„Through her poetical approach, sculptor Anna Ročňová shows high sensibility in relation to the floral world, exploring the borderlines and crossovers between urban and natural environments. Beyond modernist divisions of nature and culture, she reinvents nature, questions the notion of the artificial, and turns to unexpected and overlooked natural forms.“ (jury statement)
Anna Ročňová (1989) studied at the Sculpture Studio of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague under Edith Jeřábková and Dominik Lang (2010–2017). In 2013, she went to a study stay within the TransArts program at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and at the Painting Studio II/Vladimír Skrepl School at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. The artist is intrigued by nature and natural processes, observing civilization and its products. In her latest works, the choice of material has become more radical, abandoning classic sculptural media and focusing on natural products. Her objects, collages and assemblages are often formed in groups. The artist keeps surrounding herself with all kinds of material. She keeps using and transforming it, experimenting with it, shaping and combining it. She seeks new shapes, surfaces and states of matter; all that with the aim of expressing the emotion emitted by nature. The artist participated in a number of collective exhibitions, such as Poetic Materialism at SODA Gallery in Bratislava and Against Nature at National Gallery Prague. Her solo exhibitions included Luxurious Moments at the Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace of the Prague City Gallery. She often exhibits her work together with Jan Boháč.