Katarina Hruskova *1984 in Ruzomberok, lives and works in Berlin and Ruzomberok. She studied at the Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam (BFA) and the Royal College of Art in London (MA).
Hruskova’s work in photography, installation and written/spoken word translate the body’s affective relationship to space by relating an intimacy to the inanimate and inconspicuous.
She points out the potency of objects and matter that slip under the radar by way of constant presence and proximity. She creates places of safety to nudge at their borders; her work occupies a fragile comfort zone where persistent stillness provokes transformation.
Recent exhibitions, performances and commissions include This is just what I saw at LU Arts, Loughborough (UK), Useful Photography at the Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava (SK), The waning yolk at Swiss Cottage Gallery, London (UK), Porous Whispers at Obroncow Stalingradu 17, Szczecin (PL), The Skin of the Eye – pt.1 at Vermillion Sands, Copenhagen (DK), Black Tower opening night at Black Tower Projects London (UK), Sign just under the skin at House of Egorn, Berlin (DE).
She has taken part in residencies in NY (Residency Unlimited, 2018 and Brooklyn Langer Residency, 2014), Italy (Residenza Petrolio/ amt_project, 2015), and Slovakia (Banska St_a_nica Contemporary, 2011 and 2014) and was one of the recipients of the 2017 Oskar Cepan Award (YVAA).
This residency is supported by Visegrad Artist Residency Program – Visual and Sound Arts.