Petra Feriancová (born in 1977 in Bratislava, where she lives and works) is a Slovak contemporary artist, writer and curator. She works with the intention of post-production. The key moment of her work is the conceptualisation of her own emotional reactions to the processes of perception and memory, as well as an examination of the conditions under which they are shared. She works mostly with already made images, texts and archives, which she then interprets and methodically interchanges. The main aim of manipulating a reference—pictorial or discursive—is to provide the spectator with the original affective reaction to it.
An ornithology guide which reconciles Mythology with scientific soundness (artist's book).
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Mousse - Mousse Publishing (books)
A vast photographic archive conceived as an extension of
Petra Feriancová's project for
the Czech and Slovak Republic Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale.
An overview of works from 2000 to 2012 by Slovak artist Petra Feriancová.
bilingual edition (English / German)
These books are based on two different projects led by the artist during a site-specific exhibition at a gallery in Weikendorf, a little town in Lower Austria. For the first, she invited the local community to bring her photographs that would describe their lives in Weikendorf and exhibited it. The second project includes a black and white photographic installation playing on the reflections of an old fire station.
A collection of photographic archives documenting ornithology experiments (artist's book).