Petra Feriancova

Slovakian, b. 1977

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Petra Feriancova

Slovakian, b. 1977

Biography

Petra Feriancova is known variously as a writer, curator, and artist of multiple mediums, though her pursuits are guided by her singular interest in historic and personal archives. The artist identifies a defining moment in her career as one in which she decided against creating original imagery: “My work involving the external world has become saturated to such an extent that I decided to focus on material already accumulated,” she says. Feriancova’s subsequent installations and projects have been research-based undertakings, based on collections accumulated by her and her extended family members. Though themes in her work may change, Feriancova returns to landscape as a recurring motif and, according to the artist, “the only subject that I will openly thematize.”

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Biography

Petra Feriancova is known variously as a writer, curator, and artist of multiple mediums, though her pursuits are guided by her singular interest in historic and personal archives. The artist identifies a defining moment in her career as one in which she decided against creating original imagery: “My work involving the external world has become saturated to such an extent that I decided to focus on material already accumulated,” she says. Feriancova’s subsequent installations and projects have been research-based undertakings, based on collections accumulated by her and her extended family members. Though themes in her work may change, Feriancova returns to landscape as a recurring motif and, according to the artist, “the only subject that I will openly thematize.”

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Secession
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 1 more