Dorota Sadovská.

15.05.2009 bis 13.06.2009

In the series presented here I am continuing my previous research: seeking the meeting points of ugliness and beauty, garbage and decoration, undesired gaze and ornament. The series Skinning captures the poetic and also the less poetic examination of skin folds on a belly. Messages to the Mirror is made by photographs of surplus postnatal skin on a belly, arranged in “decorative garlands”.
A few remarks: Why, in developed countries, is the issue of losing weight more urgent than seeking solutions for those who are hungry unwillingly? Why do new mothers perceive their used bellies as the most ugly parts of their bodies? Documentary: is it just a view of what’s happening in the street, or can it be also a look at one’s own body?

Dorota Sadovská

1973 – Bratislava, Slovakia

2004 – Doctor of Arts, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava, Slovakia
1999 – Diploma DNSEP, École Nationale des Beaux Arts, Dijon, France
1997 – Diploma Master of Fine Arts, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava, Slovakia

Individual exhibitions (selected):
2009 – Chobot Gallery, Vienna, Austria
2009 – 5.patro Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
2008 – Jihoceské Museum, Ceské Budejovice, Czech Republic
2007 – SADO 1 a 2, Caesar Gallery, Olomouc, Czech Republic
2007 – Kunst 07, Space Gallery, 13th International Contemporary Art Fair, Zurich, Switzerland
2005 and 2007 – SADO, author’s magazine, an event in Slovak, Austrian, Czech and French newsagents and bookshops
2005 – the 4th international festival of photography in Lodz, Poland
2004 – Portraits, Chobot Gallery, Vienna, Austria
2004 – Korporalits, MuseumsQuartiers 21, Vienna, Austria
2004 – In the Interface, Medium Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
2002 – Yellow soul, South Tipperary Arts Centre, Clonmel, Ireland
2002 – Yellow soul, Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick, Ireland
2002 – San Francisco-Bruxelles-Bratislava, Municipal Gallery of Bratislava, Slovakia
2000 – Wenceslas and anothers, Václav Špála Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
2000 – Hard-boiled saints, Moravská Gallery Brno, Czech Republic
2000 – Album de Paris, Municipal Gallery of Bratislava, Slovakia

Group exhibitions (selected):
2008 – Slovak Picture (ani-picture), 20th century in the Slovak visual art, Riding School of Prague Castle, Prague, Czech Republic
2008 – Nuit de l’Europe, Rencontres d’Arles, France
2008 – 111works of art from the collection, Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
2008 – 8GEN, Trafacka Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
2008 – Matrix, Museum auf Abruf, Vienna, Austria
2008 – Mirror as instrument of illusion, Nitrianska Gallery, Nitra, Slovakia
2007 – White Space, Zurich, Switzerland
2007 – Ferne Nähe, NÖ Landesmuseum, Stift Lilienfeld, Austria
2007 – Biennale d’arte contemporanea, Bari, Italy
2006 – Month of Photography, Chobot Gallery, Vienna, Austria
2006 – One year after, BaCa-Kunstforum, Tresor, Vienna, Austria
2006 – Allied…, National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic