Restless Soul

View a video interview with Papco at artycok.tv/lang/cs-cz/8310/stefan-papco
View a video interview with Papco at artycok.tv/lang/cs-cz/8310/stefan-papco

Artist statement

The objective behind sculptural spatial experiments is to investigate land as a bearer of potential to describe long-term development of a society bound to a specific place. Events and changes associated with the approach to the land and its utilization give us a report on the spirit of the era in chosen time periods.


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Brokeback Mountain
Brokeback Mountain

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Brokeback Mountain
Brokeback Mountain

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Bivouac/ SK 01
Bivouac/ SK 01

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Bivouac/ SK 02
Bivouac/ SK 02

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Bivouac/ NO 01
Bivouac/ NO 01

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My aims are the contemporary forms of use of alpine landscape, primarily the mountain climbers’ community well known for their readiness to willingly enter bordering life-threatening situation. Thanks to this fact, we can think of climbing society as worth a long term observation. I confront and review the forms of landscape use with the lands history for the past ages. The space illustration of extreme situations and settings from the mountain climbing environment offers the possibility to grasp the space as a text predetermined for recording of important elements in contemporary development of the society that uses the outdoor space. The strategy of typological investigation of the mounting climbing environment is based on formal minimalization of existential experiences, the process interventions and an active climbing experience.


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Bivouac/ NO 02
Bivouac/ NO 02

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Bivouac/ SK 03
Bivouac/ SK 03

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Tatra verzia
Tatra verzia

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Draw the Route
Draw the Route

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Vertical Holidays
Vertical Holidays

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C.V.

Štefan PAPČO (born January 21, 1983 in Ružomberok, Slovakia)

Studies:
since 2008 internal PhD student of Fine Arts, VŠVU (AFAD) in Bratislava, (at doc. Ján Hoffstädter, akad. soch. (sculptor) studio)
2001- 2007 AFAD Bratislava, Slovakia, Sculpture and Space Studio (of prof. Jozef Jankovič, akad. soch.)
2005 – 2006 term student stay, Facultat de Belles Arts, Barcelona, Spain
2004 – 2005 term student stay, Faculdade de Belles Artes, Porto, Portugal

Awards:
2011 Artist in residence, Triangle Arts Association, New York, USA
2011 Best Open Studio, Dumbo Arts Festival, New York, USA
2011 Grand Prize DAF 2011, Dumbo Arts festival, New York, USA
2009 Artist in residence, Florli, NO
2009 Meulensteen Art Award (awarded to a Slovak artist under 40), Meulensteen Museum, Čunovo, SK
2006 1st Prize, Erasmus exhibition, My Neighborhood, Porto, Portugal


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Vertical Holidays
Vertical Holidays

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Moraine
Moraine

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Moraine
Moraine

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Arena 1:7
Arena 1:7

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Arena Reload
Arena Reload

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Collections:
Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, SK
Cyprián Majerník Gallery, Bratislava, SK

Scholarships:
2011 Artist in residence, Triangle Arts Association, NYC, USA
2009 Artist in residence, Florli, Norway

Workshops and symposiums:

2012 Triangle workshop, Triangle Arts Association, New York, USA
2011 Pinki, Viennafair, Vienna, Austria
2008 TB Dalane Kunstprosjekt, Stavanger 2008 (European City of Culture), Norway
2008 Dimenzie súčasného sochárstva, Bratislava, SK

Solo Exhibitions:
2012 Skála, Galerie Die Aktualität des Schönen…, Liberec, CZ
2010 Moréna, Galéria mesta Bratislavy, Bratislava, SK
2010 Terra Cognita (with Daniela Krajčová), Nitrianska galéria – Bunker, Nitra, SK
2009 Skrotená Hora, Galerie Pavilon, Prague, CZ
2009 Tatra – Version, Pôvodná elektráreň (an ancient power station) LYSE, Florli, Norway
2009 Double Fall, Galéria Cypriána Majerníka, Bratislava, SK
2008 Indoor Sunset, Galéria 13M3, Bratislava, SK
2008 Bivak, an online picture transmission from Lomnický Peak (High Tatras, Slovakia) and Jossingfjord (Norway) via IP camera, climb.sk, stefanpapco.com and dalane-tidende.no
2007 Vertical Holidays, Kaplnka sv. Jána (St. John Chapel), Bratislava, SK


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Restless Souls 7+
Restless Souls 7+

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Indoor Sunset
Indoor Sunset

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The Main Crest of the High Tatras
The Main Crest of the High Tatras

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United Mountains
United Mountains

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From Ganek onto the Meadow
From Ganek onto the Meadow

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