ARTIST PROFILE

Katarina Balunova

  • Slovakia (b. 1982)
  • Currently in Slovakia.
  • Katarina Balunova is a slovak contemporary artist focusing on the city urbanism, dwelling and the conflict between nature and civilization.

REPRESENTATION

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015

  • URBAN HABITATS, Bratislava City Gallery, Palffy Palace, Bratislava, Slovakia.
  • CITY GEOMETRY , Artver Gallery , Praha / Prague, Czech Republic.

2014

  • EMPLEKTON , Collblanc Espai D'Art Gallery, Culla Castellon, Spain.

2013

  • VIDEODIALOGHI, B5 Art - Arch Space , Turin , Italy.
  • HALFMOON IN HALFWOOD , MartinArte Gallery , Turin , Italy.

2012

  • INTERCITY, Galeria Umelcov Spisa / Spis Artists’ Gallery , Spisska Nova Ves , Slovakia.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016

  • BLUEPRINTS, Roman Susan Gallery, Chicago Arts & Design Center, Chicago, United States.
  • 30 x 30 x 30, ZS Art Gallery, Vienna , Austria.

2015

  • MEMORY AND DREAM , National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China.
  • ASROPA, Yegip Art Museum , Gunsan City, Korea, Republic Of.

2014

  • VUB PAINTING OF THE YEAR , Nedbalka Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia.
  • SACRAL ELEMENTUM III , Kasarne Kulturpark , Košice, Slovakia.
  • PERFECTIONISTS II , Pracownia pod Baranami Gallery, Krakow, Poland.
  • SLOWAKISCHE KUNST IN WIEN, Rearte Gallery, Vienna , Austria.
  • WHO ART YOU ?, Ex-Fornace Art Space , Milano, Italy.
  • HOMMAGE TO JOZEF HASCAK, Východoslovenská galéria / Eastern Slovakia Gallery, Kosice, Slovakia.
  • STORIE DI PITTURA PIEMONTESE DAL900 AD OGGI, Eco Museum del Freidano , Turin , Italy.
  • L´ACQUA E IL SUO SIMBOLICO , Ex-Fornace Art Space , Milano , Italy.
  • PATCHWORLD, Basın Müzesi Museum , Istanbul , Turkey.

2013

  • PERFECTIONISTS , Fabryka Trzciny Art Centre, Warsaw, Poland.
  • INTERNAZIONALE ITALIA ARTE, Museum MIIT , Turin , Italy.

2012

  • DEFINIZIONI INCROCIATE , Torino Art Gallery 56 , Turin , Italy.
  • L'ECCEZIONE E LA REGOLA, Aripa Gallery, Turin , Italy.

2011

  • ZEITGENOSSISCHE KUNST IN DER SLOWAKEI, Museum im Minoritenkloster , Tulln an der Donau, Germany.

LOCATION

  • Born 1982 in Slovakia.

EDUCATION

  • 2008 - 2010
    Fakulty of Arts, Technical University, Kosice, Slovakia
    Master of Fine Arts in Painting (studio of Contemporary Painting, Doc. Adam Szentpetery)
  • 2007 - 2007
    Accademia di Belle Arti, L´Aquila, Italy
    study internship in Painting (Pittura / Painting, Doc. Enzo Orti )

AWARDS & GRANTS

  • 2015
    6th BEIJING INTERNATIONAL ART BIENNALE
    National Art Museum of China, Beijing, China
  • 2014
    Malba roka 2014 / Painting of the Year 2015, finalist
    VUB Banka / VUB Bank Foundation , Bratislava , Slovakia
  • 2014
    Who Art You ?
    NOlab International Art Contest For Young Talents, finalist, Milano , Italy
  • 2013
    PERFECTIONISTS
    Modessque International Painting Contest / New Era Art Foundation, finalist, Warsaw, Poland
  • 2011
    Foto Roka 2011 / Photo of the Year 2011
    VUB Banka / VUB Bank Foundation, finalist , Bratislava , Slovakia

RESIDENCIES

  • 2016
    1st UAE ART BIENNALE, under the Ministry of Culture , Al Ain - Abu Dhabi , United Arab Emirates
  • 2014
    ALEXANDRIA SYMPOSIUM FOR MEDITERRANEAN ARTS, under the Alexandria Film Festival, Alexandria, Egypt
  • 2014
    CREATIVITY BETWEEN COMPULSION AND MUTINY , Museum Of Modern Art Minia Workshop, Al Minya, Egypt
  • 2014
    FIRST INTERNATIONAL WOMEN ARTIST RESIDENCY, Nicosia Art Museum , Kyrenia, Cyprus
  • 2009
    (R)EVOLUTION, International Symposium with Christine Lauenstein, Schloss Brollin , Germany

COLLECTIONS

  • UAE MINISTRY OF CULTURE, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • COLLBLANC ESPAI D'ART GALLERY, Culla Castellon , Spain
  • MUSEUM OF MODERN ART AL MINIA , Al Minya , Egypt
  • MUSEUM OF NORTH NICOSIA , Nicosia, Cyprus
  • SPIS ARTISTS' GALLERY, Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia