Emília Rigová


born in 1980, Trnava – is a visual artist working primarily with the object in the context of installation, performance, and site-specific interventions. She is using the possibilities of the 2D image, as computer graphics with its initialing points in classical painting. The content of her work is an exploration of the intersubjectivity of emotional experience, modified by the specifics of the socio-cultural environment. Her central subjects are the cultural and social stereotypes, the alter ego, the Roma identity, and the psychology of the individual. Emília Rigová studied in the Department of Sculptureat the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica, where she was awarded a PhD for her work Sculpture as Metalepsy in the Digital Age in 2011. Her range of activities includes exhibitions, curatorship, education and publishing. She teaches art courses in the fields of sculpture, multimedia, and intermedia in the Department of Fine Arts at the Faculty of Education in Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica, where she lives and works. She exhibits her work in Slovakia and also, intensively, abroad. Of her solo exhibitions we may mention Čohani z Koni Ajlend (2020) in Bratislava’s Kunsthalle or Icons of the Periphery (2019) Gandy Gallery; Lost Forest (2018) in Berlin‘s ERIAC (The European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture);Lost Identity (2018) in MQ21 in Vienna, or Revive/Purano Hanogos (2020) in Artvist Lab , Prague etc.. Group projects where she has exhibited include FUTUROMA (2019) at Biennale in Venice (curator Daniel Baker). With Petra Hanáková she was co-curator in the Central Slovakian Gallery in Banská Bystrica for Keres Kultura! / We’re Making Culture! (2019 – 2020). In 2018 shewon the Oskár Čepan Award and a laureate of Roma Spirit 2018..