Mima Chovancova:

Visual artist born in Bratislava, Slovakia in 1990. Living and practising in Brighton, UK since 2009. Obtained a Masters in Fine Art from University of Brighton in 2015.

Growing up in post-socialist Slovakia in the 1990s and being exposed to western toys and MTV has influenced my visual vocabulary and colour sensibility. I compose my pieces as visual colour-poems. My research focuses on the history of Slovak culture, its mythology and collective identity in the context of artistic expression, mainly through ritual and clothing. I see clothing as a means of communication and

I use my research of the traditional Slovak folk dress and its symbolism in my artworks. Using auto-ethnography as my main methodology, I collect images, clothing and colour and use them as symbol and gesture in my work.

Through practice, I reflect on the elements that have shaped my identity and thus attempt to understand myself and others. I create works that come from an authentic place of understanding the importance of rituals in connection to identity and feeling of belonging. They celebrate the fragility and resilience of humankind.


2013 - 2015

MA Fine Art, University of Brighton

2012 - 2013

BA (Hons) Fine Art Painting, Northbrook College

2010 - 2012

FdA Fine Art, City College, Brighton

2009 - 2010

Foundation Diploma in Fashion, City College, Brighton

2009 - 2010

Foundation Diploma in Fashion, City College, Brighton

2005 - 2009

Fashion Design (A Levels), Secondary Design School, Bratislava

Exhibitions and Events

04/2020          Bloom, group online show, Brush, Brighton, UK


05/2019          Metamorphosis. Paramorphosis. group show, Koniaren Gallery, Trebišov, Slovakia


03/2019          Metamorphosis. Paramorphosis. group show, Galeria Caraffova Väznica, Prešov, Slovakia


01/2019          Victory Art:Mima Chovancova, solo show, RAW Streetphoto Gallery, Rotterdam, Netherlands

11/2017          Queer Migrant Takeover, group show, Marlborough Pub & Theatre, Brighton, UK

07/2017          Postcards from Betweenity, solo show, Brush, Brighton, UK    

09/2016          Chovancova & Lexington: Artists’ Talk, lecture, FRESH HELL Gallery, Brighton, UK

04/2016          FRESH HELL Gallery Opening, group show, FRESH HELL Gallery, Brighton, UK

07/2015          MA Fine Art Brighton DEGREE SHOW, group show, Grand Parade, Brighton, UK

07/2014          MA Fine Art Brighton Interim show, group show, Grand Parade, Brighton, UK

07/2013          Fine Art Degree Show 2013 at Free Range, group show, Free Range, London, UK


04/2013          A27, group show- St. Paul’s Centre Gallery, Worthing, UK


04/2012          INTRODUCING, group show, Brighton Media Centre, Brighton, UK

05/2011          FA105, group show, CompArtment, Brighton, UK

04/2008          FRAGILE RELATION, group fashion show, SubClub, Bratislava, Slovakia

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 Mima Chovancova © 2020

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