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Emília Rigová

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Emília Rigová

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* 1980 Trnava EDUCATION: 2007 – 2011 Academy of Fine Arts, Banská Bystrica, SK, graduated in artis Doctor / ArtD. /, Free Fine Art, doc. Juraj Sapara supervision; 1999 – 2005 Academy of Fine Arts, Banská Bystrica, SK, Faculty of Fine Art, Depertment of Sculpture, prof. Ján Hendrych, graduated in Magister of arts / Mgr. Art./; 1995 – 1999 School of applied arts, Bratislava, SK, The department of sculpture and stonecarving;

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS: 2018 – “Constant Methamorphosis“, Nadikhuno museumos/Invisible museum, Tranzite.sk, WienaContemporaty, A; “The Roma Spring: Art as Resistance”, ERIAC, Berlin, DE; 2017 – “(out of) the deadlock“, Vybrané videní, Galerie Emila Filly, Ostrava, CZ; “Constant Methamorphosis“, Nadikhuno museumos/Invisible museum, Tranzite.sk, Bratislava, SK; “The Blind man“ Segregation, Galerie AVU, Praha, CZ; “Crrosing Black/Selfportrait“, O kosmo hino kalos/The universe is black, Moravská galerie, Brno, CZ “Constant Methamorphosis”,Kali Berga/The great black Mount, Kai di Khas Galery, Berlin, DE; 2016 – “Constant Methamorphosis”, Kali Berga, Ksiegarnia Wystawa, Krakow, PL; 2015 – “Čo si urobil pre slovenský performance?” AVO AVO. Týždeň súčasnèho umenia, Trenčín, SK; 2014 – “Ikony periférie”, Jaw Dikh, JCC Cetrum, Krakau, PL; “Ikony periférie”Dik I Na Bistar Look and Don’t Forget, Krakow, PL; “Vizuálny Archetyp” HALA Merina ,Týždeň súčasnèho umenia, Trenčín, SK; 2013 – “Gory Box” Týždeň súčasného umenia, HALA Merina, Trenčín, SK; 2012 – “Insipiracje Garbatka - Letnisko”, PL; “Slepá Baba” Medzicentrum III., Banská Štiavnica, SK;

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS: 2018 – “Icons of Peripherals”, Gandy Gallery, Bratislava, SK; “Lost Forest”, ERIAC, Berlin, DE; “Lost Identity”, Q21 , Electric Avenue, Showrooms, Vienna, A; 2016 – “(out of) the deadlock, Galery8, Budapest, HU; “Archetyp Pra Bari”, České Centrum, Praha, CZ; 2015 – “Bari Rakori” Radnica,Banska Bystrica, SK; 2013 – “Intimate public catharsis“, with Ukradena Galerie, Praha, CZ, Dresden, DE, Písek, CZ, Telč, CZ, Č. Krumlov, CZ, Linz, A; 2012 – “ Randez Vous” AVO AVO ( s K. Boborová) Nitra, Outdoor Gallery, SK; 2011 – “Black Box“ Stredoslovenská galéria, Banská Bystrica, Obhajoba dizertačnej práce, SK; “Feminist Funeral“ AVO AVO (s K . Boborová) Bunker, Nitrianska galéria, SK; 2010 – “Atraktiv art - ANTIART” ( s A. AKO) Zvaz architektov, Banská Bystrica, SK; “Memory Object”, Výstava doktorandiek, Stredoslovenská galéria, Banská Bystrica, SK;

AWARDS: 2018 – Oskar Čepan Award ; Roma Spirit;

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Curatorial statement

Emília Rigová (1980, Trnava) is a trained sculptor. She studied stone carving at Bratislava's School of Applied Arts and later the Sculpture Department of the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica. Even though she does not create sculptures in the traditional sense, work with space is a typical feature of her art. She moves primarily in the media of installation, performance, video, and graphics, while her works are formally characterized by a search for meaning and possibilities of employing principles of sculpture in the contemporary digital age. Thematically, she focuses on the question of (her own) identity, tension between social constructs and subjectively experienced reality. She investigates the problems of gender, racial, and ethnic minorities in an engaged manner, especially the relations between Roma identity and the majority society. She demonstrates the issue of social and cultural stereotypes and body politics by means of her alter ego, Bári Raklóri, which she created in 2012. She uses it to de-construct and newly construct representation of a Roma woman in the Western canon of art and contemporary culture. Her oeuvre also has an activist dimension, markedly present mainly in the projects realized in cooperation with other artistic subjects – as interventions in the public space. Apart from her own artistic endeavors, she teaches at the Department of Visual Culture of the Pedagogical Faculty of the Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica. She won the Oskár Čepan Award in 2018, the finalists' exhibition took place in the Dunaj department store in Bratislava. The other finalists’ were Adam Novota, Lucie Mičíková and Boris Sirka.