Roman Ondak studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava from 1988 to 1994. He also studied at Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania (1993) and had residencies at BINZ39, Zurich (1994-95), Collegium Helveticum in Zurich (1999–2000); the CCA in Kitakyushu (2004); he has had grants from the DAAD in Berlin (2007/08) and the Villa Arson in Nice (2010).
In 2012 he was awarded the Artist of the Year prize by Deutsche Bank and in 2018 won the Lovis Corinth Prize, Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie Regensburg.
His solo exhibitions include projects :
SK Parking, Kunsthalle Bratislava (2021); Time Capsule, Slovak National Gallery, The Schaubmar Mill, Pezinok (2020); Based on True Events, Lovis-Corinth-Preis,Kunstforum Osdeutsche Galerie Regensburg, Germany (2018); History Repeats Itself, Kunsten Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg, Denmark (2017); Sequences VIII: Elastic Hours, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik (2017); The Source of Art is in the Life of a People, South London Gallery, London (2016); Good Feelings in Good Times – Performance, Tate Modern, London (2016); Storyboard, Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou, China (2015); Escena, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Palacio de Cristal, Madrid, Spain (2013); Some Thing, The Common Guild, Glasglow, United Kingdom (2013); do not walk outside this area, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany (2012); Roman Ondak, Musée d’art moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris France (2012); Within Reach of Hand or Eye, K21 Düsseldorf (2012); Time Capsule, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford (2011); Enter the Orbit, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich Switzerland (2011); Before Waiting Becomes Part of Your Life, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Germany (2011); Loop, Czech and Slovak Pavilion of the 53rd Biennale di Venezia (2009), Measuring the Universe, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, United States (2009) …
Roman Ondak also exhibited at dOCUMENTA (13) Kassel, 6th Berlin Biennale, 53. Venice Biennale and 10th Gwangju Biennale.
Roman Ondak is represented by the galeries: gb agency (Paris), Martin Janda (Vienna), kurimanzutto (Mexico City, New York) and Esther Schipper (Berlin).