Andrea Kalinová graduated with an MA degree from the Studio of Fine-Art Photography under the supervision of Milota Havránková at the Department of Photography and New Media, Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava (VŠVU) and got her PhD. at the Department of Intermedia and Multimedia VŠVU under the supervision of Anton Čierny. She initiated the Abandoned (re)creation platform. She deals with the overlap between art and activism, focused mainly on saving 20th century architecture. She dealt with this topic also in her dissertation thesis called “Arts Strategies as Methods to Support and Protect Endangered Architectural Monuments”. In 2018 she finished a documentary called “Off Season” about the Machnáč sanatorium in Trenčianske Teplice. She co-authored the Care Architecture, Off Season and C20: Guide to the Architecture of Trenčianske Teplice books.

born 12.1. 1980
works and live in Bratislava, Slovakia

from 2011 running project

2019 Photographer of the year, Central European House of Photography, Bratislava, Slovakia
2019 Anual award of magazine Monuments and Museums – cultural heritage revue, in the category film/video/audio/multimedia for movie Off season
2015 2nd. price Photo of the year, national competition for young professional photographers, VUB foundation
2008 Mio Photo Award, Honorary Award, Osaka, Japan
2007 Essl Award, 1st price, Essl Museum, Austria

residencies / workshops
2018 NS 2021, Novi Sad, Serbia
2018 ADATA AIR, Plovdiv, Bulgary
2015 Artist in Residence,GeoAir Tbilisi, Georgia
2014 Artist in Residence, Museums Quartier 21 Vienna, AT
2014 Visegrad Artist Residency Program, Futura: Centrum pro současné umění,  Praha                  2014 Artistin Residence, ORTE - Architekturnetzwerk Niederösterreich, Krems an der Donau, Rakúsko 
2013 Le Ville Matte, Villasor, Sardinia, Italy                 
2009 Visegrad Artist Residency Program, Impex, Budapest
2008 Real Presence, Beograd, Serbia

2010 - 2014 Academy of Fine Arts and Desig in Bratislava, doctor studies (Prof. Anton Čierny), dissertation work: ARTS STRATEGIES AS METHODS TO SUPPORT AND PROTECT ENDANGERED ARCHITECTURAL MONUMENTS               
2011 - 2012 Hungary University of Fine Arts, ( Intermedia, Prof. Janos Sugar) Budapest, Hungary         
2007-2008 University of the Aegean, Cultural Technology and Communication, Mitilini, Greece              
2005 Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava, SK Department of Intermedia and Multimedia (Studio “IN”, Prof. Ilona Németh)                                                                                           
1999-2006 Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava, SK (Studio of Photography, Prof. Milota Havránková)

Off season, in process, documentary movie

Caring Architecture (Slovak Spa architecture of 20th century), ISBN: 978-80-972341-5-7
Off seasonISBN: 978-80-972341-3-3

solo exhibitions
Permanent recreation, Giorgi Leonidze State Museum of Literature, Tbilisi, Georgia
The Neighbours, Svilara Cultural Station, Novi Sad, Serbia
Forsaken Utopias,Knoll Gallery Wien / Gans Galerie, Vienna, Austria
Forsaken Utopias, Gallery UMELKA, Bratislava, SK (with Moni K. Huber and Nemes Csaba)
Forsaken Utopias, Budapest Galéria, Hungary (with Moni K. Huber and Nemes Csaba)
Hot Modern, Elektrárňa, Piešťany, SK (as abandoned (re)creation, with Peter Kuzmin and Martin Zaiček)
Off season, Days of architecture and design, Gallery Archa, Bratislava (as abandoned (re)creation, with Peter Kuzmin and Martin Zaiček)
LOKOKINO - Monument for Mziuri Memory, Mziuri park, Tbilisi, Georgia (with Martin Zaiček)
Abandoned (re)creation, Gallery SUMEC, Bratislava, SK
Short family happiness, Karlín Studios, Prague, Czech Republik
Abandoned recreation, A.M. 180 gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
Abandoned recreation, Platform 1-12, Topoľčany, Slovakia                                                     2012
Everybody’s Happy, You’re the Only One Unsatisfied, Festival Fotograf, Piazzeta Národnej scény, Praha
Zdechlá kvetina, Vitrína Deniska, Olomouc, CZ
Zóna, Gallery Enter, Bratislava

Bratislava, Slovak Institute in Rome, Rome, Italy (with Jaro Varga)
“Erweiterungen” Weinklang, Lackenbach, Austria
Month of Photography, Slovenské Národné Múzeum-Podhradie, Bratislava, SK
Andrea Kalinová and Soňa Patúcová, 35mm Gallery, Bratislava, SK

group exhibitions 

Stopover – Ways of Temporary Exchange, MuseumsQuartier Wien, AT
Autostop, ZK/U Center for Art and Urbanistics, Berlin, Germany
KÚ, Flatgallery, Bratislava, SK

Small Big World,, Bratislava

VUB Photo of year 2015, Hviezdoslavovo nám., Bratislava, SK
Mo(nu)ments of the city: Bratislava, Gallery Gagarinka, Bratislava, SK

Art Has No, Bratislava


Diversity Required, Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, SK   

2013                                                                                                       LIKE IT!, Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg / Wien, A                                                              Le Ville Matte, Villasor, Sardinia                                                                 Medzicentrum IV,  Spots, Košice 2013,  Slovakia 

Ready, Set, Go!, Nitra Gallery, Nitra, SK
Abandoned (re)creation, Trenčianske Teplice, Slovakia                                                         Abandoned (re)creation 2012, Bunka for contemporary culture, Nitra                               

Re-public Space, Railway station Košice, Refresh 89, Košice
Mladé médium, Mesiac fotografie 2011, Galéria Medium, Bratislava
FADE IN - atelier APK +, PF01 Gallery, Bratislava

Predpremiéra “Pre‑view”, 20 years of photography on Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava,
Stredoslovenská galéria, Banská Bystrica, SK                 
Yeasty Medium, Slovak photography 1990-2010, Mesiac fotografie 2010, Dom umenia, Bratislava                                                    

ATLANTIS, Hidden Histories – New Identities, Open Gallery, Bratislava, SK
DOOR, Hala C, Prague, CZ
Mio Photo Award, Osaka, Japan
SUPER Hi-Fi STEREO VIDEO, Galéria mladých, Nitra, SK

Essl Award, Kunstforumostdeutsche Galerie Regensburg, Germany

Essl Award Winners, Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg / Wien, A
“Glocal girls”, Prague Biennale 3, Praha, CZ
“Good Year”, Open Gallery, Bratislava, SK / Cinematik, Piešťany, SK
10 Essl Award Nominees, Galéria Medium, Bratislava, SK
2005 Res publica, Open Gallery, Bratislava, SK
2004 Milota Havránková and her students, Slovak Institut Prague, Praha, CZ
2003 Glokality, Open Gallery, Bratislava, SK

Essl Museum, Klosterneuburg / Wien, A