MATÚŠ BIŠŤAN – architect

Adress: Druzstevna 1398/9, 900 01, Modra, Slovakia
Day of birth: 11.09.1982
Birthplace: Ružomberok, Slovakia
Nationality: Slovakian
Marital status: married


Professional experience

2014 – present –  working on own projects

2007 – 2014 – a02-atelier, Dolny Kubin, Slovakia ( – architect

sample realization with Stanislav Sutvaj (owner of a02 atelier) : University Library and Campus of Catholic University in Ruzomberok, Slovakia (The largest project, which I had an opportunity to work on from early sketches to realization.)


Success in competitions

2022 – 1st prize, Interior of the P. O. Hviezdoslav Library in Prešov, Slovakia – with DOXA studio

2020 – laureate of the national prize for architecture CE ZA AR with project Department of non-fiction literature of the Municipal Library of Senec – link

2020 – 3rd prize, Architectural design of the exposition Palatine´s Tomb from Poprad, Slovakia – with Simon Chovan

2017 – 2nd prize, Culture House reconstruction, Levice, Slovakia – with Benjamin Bradnansky and Vit Halada

2009 – honorable mention, Cultural and educational centre, Zlín, Czech republic (Reconstruction of former Bata-factory buildings) – with Stanislav Sutvaj – link



2017 – 2022 – Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava, Slovakia
doctoral studies, Architecture

  • ArtD thesis – Transformations of modular systems (tutor: Jan Studeny) – defended in June 2022
  • workshop with Thomas Burlon (Brandlhuber + Emde, Burlon): Cur(e)ated decay – December 2019

2001 – 2007 – Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava, Slovakia
Master’s degree, Architecture

  • diploma work in studio of Pavol Panak
  • workshop with Douglas Gautier (Columbia University): New York, PS1
  • – workshop with Christian Kronaus (Die Angewandte, Wien): Riverfront Wien


2021 – Young European Architects – Collateral event of 17th International Biennial of Architecture in Venice, Campielo Santa Maria Nova, Venice
(collective exhibition, exhibited project: Department of non-fiction literature of the Municipal Library in Senec), curator: architecturestudio, Paris, France

2019 – Architecture of Central Slovakia 2010+, Ballass palace, Bratislava (selection of contemporary architecture realized in central part of Slovakia – exhibited project: University Library of Catholic University in Ruzomberok), curator: Igor Teplan

2018 – Iconic ruins/Strategies – Medium gallery, Bratislava (exhibition of the Department of Architecture of Academy of Fine Arts and Design Bratislava is focusing to Iconic ruins occupying luxurious areas of the city center display the potential of thousands square meters bult and impossible to be pulled down), curators: Jan Studeny, Benjamin Bradnansky


Volunteer culture work

2011 – present – Hudba u Fullu (Music in Fulla Gallery)

cycle of chamber concerts of contemporary classic music in Gallery of Ludovit Fulla in Ruzomberok (
19 concerts organized until present focused on works of world and slovakian contemporary composers