Residency Unlimited


2020 | NYC | Artist

Erik Sikora

Rural Alien 2019. Sleeping in a fairy ring performance.
Artist Name: Erik Sikora
Residency Dates: March - April
Born: 1986
Hometown: Kosice, Slovakia
Lives & Works: Kosice, Slovakia

Education: 2017 - 2020 PhD studies at Faculty of Arts, Technical University Košice, Slovakia  2005 – 2011 Academy of Fine Arts in Prague , Czech republic 2009 – University of Arts London, Camberwell College of Fine Arts , UK 2001 - 2005 Secondary Technical School of Fine Arts, Košice, Slovakia

Bio / Statement:

Erik Sikora is a self-described citizen, father, artist, songwriter, and rural alien. He brainstorms and deconstructs his life experiences to the smallest details and then enhances them through forms and practices such as vlogging, “startupist” projects and/or “pechakuchatedxer” poetry and performances.

His work is included in the permanent collections of the Regional Gallery of Fine Arts in Zlín and Gallery Kutná Hora in Kutná Hora, both in the Czech Republic. Sikora studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, Czech Republic, and is pursuing a PhD from the Faculty of Arts at Technical University Košice, Slovakia, around authenticity and modes of interaction in a Post Internet society.

Erik Sikora's residency is made possible with support from The Oskár Čepan Award.