Rado Ištok is a curator, researcher and editor. He is a curator of art residencies and an exhibition at Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts (2018-2020) in the framework of 4Cs: From Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture. Ištok leads Spaces of Care, Disobedience and Desire (2018-2020), a research project in collaboration with Marie-Louise Richards and Natália Rebelo supported by the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm. Exhibitions include Liquid Horizons (2019) at tranzit.sk in Bratislava, Slovakia, Other Visions within PAF – Festival of Film Animation in Olomouc, the Czech Republic (2018), I’m 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. Publications include Crating the World (2019) with Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn and Decolonising Archives (2016) for L’Internationale.
Departing from the iconic project of Vladimir Tatlin’s Monument to the Third International, as well as the Siege of Leningrad, Rado Ištok continued to explore the historical as well as contemporary links between modernism and anti-modernism as manifested in art, architecture and ideology, and not least their role in occupation of various territories.