Maja Štefančíková (c) Dana Tomečková
Maja Štefančíková (*1978) is a visual artist. From 2016 to 2018, she worked as an assistant lecturer in the Studio of Image/Sound/Text and Context at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, where she had previously studied in the glass, sculpture, and video studios. In 2012 she started working as editor of the Slovak branch of the online art magazine Artalk.cz. The curatorial collective Café Utópia characterizes her works as performative actions dealing with social phenomena, such as work, institutions, and the art world. She examines aesthetic experience, perception, and memory with a particular interest in testing the audience’s awareness by using inconspicuous, often invisible, empty, silent, or otherwise subversive input in an attempt to activate hidden levels of perception. She lives and works in Bratislava.