Daniela Krajčová




Daniela Krajčová was born in 1983 in Žilina in Slovakia. She studied at Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava in the departments of Architecture, Printmaking, Intermedia, and Multimedia. She also completed studies at Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, in the department of Animation. The theme of her work are often socially or autobiographically-based and include the presence of of authenticity, possibility of failure, subjectivity, and the economical value of the human work and time. She often intervenes with the narrative, mostly analyzing the relationship between visual and textual items. She works with documentary techniques, including the use of narration, decomposition of the story in the found text (as dialogues or subtitles), fiction and family biography / diary. Her work often includes text, allowing her to work with: various multicultural themes in both her native and foreign language; the identity of the individual in the relationship to his family; and the memory of the larger society. In recent works, she has used the repetition of the short sequence to show the stereotypical acceptance of various models of behavior and prejudices that are throughout society. 


Her work was be presented in the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale and she has also participated in exhibitions in Slovak National Gallery, in Budapest and in the prestigous "Essl Award“, in Bratislava, 2007, 2009, 2011. She was awarded the Silver Dove in the DOK Festival in Leipzig, Germany, and first place in animation festivals in Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.