Visegrad Fund
Andrea Bátorová

Andrea Bátorová teaches at the Department of Art History, Faculty of Arts, at Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia. Between 2011 and 2017, she was a researcher at the Institute for Cultural and Visual Studies of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. Her research focuses on alternative and unofficial art and its societal contextualization between the 1960s and the 1980s in Eastern Europe, especially in the former Czechoslovakia. Between 2007 and 2009, she worked as an assistant curator at the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart in Germany. Her doctoral thesis, entitled Action Art in Slovakia in the 1960s: Actions by Alex Mlynárčik, was published in German in 2009 and in Slovak in 2011. She published monography The Art of Contestation. Performative Practices in Slovakia in the 1960s and 1970s (2019) and she has contributed to a number of books, including Performancekunst als Renitenz. Kritik und ihre Publizität in Zeiten politischer Repression (Bielefeld, 2019), Performing Arts in the Second Public Sphere. Event-based Art in Late Socialist Europe (London, 2018), When Exhibitions Become Politics (Cologne-Weimar-Vienna, 2017), among others. She is member of AICA Slovakia.