phenomena to contexts in which they can take on new meanings.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
User
Solo show at a major institution
Tate Modern, and 2 more
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 13 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 4 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 5 more
Articles Featuring Roman Ondak
Six Iconic Performance Pieces You’ll Find in Hans Ulrich Obrist and Klaus Biesenbach’s “14 Rooms”
Jun 9th, 2014
Six Iconic Performance Pieces You’ll Find in Hans Ulrich Obrist and Klaus Biesenbach’s “14 Rooms”
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