kata mach in her art – simply put – explores political dimensions of intimate experience. She has been investigating into complex intertwined systems of oppression (capitalism, patriarchy, physical and mental normativity etc.) and their influence on both individual and society. In recent years, she has more prominently turned towards performative positions and work with physical body, which becomes a representant, a symbol and an object of the complex representation of perpetual failure in these systems. Continual exploration and testing of realities of her body in contexts of political, social, economical and gender relations, always retain certain ambivalence. Not only mach describes, analyses, criticises and thematises these contexts, but often painfully reveals an extent to which she is produced and constituted by them.
Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava
2017 "song to the siren", former peace square, Bratislava, Slovakia
2016 “revolution must be beautiful”
2014 “fear city”, Villa Tugendhat, parasitical performance, Brno, Czech Republic
2013 "crawling on bruised knees", Tate modern, parasitical performance, London, UK
2013 "flaming lips"- escapism performance night at exhibition "bonaj lokoj" – Pradelna Bohnice, Prague, Czech Republic
2013 "pussy's ready for the fuck" – parasitical performance/intervention, Frieze Art Fair, London, UK
2013 touch, Futura gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
2013 "sweeping curators vol.0" – group performance, MeetFactory, Prague, Czech Republic
The residency of kata mach is a part of the project The New Dictionary of Old Ideas.