Július Koller is a Slovakian artist based in Bratislava. From 1954-1958 he studied Industrial Art in Bartislava in the department of Graphic Arts and from 1959-65 he attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava, studying composition-landscape paintings with Professor Jan Zelibsky. From 1965 onwards his work became primarily conceptual — paintings, ‘Anti-Pictures’ and ‘Anti-happenings’, moving in 1970 into what he terms ‘Universally Cultural Futurological Operations’ (U.F.O.). In 1990 he established the art association known as ‘New Seriousness’. Since 1993 he has been engaged with multimedia technology in bodies of work including ‘Up-down’ and ‘Nets Cultural Situations’.