Lucia Nimcová


born 1977 in Humenné, Czechoslovakia
lives and works in Humenné (SK) and Brussel (B)

2007 - 2008 Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, NL
1996 - 2003 Master studies at Institute of Creative Photography, Silesian University, Opava, CZ



2016, "Khroniky", + Sholto Dobie, Krokus Bratislava, SK
2015, "Extra Fort" (with Maurice van Es), RECYCLART ART CENTER, Brusel, BE
2015, "Khroniky" (with Sholto Dobie), Fotograf Festival, Prague, CZ
2015, "From Room to Roam" (with Martin Kollár), AlbumArte, Rome, IT
2014 “Animal Imago”, Images Vevey, CH
2013, "Blind Spots", Krokus Gallery Bratislava, SK
2011 “Old School [with Alice Nikitinova]”, Billytown, Den Haag, NL
2010 “Open Studio”, Heppen Transfer, Warszawa, PL
2010 “An African Thunderstorm”, Lumen Gallery, Budapest, HU
2009 “Unofficial”, Donumenta, Regensburg, DE
2009 “Leftovers”, Funkeho Kolin, CZ
2009 "Why bandits run faster than policemen?", Heppen Transfer, Warszawa, PL
2008 "Unofficial”, Kunstforum / Tresor, Vienna, AT
2008 "Unofficial”, Open Gallery, Bratislava, SK
2008 "Unofficial”, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, IT
2006 "Instant Women", Art Hall Gallery (Kunstihoone), Tallinn, EST
2005 "Instant Women", Prague House of Photography, Prague, CZ


2016, "POSTURE EXHIBITION", Contemporary Art Space, Batumi, Georgia, US
2016, "Rostros. Fotografía europea de retrato desde 1990. PHotoEspaña 2016", CentroCentro, Madrid, Španielsko
2016, "The 6th Annual Zine and Self-Published Photo Book Fair", Baxter St, Camera Club of New York, US
2015, "The Subjective Female Documentalists", Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, PL
2015, "FACES. European Portrait Photography since 1990.", Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki, GR
2015, "Ex & Post - Eastern Europe under the lens", Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, AU
2015, "Summer Exhibition 2015", Krokus Gallery Bratislava, SK
2015, "Faces. European portrait photography since 1990.", Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, NL
2015, "Do you hear me?", Fotodok, Utrecht, NL
2015, "Privátny nacionalizmus", Open Gallery, Bratislava, SK
2015, "Faces now - european portrait photography since 1990", Bozar, Brussels, BE
2014, Art has no alternative,, Bratislava, SK
2014 "Border of the Child´s Soul", Turiec Gallery, Martin, SK
2014 “Krehky”, Mikulov, CZ
2014 “Best Photobooks of the Year”, Photo Espana, Madrid, ES
2014 “Undercover”, Museum of Contemporary Art Erarta, St. Petersburg, RU
2013 "What Remains", BWA Sokol, Nowy Sacz, PL
2013 "Zero Years", Freies Museum Berlin, DE
2013 "Prague biennale", Prague, CZ
2013 "limits of fashion", bunkier sztuki, Krakow, PL
2013 "NCCA", Saint Petersburg, group show, RU
2012 "Design Week", Bratislava, SK
2012 "Each Memory Recalled Must Do Some Violence To Its Origins", undisclosed location, Utah, USA
2012 “Cantastoria”, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, USA
2012 “Zero Years”, MODEM - Centre for Modern and Contemporary Art, Debrecen, HU
2011 "ZOOOM! Decoding Common Practice", Art Miami, USA
2011 "Labor Show", Visual Culture Research Centre / National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Kyiv, UKR
2011 "Galicia: Topographies of Myth / Lost Stories", BWA Sokol, Nowy Sacz, POL
2011 “Bad Society / Memory Kontrol”, Stanica, Zilina, SK
2011 “Zero Years”, Museum of Art, Zilina, SK
2011 “Bodytalks – Videoart & Cinedans in Public Space”, Maastricht, NL
2011 “View to the Lichthof”, MODEM, Debrecen, HU
2011 "Wij Zullen Doorgaan", Museum Het Dolhuys, Haarlem, NL
2011 “Identity Bluffs”, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, NL
2011 "Flashbulb Memory", Studio Gallery, Budapest, HU
2011 “Home Edition”, Stredoslovenska galeria, Banska Bystrica, SK
2010 “Monumentalism: History and National Identity in Contemporary Art”, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL
2010 “Bless my homeland forever. I, too, will try to forget...”, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, AT
2010 "The Heat", Meet Factory, Prague, CZ
2010 “Over the Counter; Economy in Post-Socialist Art”, Budapest Mucsarnok / Kunsthalle, HU
2010 “FOREX / This is Our Time”, Michael Stevenson, Cape Town, South Africa
2010 “Quickscan NL#01, Photography now”, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, NL
2010 “The Good Old Days”, Aarhus Kunstbygning, Aarhus, DK
2010 “The Romance of My Young Days, the Future of My Nostalgia”, Stredoslovenska Galeria, Banska Bystrica, SK
2009 “Labyrint 09: Writings and observations”, Botyrka Konsthall, Tumba, SWE
2009 “Communism Never Happened”, Feinkost Gallery, Berlin, DE
2009 "Art Works", Prague Biennale 4, CZ
2009 “New History”, Kharkov Art Museum, UKR
2009 "Last and Lost", Zeche Zollverein, Essen, DE
2009 "Portrait", Fotogalerie Wien, AT
2008 “Open Ateliers”, Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, NL
2008 "Beyond Walls", Noorderlicht Festival, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, NL
2008 "Last and Lost", Branderburgischer Kunstverein, Potsdam, DE
2008 "European Photographic Identities", Recontres Arles, FR
2008 "Young Visual Artists Awards", Magacin, Beograd, SER
2007 "Open Ateliers", Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, NEL
2007 "Egon Bondy", Tranzit, Bratislava, SK
2007 "Oskar Cepan Award", Gallery Medium, Bratislava, SK
2007 "Glocal Girls", Prague Biennale 3, CZ
2007 "Facelift", AIR Gallery, New York, USA
2006 "Henkel Art Award 2006", Tresor / Kunstforum, Vienna, AT
2006 "2nd International Biennial of Young Artists / Art is Always Somewhere Else", Bucharest, RO
2006 "Arrivals > Slovakia", Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK
2006 "Urban Condition", Museum de Paviljoens, Almere, NL
2006 "Last and Lost", Literaturhaus Munchen, DE
2006 "A Woman’s Place", Sirius Arts Centre, Cork / Cobh, IR
2005 "Slovakia 001 – 005", Month of Photography, Bratislava, SK
2005 "Neat / Women on Women", Kogart Gallery, Budapest, HU

2009 “Leftovers”, Funkeho Kolin, Czech Republic
2008 “UNOFFICIAL II”, Open Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
2006 "Urban Park", installations in the prefabs, Humenne, Slovakia []
2006 "RUSYNS – Lost Homes", Museum of Arts, Presov, Slovakia []
2005 "001 - Slovakia - 005", Month of Photography, Bratislava, Slovakia

2013 “There Must Be Order", Ex Elettrofonica, Milan, IT
2013 “New Slovak Photography", Recyclart, Brussels, BEL
2013 “La Nuit Instant”, Marseille, FR
2013 "There Must Be Order", Via Farini, Milan, IT
2012 "Stedelijk @ IDFA", IDFA, Amsterdam, NE
2012 "Now & After 12", Vyatka Art Museum, Kirov, RU
2012 "Now & After 12", Moscow Museum of Modern Art, RU
2012 “International Short Film Festival”, Oberhausen, DE
2012 "New Codes / Athens Video Art Festival", GR
2011 “The Recent History of Daily Utopias”, Werkstattkino, Munich, De
2009 “Nomad Space”, Artfilm, Trencianske Teplice, SK
2009 “5th Berlin International Directors Lounge”, DE

2013 The Vevey international photography – jury special prize, CH
2009 Tatra Banka Art Award, SK
2008 ECB Photography Award, DE
2008 Oskar Barnack Award, DE
2007 Oskar Cepan Award, YVAA Award - winner, SK
2007 Baume & Mercier Award, IT
2004 Mio Award - Kasahara Michiko Prize, JAP
2004 Fuji Award, SK

2013 Sudani Foundation, Belgium
2010 Bijdrage Werkbudget, Fonds BKVB, Netherlands
2009 Bijdrage Werkbudget, Fonds BKVB, Netherlands
2009-2012 Basisstipendium, Fonds BKVB, Netherlands
2008 Koninklijke Ahrend n.v. Fellowship, Netherlands
2008 Ministry of Culture, Bratislava, Slovakia
2008 Central European Foundation, Slovakia
2007 Ministry of Culture, Bratislava, Slovakia
2006 Center for Contemporary Arts, Bratislava, Slovakia
2006 Asia-Europe Foundation, Singapore
2005 EU Youth, Iuventa, Bratislava, Slovakia
2004 Joop Swart Masterclass / World Press Photo, Amsterdam, Netherlands

RESIDENCIES (selected)
2012 M4 Gastateliers, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2011 DCR Guest Studio, Den Haag, Netherlands
2010 Heppen Transfer, Warszawa, Poland
2009 UdK Berlin / Karl Hofer Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany
2008 International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York, USA
2007-2008 Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2003 KulturKontakt, Vienna, Austria

MUDAM, Luxembourg
Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Rijksakademie Artists' Endowment Fund, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, Netherlands
sittcomm.collection, Slovakia

2008 Pictorial Report on the State of the Country [Leftovers], Institute for Public Affairs, Bratislava, Slovakia
2003 Pictorial Report on the State of the Country [Slovakia 003], Institute for Public Affairs, Bratislava, Slovakia

2014 “Works”, International Studies Department, Macalester College, USA
2014 “Side Product”, FAMU, Prague, Czech Republic
2014 “Works”, VSUP, Prague, Czech Republic
2013 “Semiha Es Symposium”, Istanbul, Turkey
2013 "Animal Imago", Le Bal Books, Paris, France
2011 “Works”, Dialog East, Bielefed, Germany
2011 “UNOFFICIAL / LEFTOVERS”, The Archive as Project Conference, Warszawa, Poland
2010 “Works”, Vrije Academie Voor Beeldende Kunsten, Den Haag, Netherlands
2010 “Works”, Jihlava Documentary Film Festival, Jihlava, Czech Republic
2010 "Works", MaiMano - House of Photography, Budapest, Hungary
2010 “The Good Old Days”, Aarhus Kunstbygning, Aarhus, Denmark
2009 “Leftovers”, ExLibris, Bratislava, Slovakia
2009 “Works”, The Brno House of Arts, Czech Republic
2009 “Works”, FAMU, Prague, Czech Republic
2009 “Unofficial”, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2009 "Specters, Hauntings and Archives Conference”, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2008 “Unofficial”, Format 1, Prague, Czech Republic
2008 “Unofficial”, PhotoMonth, Krakow, Poland
2007 “Instant Women”, Zak Gallery, Berlin, Germany
2006 “Margate Family Album”, Turner Contemporary, Margate, England
2006 “Instant Women”, Galleri Kontrast & Nätverket Brudarna, Stockholm, Sweden
2006 “Instant Women”, Föreningen Galleri London, Uppsala, Sweden
2006 “Instant Women”, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland

2014 Tlacenica / CEE PhotoFund - workshop leader
2011 Deutsche Borse Photography Prize – member of academy
2010 Deutsche Borse Photography Prize – member of academy
2010 Berlin Photo Worskhops – workshop leader
2010 Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest, Hungary – lecturer
2010 sittcomm.award – jury member
2009 Deutsche Borse Photography Prize – member of academy
2009 Berlin Photo Worskhops – workshop leader
2008 Deutsche Borse Photography Prize – member of academy
2007 Deutsche Borse Photography Prize – member of academy
2007 sittcomm.award - jury member
2006 sittcomm.award - jury member
2005 Month of Photography, Bratislava, Slovakia / workshop leader
2005 House of Photography, Poprad, Slovakia / workshop leader


2013 Lucia Nimcova - Animal Imago,, ISBN: 9788097147785
2009 Lucia Nimcova, Marian Kusik, Michal Moravcik - LEFTOVERS, CEE PhotoFund, ISBN: 9788097023621
2008 Lucia Nimcova - Double Coding, handmade
2008 Lucia Nimcova - UNOFFICIAL, Zoneattive, ISBN: 8889303085
2007 Lucia Nimcova - Models by Maria, handmade
2006 RUSYNS - Lost Homes, CEE PhotoFund, ISBN: 8096949756
2003 Lucia Nimcova - Slovakia 003, FOTOFO / IVO, ISBN: 8085739364

2013 What Remains, BWA Sokol Nowy Sacz, ISBN: 978-83-63341-84-8
2011 Lost Stories, BWA Sokol Nowy Sacz, ISBN: 978-83-63341-08-4
2011 Flashbulb Memory, Studio Gallery, Budapest, ISBN: 978-963-88935-4-3
2011 The Archive as Project, Fundacja Archeologia Fotografii, Warszawa, ISBN: 978-83-933045-8-5
2010 Monumentalism, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands, ISBN: 978-90-5662-773-7
2010 Quickscan - Photography now, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, Netherlands, ISBN: 978-90-801072-2-9
2010 The Good Old Days, Aarhus Kunstbygning, Denmark, ISBN: 978-97-92025-09-8
2009 Donumenta 2009, Regensburg, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-9809125-6-3
2008 Lucia Nimcova – UNOFFICIAL III, Verlag fur moderne Kunst, Nurnberg, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-940748-63-8
2008 Open Ateliers, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2008 TRANSFORMING 68/89, Metropol Verlag, Berlin, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-940938-26-8
2008 The Language of Humour, SOGA, Bratislava, Slovakia, ISBN: 978-80-89011-66-7
2008 Behind Walls - Eastern Europe before and beyond 1989, Aurora Borealis, Groningen, The Netherlands, ISBN: 978-90-76703-37-4
2008 New Slovak Photography, FOTOFO, Bratislava, Slovakia, ISBN: 978-80-85739-47-3
2007 Open Ateliers, Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2007 Praguebiennale 3, Praha, Czech Republic, ISBN: 88-7816-142-X
2007 Last & Lost, Atlas d'une Europe Fantome, Les Editions Noir Sur Blanc, France, ISBN: 978-2-88250-199-8
2007 Arrivals >>> Slovakia, Turner Contemporary / Modern Art Oxford, Margate, England
2007 Oskar Cepan Award, NCSU, Bratislava, Slovakia
2006 Absent without Leave [awol], Young Artists' Biennial, Bucharest, Romania
2006 Menotrentuno / Tourism Revolution, Soter Editrice, Italy, ISBN: 88-88915-21-4
2006 Poetic Bratislava, FOTOFO, Slovakia
2006 Last & Lost, Suhrkamp Verlag, Germany, ISBN: 3-518-41772-x
2006 Femmes d'Europe, Artfab, Saint Tropez, France
2005 Funkeho Kolin, Czech Republic, ISBN: 80-903666-0-0
2005 I Image - Central European Self-stories, Photolumen / Dorottya Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, ISBN: 96370532150
2005 Photosynkyria 2005, Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, Greece, ISBN: 960-88028-3-0
2004 Instant Europe, Villa Manin - Centro d'Arte Contemporanea, Codroipo, Italy
2004 Pride, Joop Swart Masterclass, Stichting World Press Photo, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, ISSN: 1568-6809
2004 Mio Photo Award 2004, Osaka, Japan
2003 Private Women, FOTOFO, Bratislava, Slovakia
2002 Czech and Slovak Photography 1980-2000, Muzeum umění, Olomouc, Czech Republic, ISBN: 80-85227-50-9

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