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ARTIST STATEMENT

Through painting optics, I immersed myself in direct to archaeological research of socialist playgrounds located in Slovakia. The central motif of the paintings results from the depiction of the state of neglected socialist playgrounds, the aesthetics of their destruction. I deal with a selected motif of public space, which is part of personal and social memory. I focus on thorough research of painting material, structures and work with non-classical painting materials as well as rust. I choose significant constructions of children’s playgrounds, rust in the paintings represents a time period, but also numerous overpainting of constructions with paint, when just under the paint there is often rust. The rust in my paintings is procedural, similar to the one we see on playgrounds. It falls, grows, it is a process painting. I complement the rust with classic painting materials, such as acrylic or pastel painting.





BIOGRAPHY

  • Solo exhibitions

2019 Exhibition from the show „HON NA LOSA“, Faculty of dramatic arts, Academy of Fine Arts in Banská Bystrica
2018 Landscape and structure, solo exhibition in Bis&Co coffe place in Topoľčany
2016 Natália Šimonová & Peter Decheť, exhibition in the Department of Painting, Faculty ofFine Arts, Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica 

  • Collective exhibitions

2020 Peripheral Vision, Pistoriho palace, Bratislava, Exhibition of students of the Department of Painting, Faculty of dramatic arts, Academy of Fine Arts in Banská Bystrica, 11. 12. 2020 – 28.2.2021, curated by: Ivana Moncoľová

2020 Maľba 2020 – Price foundation VÚB for young artists´ painting, Nedbalka Gallery, Bratislava, 22.10.2020, curated by: Nina Gažovičová

2020 Safe, hidden, Nitra Gallery– bunker, Nitra, collective exhibition, 17.9.2020 – 25.10. 2020, curated by: Adrián Kobetič

2020 Zrní, Galerie Sýpka, Valašské Meziříčí, 16.9.2020, curated by: Jana Farmanová

2020 mission: Space, Kláštor Opening, Kláštor Hieronymitánov, Štiavnické Bane, curated by: Tereza Velegová, Michaela Šuranská

2020 Intervention, Nástupište 1-12 podchod AS Topoľčany, concept by: Rastislav Podoba

2020 Enigmatic landscape, Gallery Jan Koniarek in Trnava, curated by: Filip Krutek

2020 ART/ES, art exhibition at Faculty of phylosophy, TU in Trnava, curated by: Lívia Gazdíková, Adam Korcsmáros, Linda Mendelová, Zuzana Miklánková

2019 One day, exhibition in the former studio of Jana Farmanová and Palace Cinema in Nitra

2019 Mikrofestival percepcia –Rok od vraždy; the year 2019 was dedicated to Ján Kuciak and Martina Kušnírová, Banská Bystrica

2018 Art exhibition on the occasion of the visit of the President of Slovak republic, Faculty of Fine Arts, Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica

2018 FIGURAMA Workshop of drawing and painting with prof. Boris Jirků, Faculty of Fine Arts, Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica

2017 Exhibition: Work title: bez názvu (students´ expressive painting) Faculty of Fine Arts, Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica, guarantor: prof. Ľudovít Hološka, akad. mal., curated by : Vladimír Ganaj, Synagógain Brezno, Slovakia

  • Workshops & extracurricular activities

2021 Online workshop for teenegers, SNG, 20.1.2021

2020 mission: Space, Kláštor Opening, symposium 27.7.-2.8.2020, Kláštor Hieronymitánov, Štiavnické Bane, curated by: Tereza Velegová, Michaela Šuranská

2020 Intervention, Nástupište 1-12 podchod AS Topoľčany, art residence 20.7.- 25.7.2020, concept: Rastislav Podoba

2019 Stage for the theater performance HON NA LOSA, Faculty of Fine Arts, Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica

2019 WORKSHOP OF SCREEN PRINTING, merchandise and performance for the 30th anniversary of The Velvet Revolution

2019 VIDEOMAPPING- WORKSHOP II. Department of IDM, under the leadership of: Ľubomír Slovinský a Veronika Šmírová

2019 PLEIN AIR under the leadership of doc. Ján Triaška and Mgr. art. Jana Farmanová, Tihany, Hungary

2018 FIGURAMA, Workshop of drawing and painting with prof. Boris Jirků, Faculty of Fine Arts, Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica

2018 Skoki, Poland, Workshop of painting and drawing

2018 The Tuesday Club, Klub u Francúza Banská Bystrica, lecture about painting & jewellery for other artists and general public

2017 FIGURAMA, Workshop of drawing and painting with prof. Boris Jirků, Faculty of Fine Arts, Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica

  • Lectures

2020 ART MARKETING, Faculty of Fine Arts, Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica, lecturer: Alena Vrbanová, lecture organizer: Natália Šimonová

2019 – now Natália Šimonová is behind the idea and realization of evening discussions called ROZHOVORY (DIALOGUES), which take place regularly at the which has been running cyclically on the premises regularly since 2019, Faculty of Fine Arts, Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica, previous guests: Jana Farmanová, Milan Hnat, Patrik Ševčík, Martin Derner, Eva Masaryková, Miroslav Nicz

Podcasts – ROZHOVORY (DIALOGUES) 2020 – now Adam Šakový, Nástupište 1-12 (Zuzana Novotová Godálová), Miroslav Beňák, Juraj Gábor, Igor Benca, Juraj Toman

  • Print & links

2021https://www.nitra2026.eu/vitazka-ceny-malba-2020-natalia-simonova/

2021TICHO A TMA | Časopis HMOTA (casopishmota.sk)

2021
https://www.mzv.sk/web/siparis/detail/-/asset_publisher/bZtjMy3iNwbo/content/predlzenie-rezidencie-n…
2021 https://www.mzv.sk/web/siparis/detail/-/asset_publisher/bZtjMy3iNwbo/content/umelecka-rezidencia-nat…
2021 https://www.rtvs.sk/televizia/archiv/15329/260810 (17.2.2021)

2020 
http://www.studentskaosobnost.sk/nominacie.html?fbclid=IwAR2OG2RVc2VLExOJ-bspsNt-64VmRdLMb_WIVSJPD4L…

2020 Flash art, Czech & Slovak Edition 58., review of the exhibition Maľba 2020, text: Lucia Gavulová, ISSN: 1336-9644

2020
https://srdcovky.nadaciavub.sk/maliarka-roka-natalia-simonova-chcemdostat-umenie-medzi- co-najviac-ludi/?fbclid=IwAR1tmLlI2V6DgYJdtQ6SjwaP2zM8- OAEcmj_cBtQVTWccXKfxdnSUxpmPaE

2020 150. online auction of works of art, Auction house SOGA: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=724662665065150&ref=watch_permalin

2020 https://kultura.sme.sk/c/22516354/pracuje-impulzivne-a-spinavej-roboty-saneboji-vitazka-sutaze-malb…

2020https://www.rtvs.sk/televizia/archiv/15329/251244#675 – Wednesday, 25.11.2020 (23:20) 2020 Magazine Art3, č. 3 – 4, október 2020 str. 30 – 31 ISBN I 2453-7349, ISBN 978-80- 89555- 65-9

2020https://dennikn.sk/2101762/hrdzavejuci-retazak-zena-boss-a-priroda-znicenaclovekom-pozrite-si-troji…

2020https://www.archinfo.sk/diskusia/blog/dizajn/malba-2020-vysledky.html

2020https://www.nadaciavub.sk/malba/novinky/nadacia-vub-ocenuje-vitazov-15- rocnikasutaze-malba.html

2020https://kultura.pravda.sk/galeria/clanok/566651-sutaz-malba-vyhralanataliasimonova/?fbclid=IwAR23RR…

2020https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UEH6o79oX4&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR3pUvL8 a5sLCqE Pw5iBhTAb2EVeyZP0Ftjfu2ut4KJgTdKNDVU9ma-e5HA

2020https://www.zenger.news/2020/11/24/rot-ticelli-award-winning-slovakianartistpaints- with-rust/?fbclid=IwAR2rcZu2- oSVKPoLMaGme1mDn9YcdRNIDkLHoTmlD6vycZgd2nAMDggDKxM

2020https://malbaroka.sk/virtualnaprehliadka/?fbclid=IwAR3OqhKkvm9_KbDCE0oFxouAgb ASefzlSkP5sE_wIDeoyNPY21_jFW-e7U

2020https://www.nadaciavub.sk/malba/novinky/nadacia-vub-ocenuje-vitazov-15- rocnika-sutaze-malba.html

2020https://www.archinfo.sk/diskusia/blog/dizajn/malba-2020-vysledky.html

2020https://www.google.sk/url?sa=i&url=https%3A%2F%2Fstyle.hnonline.sk%2Fdizajn%2F2 235033-trojica-mladych-talentov-zo-slovenska-si-vysluzila-najvyssie-uznaniemedzinarodnej-poroty&psig=AOvVaw1twKU4m-ZXjHilxRa660T- &ust=1603576492658000&source=images&cd=vfe&ved=0CA4QjhxqFwoTCJjKw4_aywCFQAAAAAdAAAAABAD

2020 Ep. 02: Natália Šimonová | Maľujem hrdzou, ale nebola som prvá – It Blooms | Podcast on Spotify

2020https://videoarchiv.markiza.sk/video/reflex/epizoda/32199-30-11-2020

2020https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAQJowDPbiQ&t=1s

2020 Radio Regina Center, 6.12.2020 – Session „skilled hands“ (rtvs.sk)

2020 Lectures on Contemporary Fine Art X. with a focus on online painting, Painting vs. The market, contemporary painting and its position in the market environment, Nina Gažovičová, link: https://www.facebook.com/NitrianskaG/videos/429539521372576

2020 Maľba 2020, the catalog is published for the exhibition VUB Foundation Award for Painting for Young Artists, profiles of authors compiled by Nina Gažovičová2020 Magazine Art3, č. 3 – 4, október 2020 str. 30 – 31 ISBN I 2453-7349, ISBN 978- 80-89555-65-9

2020https://mailchi.mp/f9bd9f6f7d3b/intervencia?fbclid=IwAR0nYJxxm3yZbsSg7E9eONC9u KTa0Pqa85WC60EJmXza7gEag5-Lt3mEibU

2020https://artalk.cz/2020/07/24/tsintervencia/?fbclid=IwAR2yIsK6z9lbNnL1hyjlvVu1K7Jjw kDtqktceMsht6s3KyWZtgOFstNS7qM

2020 Enigmatic landscape – Articles – Radio Regina West (rtvs.sk) https://reginazapad.rtvs.sk/clanky/kultura-a-hudba/227843/enigmatickakrajina?fbclid=IwAR0XhPDPzF0KB… Kgd8o

2020 https://artalk.cz/2020/06/23/ts-enigmaticka-krajina/

2019 Catalog for the exhibition Young Memory, TRIAŠKA, Ján. MACKO, Adam, 2019, Faculty of Fine Arts, Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica, ISBN 978-80-8206-024-2

2019 Magazine Art3, č. 4, december 2019, str. 26-28 ISBN 2453- 7349

2019https://mybystrica.sme.sk/g/118830/mikrofestival-percepcia?photo=p402525