Art Circle


Vlasta Žáková Vlasta Žáková                                     

Curriculum Vitae
31.1.1981 / Rožňava/ SK
2000 - 2006 / TU, Faculty of Arts, Department of Arts and Intermedia,Studio of Graphic and experimental creation, akad.mal.Zbynek Prokop,Prof. Rudolf Sikora, Košice/ SK
2003 / VUT, Faculty of Fine Arts, Environmental department, akad. Mal. Vladimír Merta, Brno/ CZ
1995 - 1999 / Industrial High school-Fashion craft, Desining and pattern making of clothing Svidník/ SK

Individual exhibition (selected)
2012 / With the Hot Needle, Ladislav Sutnar gallery, Plzeň/ CZ
2012 / The Second Door, Soda gallery Bratislava/ SK
2011 / Needle drawing, Central Slovakian gallery, Banská Bystrica/ SK 
2010 / The End of the Party, J. Koniarek gallery, Trnava/ SK
2009 / Three Graces - Dovičáková, Džuppová, Žáková, Stanica Žilina – Záriečie, Žilina/ SK
2009 / Vlasta Žáková: Suture, Museum of V. Löffler, Košice/ SK

2010 / Finále Ceny ČEZ 333, Národní galerie -Veletržní palác, Praha/ CZ / Finalist                        
2009 / Scooter 2 : Biennial of Slovak Contemporary art, J. Koniarek gallery, Trnava/ SK / Price of Jury
2008 / Finále Ceny ČEZ 333, Národní galerie -Veletržní palác, Praha/ CZ / Finalist
2007 / Cena Egoart, galéria Bastart, Bratislava/ SK / Finalist

2007 / PragueBiennale3, Karlin Hall, Praha/ CZ
2007 / Scooter: Biennial of Slovak Contemporary art, J. Koniarek gallery, Trnava/ SK

Group exhibition (selected)
2013 / Weekend of Design and Fashion, Opening Ceremonial of Košice- European Capital of Culture 2013, Košice/ SK
2011 / Zero Years, KHB, Bratislava/ SK
2011/  HomeEdition, East Slovak gallery, Košice/ SK
2010 / Inter-view. Nitrianska galéria, Nitra/ SK
2010 / Vedro, MeetFactory gallery, Praha/ CZ
2010 / Unobtrusive medium, Cyprian Majerník gallery, Bratislava/ SK
2010 / 120 x 120 cover exhibition, 66 Gallery, Praha/ CZ
2009 / Pecha Kucha Night, Stanica Žilina - Záriečie, Žilina/ SK
2008 / East of Eden, Karlin Studios, Praha/ CZ
2007 / Cut and Carve!, GMB, Bratislava/ SK
2007 / ViennaFair, The International contemporary art Fair, Vienna/ AT
2007 / PitoreSKa, Wanniek Gallery, Brno/ CZ
2006 / Boundary Fields, J. Koniarek gallery, Trnava/ SK
2005 /, Kunstverein Heilbronn, Heilbronn/ DE
2004 / East Slovak art group show, A.M.180, Praha/ CZ


The work of Vlasta Zakova is characteristic by using textile and atypically used technique of embroiling. Her program is based on widening the possibilities of this technique and its integration within the area of an open picture creation. The embroiled pictures in her version miss the familiarity with the textile designing or a design itself- as it is usual in such specialization.  Her works are from the formal or the content perception closer to the rather current tendencies in painting and drawing. As her motifs she usually chooses what directly concerns her, scenes from an everyday life, fragments of the witnessed events, stories which are sometimes interlaced with symbolic or fantasy features. In one part of her work she paraphrases the forms of the traditional embroiling, which carried mostly decorative and educational function in the past. We are not find any moralities, genre scenes or any naive flower ornaments in a typical round frames or on the decorative pillows.  She ironically re-embroils pre-exposed images of the wild parties, pictures of her friends drinking, moments of a decadent fun, simply pictures which we would never find behind the frames of our grandmothers. In a different position she focuses on more features of the processed material. In the pictures of abstract countries which are composed of piece of fabrics she sometimes reaches the space, but remains within the boundaries of the hanging picture.


Evropska unija

Projekt je pripravljen s finančno pomočjo Evropske unije v okviru programa Phare CBC Slovenija/Italija 2003