Katarína Gatialová

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Born Prievidza, Slovakia
Based in Prague, Czech Republic

Katarína Gatialová is a curator, artist and graphic designer. She graduated in art history from the Faculty of Arts of Comenius University, Bratislava (MA, Political Poster in Slovakia, 1968-1989, 2009), and in visual communication from the Academy of Fine Arts, Bratislava (BA).

Since November 2015 Katarína has been working as a head of the digitization and new media department of the National Museum in Prague, Czech Republic. She continues to collaborate with Truc sphérique NGO team in Žilina, Slovakia, with whom she worked on daily basis in years 2012-2015 as a curator and visual arts programmer. There she was a curator of the program at the Plusminusnula gallery, at Nova synagoga and also at Stanica Žilina-Záriečie cultural node. Since 2008 she has been also a co-organiser of the Multiplace festival.

Worked as a curator of modern art at the Olomouc Museum of Art (2010-12) where she launched the Central European Art Database, a project linking digitized collections of the museums and galleries in Visegrad countries. She was a co-curator of 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). Worked also as an editor of Kinečko magazine, and a collaborator of 13m3 collective.

As an artist Katarína performs under the pseudonym Jano Doe. She is a member of duo The Receivers, performing site-specific acts with radio scanners, software-defined radio and DIY modular synthesizer. Katarína is also member of a Prague-based live-coding collective Kolektiv.

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