Szilárd Miklos (b.1981, Miercurea-Ciuc, Romania) graduated from the University of Art and Design in Cluj, Romania, in 2004. The same year, he co-founded the non-profit organization and artist's collective Julesz Community. His exhibitions include Mentor at the ICR, New-York (solo show), Across the Trees: Romanian Art Now at David Nolan Gallery in New York and Re:location Cluj–Luxembourg at Casino in Luxembourg. Prior to his residency at Wiels, Szilard participated in the Pépinières Residency Program in Luxembourg in 2006.
At Wiels, Szilard Miklos intends to investigate the fetishistic character of art and craft supplies, the way a cutter or a tripod is invested with the potential of creation. In the continuation of this idea he examines the infrastructure of an institution like Wiels, defined by him as an instrument of utopia, where utility lies in the exploitation of meaning. If he tries to determine the possible artistic forms based on the fetishistic nature of these tools, the artist might be able to shape the body of the artistic act as a tool without any market value. In his present inventory there are: 1 cutter, 3 types of adhesive tape, 3 black markers in various sizes, several HB pencils, 1 eraser, 1 sketchbook, 1 box of white plasticine, a black acrylic spray and a Powerbook G4.