residency: June 2019

Rado Ištok (Slovakia/Sweden)

Rado Ištok

curator, researcher and editor based in Stockholm. He is a curator of art residencies and an exhibition at Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts (20182021) in the framework of 4Cs: From Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture, and a project leader of Spaces of Care, Disobedience and Desire (20182020), a research project in collaboration with Marie-Louise Richards and Natália Rebelo, supported by artistic research funding from the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm. He also participates in the research course Decolonizing Architecture at the Royal Institute of Art. Exhibitions include Other Visions (2018) at PAF festival, Olomouc; Im fine, on my way home now at Allkonstrummet, Stockholm (2017) and Galleri Gerlesborg (2018); In the Sky When On the Floor (2016) at Galleri Mejan, Stockholm; Finding Neverland (2015) at Entrance Gallery, Prague; and Liquid Horizons (2019) at in Bratislava. Editorial work includes Decolonising Archives (2016) for LInternationale Online, Queer Scandinavia (2015) for A2, and the publication of Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn Crating the World (2019).

As part of ReDirecting: East Designing Futures curatorial residency Rado Ištok took part in the East EuropeanNorth AfricanMiddle East Forum on 9 June 2019 at Biennale Warszawa.

This residency is realised as part of a long-term project Re-Directing: East organised by the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, this year in collaboration with Biennale Warszawa.
This residency is financed by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland and the City of Warsaw.