Anna Daučíková (b. 1970, Bratislava, Slovakia) is a visual artist who has worked in a wide range of artforms from painting, to photography, to, in recent decades, moving images and performance, media in which an engagement with the body and bodily action became the chief focus of her queer practice.
Daučíková has shown internationally since the early 90s, with recent venues including DYKWTCA, a call to action and exhibition, organized by the artists and activists Mary Ellen Carroll and Lucas Michael, Washington, D.C. (2020); KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2019); Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava (2019); Neubauer Collegium, Chicago (2018); Carreras Múgica, Bilbao (2018); documenta 14, Athens/Kassel (2017); Gallery Futura, Prague (2016); and Manifesta 10, St. Petersburg (2014).
A champion of LGBT rights in Slovakia and a co-founder of several activist non-Governmental Women’s Organizations, Daučíková has taught at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design Bratislava and the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. She lives and works in Prague.
Quinn Latimer is a California-born writer and editor whose work often explores feminist economies of writing, reading, and image production. She is the author of Like a Woman: Essays, Readings, Poems (2017), Sarah Lucas: Describe This Distance (2013), Film as a Form of Writing: Quinn Latimer Talks to Akram Zaatari (2013), and Rumored Animals (2012). Her writings appear in Artforum, Frieze, The Paris Review, and The White Review. Latimer has recently contributed to catalogue texts on the artists Thea Djordjadze, Mario García Torres, Magali Reus, and Rachel Rose. Her performance and text-based work has been exhibited widely at venues including REDCAT, Los Angeles; Chisenhale Gallery, London; CCS, Paris; and Sharjah Biennial 13. Her edited works include Simone Forti: The Bear in the Mirror (2019), The documenta 14 Reader (2017), and Stories, Myths, Ironies, and Other Songs: Conceived, Directed, Edited, and Produced by M. Auder (2014), as well as four special issues of the Athens-based magazine South as a State of Mind (2015–17). She is a lecturer at Institut Kunst, in Basel, where, with Chus Martínez, she organizes a symposia series around questions of gender, language, social justice, and artistic practice. Latimer was editor-in-chief of publications for documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel.
Photo credit: Anna Daučíková, Upbringing by Touch, 1996, 5 b&w photographs, 36,9 x 39, 7 cm.
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ArtCenter's Graduate Art program is based on intensive studio practice and rigorous academic coursework. The program is distinguished by its low faculty-to-student ratio that provides students with the attention and feedback they need to refine and achieve their artistic goals. Faculty and students are artists working in all genres—film, video, photography, painting, sculpture, performance and installation. A significant number of alumni have achieved national and international acclaim and often return to share their insights and expertise as visiting faculty and guest lecturers.