Statement

I‘m driven by a thirst to explore, create and to simply work. I feel an ongoing sensation for and an engagement with ceramic materials. These mediums are part of my life, through which I can express myself, or communicate a wide range of ideas and inspirations. I‘m fascinated by the power of clay to build an intimate relationship with the viewer. I like to play on a thin edge, between objects of use and sculptural pieces. And, also, I can catch a glimpse of usefulness by creating objects for everyday life. My aim is not only to create these pieces, but to build a complete atmosphere. Sometimes, it is me shaping some clay, at another time the material is reshaping my personality – and, through my artwork, I’m keeping an open dialogue with the outer world.

Since 2012 I cooperate with Linda Viková – together we found si.li. 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
2018

In good Company, with Linda Viková, P.M.Bohúň Gallery, Liptovský Mikuláš

2017

Chapter 1 and 2, Rosenfeld Palace, Žilina

Chapter 1, HotDock Gallery, Bratislava

2014

si.li. time for fairy tales, with Linda Viková Nova Gallery, Bratislava

Little Black Land, Freshmen’s Gallery, Bratislava

Black Land, Da Wang Culture Highland, Shenzhen

2012

Golden Base, Nova Gallery, Bratislava

I love you, Photoport Gallery, Bratislava

2010

Intro, with Monika Brzá, Design Studio ÚĽUV, Bratislava

Awards

Collection of Bratislava Design Week Awards 2017 – for Anachronik Collection

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

 

Selected Group Shows
2018

European Ceramic Context, Bornholm Art Museum, Bornholm, Denmark

Out of the circle, The Schaubmar – Slovak National Gallery Pezinok

2017

Bratislava Design Week 2017

Křehký, Castle Mikulov, Czech Republic

2016

More is more, Rona Gallery, Lednické Rovne

Inspirations and Interpretations, Ludovit Fulla Gallery, Ružomberok

2015

Vase, Gallery of Slovak Institute Prague

2014

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

2013

Blood, Slovak National Gallery, Esterházy Palace, Bratislava

2012

Servus from Bratislava, Walking Chair Gallery, Vienna

si.li.cabinet at Designweekend Bratislava, with Linda Viková

2010

XXIst International Biennale of Contemporary Ceramics, Vallauris

Home Sweet Potato, Medium Gallery, Bratislava

2009

European Prize for Applied Arts, Mons

Represented in the collections:

Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava

Museum of Decorative Arts,  Prague

The Magnelli Musuem, Vallauris

Curatorial activities:
2018

100 Years of Design /1918 -2018, Slovak Design Museum, Bratislava

2016

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

2015

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:
2014

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

2012

co-founder of  the si.li. label, with Linda Viková

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

Education

2015 – 2018 Doctoral Degree, Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Studio of Ceramics, 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