Bára Šimková

(c) Andrea Černá

Bára Šimková (*1989) graduated in Intermedia and Digital Creation at the Faculty of Visual Arts of the Brno University of Technology. She is currently a PhD student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. Her research focuses on the issue of gender and economic inequalities and the position of caregivers in artistic operations. In 2018, she screened her short film Vidíš, Praha! at the Ji.Hlava International Documentary Film Festival, winning first place in the My Street Films section. She has participated in residency programs in Norway, Russia, and Slovakia. She thinks that people should work less and get paid more. She is a member of the relaxation collective Lilky_60200.

Šimková completed an artistic residency held in 2021 in Oslo in the framework of the tranzit.cz / Biennale Matter of Art project Center and Periphery: Cultural Deserts in Eastern Europe, funded by a grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway (EEA and Norway Grants) in the program Culture. The residency resulted in the creation of a new work that was exhibited at the second edition of the Biennale Matter of Art 2022 in Prague.