Ján Šicko is artist, designer, researcher and educator merging art, code and design. He is developing custom software and hardware to find new ways of expressions in different disciplines from architecture, light design, stage settings, product design to interactive installations and live performances. He is teaching at MediaLab* – Academy of Fine Arsts and Design in Bratislava. In 2009 he founded DevKid Studio because he love to make things real.

Awards (Selection)

2015 Finalist of Tatrabanka Awards
2014 The Most Beautiful Book of Slovakia 2014 – Shortlist
2014 Bratislava Design Week – Award
2013 The Most Beautiful Book of Slovakia 2013
2008 Finalist of Oskár Čepan Award (Young Artist Awards)
2008 Igric 2008, (Film Award)
2006 Golden Nail, (Advertising awards)
2003 National Prize for Design 2003
2002 Europe’s Best in Multimedia: Europrix 2002 – Quality seal

Collaborations

Academy of Fine Arts and Design
Bratislava Design Week
Erste Bank
Fair Play Alliance
Mark BBDO
The Contemporary Dance Association
Festival Pohoda
Festival of Film Animation
Konvergence Festival
K-haus Vienna
Kunsthaus Tirol
London Fashion Week
Miele
Music Centre Slovakia
Pixelfederation
Pontis Foundation
Screen City, Stavanger
Slovak Design Center
Slovak Fashion Council
Slovak National Gallery
Slovak National Museum
Slovak National Theatre
Slovak State Traditional Dance Company
The Theatre Institute

Solo exhibitions

2015 Memory, Vienna Design Week, TPT, Viedeň, Austria
2009 Sur-face, room_21, Stredoslovanská galéria, Banská Bystrica
2005 Processual design, Galéria Veža, Bratislava
2004 Processual design, Galéria Jelení, Prague, Czech republic

Collective exhibitions (selection)

2016 Exhibition of Finalists of the National Prize for Design 2015, Satelit Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
2015 Preservation of the world. Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
2015 Bratislava Design Week, Laurínska, Bratislava, Slovakia
2014 Designer – critic – editor – commentator. Galéria Satelit, Bratislava, Slovakia
2013 It begins with Cyril and Metod, Galéria Satelit, Bratislava, Slovakia
2012 REMAKE: REthinking Media Arts in C(K)ollaborative Environments, Galéria Hit, Bratislava, Slovakia
2012 REMAKE: REthinking Media Arts in C(K)ollaborative Environments, Dům umění, Dům pánů z Kunštátu, Brno, Czech republic
2008 Exhibition of Oskár Čepan Finalists, Galéria Medium, Bratislava, Slovakia
2005 Disorientation, New Castle, United Kingdom
2005 E.A.T. Experiment And Typography, Galéria Medium, Bratislava, Slovakia
2005 E.A.T. Experiment And Typography, KABK Galerie, Haag, Netherlands
2004 E.A.T. Experiment And Typography, Uměleckoprůmyslové museum, Praha, Czech republic
2004 E.A.T. Experiment And Typography, Dům umění, Brno, Czech republic
2003 K – haus, Vienna, Austria
2000 Kunsthalle Tirol, Hall in Tirol, Austria
2000 Poster Tienalle, Trnava, Slovakia
1999 Culture centre, Nové Mesto nad Váhom, Slovakia
1999 Typography & Books Exhibition, Martin, Slovakia
1998 202, Galéria Medium, Bratislava, Slovakia

Lectures (selection)

2016 Sensorium. International conference, Slovakia
2015 PAF, The festival of film animation, Czech republic
2015 PechaKucha Night Trnava Volume 16, Slovakia
2015 In the Middle Design / Design Week Bratislava, Slovakia
2013 Festival Musica Nova IX Electronic Music Today, Czech republic
2010 PechaKucha Night Bratislava Volume 10, Slovakia
2010 PechaKucha Anca, Fest Anca – International Animation Festival, Slovakia
2010 Fest Anca – International Animation Festival, Slovakia
2010 a.live festival – prednáška o vjingu a live visuals, Slovakia
2009 Intermedia BB, Slovakia

Workshops (selection)

2015 Creative coding, JAMU, Czech republic
2007 StarType – curating series of workshops focused on type design, Slovakia
2007-8 Therapy, Estonia
2006 Between, multimedia workshops, Slovakia
2005-7 BeeVeeJay – Vjing workshops
2003 Typohyb – Type and animation workshop