Daniela Krajčová (1983, Žilina) is interested in socially based artistic projects. Her process
includes the use of experimental documentary strategies, animation, drawing, painting,
installation. She is searching new ways of narration, use of traditional medias to create the
moving image. She uses active participation and oral history to shape society through a more
critical view of Slovakia’s complicated past and present. Her work is based on the personal
experience, conversation or common walking. She researched the jewish history in various
Slovak cities (Salamanders, 2013). She visualised memories of her grandmother about
collectivisation (Self-supply ration, 2015). She explores themes such as immigration issues in
France (project The length of their stay, 2008) or conditions of Slovak nurses for seniors in
Austria (Nach Wien, 2018). She works with immigrants in Slovakia in various participative
projects since 2009 (video Slovak for asylum seekers, 2009; Manual SK, 2015; painted canvas
Tableclothes, 2016). She works with Oto Hudec on the participative project with gypsy
children Project Karavan (2013- 2019). In her recent work she explores how urban space is
used by children, she is interested about the experiences of (single) mothers and families.
(Behind the railing, 2020).



2000-2008     Academy od Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava

                         Department of Architecture, Printmaking, Intermedia and Multimedia
2008-2010     Academy of Performing Arts, Bratislava department of Animation
since 2009     Academy od Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava doctoral studies





2004 -Universidad Veracruzana, Jalapa, Mexico,exchange program, 7 months
2006 -EVS, program artist in residence, 6 months, Fougeres, France
2006 -University of West England, 3 months animation course, Bristol, UK
2007 -Capital Avenir, 6 months artistic project, Aix-en-Provence, France
2010 -artistic project, Mexico city, Mexico
2011 -artistic residency, Museums Quartier, Vienna
2012 -artistic residency, Banská St a nica, Banská Štiavnica
2014 -artistic residency, Visual Kontakt, Oradea, Romania
2014 -artistic residency, Periférne Centrá, Dúbravica
2015 -artistic residency, Zavod Celeia Celje, Slovenia
2019 -artistic residency, Banská St a nica, Banská Štiavnica


individual Exhibitions

2020- “Behind the railings”, Liptovská galéria P.M.Bohúňa, Liptovský Mikuláš
2019- “Maps of friendships”, Altán Klamovka, Prague
2019- “Place of nearness, space of separation”, Kabinet T, Zlín
2017- “Počestní pocestní”, Kulturpark, Košice
2015- “Welcome to Slovakia”, Salónik, train station, Bratislava
2014- “When you see the falling star”, Visual Contact gallery, Oradea, Romania
2014- “Slightly tinted”, FKSE, Budapest. (with Zsofia Szomso)
2013- “Od Wedritzer Thor po Vár”, T-Gallery, Bratislava
2013- “Asimilácia”, Galéria Médium, Bratislava

2012- "324", Nástupište 1-12, Topolčany, Slovakia
2011- „Frame by frame", (with Veronika Schubert), Austrian cultural forum, Bratislava
2010- „Terra cognita", (with Štefan Papčo), Nitrianska galéria, Nitra
2010- „Slovak for asylum seekers", Galeria Cypriana Majernika, Bratislava


Collective Exhibitions

2019- “Dancing on the ruins”, Nova cvernovka, Bratislava
2019- “Flora pondtemporary”, St. Polten, Austria
2018- T.R.A.M., gallery of contemporary art in the train between Vienna and Bratislava
2017- “Nadikhuno Muzeumos”, Tranzit, Bratislava
2017- Čo je moje, je aj tvoje, ABC gallery, Bratislava
2016- “Cena Oskara Čepána 2016”, SSG Banská Bystrica
2016- “A je tu zas?”, Kunsthalle Bratislava
2016- “Telling Lines- Drawing in Slovak Contemporary Art”, Laaperenta, Finland
2016- “Techniky spomínania”, GMB, Bratislava
2016- Strach z neznámeho, Kunsthalle Bratislava
2016- Ongoing h/Histories, FKSE gallery, Budapest
2015- “Se dobimo od šestih”, Center Sobotnih umetnosti, Celje, Slovenia
2015- “Strategies and Tactics”, White house biennal, Tirana, Albania
2014- “Tracing the memory”, Vaal galeriis, Tallin, Estonia
2014- “Frejm Baj Frejm 3”, Plusminusnula gallery, Žilina
2014- “Committed to Change”, Tranzit, Bratislava
2013- “Frejm baj frejm 2”, Považská galéria, Žilina
2013- "Prague Biennale, Prague, CZ
2012- Frejm baj Frejm. New synagogue, Žilina
2012- Home sweet potato II. Gallery Medium, Bratislava
2012- Jeune Creation Europeénne. GMB, Bratislava
2012- Zlínsky salón mladých, Zlín, CZ
2012- Arteterapia, Gallery Medium, Bratislava
2012- Drawing: 11 propositions, T-gallery, Bratislava
2012- Paradise Hunters, Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava
2011- „Space (8850 vertical)“, Krokus Gallery, Bratislava
2011- „Jeune Creation Européene“, Montrouge, France
2011- „Essl Award 2011", Gallery Medium, Bratislava
2011- „Fade in", PF01 Galéria, Bratislava
2010- „Better more than one", Open Gallery, Bratislava
2010- Kinetic Image", B2 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2010- Nenápadné médium", Galéria Cypriána Majerníka, Bratislava
2010- „Jeune Creation", le Centequatre, Paris, France
2009- „Essl Award 2009", Galéria Medium, Bratislava
2009- „Nenápadné médium", Považská galéria, Žilina

2009- „Salon mladych", Zlín, CZ
2008- „Borderers", galeria Medium, Bratislava
2007- „Essl award", Galeria Medium, Bratislava
2007- „Continuum", Luxembourg
2006- „Les histoires des jardines", Fougeres, France
2004- Kupicua", gallery in Durango, Mexico


artistic awards

2007    finalist of Essl Award 2007
2008    Premium of Igric, slovak film award
2008    winner of Videorats, videofestival in Celje, Slovenia
2009    participant of Berlinale Talent Campus 2009
2009   finalist of Essl Award 2009
2009   first prize in one minute Azyl film festival
2010   jury mention, Animasivo, Mexico
2011   finalist of Essl Awars 2011
2011- Silver Dove, DOK festival, Leipzig, Germany

2012- Prize for drawing, T-Gallery, Bratislava
2016- finalist of Oskar Čepan Award 2016

2020- winner of Oskar Čepan Award 2020