Juraj Ďuriš (* 1992) was born in Nitra, in the place where he became interested in street art in 2007. He graduated from the Faculty of Arts in Brno and afterward completed his master’s studies at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava in the studio of professor Ivan Csudai in 2017. After finishing his internship in the Nova Galerie, he has continued to live and work in Prague. His works were part of solo and group exhibitions around the Czech Republic and Slovakia, moreover, he created many wall paintings e.g. in France, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, the Netherlands, or Denmark.
Anna Mária Trávničková
Karolína Kohoutková (1974) is a Czech artist and pedagogue from Brno. The beginnings of her work have been influenced by the studies at the Secondary Textile School and since then she has been working with soft materials, perceiving its plasticity in connection with the human body and topics of innate and cultural identity.
Jiří Suchánek (1979) is a Czech audiovisual artist, musician, multimedia experimenter, and developer who will participate in a two-month residency stay within the project KAIR Košice Artist in Residence.
The premiere of a short film by a young Serbian artist Ognjen Tadić created during a two-month residence within the project KAIR Košice Artist in Residence. In his work, the author was inspired by the local story of Roman Anděl about the revelation of a forest spirit during camping near Bukovec and at the same time a Slavic legend of a forest demon named Leshy.
Ana Gabelaia is a Georgian curator who arrived from Tbilisi for a residency research stay. The concept of the exhibition and the potential artists are still subject of the research, but before her return to Georgia, Ana will host a curator’s talk where she will present the draft of the project and share the residency experience in Košice.
The first workshop dedicated to children will focus on developing their creativity as a game with identity. Children will design and create their own Leshy, guardian of the forest, a creature from Slavic mythology. Together we will make masks of various shapes and colors by adding various components that children collect in nature or bring them from home.