Boris Ondreička is a curator, artist, author and singer based in Bratislava, SK and Vienna, AT. He has been working as project coordinator at Soros centre for contemporary arts, Bratislava, SK, director of art-initiative tranzit.sk, Bratislava, SK, and since 2012 curator at Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, AT. Where he has (co-)curated Rare Earth; Supper Club; Tomorrow Morning Line; Ephemeropteræ (ongoing since 2012) and recently Olafur Eliasson Green light—An Artistic Workshop. Amongst that he has co/curated Manifesta 8, Murcia and Cartagena, ES; Being The Future, Palast der Republik, Berlin, DE; Symposion at The Event, Birmingham, UK; Auditorium, Stage, Backstage, Frankfurter Kunstverein, DE; and individual projects of Lois & Franziska Weinberger, Stano Filko, Andreas Neumeister, Július Koller, Denisa Lehocká, Zbyněk Baladrán, and other projects at tranzit Bratislava. In 2010 he co-founded the Július Koller Society.
His artistic projects include Manifesta 2, Luxembourg, L; Venice- (Czecho-Slovak & Roma pavilions); Prague-, Gyumri-, Torino-, Anzengruber-, Tai-Pei-, Athens- , Kyiv-, Jakarta- biennales; MoMA-PS1 NYC, USA; BAK Utrecht, NL; Maastricht, NL; W139 and De Appel, Amsterdam, NL; Smak, Gent, BE; Kunsthalle Loppem, BE; Marres, Tramway Glasgow UK, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Turin, IT; Le Plateau, and Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, both Paris, F; Frankfurter-, Kölnischer-, Badischer-, Münchener-, Stuttgarter Kunstvereins, DE; Kiasma, Helsinki, FI; HKW, Berlin, DE; ACAF, Alexandria, EG; Slovak and Czech national galleries; Secession, Mumok, Kunsthalle, Tanzquartier, all Vienna, AT; Donaufestival, Krems, AT; Magazin 4, Bregenz, AT; and elsewhere. His HI! lo. was published at tranzit / jrp Ringier, CH and One Second / Out of Time at Revolver, DE. Since 1987 is a lead-singer and lyrics writer of the band Kosa z nosa, Bratislava, SK.
portrait photo: The first (illegal) concert of Kosa z nosa (Boris singing), Bratislava, 1987 (photo archive of Boris Ondreička)