Anna Daučíková

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Anna Daučíková
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Anna Daučíková (born August 18, 1950) is Slovak visual artist based in Prague and Bratislava. Since 2011, she is professor of the Academy of Fine Arts, Prague. Daučíková is the first Czechoslovak feminist and queer female artist. Her work is focused on the notion of political body as an intercross of power relations.


In the 1980s, after graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava, she moved to Moscow, working on automatic abstract paintings questioning the notion of authorship. From this period comes also the series of black-and-white photographs documenting certain aspects of late Soviet era daily life. On her return to Bratislava in 1991 she helped found Aspekt, Slovakia’s first feminist journal. In 1994 she abandoned painting to dedicate her practice to installation, performance and video art. Throughout all the 1990s her research was focused on alternative modes of sensuality depiction in the medium of video, often combining video screenings with live performances. Since 2000 her work is mainly focused on notion of political body in the geopolitical context of Central-East Europe.