Anabela Zigova

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Salto Mortale, still from documentary film in progress, 2011
Salto Mortale, still from documentary film in progress, 2011
VZDOR, preparatory photo, 2007
VZDOR, installation of drawings, short film projection, 2010
VZDOR, installation of drawings, short film projection, 2010
Artist's Statement

Anabela Zigova explores film narrative as a separate language with its own syntax. She sees in film language mainly a potential to create emotional experience complicated by individual perceptions.
At the same time, because of its inherent complexity, filmmaking as process sustains levels on which a fine art medium can easily speculate; the sheer difficulty of actually making a film entails serious confrontation with real economic, social and political issues.
And by the very nature of the casting, the film medium automatically brings up “uncomfortable” questions of ethnicity and class…
The films are based on texts, socio-political research and structured authorship as well as subjective notes and preparatory drawings.
She is currently shooting a documentary film which addresses the legacy of silence around files of former secret agents in pre-1989Czechoslovakia and today.


Her films were shown at the Tribeca Film Festival, Berlinale Talent Campus, Museum Quarter21 in Vienna, Philafilm 2007, Anthology Film Archives, Nuit Blanche in Paris, Artfilm in Slovakia and many other venues.

Her work has been shown at numerous shows including the Exit Art gallery in New York, Pulse Contemporary Art Fair NYC, Dresden Kunsthalle in Germany, the gallery of Cite des Arts in Paris, and the Slovak National Gallery in Bratislava, Columbia University and the Sociology Department John Jay College of Criminal Justice CUNY.

She has participated in collaborative events at the Serpentine Gallery in London and Andrew Krepps Gallery in New York. She has also participated at BRIC Arts / Rotunda Gallery Video Residency in Brooklyn.
She has MFA from l’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris and an MFA from VSMU in Bratislava. She studied Film at SVA in New York with a Luis Vuitton Moet Hennesy Study Grant.