Mental journey

Nomad or Antinomad?


Interview with Roman Ondak

Are you a nomad or antinomad? 

Nomad, definitively.

Tell us something about the antinomads. Who are these people? 

Back in 2000 I approached most of my relatives, friends and acquaintances with the simple question ‘Do you feel to be a nomad or rather an anti-nomad?’, and all those answering ‘anti’ were offered to be photographed in their favorite environment, for the purpose to become a postcard motif. 

At which favorite place would you like to be photographed? 

At my home studio… 🙂

Do you like postcards?

Do you keep copies of the antinomad postcards? 

I still have some spare copies stored in the box. But what I like about the postcards is that, after they vanish from the previous show, they again reappear in the next one.

Insider tip

The postcards may be taken from the exhibition and sent around the world.


  • * 1966 in Zilina, Slovakia
  • Studied from 1988-94 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava, 1993 at the Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania
  • Lives in Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Stays abroad
    2010 Villa Arson, Nice, France
    2007-2008 DAAD, Berlin, Germany
    2004 CCA, Kitakyushu, Japan
    1999-2000 Collegium Helveticum, Zurich, Switzerland
    1994-1995 Artest BINZ ’39, Zurich, Switzerland