Barbora Šedivá

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Born Trenčín, Slovakia
Lives in Brno, Czech Republic


Born 1981 in Trenčín, Slovakia. Graduated in Culture studies from the Faculty of Philosophy of Comenius University in Bratislava (MA), and in Public Art and Cultural Management from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Technology in Brno (PhD).

Barbora is a member of Atrakt Art and 4AM Forum for Architecture and Media collectives. She is also an editor of 3/4 magazine (since 2004) and Atrakt Art label.

Before moving to Brno in 2006 Barbora used to work at A4 - Zero Space from its inception in 2004. She was involved in running the Summer Open Academy (Bratislava) and Urban Re/Creation/Citylab (Bratislava) projects and was a co-organiser of Next festival of advanced music (Bratislava), and the coordinator of Multiplace new media culture festival held internationally. She also organised a number of workshops, including Urban reset (Bratislava/Brno), Living Vandalism (Brno), and Cool Place, a series of short participatory documentaries made by young people about the places that create their living space. Between 2009-12, she worked at The Brno House of Arts (off-program dramaturgy, production, fundraising, event management), and co-organised and co-curated Remake / REthinking Media Art in K(C)ollaborative Environments, an international art project aimed in creation and presentation of new works inspired by the history of media arts (2010-12). For the project she edited a catalogue and a special issue of 3/4 magazine on media art history, "Remake". Since September 2012 she works on freelance basis.

Barbora is a co-founder of 4AM Forum for Architecture and Media association (2010) which ran the Gallery of Architecture in Brno (2011-2012). Since February 2013 the association was based in an old railway building in the southern city of Brno (Rosická 1) [1], and in October 2014 it started a new culture space with café in the centre of Brno, PRAHA/forum for architecture and media (2014-2019).

Barbora is also a co-curator of the Asking Architecture, the winning project for the exposition in the Czech and Slovak Pavilion at 13th International Architecture Exhibition of la Bienale di Venezia 2012, in cooperation with curator and architect Ján Pernecký.

In March 2013, Barbora co-curated the Hi5! exhibition in cooperation with Croatian artist and curator Slaven Tolj in The Brno House of Arts. The exhibiton mapped out the current work and ideas of students in Fine Arts study programs in Czech arts schools (photographs by Jiří Hloušek).

The Exposition of New Music 2013, 2014, 2015 festival on-site production, technical assistance, coordination and co-dramaturgy [2].

PR and co-production of Folk Architecture Monument - Tomas Dzadon's art project of three traditional log houses placed on the roof of a prefabricated housing block in Košice city in Slovakia. (Opening ceremony September 2013) [3]

Barbora cooperates with Jana Horáková and Theory of Interactive Media department, Masaryk University (Brno), e.g. Media – Performance – Memory. 3rd Czech – German symposium (2011) [4], Remake seminar (2012) [5] or the TIM_LAB seminar. The course provides an environment for an active exploration of the current trends within the realm of media art and its historical context. The objective is to create public archives of period material and a database of information about locally important events and personalities whose importance transgresses the borders of the region (Autumn 2013 [6] / Spring 2014 [7])

Barbora is also a member of JACK JACK, no input style noise band, the submissive DJs duo Jack Jackson5, and the improvisational theatre group Lahor/Soundsystem

  • - assistant professor and doctoral studies coordinator at Faculty of Fine Arts Brno - Department of Art History and Theory (from March 2021) [8]
  • - Vasulka Kitchen Brno - representative member and archive project coordinator (from 2020) [9]
  • - 2016-2017 - co-dramaturgy and organization of Showcase festival Itch My Ha Ha Ha, Brno [11]
  • - 2014,2015 - co-organizing and curating THE OSKAR ČEPAN'S AWARD (The Young Visual Artists Award in Slovakia) in cooperation with Tomáš Džadoň & Boris Meluš [13]- [14]
  • - 2014, 2015 - member of change management team at TABAČKA Kulturfabrik (Košice, Slovakia) [15]
Selected texts / publications
  • ŠEDIVÁ, Barbora. DRAJSAJTLOVÁ, Katarína. The Vašulka Kitchen Brno Archive – Brief Report on the Ongoing Project. Published at MAP - Media | Archive | Performance - MAP #12 - e-journal [16]
  • ŠEDIVÁ, Barbora. GATIALOVÁ, Katarína. Stejně jsme všichni umělci. ART ANTIQUES. Praha: Artantiques media, s.r.o., 2022, [17]
  • ŠEDIVÁ, Barbora. Smart Art - Hľadanie krásy. SMART CITIES. Brno: Smart Cities Media s.r.o., 2016, 03 – 16. ISSN 2336-1786
  • ŠEDIVÁ, Barbora. Smart Art - Audiovizuální databáze obce Šléglov. SMART CITIES. Brno: Smart Cities Media s.r.o., 2016, 02 – 16. ISSN 2336-1786
  • ŠEDIVÁ, Barbora (ed). Kulturní politika a strategie měst. SMART CITIES. Brno: Smart Cities Media s.r.o., 2015, 04 – 2015. ISSN 2336-1786
  • ŠEDIVÁ, Barbora. Smart Art – Roj 2.0., Zpráva od Mahena, Elektrosluch. SMART CITIES. Brno: Smart Cities Media s.r.o., 2015, 04 – 15. ISSN 2336-1786
  • ŠEDIVÁ, Barbora. Nekončiaci proces zmeny. Rozhovor Barbory Šedivej s Marekom Adamovom, Martinom Jančokom a Katarínou Gatialovou. Brno: ERA 21, 2015, č. 012015. ISSN 9771801-089006
  • ŠEDIVÁ, Barbora. "Hrdé mestá", Smart Cities 04-14, Brno: Nakladatelství Pixl-e, 2014, ISSN 2336-1786
  • ŠEDIVÁ, Barbora. Z Lítia do Budúcnosti. In: XXL pohledů na Současné slovenské výtvarné umění, Prostor k nahlédnutí. Tomáš Džadoň pohledem Barbory Šedivé. Ľubomír Ďurček pohledem Jána Kraloviča. Kutná Hora: GASK, 2014. [18]
  • ŠEDIVÁ, Barbora. Environment s prvakmi popu. Markéta Lisá. Flash Art. Praha: Nadace Prague Biennale, 2013, 28-29, s. 51. ISSN: 1336-9644
  • ŠEDIVÁ, Barbora. Kódy k súčasnosti / záznam akcie (28. 6. 2012, GAMU Praha). CAS : co to je? = what is it? Praha: Nakladatelství Akademie múzických umění v Praze , 2013. ISBN 978-80-7331-265-7
  • ŠEDIVÁ, Barbora. Richard Loskot (de)mytizování světa umění. Cena Jindřicha Chalupeckého Finále 2012. Praha: Společnost Jindřicha Chalupeckého, 2012. ISBN 978-80-905317-0-3
  • ŠEDIVÁ, Barbora (ed). REMAKE. Speciální číslo věnované dejinám mediálního umění. 3/4 27-28: Special issue on media art history: Remake (2012). (in English/Slovak) 3/4. Bratislava: Atrakt Art, 2012, č. 27-28. ISSN 9-771335-530005-27
  • ŠEDIVÁ, Barbora (ed). REMAKE. Katalog k projektu Remake. Remake catalogue Bratislava: Atrakt Art, 2012, ISBN 978-80-971089-0-8
  • ŠEDIVÁ Barbora, GATIALOVÁ Katarína. "Nové médiá, sociálne akcie a cvičené opice v kolaboratívnom prostredí. Multiplace, Remake",, Profil 3 . Bratislava: 2012, s. 112-120. ISSN 1335-9770
  • ŠEDIVÁ, Barbora. "Trip po súčasných: Krátky úvod do brnianskej audiovizuálnej scény". A2 - kulturní čtrnáctideník  Praha: A2, o.s., 2009, č. 12. ISSN 1803-663
  • Editing and Articles in 3/4 magazine since 2004
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