Project / Team

Ilona Németh / SK

artistic director

(*1963, Dunajská Streda, Slovak Republic)

Ilona Németh is an artist, professor, organizer and curator based in Slovakia. Her artistic practice is a search for the balance between personal experience of growing up in the country marked by plenty of political turmoil and the universal history of the Eastern Bloc countries during the transition period from 1990 until now. She was professor, head of the Studio IN, leading International education program Open Studio at the Department of Intermedia at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava between 2014-2019.

She exhibited widely both locally and internationally. Her solo project Eastern Sugar was presented at Kunsthalle Bratislava in 2018. Her solo shows were organized among others in Bratislava, Prague, Budapest, Vienna, Helsinki, Rome. She represented Slovakia (together with J. Suruvka) at the 49th Venice Biennale in 2001. She cocurated the exhibition series Private Nationalism in 6 countries (2014-2015); Universal Hospitality 1., 2016, Vienna, Austria and Prague, Czech Republic, 2017. Currently working on the international exhibition and research project Eastern Sugar supported by Creative Europe program.


Katarina Figula / SK

project manager

(*1977, Bratislava, Slovak Republic)

Cultural manager, producer. She studied Cultural studies and History at the Comenius University in Bratislava. Since 2000 she worked for many international festivals in Slovakia and Czech Republic such as, Bratislava in Movement – International Festival of contemporary dance, International Theatre Festival Divadelná Nitra, Konfrontace – International Festival of new dance in Prague, Project Istropolitana – International Festival of theatre academies. Working for Divadelná Nitra (2000 – 2009 and again 2012 – 2015), she was engaged as producer of the main program, initiator of several educational projects, coordinator of several EU funded international collaboration projects as well as the coordinator of the 2009 annual meeting of IETM – international network for performing arts in Bratislava. She worked as the head of marketing department in Slovak National Theatre (2009 – 2010) and marketing and project manager at Archa Theatre in Prague (2010 – 2012). Besides coordinating the Eastern Sugar project, she is also the executive director of Bratislava in Movement – International festival of contemporary dance and coordinator of the first edition of the Slovak Dance Platform. She is an international fellow of Global Arts Management Fellowship (2010 - 2012) at DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland, US.

Katarína Karafová / SK

project assistant

(*1990, Košice, Slovak Republic)

Katarína Karafová is a visual artist, researcher, and organizer. She graduated from the Intermedia department at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, where she is currently completing her doctoral studies. In her artistic and research practice, she focuses on reflecting documentary strategies in the visual arts and issues of performativity. She covers dramaturgy and coordination of the PechaKucha Night Bratislava events – thematic evenings presenting the author's works and projects of visual artists, designers, architects, filmmakers, organizations and initiatives. Katarína has participated in organizing several international interdisciplinary visual art  projects. She is currently collaborating as a project assistant on the international exhibition and research project Eastern Sugar. She mostly operates in Slovakia and Czech Republic, lives in Prague.