"Since the time of her studies at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Brno University of Technology, Slovak artist Katarína Hládeková has been intensively present on the Czech art scene. The jury values the extraordinary visual intelligence and purity of rendition of the conceptual operations of ideas and explored relations between reality, the model and their mental image." (jury statement)

Katarína Hládeková (*1984) graduated from the Department of Visual Arts and Intermedia of the Technical University of Košice at the Studio of Graphic Design and Experimental Art of Rudolf Sikora and from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Brno University of Technology at the Studio of Painting III of Petr Kvíčala. She started her PhD studies at the Department of Electronic Image of Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem and currently continues them at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Brno University of Technology. She works primarily in the media of object, installation and photography, the central theme of her work being the model; a monumental spatial realization in a small scale which is often presented in photographic form. The artist explores the sensitive relation between reality and its image, or its archetype, which itself becomes a new reality. She has introduced her work at numerous Czech and Slovak exhibition institutions, lately for instance at the TIC Gallery in Brno, Make Up Gallery in Košice and Fait Gallery in Brno. In 2013, she represented Slovakia at the Henkel Art Award.

Videoprofile of Katarína Hládeková

Video: Jan Vidlička