ARTIST STATEMENT


I was born in Slovakia, but live and work in Vienna as a freelance artist. I graduated (B.A.) from the Academy for Applied Arts in Bratislava in 2010 (SK) and received my Diploma (Mag.art.) from the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna in 2015 (AT). 


I describe the content of my work as a critical confrontation with identity issues, especially confrontations of different groups, excluded from society. The starting point of my work deals with new experimental forms of drawing as resistance to exclusion and racism.

I belong to the Roma ethnic group, but don’t define myself as a Roma artist. My work shows a much more constant interest in multiple questions of diverse and convertible identity, the queer body and its existence, possessed in different physical and mental bodies, in relation to normative society and its boundaries.


My strategy is visual empowerment.  


My medium of choice is conceptual drawing and its experimental implementation, the de-construction of forms and the quest to push all possible limits. My works are mostly autobiographical, imagined as a constant and obsessive searching for exact proportion and symmetry. 

BIOGRAPHY



Born 1986 in Hnusta Likier (SK)

living and working in Vienna (AT)

 

 

EDUCATION


2006 - 2010 Academy of performing Arts in Bratislava, Stagedesign and Costume by prof. Hana Ciganova / Bachelor / (SK)

2010 - 2014 Academy of fine Arts Vienna, Masterclass for Stagedesign by Prof. Erich Wonder, Nicole Timm and Anna Viebrock / Diploma / (AT) 



SOLOEXHIBITIONS


2020 My Country, My Blood! / Sopa Gallery, Kosice (SK)

2019 Cyberlove / Artivist Lab, Prague (CZ)

2019 Daydreams / Gandy Gallery, Bratislava (SK)

2018 Fragmente / Bildraum 07 / Wien (AT)

2017 The Sewingroom / Gallery8 / Budapest (HU)

2017 Lucky patern / Volkskundemuseum / Wien (AT)

2017 The forest / vicino-lontano festival / Bunker del Castello di Udine / Udine (IT)

2017 The Sewingroom / Gallery Lokomotiv / Örnsköldsvik (SVE)

2016 13 portraits for human rights / European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights / Vienna (AT)

2016 Herzblut / Akademie Graz, Graz (AT)


2015 The Dream / Collective by Pure / Shanghai (CHN)


2013 Abbilder / Amerlinghaus / Wien (AT)




GROUPEXHIBITIONS - SELECTION



2020 Actually, the Dead are Not Dead / Würtembergischer Kunstverrein / Stuttgart (DE)


2019 Young Art Auction / Kunstraum Nestroyhof, Wien (AT)

2019 Keres Kultura, Central Gallery, Banska Bystrica (SK)

2019 Actually, the Dead are Not Dead / Bergen Assembly / Kunsthall anBergen Kjott, Bergen (NOR)

2019 Cyberlove / Art queer space Vienna / Kunsthalle Exnergasse / Wien (AT)


2018 Cyberlove / Queer Stories / Tranzit Gallery, Bratislava (SK)

2018 The blue Heart / Invisible Museum / Galerie Tranzit, Bratislava / Vienna Contemporary, Wien (AT)

2018 The blue Heart / Peace / Österreichisches Kultulturforum Bratislava (SK)

2018 Sukar / German Foreign Mission / New York (USA)

2018 The blue Heart / Peace / AkBild / Vienna (AT)

2018 The Forest / Eriac / Berlin (DE)


2017 AEM / Avu Gallery / Prag (CZ)

2017 The Forest / Schloss Freiberg / Ludersdorf  (AT)

2017 Anatomical Landscape / Moravian Gallery /Brno (CZ)

2017 Hypodens / Burggasse 21 / Vienna (AT)

2017 The blue Heart /  Vorarlberg Museum / Bregenz (AT)

2017 Drawing from the future / Salon für Kunstbuch im 21er Haus / Vienna (AT)


2016 Food for everyone / Kali Berga / Ksiegarnia Wystawa / Krakow (PL)

2016 Two portratits in etching / Auktion Kunstücke / Bildraum 7 / Vienna (AT)  

2016 Lucky Pattern / Luxury War / Galery Halb7 / Wien (AT) 

2016 Premio Combat Prize / Museo G. Fattori / Livorno (IT)

2016 Lucky Pattern / Marketplace of Ideas  / Interactive Installation / Wien (AT)

2016 The blue Heart / Romane Thana / Landesgalerie Eisenstadt (AT)

2016 The blue Heart / Ghosts of the civil Dead / Gallery Tranzit / Bratislava (AT)

2016 Interractive Installation “Spettacolo Barocco“ / Theatermuseum Vienna (AT)

 

2015 We are all looking for Astronauts / WE Art HUB / Shanghai (CHN)

2015 I songi che Volano / Data Gallery / Urbino (IT)

2015 Family / Have a look in to my Life / Bucharest (RO)

2015 The blue Heart / Romane Thana / Wien Museum / Vienna (AT)

 

2014 Cigan Mucha / Jaw Dikh JCC Cetrum / Krakow (PL)

2014 Kunstasyl / Semperdepot / Vienna (AT)

2014 Family / Have a look into my Life / Fnast / Paris (FR)

2014 Self portrait / AMG Gallery / Vienna (AT)

2014 Family / Have a look into my Life / Graz Museum (AT)

2014 Portrait with 2 Birds / Europe exhibition at the fair Graz (AT)

2014 Family / have a look into my Life / Strasbourg (FR)

2014 Death / Diploma exhibition / Academy of fine Arts Vienna (AT)



ARTIST IN RESIDENCE



2017 Gallery8, Budapest (HU)

2017 Lokomotiv, Örnsköldsvik (SWE)  

2016 Jaw Dikh - Czarna Gora (PL)  

2015 Swatch art peace hotel in Shanghai (CHN)

2015 International art Colony in Trebinje (BIH)

2014 Copper engraving in the Stamperia d’arte Albicocco, Udine (IT)

2014 Jaw Dikh - Czarna Gora (PL)