27 February – 26 April 2020
Artist: Palo Čejka
Curator: Omar Mirza
Palo Čejka is a Bratislava native, printmaker, punker, occasional slam-poet, singer of the band Kamoško & Kokosko, DJ Reverend, garden enthusiast, teacher, father. He likes to cut and carve, especially into linoleum. He has carved many beautiful things for his Nitra exhibition, most of them are more or less abstract. The fun part is that he will give the same prints (each max. up to 5 copies) to three different curators – besides Omar Mirza, it will be Peter Tajkov from Košice and Láďa Čumba from Prague. They will have the opportunity to interpret them in their own way and create three completely different exhibitions.
21 May 2020 – 31 May 2021
Permanent/Temporary Exhibition of František Studený
Artists: František Studený, Andrej Kolenčík
Curators: Renáta Niczová, Ľudmila Kasaj Poláčková
The pilot project of a permanent/temporary exhibition is a result of the Nitra Gallery’s effort to present both living and deceased artists whose work is somehow connected to the region of Ni-tra. The goal of the permanent/temporary exhibition of František Studený in Nitra Gallery’s Sa-lon is to remind the general public of the artist on the 40th anniversary of his passing. A young film director and visual artist Andrej Kolenčík has been invited to join the project in order to cre-ate an in situ intervention/tribute/reinterpretation of František Studený’s work in one of the exposition spaces. František Studený’s work can be divided into two parts: social themes and genre painting. The Nitra Gallery exposition focuses on the genre level of his painting – specifi-cally his fish theme and it is based on several works from the gallery’s collection which has ac-quired them either as gift from the Studený family or they will be on loan from other collections.