After three years of hibernation, sittcomm.award is back, but this time around we will refocus on books. We are inviting artists to submit their books published in 2013 or 2014.
Deadline is 15/10/2014
Tlacenica - workshop on photo books
foto by Ivan Varchola
We are organizing workshop or artists who want to publish their project as artist book and would like to consult their concepts.
Animal Imago - new book by Lucia Nimcova
We have published new book by Lucia Nimcova. Animal Imago is Nimcova's fourth publication, this time around publishing a book for KIDS of all ages, dealing with our relationship with animals and nature around us.
Lucia Nimcova awarded Jury Special Prize
Lucia Nimcova was awarded Jury Special Prize at Vevey International Photography Award 2013. Chuanita Diary explores our relationship to animals in a refreshing way, combining her own photographs with press clippings, illustrations and other found imagery.
Beyond the Wisla
Maros Krivy - winner of sittcomm.award 2011
Maros Krivy was selected as the winner of sittcomm.award 2011. The exhibition of his works and sittcomm.award slideshow is on view at Pawilon Wyspanskiego in Krakow.
>>> maros krivy
>>> installation view
>>> photomonth krakow
Lucia Nimcova - African Thunderstorm at SMBA17/02/2011 - 31/03/2011
Lucia Nimcova will present her new project African Thunderstorm within the exhibition Identity Bluffs at Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam.
When in February 2010, Lucia Nimcova went to Kenya for the first time she reconfigured her image of Africa. African Thunderstorm is about experiencing life in Kenya as foreigner, more explicitly as a white foreigner. As Nimcova explains, skin colour has never been a relevant aspect to her identity. In Kenya, however, she suddenly started to experience on her own body that the colour of skin is considerably signifying, though it is not exactly clear from the start what kind of significance exactly is related to it. For instance, she was seen as one of the Westerners who colonized Africa, although as an Eastern European, she or even the country where she was born, had little to do with that.
The work consists of several elements such as a booklet, with an interview of a friend of Nimcova who worked in Kenya for a NGO. Furthermore, photographs collected by the artist are attached to the wall, depicting young Kenyans staging themselves the way they would like to be seen. As a part of African Thunderstorm project she has also transformed a well-known piece of poetry - An African Thunderstorm - into a stamp poem by commissioning local artisans in Kenya. Nimcova wants the viewer of her work in SMBA to experience the use of the stamps as an important beaurocratic symbol, by means of making a stamped poem. She invites the visitors to take a copy of the booklet, stamp a poem on it and take it with them in order to read the interview on occasion.
>>> lucia nimcova
sittcomm.award at V8 Gallery24/09/2010 - 16/10/2010
Works of Ivars Gravlejs - My Newspaper and screening of other sittcomm.award shortlisted artists will be on display at V8 Gallery, Cologne.
>>> ivars gravlejs
RUSYNS / RUSNACI - exhibition09/09/2010, 19:00
opening of the exhibition at Tabacka, Kosice, SK
We have been invited to exhibit project RUSNACI / RUSYNS in Tabacka, Kosice. The show documents past and present life of displaced people of Rusyn minority from the region of water dam Starina (villages Starina, Dara, Ruske, Smolnik, Velka Polana, Ostroznica, Zvala). As a special guest Ivan Varchola will show his 'home-made' videos. Exhibition is curated by Lucia Nimcova & Roman Babjak.
>>> documentation images
>>> rusnaci - project
>>> rusnaci II - archive
>>> ivan varchola / galeria xxx
>>> lucia nimcova
CHILDHOOD DREAM 1988/2010 - performance14/07/2010, 19:00
Vltava river [within exhibition 'The Heat', MeetFactory, Prague, CZ
"In July 2010 we have reconstructed and reenacted project CHILDHOOD DREAM. In 1988 Marian Kusik created a vessel bearing photos of his two friends Lucka & Janka. Floating house was part of the Race of Unusual Vessels organized by Klub Meta and SZM. They won the first prize, though only four crews participated. In 2010 Lucia Nimcova, Michal Moravcik and Roman Babjak reconstructed the vessel and cruised the Vltava river in Prague as part of the exhibition The Heat at the MeetFactory."
>>> childhood dream / detsky sen
>>> lucia nimcova
>>> michal moravcik
>>> roman babjak
>>> meet factory
sittcomm.award ceremony / opening of the exhibition08/05/2010, 19:30
PhotoMonth, Pawilon Wyspianskiego, Krakow, PL
Jury of Lucia Nimcova, Sebastian Arthur Hau, Karol Hordziej & Pavel Vancat has decided to short list following artists for sittcomm.award 2010: Michal Bugalski (PL), Ivars Gravlejs (LV), Alexander Gronsky (RU), Agata Marzecova (SK), Joanna Piotrowska (PL), Wojciech Wilczyk (PL). Exibition of winner including slideshow of all shortlisted artists will be opened on May 8th at Pawilon Wyspianskiego, Krakow, Poland
>>> ivars gravlejs
>>> michal bugalski
>>> alexander gronsky
>>> joanna piotrowska
>>> wojtek wilczyk
>>> agata marzecova
>>> longlist slideshow
LEFTOVERS at Stredoslovenska Galeria01-02/2010
Stredoslovenska Galeria, Banska Bystrica, Slovakia
Installation LEFTOVERS will be on display within group show 'The Romance of My Young Days, the Future of My Nostalgia', curated by Mira Keratova
>>> documentation of the show / working memory
Plastic bags from collection of Ivan Varchola4/11-20/12/2009
V8 Gallery, Cologne, Germany
Installation of plastic bags from collection of Ivan Varchola will be on display.
LEFTOVERS - book presentation6/11/2009, 18:30
Ex Cafe, House of Photography, Bratislava, Slovakia
>>> leftovers - book
Urban Park [permanent photogaphy installations in the prefabs]Within this project we have reserached arichves of amateur photographers and local institutions and produced photographs which were permanently installed in the blocks of flats.
Concept: Lucia Nimcova & Roman Babjak
2006 Praha, Czech Republic
2006 MQ21, Wien, Austria
2006 Vihorlatska kniznica, Humenne, Slovakia
>>> web project
UrbanPark Humenne 2006Festival of contemporary music, cinema and arts
>>> festival webpage
Margate Family Albums [slideshow]In 2006 we have produced slideshow for Turner Contemporary in Margate.
RUSNACI / RUSYNSIn 2005 we have initiated project RUSNACI - about past and present life of displaced people of Rusyn (Ruthenian) minority from the region of water dam Starina (villages Starina, Dara, Ruske, Smolnik, Velka Polana, Ostroznica, Zvala).
Concept & Curator: Lucia Nimcova
Authors: Lucia Dankova, Silvia Hulajova, Ivana Lempelova, Jarek Basos, Jozef Fundak, Stevo Koco
2010 Tabacka, Kosice, Slovakia
2007 Transfotografia, Sopot, Poland
2007 Stanica, Zilina, Slovakia
2006 Vihorlatske muzeum, Humenne, Slovakia
2006 Sarisska galeria, Presov, Slovakia
>>> rusnaci / web project
>>> buy RUSNACI book
POPART Mikova 2005
We have curated film screenings at festival POPART Mikova 2005.
childhood dream / detsky sen 1988-2010
obrazova sprava o stave krajiny 2007-2008
leftovers / zvysky
rusnaci / rusyns
rusnaci 2 - archive
festival urban park