Milan Vagač’s (Headlands Artist in Residence ‘17) current work is focused on the language of geometrical abstraction and examination of its possibilities through paintings, drawings, or objects. Based on typical forms of the modernist avant-garde such as constructivism, neoplasticism, and functionalist movements in architecture and design, an important part of his work is the relation to the past defined by possibilities of our memory. Vagač completed his master of arts at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. He went on to complete his doctoral residency in Intermedia III from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, and his doctorate at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, with a specialization in painting. Vagač is a recipient of the MeetFactory Residency in Prague and the Nida Art Colony Residency in Lithuania. He has shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout Eastern Europe, as well as leading curatorial projects for the Lappeenranta Museum in Finland; Industra Gallery, Czech Republic; Gagarinka Gallery, Slovakia; and the Conference about Contemporary Drawing, Slovakia. Born in Bratislava, Slovakia, Vagač lives and works in Praha, Czech Republic.
Image rights: Courtesy of the artist and SODA Gallery