Katarina Poliacikova

1982 · Slovakia

Artist biography

Katarina Poliacikova is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Slovakia, like other celebrated artists such as Eszter Kovacs, Stanislava Kovalcikova, Erik Binder, Jan Vytiska, and Lukas Kubala. Katarina Poliacikova was born in 1982.


Two galleries around the world represent and exhibit Katarina Poliacikova's work, which are Jiri Svestka Gallery in Prague, Czech Republic and Jiri Svestka in Berlin, Germany.

Further Biographical Context for Katarina Poliacikova

Katarina Poliacikova was born in 1982 and was largely influenced by the 1990s. In the United Kingdom, a collective of artists known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists, dominated the artistic culture of the decade. They were a loosely affiliated and diverse group, united generally by their age and nationality. Many of the members had attended the Royal College of Art and Goldsmiths in London, and were favoured by Charles Saatchi, the ‘super collector’ of art at the time. The most famous member of the group is arguably Damien Hirst, and other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Johnson (née Sam Taylor-Wood). Through their use of shock tactics and sensationalism, the YBAs garnered a controversial public image which was further fuelled by their use of throwaway materials, wild lifestyles and an attitude that was at the same time rebellious and enterprising. The group dominated the British art scene in the 1990s and their group show ‘Sensation’ is now viewed as legendary. The art world was influenced by a number of trends throughout the 1990s, the controversial, hyper-realistic sculptures of Maurizio Cattelan and the sensitive, conceptual work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres epitomised the cultural tone of the era.

Katarina Poliacikova

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