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Mira Podmanicka
  • Female
  • Bratislava
  • Slovakia
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Relationship status
in a relationship
College / University
Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava, Slovakia
Program / Degree
MA studies, Sculpture, Object, Installation
June 11, 2006
Member type
If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
Conceptual, Drawing, Installation, Sculpture
About my artwork
I studied fashion design at high school and later sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia; I spent one semester in Video Studio in Czech Republic and one in Painting Studio at school in Bratislava. I continued my studies in Brussels, at Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts. I broadened my experiences on residency stay at the Centre de la Tapisserie in Tournai, Belgium and Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. All these influences left marks on my approach to art. I combine them to create objects and installations. I work with textile, clothes and other non traditional materials; sometimes I combine them with the very traditional ones, such as plaster, bronze to create tension and contrast.

My works speak about ones existence, problems, he meets, changes that happen everyday, mistakes and excuses, sorrows. I like to mention the problem, to bring it on, so people can see it through my art and think about it. I want people to be more aware, more receptive. I do vulnerable, obscure works, some of them last only for a short while. My pieces can be the everyday objects seen in new way. They are themselves and represent something else at the same time. It is a game, a mystery, hidden message. Not everything we see is like it looks like.

I do installations, site-specific art, objects, actions, usually presented as the photographs, combining painting, sculpture, textile and fashion design.
Artists I like
Louise Bourgeois, Sarah Lucas, Chiharu Shiota, Yayoi Kusama, Maria Bartuszova, Margarita Cabrera, Erwin Wurm, Anish Kapoor, Tony Cragg, Rachel Whiteread, Christian Boltanski, Mike Kelley, Annette Messager, Yinka Shonibare, Birgit Dieker, Robert Gober, Olafur, Eliasson, Tony Oursler, Lucy Orta, Andrea Zittel, Berlinde de Bruyckere, Cosima von Bonin, Eva Hesse, Denisa Lehocka, Roman Ondak, Peter Ronai, Helen Mirra, Ernesto Neto, Ghada AMer, Rosemary Trockel, Emoke Vargova, Ilona Nemeth, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Mark Manders, Vanessa Beecroft, Lynda Benglis, Trisha Brown, Sophie Calle, Orlan, Marcel Duchamp, Bill Viola, ...
snowboard, ski
cinema, movies, series
Centre of the artworld:
New York, London, Berlin, my studio, online

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At 15:28 on January 24, 2011, Radka Kovacikova said…
hadam sa pozname :) ...mi to doporucila kamoska z polska, na doktoranskem multimedia bola...tak uz mam dve kamaraaadky! hehe
At 11:14 on January 24, 2011, Kyra Munk Matustik said…
ahoj Mirka, vitaj medzi nami.Kyra


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