Jana Hojstričová

Graduated from the Josef Vydra School of Applied Arts (ŠUV), the Department of Applied Photography, Bratislava, Slovakia, 1990. Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design (VŠVU), the Department of Photography and New Media, Bratislava, 1997. She is a photographer and pedagogue. Since 1998 she has been working at the Department of Photography and New Media (VŠVU); Head of the Department since 2007. She is a member of the Slovak Press Photo international jury for the category of photography.

She cooperates with Palo Macho, an artist specialised in glass – they worked together on the Invisible Skin project, based on a combination of melted glass and photo slides. She has participated in a number of domestic and international individual exhibitions, including: Blood (with Palo Macho), the Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, 2012–2013; Crossing Points (with Palo Macho, Patrik Illo and Zuzana Graus Rudavská), Cisterne – Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2013; Family Scans, Orava Gallery, Dolný Kubín, Slovakia, 2013. She has also participated in group exhibitions and festivals of photography, such as: the Fotofest International, Houston, TX, USA; the Bratislava Month of Photography; Fotofestiwal – International Festival of Photography in Łódź, Poland; Septembre de la photographie in Lyon, France; Mois de la photo in Paris, France.

The key theme of her artworks is the human body in the context of the consumerism and other problems of modern society.