Simona Janišová

My recent porcelain and ceramic work is based on the intersection between design, applied and fine art. I enjoy playing with the utility and function of objects and exploring the role of this functionality. My artworks have multi-layered interpretations and are influenced by kitsch, pop-culture and personal symbols. I am passionate about the relationship between idea and craftsmanship. As regards to the production process, I combine traditional hand crafting techniques with contemporary industrial technologies as CNC milling and 3D printing.

Since 2012 I cooperate with Linda Viková – together we found This label is focused on designing and production of house ware. I work for Slovak Design Museum as a external curator of a Collection of Ceramics. Currently I’m PhD student at the Academy of Fine Art and Design in Bratislava.

Solo Shows

Chapter 1, HotDock Gallery, Bratislava

2014 time for fairy tales, with Linda Viková Nova Gallery, Bratislava

Little Black Land, Freshmen’s Gallery, Bratislava

Black Land, Da Wang Culture Highland, Shenzhen


Golden Base, Nova Gallery, Bratislava

I love you, Photoport Gallery, Bratislava


Intro, with Monika Brzá, Design Studio ÚĽUV, Bratislava


Collection of Bratislava Design Week Awards 2017 – for Anachronik Collection

Main prize of  Bratislava Design Week Awards 2017 – – for Anachronik Collection


Selected Group Shows

Bratislava Design Week 2017

Křehký, Castle Mikulov, Czech Republic


More is more, Rona Gallery, Lednické Rovne

Inspirations and Interpretations, Ludovit Fulla Gallery, Ružomberok


Vase, Gallery of Slovak Institute Prague


Hot & Cold, Contemporary Drinking Glass and Porcelain from Central Europe at the Azerbaijan National Museum of Art, Baku

Dream Catcher Project (Sculptural edition), Black Square Gallery, Miami


Blood, Slovak National Gallery, Esterházy Palace, Bratislava


Servus from Bratislava, Walking Chair Gallery, Vienna at Designweekend Bratislava, with Linda Viková


XXIst International Biennale of Contemporary Ceramics, Vallauris

Home Sweet Potato, Medium Gallery, Bratislava


European Prize for Applied Arts, Mons

Represented in the collections:

Museum of Decorative Arts,  Prague

The Magnelli Musuem, Vallauris

Curatorial activities:

Farebná šeď/Buntes Grau exhibition, Slovak Design Museum – Hurbanove kasárne, Bratislava


Škola základ života II exhibition, Gallery Satelit – Slovak Design Center, Bratislava

since 2014

External curator for Ceramics and Porcelain Collection of Slovak Design Museum

Other activities:

Artist in residence at Da Wang Culture Highland, Shenzhen, China


co-founder of  the label, with Linda Viková

supported by ARTSERVIS Foundation, scholarship for young emerging artists from Slovakia


2011 internship, studio of Barnaby Barford, London, Great Britain

2008 – 2010 Master’s Degree, Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Studio of Ceramics, Slovakia

2007 study residence, Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, Studio of Sculpture 1, Czech Republic

2006 study residence, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Studio of Printmaking, Greece

2004 – 2008 Bachelor’s Degree, Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Studio of Ceramics, Slovakia

2000 – 2004 School of Applied Arts of Josef Vydra, Bratislava, Department of Ceramics

Portrait photo by Jakub Gulyás