Residency Unlimited


2013 | NYC | Artist

Štefan Papčo

Bivouac Bivouac, 2008 -11, site-specific sculptural performance, wood, sculpture dimensions: 140x70x60 cm, IP camera, online Internet transmission


Štefan Papčo was born in Ruzomberok (Slovakia) in 1983. He graduated at studio "Sculpture and Space" at Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia. (2001-2007). In 2011 has received the Triangle Arts Association scholarship in New York and won the Best Open studio and Grand prize at the Dumbo Arts Festival 2011.

Papco works with sculpture and installation often using natural landscapes as starting . He is represented by Zahorian&Co Gallery in Bratislava.

Selected solo exhibitions include: The rock, Galerie Die Aktualität des Schönen…, Liberec, CZ (2012); Moraine, Bratislava City Gallery, Bratislava, SK (2010); Double Fall, Cyprian Majernik Gallery, Bratislava, SK (2009); Brokeback Mountain, Pavilon Gallery, Prague, CZ (2009) ; Tatra-version, Power station hall, Florli, NO(2009).

Selected group exhibitions include: Zero Years, Slovak Art 1999 – 2011, Modem, Debrecen, HU(2012); Maps I, Bratislava City Gallery, Bratislava, SK (2011); Maps II, Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, SK (2011); Jeune Création Européenne, Biennial of Contemporary Art, La Fabrique, Paris, FR(2011); The Mountain Lake, Meet Factory, Prague, CZ (2011); 1960 - present, Slovak Art + Czech Guests, Prague City gallery, Dům u zlatého prstenu, Prague, CZ(2008).

Štefan's 3 months residency (February through April) is supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic.