Mária Rišková

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Born Trnava, Slovakia
Based in Bratislava, Slovakia

Mária Rišková (1974, Trnava) is a curator, educator and graphic designer. From 2016-2020 she worked as head of the Slovak Design Center in Bratislava.

She holds a Master's Degree in History of Art and Culture from Trnava University where she studied at the Faculty of Humanities in the Department of History of Art and Culture. Mária has coordinated and participated in a number of contemporary art programs, independent spaces and experimental projects across Slovakia and Central Europe. She is a founding member and president of the civic association Poster which was implementing a series of poster events in the public space in Plane, Trnava. From January 2001 to 2004 she was as a curator, program co-ordinator and manager of the gallery and club Buryzone which she initiated together with STUPIDesign. She coordinated Multiplace festival for new media culture (2002-2004), and curated exhibitions of the XYZ group (2001, 2002). In 2003, Mária co-started the BURUNDI media lab, and later in 2005 co-founded 13m3 organisation devoted to exploring new modes of cultural presentation. She is also a founding member of the group NADA (*2003). In 2013 she co-founded the Slovak Design Museum in Bratislava which she led until December 2015. She taught the history of new media at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava and history of multimedia art at the Faculty of Fine Arts in University of Technology, Brno. Mária has edited publications for a number of projects. She lives in Bratislava.


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  • "Dizajnér ako čitateľ. Rozhovor s Petrom Biľakom", 3/4 online, n.d. (Slovak)
  • "Zdvihol som každý kameň a pozrel podeň. Rozhovor s Ľubomírom Longauerom", Designum 15:3, Bratislava: Slovenské centrum dizajnu, 2009. [16] (Slovak)
  • "Pochopená kultúra a kultúrnosť. Múzeum umenie Olomouc", Designum 16:2, Bratislava: Slovenské centrum dizajnu, 2010. [17] (Slovak)


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