Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava, Slovakia
About Zuzana Pustaiová
Zuzana Pustaiová (born 1990 in Levice, Slovakia) started her interest in visual arts with painting but soon switched to photography, which she studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava, Slovakia, and University of Applied Sciences in Bielefeld, Germany. Currently, she is completing her doctoral degree in arts.
In her artworks, Pustaiová explores role-playing in contemporary society as a principal element that forms the relationships between family members, relatives, friends, or other diverse social groups. With a sense of wit, humor and irony, she uncovers the cultural stereotypes related to gender, age, tradition, and social inclusion.
She has received numerous awards in contemporary photography (Grad Prix Rovinj Photodays 2021, 1st Prize at the Rovinj Photodays 2018 and 2021, finalist for the Lucie Foundation Scholarship in Los Angeles 2017, Honorable mention at Latitude Life APS in Italy 2019), and in 2018 she was named Slovak Photographer of the Year. She has exhibited internationally in Europe and Canada.