Diploma works: Cheating the status quo

The Department of Photography and New Media of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava invites you to the group exhibition Cheating the status quo.



  • Opening: Tuesday 6/6/2024 at 6:00 p.m

  • FB event
  • Duration of the exhibition: 6.6. - 29.6.2024


Exhibiting students:

  • Natália Dominiková
  • Piotr Gaska
  • Marcel Korec
  • Matúš Kuchta
  • Barbora Podola
  • Kristína Seidlová


  • Lea Benková



The exhibition will present six diploma works of students from three studios - from the Studio of Photography and Critical Practice, the Studio of Photography, Reality, Construction and the Studio of Audiovisual Overlaps.

Cheating the status quo. is the reaction of young authors, working with the medium of photography and its overlaps, to the current state and situation in society, across thematic spectrums. Authors change the paradigms of the present, which become normative and formative. They disrupt them and offer new visions and perspectives. They challenge the status quo. What unites them is a critical view of the issues moving our reality and defining the boundaries of the physical and mental spaces in which contemporary people try to move and survive.



  • Exhibition partners: Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Department of Photography and New Media, House of Art, Národné osvetové centrum.


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