Marcel Benčík: Unexpected profit

The Department of Theory and History of Art cordially invites you to a lecture and discussion within the subject Curatorial Studies II. on Thursday 10 November 2022 at 12:30 in room no. 220 (2nd floor), Hviezdoslavovo nám. 18



in room 220 (2nd floor), Hviezdoslavovo nám. 18 



on Thursday11 November 2022 at 12:30



Creative work in exhibition design is based on a long chain of activities, relationships and cardinal or microscopic decisions. Many of them can be set, but some of them happen seemingly out of our control. The chain may appear homogeneous, but on closer inspection it is heterogeneous in detail. The world is constantly moving forward, even at the cost that one step in that direction is often preceded by two steps back. Sometimes what is important is not the main goal of our work – in this case a good exposure, but the tensions and reassessments that arise parallel to it, or even almost independently of it. An important part of being a designer is the ability to not be afraid to take big and small risks, to lose a small battle but gradually win a big one. Progress is already like that - those who don't take risks don't become part of it.


Marcel Benčík is a graphic designer, a graduate of the VŠVU in Bratislava, where he currently works at the Department of Visual Communication and co-leads the Space studio and is also vice-rector for international cooperation. In his work, he focuses on visual identity, publication design, but especially exhibition design and visual communication in architecture and space in general. He cooperated and cooperates and cooperated with a number of Slovak cultural institutions. For his work, he won several Slovak and foreign awards in the field of visual communication and architecture.

He writes about design and researches design, and sporadically engages in curatorial work in this area. He also works academically and professionally in Poland. He taught, lectured, acted as an opponent of diploma and doctoral theses at several universities in Europe and beyond.



The lecture is carried out within the project of the grant agency KEGA:  001VŠVU-4/2022 "Súčasné myslenie o výstavách a kurátorstve"