Denis Kozerawski is an artist working in the art collective APART, a meta-participatory platform working on a proto-institutional basis. Since 2012 it has performed research, as well as publishing and archiving activities that are artistic, project-based, curatorial and covering the creation of exhibitions. In 2017 they were among the finalists of the Oskar Čepan Prize.
APART exhibited at Kunsthalle in Bratislava, Karlin Studios in Prague, and curated the solo exhibition of Babi Badalov’s Electronic Dadaist Poetry. They have also published the text of the same name as well as the work of artist Mehraneh Atashi and psychiatrist Jan Ballx. APART organized the performance of artist Nikhil Chopra as part of the project for Documenta 14, holding a lecture and screening alongside the e-flux founder Anton Vidokle and Arseny Zhilyaev. So far they have 18 publications mapping individual or group projects in contemporary art. They were also responsible for an exhibition of Slovak art publishers at the Red Gallery in London.
Denis Kozerawski is currently working on an individual project Tears of the Sun on Earth, which reflects his relationship to Roma identity and racism.
During the artist talk Denis Kozerawski will focus on central thematic areas and core projects of the APART collective, ways of collective imagination in the creation of art installations, and on how the institutional flow in Bratislava influenced their way of operating. He will present the project Tears of the Sun on Earth, which is currently presented in Banská Bystrica. At the end of the presentation he will show us the film The Most Beautiful Catastrophe.
The lecture takes place during his stay in Prague, after gaining the Fotograf Residency for curators and artists from the Visegrad countries and Georgia.