Jana Kapelová

M.Sc. Jana Kapelová, ArtD.
Associate Professor
Department Chairperson
Head of studio

Online presentation:


IG: @janakapelova


  • Studio of Intermedia
  • Bachelor´s Thesis (consultation, formulation)
  • Degree Work (consultation, elaboration)





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Jana Kapelová's (1982) artistic practice is in many ways on the way to freedom motivated desire to make the conditions of personal life, but also artistic operation more acceptable. She is interested in strategies of individual but mostly unreflected resistance to work frustration, to routine and killing aspects of education, work, free time and the resulting alienation. It encourages reflection that could lead to disturbing established thinking or overcoming passive surrender. Hers frequent tools are dialogue, analysis and reconstruction of social situations.


  • 2009 – 2013 Doctoral study, Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia, Intermedia and Multimedia Department of Anna Daučíková 
  • 2004 – 2006 Master study, Faculty of Fine Arts of the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia, Intermedia Department of Miroslav Nicz
  • 2006 Stay in Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, Czech Republic, The School of Conceptual Tendencies, Studio of Milos Sejn
  • 2000 – 2004 Master study, Faculty of Education, Trnava University in Trnava, Slovakia, Approbation: Art education and Slovak language

Selection of solo exhibition:

  • 2018 Aquarium Paradox, etc gallery, Prague, CZ
  • 2017 Nylon relations, Ciachovňa Arzenal, Žilina, SK
  • 2016 The situation is changing without happened, OFF Format, Brno, CZ
  • 2014 Oskár Čepan Award - exhibiton of the finalists, Nová synagóga/Kunsthalle, Žilina, SK
  • 2012 Kunsthalle - A Global Report on the State of the Institution, House of Art, Bratislava, SK
  • 2012Free Working Time, Gallery of the Good Shepherd, Brno, CZ

Selection of group exhibition: 

  • 2019
    Hidden Curriculum, tranzit, Bratislava, SK
    The Collective Brain, Art Lab Gnesta, Gnesta, SW
  • 2018
    Conditions of Inability IV - Silent Interpretation, Kurzor Gallery, Prague, CZ
    Art Is Work, Krokus Gallery, Bratislava, SK
    I Take Pleasure In Attention, Central Slovakian Gallery, Banská Bystrica, SK
  • 2017
    Experience of The Bucket Riders, Arkipel, Jakarta, ID
    CZECHOSLOVAKIA / A Critical Reader, Gandy gallery, Bratislava, SK
  • 2016
    Once More, with Feeling, EFA Project Space, New York, USA
    Potential of everydayness, Považská galéria umenia, Žilina, SK
  • 2015
    REVERZ / REVERSED, Muzej savremene umentosti, Novi Sad, SRB
    Families Of Objects II., Abrons Art Center, New York, USA
    2 Festival of Minimal Action, Paris, FR
    The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people, Studió Galéria, Budapest, HU
    Beyond the red lines, Studio / FKSE, Budapest, HU
  • 2014
    The Need for Practice, tranzit.sk, Bratislava, SK
    What remained, Trafačka, Prague, CZ
  • 2013
    Social Design, Emil Filla Gallery, Ústí nad Labem, CZ
    Beyond the red lines, Oberliht Association, Chisinau, MLD
    Praguebiennale VI., Nákladové nádraží Žižkov, Prague, CZ
    Essl Art Award CEE 2013, Medium Gallery, Bratislava, SK
  • 2012
    The Real Emotions, Muzeul Naţional de Artă Cluj, RO
    Paradise Hunters, Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, SK
    Artetherapy, Medium Gallery, Bratislava, SK
  • 2011
    Velocypedia, NTK Gallery, National Technical Libary, Prague, CZ
    Re_public Space, Festival REFRESH +89, Košice, SK
  • 2010
    Tina B, Contemporary Art Festival, Prague, CZ
    Exposition Projection, publicart project, Paris, FR
  • 2009
    Erased Walls, Freies Museum Berlin, Berlin, DE
    The Young Art Biennal Skuter II., Jan Koniarek Gallery, Trnava, SK
    Praguebiennale IV., Karlin Hall, Prague, CZ


  • 2014 Oskar Čepan Award (Young Visual Artists Award), winner
  • 2014 Tatra's Tiger Award
  • 2013 Essl Art Award CEE 2013, finalist
  • 2005 Egoart, finalist


  • 2015 ISCP, New York City, USA
  • 2014 Central Slovakian Gallery, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
  • 2013 Oberliht, Chisinau, Moldova

Other projects:

  • 2010 Twenty Years After the Velvet Revolution Did Not Happen, iniciative focused on the cultural policy in Slovakia
  • 2009 – 2015 Artyčok TV, online fine art TV 
  • 2008 – 2009 Hore bez (with Omar Mirza), weekly online fine art news