Slovak multi-media artist Oto Hudec created his recent work in USA, South Korea, Cabo Verde, Portugal and Slovakia. He creates videos, murals, animations, sculptures and works for public spaces about immigration, refugees and the impact of globalization on the environment. His projects often involve utopic perspective as a way to shed a light on food production, industrial landscape, or decline of bees. While interested in ecological living, food production and sustainability, instead of searching for new scientific solutions, he is looking into how nomadic and indigenous people achieved this. He often cooperates on projects with children and youth from disadvantaged communities. Since 2013 he works on the participative project with Roma children in Slovakia Projekt Karavan together with artist Daniela Krajčová. He is a finalist of Oskar Čepan prize for young artists in 2012, Slovakia. His solo exhibitions include between others Archipelago, Kunsthalle Bratislava 2017; Prague the Day after Air Raid, Artwall, Prague; The Man who travels with Bees, Gandy Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia; Nor Tortoise Shell nor Blades of Grass, MMCA Chang-Dong National Art Studio, Seoul; Nomadic, Mutuo Espaco de Arte, Barcelona, Spain, 2013. He participated in group exhibitions such as Strach z neznámeho, Galerie NTK, Prague, 2017; “Mirror of Alterity”, Kunstpunkt, Berlin, Germany, 2016; Museum On/Off, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France, 2016; Rien ne va plus? Faites Vos Jeux!, De Appel, Amsterdam, Holland, 2016; Strach z neznámeho (Fear from the Unknown), Kunsthalle, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2016; Walking without Footprints, Tranzit.SK, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2015; Committed to Change, Tranzit, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2014; Dve krajiny, Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2014. He has PhD at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava, Slovakia.
Oto Hudec is currently resident at A.I.R. FUTURA with the support of Visegrad Artist Residency Program– Visual and Sound Arts.