Petra Feriancová’s work often embraces pre-existing objects, images, texts and collections. Her interventions make manifest the act of affective interpretation, carried out by each person and shaped by their unique life experience, which occurs independently of an object, image or text’s original meaning. Feriancová’s practice inspires open-ended reflection and wonder towards the act of creation; these reactions are seen as shaped by civilisation, culture and history.
Feriancová lives and works in Bratislava. She studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti of Rome and is currently a PhD candidate in the Department of Intermedia and Multimedia at the Academy of Fine Arts, Bratislava. In 2011 she was an artist in residence at the prestigious ISCP in New York.
Feriancová’s artworks have been the subject of major solo and group shows at an international level; in 2013 she was selected to represent the Czech and Slovak Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale. In 2015 she was awarded the Prize Level 0 by the expanding project ArtVerona.