Katarína Gatialová

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Born Prievidza, Slovakia
Based in Prague, Czech Republic

Katarína Gatialová is a cultural manager, 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, new media and IT departement of the National Museum in Prague, Czech Republic. Here she has been dealing with museums' collection data and metadata management, online collection publishing and data aggregation, or digitization of sound heritage.

In years 2012-2015 Katarína Gatialová collaborated with Truc sphérique NGO team in Žilina, Slovakia as a curator and visual arts programmer at the Plusminusnula gallery, at Nova synagoga and also at Stanica Žilina-Záriečie cultural node, focusing on contemporary and media art. Before that she worked as a curator of 20th century 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 (2010 - 2013), a collaborator of 13m3 collective (2007 - 2011) and a co-organizer of Multiplace festival (2008 - 2015). She was also a co-founder and curator of Vitrína Deniska Gallery in Olomouc.

As an artist Katarína performs solo under the pseudonym Jano Doe. She is founded a bastl duo The Receivers, performing site-specific acts with radio scanners, software-defined radio and DIY modular synthesizer. Katarína is also a member of noise music groups Inocenc, Augiášův sonický chlév and of the Prague-based live-coding open group Kolektiv.

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