Theodor Illek, (born in 1984), Slovenian poet, playwright, visual artist
Theodor Illek (born in 1984), Slovenian poet, playwright, visual artist, founder and president of Society for contemporary arts Aggressive Theatre. In 2003 he released his first book of poetry Sinapse, for which he won the stipend for specially gifted students of Domžale municiery. His poetry is published in Slovenian and foreign literary magazines (Le Rouge sang, Reims, Rukopisi 32, Beograd, Van kutije- anthology of poetry, Podgorica, Republika poezije, Sarajevo, Euroorientacije, Sarajevo, Nova revija, Literatura, Poetikon, Lit, Ructus, Vpogled, Mentor, Dialogi, Lirikon, Republika poezije, Literarni nokturno). A modern dance show Premik was done on his poetry in 2004. From 2006 to2008 he was a member of Youth club of Slovenian writer’s organisation.
He explores art also with visual projects in which he combines science and art. He deals with religion, migration and social subjects. He’s the author of installation Equivalentis (Modern Gallery Ljubljana 2007), installation For Whom the Phone Rings? (International art festival Ana desetnica, Ljubljana), theatre performance Seventeen moments of spring (International art festival Ana desetnica, Ljubljana) instalation Desperance (2008), poetry installation Südbahnhofpoesie (Viena 2009), project Acute art (mala Galery Ljubljana 2009), project Rožna reads (Ljubljana 2009), multimedia project Mousetrap (war shelter Ljubljana 2010)
Some of his group projects: musical performance Jutro 1 (Ljubljana 2005), videopoetry Poet in Paris (Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana 2008), performance Mousetrap (Ljubljana 2008), performance Gen80 (Kolovrateater 2008), installation Stone on stone (Concentration camp,Goli Otok, Croatia 2009), performance Stop poetry (European slam festival Berlin 2009)
Won the first prize collection of poetry NY at ExLibris publishing house poetry contest 2010. In 2009 he was nominated for Herberstein Gold for best translation of contemporary poetry and in 2008 chosen among 21 best Slovenian poets by literary magazine Lirikon. He won a scolarship for his first book of poetry Sinapse.
In his poetry he combines differences between east and west. He searches the view of a child in complex world of adult. His new book of poetry called NY is in print and will be available soon.