I was born in former Czechoslovakia, today i 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 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.

Photo: @Michal Blecha

BIOGRAPHY




Born 1986 in Hnusta Likier (SK)

living and working in Vienna (AT)

 


 

EDUCATION


2010 - 2014 Academy of fine Arts Vienna, Stagedesign / Diploma / (AT) 

2006 - 2010 Academy of performing Arts in Bratislava, Stagedesign and Costume / Bachelor / (SK)




SOLOEXHIBITIONS - SELECTION


2022 White Cinema / Museum of Romani Culture / Brno (CZ)

2021 Inventing Human: Sketches / Strabag Kunstforum / Vienna (AT)

2021 Insectopia - Solo Performance / ViennaContemporary / Belvedere 21 / Vienna (AT)

2021 Insectopia / Villa Romana / Florence (IT)

2019 Daydreams / Gandy Gallery, Bratislava (SK)

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

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


2013 Abbilder / Amerlinghaus / Wien (AT)





GROUPEXHIBITIONS - SELECTION


2022 New Entry. Vienna / Gregor Podnar Gallery / Vienna (AT)

2022 Curated by / Wonnerth Dejaco / Kilobase Bucharest / Vienna (AT) 

2022 Material Nation / Urania Berlin (DE)

2022 One Day We Shall Celebrate Again - Off Biennale Budapest 7 Documenta Fifteen / Kasel (DE)

2022 Wesen & Kreaturen / Rotor Graz (AT)

2022 Whiteness as Property / Künstlerhaus Wien / Vienna (AT)

2021 To Be Like Water / Tent Rotterdam (NL) 

2021 Actually, The Dead Are Not Dead 3 / Würtembergischer Kunstverrein / Stuttgart (DE)

2021 CJCH Awardshow / Moravska Galeria / Brno (CZ)

2021 Strabag International Art Art AwardShow  / Vienna (AT) 

2021 Resist! / Rautenrausch Joest Museum / Cologne (DE)

2020 Actually, The Dead Are Not Dead 2 / Würtembergischer Kunstverrein / Stuttgart (DE)

2020 Being Safe is Scary / Survival Kitt11 / Riga (LT)

2020 Actually, The Dead Are Not Dead 1 / Würtembergischer Kunstverrein / Stuttgart (DE)

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

2019 Art Queer Space Vienna / Kunsthalle Exnergasse / Wien (AT)

2018 Queer Stories / Tranzit Gallery, Bratislava (SK)

2017 Romane Thana /  Vorarlberg Museum / Bregenz (AT)

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

2016 The blue Heart / Ghosts Of The Civil Dead / Gallery Tranzit / Bratislava (AT)

2015 Romane Thana / Wien Museum / Vienna (AT)

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

2014 Have a look into my Life / Strasbourg (FR)




ARTIST IN RESIDENCE - SELECTION


2022 MeetFactory, Prague (CZ)

2021 Kair Kosice, Kosice (SK)

2020 Villa Romana, Florence (IT)

2017 Gallery8, Budapest (HU)

2017 Lokomotiv, Örnsköldsvik (SWE)  

2016 Jaw Dikh - Czarna Gora (PL)  

2015 Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai (CHN)




AWARDS / GRANTS


2021 Jindřich Chalupecký Award / Brno (CZ)

2021 Recognition Art Award / Strabag International SE / Vienna (AT)




ARTFAIRS 


2022 Artissima / Torino (IT)

2022 Spark Art Fair Vienna (AT)

2022 Vienna Contemporary by Gregor Podnar Gallery / Vienna (AT)

2022 Art Basel / Basel (CHE)

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



BIENNALES


2022 Sugar / Biennale - Matter of Art / Prague (CZ)

2020 Matter Of Art / Biennale / Prague (CZ)

2019 Actually, The Dead Are Not Dead / Bergen Assembly / Kunsthall and Bergen Kjott, Bergen (NOR)