Lucia Dovičáková

"Already during her studies at the Faculty of Arts at the Technical university in Košice, Dovičáková was emerging as a hopeful talent of contemporary Slovak visual art. The candidness and authenticity of her work springs from the fact that she suffers no lack of boldness and directness, her works are daring and bizarre, on the border of good taste, but they leave few people indifferent. Even if they are not admired, they provoke a comment. The accidence of her paintings, works on paper and videos can be perceived in context of the direction named bad painting by the art history. The author first of all wants to depict a story, an atmosphere, and confronts the viewer with the pictured point. However, her visual language also refers to an attitude towards the medium of painting itself. Dovičáková seeks full-bodied painting rich in emotion, and in order to achieve her goal, she doesn't hesitate to balance on the border of kitsch, she uses hyperboles, and her works are often close to naïve art, caricature or book illustration. She does not resort aestheticism, but she bravely takes risks, when no more than her personal and very autobiographic artistic program is at stake." (Gabriela Kisová, 2011)

Biography

born 1981 in Košice, Czechoslovakia
lives and works in Košice, Slovakia

EDUCATION
2000-2006, Faculty of Visual Arts at Technical University in Košice (studio prof. Rudolf Sikora)
2003, Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava (studio Mrg. Art. Anton Čierny)

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (selected)

2016, All the Reason to be happy are close at hand, Krokus Gallery, SK
2015, Mammalia, Plusmínusnula Gallery, Žilina, SK
2014, mamama, Bratislava City Gallery, Pálffy Palace, Bratislava, SK
2012, One-Evening Stand Girls, Kytka Gallery, Prague, CZ
2012, Roses of Lady of the House, Eastern Slovak Gallery, Košice, SK
2011, Scary Vanity, Krokus Gallery, SK
2010, Pandora´s games, Kasárne Kulturpark Košice, SK
2008, My Small, Cyprián Majerník Gallery, Bratislava, SK

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selected)

2017, Blutrot, Kunstverein Kärnten, AT
2017, Masmedial images of a woman, GMB, Pálffyho palác, Bralislava, SK
2016, FEMME FATALE, Spis Artist's Gallery, Spišská Nová Ves, SK
2016, Polite girls are not looking, Gallery of Mining Museum, Rožňava, SK
2015, Fem(inist) Fatale, Kunsthalle LAB, Bratislava, SK
2015, Summer exhibition 2015, Krokus, Bratislava, SK
2015, RESET 2015 / XI. Triennal of small object and drawing, Slovak mining museum, Jozef Kollár Gallery, Banská Štiavnica, SK
2014, What have we cooked, Bratislava City Gallery, SK
2014, Summer exhibition 2014, Krokus, Bratislava, SK
2013, Zero Years, Freies Museum Berlin, DE
2013, Triennial of Contemporary Painting, Eastern Slovakian Museum, Košice, SK
2013, In the Name of Love. Lucia Dovičáková, Zenita Komad, Peter Wehinger, Krokus Bratislava, SK
2013, Summer exhibition 2013, Krokus, Bratislava, SK
2013, La belle peinture II, Pisztory Palace, Bratislava, SK
2013, Visible Durabilities, Nedbalka Gallery, Bratislava, SK
2012, Blood, Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, SK
2012, The real emotions, National Museum of Art, Cluj, RO
2012, Souls in a Hideout, City Gallery Bratislava, SK
2012, Summer exhibition 2012, Krokus, Bratislava, SK
2012, Zero Years, Modem, Debrecen, HU
2011, Scooter II: Young Art Biennial, Ján Koniarek Gallery Trnava, SK
2011, U102 & Summer exhibition 2011, Krokus, Bratislava, SK
2011, Home edition, SSG, Banská Bystrica, VSG Košice, SK
2010, Painting after Painting, Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, SK
2010, Inter-view, Nitra Gallery, SK
2010, Self-portraits, Krokus Gallery, SK
2010, Erased Walls, Space, Bratislava, SK
2010, Crazycurators Biennale, Space, Bratislava, SK
2009, The Insconspicuous Medium, Museum of Art Žilina, SK
2009, Lucia Dovičáková & Ina Loitzl, Female law, Krokus Gallery, Bratislava, SK
2009, Slowak Painting since 1960 to Now, City Gallery Prague, CZ
2007, East of Eden, Space Gallery, Bratislava, SK
2006, 22 Minutes 50,28 second, Gallery Art Factory Prague, CZ
2006, 22 Minutes 50,28 second, CAISA Center Helsinki, FIN
2006, SKART.SK, Kunstverein Heilbronn, BRD
2006, Finalist of Oskar Cepan Award, Gallery Medium Bratislava, SK
2006, Zlin Salon of young artists, KGVU Zlín, CZ
2006, New Generation, Museum of Art Žilina, SK

AWARDS
2012, Finalist of VUB Foundation Painting Award
2011, Tatra Banka Art Award
2006, Finalist Oskar Čepan Award

WORKSHOPS
2006, Workshop FULLSCREEN – AM180, Žilina Zárečie, SK
2004, Symposium in Kremnica, SK
2003, Symposium in Kremnica, SK

COLLECTIONS
Slovak National Gallery
Marek Collection
Private collections in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria, Germany

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Dovičáková, exhibition catalogue, Publishing House Krása, Bratislava City Gallery, text by: Richard Gregor, 2014
Painting in the Postmedial Age, Proceedings from an international symposium, Regarding the Legitimacy of the Contemporary Painter´s Performance. The Concept of Conceptual Painting, text: Lucia Gregorová, VŠVU - Slovart 2012
Rodové aspekty súčasného umeleckého diskurzu, anthology from interdisciplinary symposium, text Barbora Geržová, Slovart VŠVU 2012
Painting 2012, VUB Foundation Award for Painting for Young Artists, exhibition catalogue, text Alexandra Kusá, VUB Foundation 2012
Lucia Dovičáková, exhibition-catalogue, text Gabriela Kisová, Krokus Galéria 2011
Inter-view, exhibition-catalogue, text Barbora Geržová, Nitrianska Galéria 2010
Painting after painting, exhibition-catalogue, text Lucia Gregorová, SNG 2010
Zora Rusinová, Autoportrét v slovenskom výtvarnom umení 20. storočia, Bratislava 2009
Zuzana Štefková, České ložnice Revisited, Flash Art CZ/SK 11-12/2009
East of eden, katalóg k výstave, text Diana Majdáková, Make up collective/SPACE 2009
Richard Gregor, text k výstave Moje malé, Ročenka Galérie Cypriána Majerníka 2008
Mira Putišová, text k výstave Secrét, 2008
Nová generácia. Umenie z Košíc, katalóg k výstave, texty Milan Mazúr a Mira Putišová, PGU 2006

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