Zuzana Bodnarova (Slovakia)
Executive director of Banska ST A Nica. Her background is theory of art focused on architecture and design. She co-operates with Centre for Central European Architecture based in Prague. She has initiated foundation of Štokovec, space for culture, she devotes a lot of her energy to culture policy. She works parallelly as organizer of exhibitions and occasional publisher.
- BANSKA ST A NICA / Štokovec
- Location: the monumental object of the railway station from the 1950s as a new platform of art and culture. BANSKA ST A NICA is not a culture centre within the city bustle, but a background for the creation in silence interrupted 6-times a day by the coming local train. Relatively young organization Štokovec, a space for culture (founded in the spring 2008) runs out of the elite centre of Bratislava on so-called culture periphery in Banská Štiavnica in the middle of Slovakia. Since summer 2009 their activities are embedded in the railway station space, which they gradually revitalize to become the vivid centre of art focused on studio and residential stays of domestic as well as foreign artists.
- Zuzana Bodnarova is hosted by a-i-r laboratory at the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art in frames of Re-tooling Residencies. Exchange programme for Emerging Professionals which is co-financed by the European Commission.