Miro Švolík was born in Zlate Moravce, Slovakia, in 1960. He lives in Prague, Czech Republic. Mr. Švolík graduated from the Secondary School of Applied Arts in Bratislava in 1979 where he studied applied photography. In 1987, he was awarded a degree from the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU), Prague. He has worked as a freelance art photographer. Since 2009, he has been the Head of the Creative Photography Studio at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design (VŠVU), Bratislava, Slovakia. In 1990, he was given the Young Photographer Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography (ICP), New York, NY.
Since 1984, Mr. Švolík has had 64 independent photographic exhibitions and participated in approximately 200 group exhibitions. He has exhibited his photographs in various European countries, several times in the U.S., including FotoFest 1990, Perspectives, Real and Imaginary: Nineteen Contemporary Czechoslovak Photographers and FotoFest 1998, Altered Worlds: Contemporary Slovak Staged Photography. In 2011, he presented his photographs at the exhibition A Matter of Wit (Gilbert Garcin, Miro Švolík, Colin Blakely), FotoFest Headquarters Gallery, Houston
In 2005, he published The Way to the Centre, a book of black and white analogue photographs. His most recent digital photographs were published in 2010 in a catalogue entitled Big Woman Little Man.
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