Anna Daučíková

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Anna Daučíková is an artist and teacher based in Prague. After her graduation at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava in 1978 she emigrated to Moscow (then USSR) where she lived and worked until 1991. To this period relate her extensive painting practice and interest in photography triggered by her encounter with feminist thought. Returning to Bratislava in 1990s her artistic practice went towards video art and performance events, then widely organized in Slovak art scene. In her video art the engagement of the artist´s body and bodily action became her main concern in presenting her queer statements.

Alongside her artistic work she was a cofounder and activist in several women NGOs and she became a spokesperson for GLBT rights in Slovakia. Her academic career includes teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design Bratislava and since 2012 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague.

Since 1991, she has exhibited internationally at documenta 14 (2017, Athens/Kassel), Gallery Futura (2016, Prague), Kiyv Biennial/School of Kyiv (2015), Manifesta 10 (2014, St. Petersburg), “Good Girls”, MNAC (2013, Bucharest), “Gender Check – Femininity and Masculinity in the Art of Eastern Europe" (2010, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw/MUMOK, Vienna), “Ars Homo Erotica”  (2009, the National Museum, Warsaw), “Kunst und Öffentlichkeit”, 40 Jahre Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (2009, Berlin).