Katarína Gatialová – artist in residence, April 2015
Katarína Gatialová from Slovak Republic is the Artist in Residence at the quartier21 / MuseumsQuartier in Vienna for the month of April. She is an art historian, curator, and graphic designer, and graduated in art history from the Faculty of Philosophy of Comenius University, Bratislava (MA, Political Poster in Slovakia, 1968-1989, 2009), and also in graphic design from the Academy of Fine Arts, Bratislava (BA). Katarína currently works as a curator and a visual arts programmer at Nova synagoga / kunsthalle Zilina, Plusminusnula gallery in Zilina and collaborates with Stanica Zilina-Zariecie cultural node. She is also a co-organizer of Multiplace festival.
Here is what she says about her residency in Vienna:
“I would like to process several subjects that I aim to develop: The first of them relates to the work and the topic that is associated with issues of cultural and curatorial work in context of our emerging institution Nova synagoga / kunsthalle Zilina.
My aim is to learn about the most progressive ways of exhibition-making and its combining with vivid accompanying program.
The second field of interest refers to introducing in Vienna our work in Zilina and discussing with both professionals and large public our approach towards organizing exhibitions, discussions and other types of cultural events.
Furthermore, I would like to focus on the Viennese media art scene, which is connected with my professional activities as a curator and critic of media art.”
For more information, have a look here!