Anna Daučíková

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Anna Daučíková (1950, Bratislava)'s artistic practice encompasses a range of media, from painting and drawing to photography, performance, installation and moving image. Alongside her artistic work, she is also a co-founder and activist in several women's and queer NGOs and became a spokesperson for LGBT rights in Slovakia at the end of the 1990s.

Originally a glass designer, Daučíková lived in Moscow (then the USSR) for more than a decade in the 1980s, a period that had a significant impact on her artistic work. In the 1990s she joined the feminist magazine Aspekt in Bratislava and, in collaboration with other artists (Christina Della Giustina, Eva Filová), explored feminist approaches to the medium of performance at a number of festivals.

In the last few decades, video production has become dominant, together with her long-term teaching experience at several art academies. After exploring the possibilities of queering desire and non-normative sexuality, her focus turned to the video essay, including social issues such as poverty, post-Soviet trauma and memory. Last year's video works convey queer statements involving the artist's own body and bodily action accompanied by voice-over narration. (2022)

Since 1991 she has exhibited internationally: 2021 – 14th Baltic Triennale, Vilnius; Compassion Fatigue is Over, Rudolfinum, Praha; 2020—DYKWTCA, Witmann-Walker Corner, Washington; 2019—KW—Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin; Slovak National Gallery Bratislava; Tirana Patience, Museum of Socialist Realism, Tirana; Sleeping with a Vengeance, Dreaming of the Life, Wuertembergische KunstVerein, Stuttgart; 2018 FOR with Assaf Evron, Neubauer Collegium, Chicago; 2017 documenta 14, Athens/Kassel; 2016 Galerie Futura, Prague; 2015 Kyiv Biennial/School of Kyiv; 2009 Gender Check – Femininity and Masculinity in the Art of Eastern Europe, MUMOK, Vienna.

She taught at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava and the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. She lives and works in Prague. (2021)

  • A_nna D_aučík_ová. Trans_formácie / Trans_formation, ed. Monika Mitášová, Bratislava: Slovenská národná galéria, 2018, 416 pp. Texts by Anna Daučíková, Monika Mitášová, Ruth Noack, Nóra Ružičková. [1] (Slovak)/(English)
  • Anna Daučíková. My Mental Body, ed. Secession, Revolver, 2022, 60 pp. Contributions by Anna Daučíková, André Terrel Jackson, Luis Jacob, Lucas Michael, Ruth Noack, Tereza Stöckelová, Matt Storm. Exhibition. Publisher. Publisher. (English)

See also: Slovakia#Video_art_(1990s-2000s)