by Zuri Jackson
Banská St a Nica is an artist residency active since 2009. As an important cultural center it organizes exhibitions, concerts and performances. The residency enriches the local cultural environment. Located in Banská Štiavnica makes international connections accessible.
Scholar and Thinker Zuzana Bodnárová and visual artist Svätopluk Mikyta are the founders. They originally established it in a train station (hence “stanika”) in the tiny historical city of Banská Štiavnica in Slovakia. After 10 years in the railway station they moved from the periphery into the historical center. The center found a new home at a former school in Gollnerová-Gwerková 6.
BANSKÁ ST A NICA is an open space dedicated to contemporary art, with a wide range of cultural activities, including workshops, symposia and especially artist residencies. After moving to the center of Banská Štiavnica on the 3rd floor of the former gym building, each of the previously empty classrooms became a new creative space. The space PARTER BSC was created on the ground floor from the former dressing rooms, which offers the possibility of art to connect with the viewer. Guest artists who come for a month or more can work in the studios, and create works of various nature.
For more information please visit their website: http://www.banskastanica.sk/c/home/