Oto Hudec

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Oto Hudec (1981 Košice, Slovakia, where he lives and works) is a multi-media artist, who created and exhibited his recent works in Slovakia, in Austria, South Korea, Cabo Verde, Portugal and the USA. He creates videos, murals, animations, sculptures, sound pieces and works for public spaces about immigration, refugees and the effects of globalization on the environment. His projects often include a utopian perspective as a way to understand the production of food, energy; he tracks transformations of the industrial landscape or the decline of bees.

His research on the topics of climate change, ecology is often focused, instead on new scientific solutions, on how nomadic and indigenous people achieved sustainability. He often collaborates on projects with children and youth from disadvantaged communities.

Since 2013, he has been working on a participatory project with Roma children in Slovakia - Project Karavan together with Daniela Krajčová. Currently teacher at Faculty of Fine Arts, Technical University, Košice, Slovakia, Associate Professor. He is represented by Gandy Gallery, Bratislava. His works have been presented both as solo shows and as part of numerous group exhibitions in Slovakia and abroad. Recently, his projects were presented in the Gandy Gallery in Bratislava (2024), in the East Slovak Gallery in Košice (2022), AlbumArte, Rome, Italy (2022), Biennale Zielona Góra, Poland (2022), Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary (2022), Kunsthalle Bratislava (2021, 2019, 2017), tranzit.sk, Bratislava (2021), Centre Pompidou, Paris, France (2017), De Appel, Amsterdam, Holland (2017) and many others. (2024)