June 15, 1937|
Veľká Hradná, Czechoslovakia
|Based in||Bratislava, Slovakia|
Artist. Born 1937 in Veľká Hradná, Czechoslovakia. Studied at College of Fine Arts, Bratislava (1956-59), and monumental painting at Academy of Fine Arts (MA), Bratislava (Prof. Milly and Prof. Matejka, 1959-65). In the early 1960s he took upon figural post-cubist painting, also making structuralist painting and graphic works. Gradually he included elements of collage and assemblage. Filko exhibited in Bratislava (1964, 1967, 1993), Prague (1967, 1994), Documenta in Kassel (1982), Venice Biennale (2005) and elsewhere. He emigrated from Czechoslovakia in 1981 and until 1990 lived in Germany, Canada and United States. He is based in Bratislava.
With Alex Mlynárčik, Happsoc II: The Seven Days of Creation, 1965, Bratislava.
- Šesťdesiate roky, Bratislava: Slovak National Gallery, 1995. (Slovak)
- Stano Filko II., 1965-69, Bratislava, 1971. (Slovak)
- Vít Havránek, "Cloned Identity", Umelec 3, 2001. (English/Czech)
- Jan Verwoert, "World as Medium: On the Work of Stano Filko", e-flux, 2011.
- Claire Bishop, Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship, Verso Books, 2012, pp 140-143.