Art exhibition by Veronika Marquez & Silvia Binda Heiserova
GENDER /// BODY /// HISTORY /// VIDEO /// INTERPRETATION /// FICTION /// SELFPORTRAIT /// EXPANDED PAINTING /// IDENTITY /// METHODOLOGY /// SEXUALITY /// PHOTOGRAPHY /// URBAN MEMORY /// SPACE /// ERROR /// PERFORMANCE /// GEOMETRY /// POWER /// NATURE /// SOUND INSTALLATION
SILVIA BINDA HEISEROVA
Silvia’s artistic interest lies in the critique of western phallocentric power structures, symbols and vestiges. She focuses on concepts of symbolic masculine power, its historical contexts, mechanisms of its establishing, while rethinking patterns of social perception. She experiments with hybridization of elements, colours and forms with the aim to question the legitimacy of phallocentric power through its symbols.
In her current artistic research and practice, Silvia investigates the urban memory of capital cities from a critical feminist perspective. Her research is focused on how history is represented and interpreted in the urban space through commemorative elements in a context of gender hierarchy.
Silvia Binda Heiserova lives and works in Bratislava, Slovakia. She graduated from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain), Faculty of Fine Arts, where she is currently enrolled in a Doctoral Programme in Artistic Practice and Research.
From her young age Veronika worked as a prostitute and her life was revolving around it. Then, leaving her past behind, she became a photographer as if all that she experienced before never happened. It turned out that photography brought her to the search of that lost identity.
In her photographic project “Camila” (2009) Veronika incorporates that earlier part of her life into her new environment. Trough the technique of multiple portraiture, her past and her present are “naturally” sharing the same space.
Over the years “Camila” has become a character of her own. Veronika has explored different versions of herself and has developed those "alter-egos" into different characters, which reflect moments of her life, questioning her identity and its social construction.
In her latest work, she explores her sexuality using photography, video and performance.
Tuesday 27 October 2020 at 15:00h
at Knesebeckstrasse 96
Friday 11 September 2020 at 22:00h
at Hauptstrasse 3
Friday 23 October 2020 at 00:00h