Jana Kapelová

Jana Kapelová was born in 1982 in Trnava, Slovakia. She graduated in 2006 from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Banská Bystrica and with PhD from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava in 2013. How can an individual change or subvert established societal norms and conventions, or even escape them? This question seems to be the key theme in the work of Jana Kapelová. In her artworks there is an interplay of institutional critique, which reflects her cultural and political involvement in the field of art, and a philosophical concern for the options an individual has in order to bypass or transform a (dysfunctional) social system and thereby arrive at self-realization.