MeetFactory, o. p. s.
Ke Sklárně 3213/15
150 00 Praha 5
13:00 do 20:00 + based on evening program
Anabela Žigová & Mária Modrovich
The two artists initially exchanged ideas on threads of e-mails and spent time working
together in their residency in Prague. Their working process is interwoven into their daily life,
brought together by the shared concern for motherhood and feminism.
“The texts are more natural than stylized. Thoughts arise at the first sip of morning coffee--
fresh and uncensored. They slowly flow into our consciousness when we respond to each
other’s previous mail (hence, the title “Ping-pong”). During the day, thoughts spring in the
middle of a daydream and smear into deeper consciousness.”
The final output of this process will be presented in various forms of a conversation between
two artists (e.g. gathered materials for the prototype of a journal, public reading with the
artists, exhibition, etc.) The project will be first introduced to the public through Open Studios
during their residency in Meetfactory.
Anabela Žigová was born in 1974 in Bratislava. Currently she lives and works mainly in
New York. Her object-based work that focuses on the role of body incorporates elements of
live performance, video art and filmmaking. Most important in this work is the process itself
that allows the viewers to think beyond the narrative and about visual stereotype, psychology,
As a byproduct of this continuous process, each individual film is a work of art in its own
right. The first feature film by Anabela Žigová was a documentary called Salto Mortale,
which tells the story of a family and their ancestors who silently cooperated with the State
Security (STB) of former Czechoslovakia .
Anabela Žigová studied at the VŠMU (Academy of Performing Arts) in Bratislava, Ecole
Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and School of Visual Arts in New York (Film
Department) through LVMH (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton) scholarship grant.
In 2008, she did an internship at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and in Sociology
Department in CUNY.
Mária Modrovich (1977) started her career as an artist in 2011 with the collection of short
stories Lu & Mira. In 2013, she published her first novel Tichý režim. Her short stories were
also published in English in UK and US. While in New York, she wrote for a Slovak weekly
Týžděň and a Slovak daily SME where she later became the editor in chief for the section
Dnes píše (“Today writes” in English). Mária Modrovich also translated the book This is
Water by David Foster Wallace in Slovak. Now, she writes occasionally for the journal Vlna,
and she is the co-author of Anthology of Contemporary Slovak Poetry and Prose in
commemoration of the 25th anniversary of Velvet Revolution.
Personal website: http://modrovich.com/