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Ján Viazanička

(born in 1983, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia)
I n 2009 he successfully completed a master's degree at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava, at the Department of Photography and New Media. In 2007 he graduated as Bachelor of the Art Academy in Banska Bystrica, Faculty of Fine Arts. During his studies he completed an internship at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (2004). From 2012 to 2015 he worked as a photographer for the SITA (Slovak News Agency). In 2013 he collaborated with the weekly LIFE, from 2013 he worked as a secondary school teacher of Photography. In 2011 he was employed in the marketing department of Theatre Dance Studio. He is a founding member of the civic association ARTTODAY where he operates as a project manager and fundraiser. He also cooperates with the Slovak section Artyčok. tv. He is mainly devoted to conceptual art photography, but in recent years reportage and documentary photography have prevailed. He has published two photographic publications with Boris Nemeth, Transformation of Slovakia; 2012 and Transformation of Slovakia 2013: 1,150th anniversary of St. Cyril and Methodius in Great Moravia; 2013. In 2016 he won the second place in the contest Slovak Press Photo in the category World of Art and was nominated for Golden Eye in the Czech Press Photo in the category People We Talk About. In 2017 he was awarded the photographer of the year. He currently lives and works in BB.
 
Education:

2007 - 2010
Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava, Department of Fine Arts, specializing in Photography and intermedia overlaps

2003 - 2007
Faculty of Fine Arts in B. Bystrica, field of study: Fine Arts, program Audiovisual media
2004
Academy of Fine Arts Warsaw

 

Exhibitions:

Solo exhibitions:

2017
LAND IN THE MIDDLE, House of Culture, Dúbravica, SK

2016
Identity (with B. Németh), Day photo Levice 2016, Levice, SK

2015
Motives of invisibility (with J. Julény), Central Slovakia Gallery, B. Bystrica, SK

Transformations of Slovakia (with B. Németh), Vyhorlat Museum, Humenné, SK
Transformations of Slovakia (with B. Németh), Whispering in Šumiac, Šumiac, SK

2014
Documentary project to Transformations of Slovakia (with B. Németh), Central Slovakia Gallery, B. Bystrica, SK

TS: 1150th anniversary of St. Cyril and Methodius in Great Moravia (with B. Németh), State Scientific Library, B. Bystrica, SK

2013
Transformations of Slovakia: Romant1zmus today, Gallery Focesa, Šala, SK

TS: 1150th anniversary of St. Cyril and Methodius in Great Moravia (with B. Németh), Gallery Focesa , Šala, SK
Transformations of Slovakia: From Tatras to Danube (with B. Németh), Gallery Focesa, Šala, SK
Transformations of Slovakia (with B. Németh), Platform 1-12, Topolcany, SK

2012
Transformations of Slovakia (with B. Németh), Theatre Dance Studio Banská Bystrica, SK
Play, Just do it!, Theatre Dance Studio, Banská Bystrica, SK
2007
RESERVEART, State Scientific Library, Banska Bystrica, SK
Group exhibitions:

2017
10 years 
Day photo Levice, Levice, SK
Slovak press photo, Town Library Piestany, Piestany, SK
2016
Czech press photo, Old Town Hall, Praha, CZ

Slovak press photo, Museum and Justi Hall of the Primate ́s Palace in Bratislava , SK
Department photography and new media AFAD in Bratislava 2011 - 2016, Galerie 4, Cheb, CZ
Slovakia, say cheese !, Virka Galleria, Helsinki, FIN


2015
Okamihy, City Gallery, Rimavská Sobota, SK


2014
Okamihy, House photo gallery, Liptovský Mikuláš, SK

Two Countries, Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, SK
50 words APART - Public transport, Bratislava, SK

2011
Young Media, House of Arts, Bratislava, SK


2010
Sneak Preview, Central Slovakia Gallery, Banská Bystrica, SK

3rd international student film festival Early Melons, Kafe Scherz, Bratislava
TERCIUS MATERIA, artistic presentation in Kunštátská 3, Brno, CZ

2009
Diploma Works of Department of Photography and New Media, SEDF, Bratislava, SK

Art Containers, Brno House of Arts, Brno, CZ
Slovak Specialtie, Opera Gallery, Jiri Myron Theatre, Ostrava, CZ
EastWest, Nitra Gallery, Nitra, SK

2008
50 Words, Photoport, Slovak public transport, Bratislava, SK
Engineered Reality, Slovak Institute, Berlin, D
EastWest, Gallery Medium, Bratislava, SK

2007
Heterotopy Library, State Scientific Library, Banska Bystrica, SK

Mediawave, Prešov, SK
Barbakan, campus of the memorial of the SNP ( Memorial of the Slovak National Uprising), B. Bystrica, SK

2006
Exhibition of students Academy of Art, Arts Center, SOLVAY, Krakow, PL

The 1st Nagano International Video Art Festival, (NIVAF06), Nagano, Japan

Graphite and European City‘ (Perception shift), city walls, Banská Bystrica, SK

Exhibition of students at the Academy of Art, National Gallery, Banská Bystrica, SK
VAF (ex) LIVE, Irish Pub, Banská Bystrica, SK

2005
5K Five colleagues , Slovak Institute, Warsaw, PL