Anna Daučíková

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Anna Daučíková
EducationAcademy of Fine Arts in Bratislava, 1978
Known forvideo art

Anna Daučíková (born August 18, 1950) is Slovak visual artist and activist[1] based in Prague and Bratislava. From 1999 to 2011 she was a professor at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava and currently teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts, Prague.[2] Daučíková is one of the first Slovak artists to openly identify as queer and engage with feminism.[2]


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. She lived in the Soviet Union for 12 years during the period of perestroika.[3] She did not exhibit her artwork publicly during this time .[4] During this period she produced black-and-white photo series documenting certain aspects of late Soviet era daily life, for example Moscow/Women/Sunday (1989 – 1990), which documented Moscow women on the street.[4] During this time she also produced photo series of drinking glasses on window-ledges, including Family Album (1990), first exhibited in 2017, in which the various compositions represent standard and nonstandard family structures.[5] On her return to Bratislava in 1991 she co-founded the Slovakian feminist cultural journal Aspekt. Throughout the 1990s, she experimented with the representation of sexuality depicted in the medium of video,[1] often combining video screenings with live performances.

She has exhibited in a number of major international exhibitions, including Gender Check[6] (2009–2010) at Mumok Vienna and Zachęta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw,[7] and documenta 14 (2017) in Athens and Kassel.[8] In 2018, she was the winner of the Schering Stiftung Art Award and had a solo exhibition at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art Berlin.[9]


  1. ^ a b Kosmala, Katarzyna. (2014). Sexing the Border : Gender, Art and New Media in Central and Eastern Europe. Cocos, Inga Fonar., Gisbourne, Mark., Grzinic, Marina., Hock, Beata., Leszkowicz, Pawel., Nedkova, Iliyana. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. p. 159. ISBN 978-1-4438-6785-6. OCLC 892243564.
  2. ^ a b "2018-anna-daucikova". Gandy Gallery. 2018-05-22. Retrieved 2020-02-03.
  3. ^ Interview 89: Anna Daučíková, Národní galerie Praha, 2019-12-13, retrieved 2020-04-03
  4. ^ a b Hanáková, Petra (November 2018). "Anna Daučíková". KHB ARTBASE. Retrieved 2020-04-03.
  5. ^ Watlington, Emily (2019-10-30). "Anna Daučíková Explores the Body Through Glass". Retrieved 2020-04-03.
  6. ^ "Gender Check: List of Artists". Retrieved 2020-04-03.
  7. ^ "Gender Check. Femininity and Masculinity in the Art of Eastern Europe - Zachęta Narodowa Galeria Sztuki". Retrieved 2020-04-03.
  8. ^ "Anna Daučíková". Retrieved 2020-04-03.
  9. ^ "Anna Daučíková". KW Institute for Contemporary Art. 2019-03-26. Retrieved 2020-04-03.

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