Counseling for AFAD students regarding topic Institutional operation, art market and pricing - this Thursday and on

Through the Support and Counseling Center for VŠVU students in Bratislava, we have the opportunity to provide free counseling for VŠVU students, the content of which relates to various aspects of the application of an artist, designer, utility artist in professional and commercial practice. Keep track of your school email addresses.



In the world of art, the evaluation and pricing of one's work is a hot topic that is not usually taught in schools, it does not have clearly defined conditions, so most people approach it in their own way. Some use formulas, others are inspired by the sold works of other authors, the rest follow the instructions of institutions and galleries.

However, how does pricing actually work in the field of (Slovak) visual arts? Is there one correct and magical formula that can be applied to all works of art? The VŠVU Support and Counseling Center has prepared a counseling cycle for our students in the field of visual arts, which will look at this issue from several angles. Experts from various backgrounds, such as an auction company, a private gallery, an investment consultancy and a regional gallery, will come to talk about their experiences with the evaluation of works, but also with the art market and institutional operations. The cycle will be closed by a visual artist with experience with a private gallery, exhibitions, but also with grants and independent work.


You will be able to consult and share experiences with the following personalities:


Nina Gažovičová

10.11.2022 in SOGA

studied the science of fine arts at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Comenius University in Bratislava and film science - theory and history of film at the College of Performing Arts. She was a doctoral student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava (market and art), successfully defended her dissertation in 2013. Since 1999, she has been an employee of the SOGA Auction Company, where she works as an organizer of independent auctions of contemporary Slovak art and an internal auctioneer.

Gabriela Kisová

art theorist and curator. From 2008 to 2019, she worked at the Krokus gallery in Bratislava as its director and chief curator. She published several publications on visual arts and worked as a teacher at VŠVU and FUTU Košice.

Ľudmila Kasaj Poláčková

head of the art history department and deputy director, scientific and research worker, curator of exhibitions and collections. She studied History and Theory of Art at Trnava University in Trnava (2002 – 2007). Currently, he organizationally ensures the running of the art history department in the gallery in cooperation with other colleagues. It ensures the creation of collections, research, professional processing and scientific evaluation of gallery collections. Creates the concept of the acquisition activity of the gallery.

Ivana Moncoľová

studied History of Art and Culture at the University of Trnava. She completed her doctoral studies in 2016 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava on the topic of "transformation of artistic authorship". He has been publishing texts about art since 1998 in professional and mass media. She curated several exhibitions of contemporary authors.

Katarína Poliačiková

has been working as a visual artist on the Slovak and international scene for more than a decade. During the same period, she was represented by the private Prague gallery Jiri Svestka Gallery. In addition, he has experience in cooperation with independent galleries, various state institutions, residencies, as well as obtaining grants to support his own work.