Michal Murin

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Photo by Michal Murin, 2012
Born June 30, 1963(1963-06-30)
Prešov, Slovakia
Lives in Bratislava, Slovakia

Michal Murin is a Prešov born (1963), Bratislava-based artist working across performance, new media, conceptual and sound art.

Studied mathematic analysis and management at the University of Economics in Bratislava (MA), arts at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Technical University in Brno (MA), then he continued his postgraduate studies at AFAD Bratislava (PhD. in Art). Started his artistic career as an autodidact in 1983, later wrote Plays of the Plays manifesto (1985). Worked as a programmer in MUMPS language (1985-1990). Co-founded the Balvan group (1987-1992), Transmusic comp. (1989-96), Musicsolarium cycle (1993-1994), Sound Off festival (1995-2002), Lengow & HEyeRMEarS (with Jozef Cseres, 1997), SNEH, and WARPS. He is an international adviser of Rosenberg museum, and a director of Piano Hotel. Author of the @rtzoom project, 1997. Editor of Avalanches 1990-1995 and Profil - Contemporary Art Magazine. Writes for radioART. He was lecturing sound art, intermedia, new media, performance art at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Brno (2003-4). Currently he is a head of the "Digital media - IDM" studio at Intermedia and Digital Media FVU AKU at the Faculty of Fine Arts AKU Banská Bystrica, and a head of the "New media" studio at the Faculty of Art in Košice. Founded DigiVAF(ex) festival (*2004), New Media POINT (*2008), Performaction (*2009), New Media Art & Digital Art Meeting Point (2011) and IDM NET.DATA database. Co-founded DIG Gallery in Košice (2012). Wrote a text about Jozsef R. Juhász, printed in Budapest in 2008, and edited a book Od analógového k digitálnemu. Nové pohľady na nové umenia v audiovizuálnom veku (with Jozef Cseres) in 2011 (Slovak). He speaks in Slovník výtvarného umenia radio program about new media. He is member of Internationales Kunstler Gremium (IKG)




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