Ivana Rumanová (1985) is a cultural critic, curator and anthropologist based in Bratislava.
Ivana Rumanová studied cultural anthropology at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague and the Cultural Projects in the Public Space programme at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. She worked as a curator for Nová synagóga Žilina (The New Synagogue of Žilina, 2016 – 2019) and as a project manager at tranzit.sk (since 2019). She is a member of the editorial board of the magazines Kapitál (visual department, visual curator) and 3/4 which bring a critical reflection on art and technology and their social and political overlaps. She also writes for Artalk.cz, Flash Art, A2, kød. Recently she has worked on the exhibition project Nikdy sme neboli bližšie (We Have Never Been Closer) at tranzit.sk (2021-2022, with Dušan Barok), co-organized the interdisciplinary project Seminár urbánnej imaginácie (Seminar of Urban Imagination, 2020-2021, with Eliška Mazalanová and Peter Szalay), which explores the right to the city in a time of the climate crisis, contributed to Martin Piaček‘s research project Liquid Dogmas (2020), and acted as dramaturge for choreographer Yuri Korec‘s physical performance Sapiens Territory (2020). She currently works with the City Gallery of Bratislava on an external basis acting as a curator of a public space programme reflecting on gentrification and housing unavailability, she also prepares a residential programme in the Nová Cvernovka center centered around solidarity and radical care platforms and organizes the series Kapitalks. (2021)
- editor, Nikdy sme neboli bližšie / We Have Never Been Closer (with Dušan Barok), Bratislava: tranzit.sk, 2021, 40 pp. Exh. booklet. Exhibition. (Slovak)/(English)
- editor, Artalk Revue 6: "Komunity" / "Communities", Artalk.cz, Dec 2021, PDF/sk, PDF/en. (Slovak)/(English)
- Articles in Kapitál (Slovak)
- Articles in A2
- Articles in Flash Art CS (Slovak)
- Matej Sotník, "Študovala na Sorbonne verejný priestor: Paríž je sofistikovane segregovaný", Aktuality.sk, 22 Sep 2015. (Slovak)