Born in Trnava (SK)

living and working in Banska Bystrica (SK)



Emília Rigová (born 1980) is a visual artist coming from the Slovak Republic. In addition to her engagement with art, she teaches art courses (object, multi-media, inter-media) at Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica. For Rigová, an object in the form of an installation or as a performance or a site-specific intervention is a basic element of her art language. Further, she expresses herself through 2D interface of a computer graphics, informed by the fundaments of classical painting. Concerning the content of her work, she explores intersubjective of emotion modified by a specific socio-cultural environment.  The main themes of her works are cultural or social stereotypes, alter ego, Romani identity, and psychological shadows. She had exhibitions in Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.





2007 - 2011

graduated in artis Doctor / ArtD./ , Free Fine Art, under doc. Juraj Sapara supervision

Theme: Sculpture like a methalepsis in digital age

1999 - 2005

Academy of Fine Arts, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia, Faculty of Fine Art, Depertment of Sculpture

under prof. Ján Hendrych supervision, graduated in Magister of arts / Mgr. art./

1995 - 1999

School of applied arts, Bratislava (SK) The department of sculpture and stonecarving





Solo exhibitions:


* 2016 "(out of) the deadlock, Galery8, Budapest /HU/

* 2016 "Archetyp Pra Bari", České Centrum, Praha /CZ/

* 2015 "Bari Rakori" Radnica,Banska Bystrica, /SK/

* 2013 "Intimate public catharsis“, with Ukradena Galerie, Praha /Cz/, Dresden /DE/, Písek /Cz/, Telč /CZ/, Č. Krumlov /CZ/, Linz /A/

* 2012 " Randez Vous" AVO AVO ( s K. Boborová) Nitra, Outdoor Gallery /SK/

* 2011 "Black Box " Stredoslovenská galéria Banská Bystrica, Obhajoba dizertačnej práce /SK/

* 2011 "Feminist Funeral " AVO AVO (s K . Boborová) Bunker, Nitrianska galéria /SK/

* 2010 "Atraktiv art - ANTIART" ( s A. AKO) Zvaz architektov, Banská Bystrica /SK/

* 2010 "Memory Object", Výstava doktorandiek, Stredoslovenská galéria, Banská Bystrica /SK/



Collective exhibitions:


* 2017 “(out of) the deadlock “, Vybrané videní, Galerie Emila Filly, Ostrava /CZ/

* 2017 “ Constant Methamorphosis “, Nadikhuno museumos/Invisible museum,, Bratislava /SK/

* 2017 “The Blind man “ Segregation, Galerie AVU, Praha /CZ/

* 2017 “Crrosing Black/Selfportrait “, O kosmo hino kalos/The universe is black, Moravská galerie, Brno/CZ/

* 2017 “Constant Methamorphosis”,Kali Berga/The great black Mount, Kai di Khas Galery, Berlin /GER/

* 2016 "Constant Methamorphosis", Kali Berga, Ksiegarnia Wystawa / Krakow (PL)

* 2015 "Čo si urobil pre slovenský performance?" AVO AVO. Týždeň súčasnèho umenia, Trenčín, /SK/

* 2014 "Ikony periférie", Jaw Dikh, JCC Cetrum, Krakau (PL)

* 2014 "Ikony periférie"Dik I Na Bistar Look and Don't Forget Krakow /PL/

* 2014 "Vizuálny Archetyp" HALA Merina ,Týždeň súčasnèho umenia, Trenčín, /SK/

* 2013 "Gory Box" Týždeň súčasného umenia, HALA Merina, Trenčín, /SK/

* 2012 " Insipiracje Garbatka - Letnisko" Poľsko /PL/

* 2012 "Slepá Baba" Medzicentrum III., Banská Štiavnica /SK/






Matej Bel University, Pedagogic Faculty, Banská Bystrica, The Department of Visual Arts, Assistant Professor