VARP NY: Peter Sit

August 1–October 15, 2019 
Art in General, New York

Across his work, Peter Sit is interested in collectivity and its potential in today’s world order, work issues, radical hospitalism, and an imagination of a better future. As an artist, he is examining an extended field of artist’s activity across an entire range of artistic production. Moving across and combining the positions of artist, organizer, publisher, curator, editor is a crucial part of the artist’s practice.

Sit studied photography and intermedia in Bratislava and in Prague. In 2012 he co-founded art collective APART, where he worked until mid 2019. One of the collective’s activities was the publishing house APART LABEL, where he co-edited more than 20 publications. Together with Apart he exhibited in Kunsthalle Bratislava, Karlín Studios in Prague, Easttopics in Budapest, Plusmínusnula in Žilina, Biennial of Graphic Design in Brno, CCA Chronicle in Bytom.

In 2019 he participated in symposium “Work Hard! Play Hard!” in Minsk. In 2018, he co-curated the 9th Futurological Congress in Bratislava together with Julieta Aranda. He has also co-curated exhibitions of Babi Badalov, Mehraneh Atashi, collaborated with the founder of e-flux Anton Vidokle, Arseny Zhilyaev, organized and participated in several lectures and discussions on conceptual art in the context of artistic education.

Since 2018 Sit co-organizes Bratislava BAK Summer School. In 2019 he received a fellowship at the Salzburg Summer Academy and a three-month residency at the Art in General in New York. Since 2017, he has been a member of the research team of the Czechoslovak psychotronics’, which is researching its institutional and ideological connections as well as its potential overlaps with contemporary art.

Peter Sit is artist-in-residence at Art in General as part of the Frederieke Taylor Residency Program in collaboration with the International Visegrad Fund and Centre for Contemporary Art FUTURA.