Petra Vargova


Member Since January 1, 1996

Petra Vargova was born in 1973 in Prague, Czech Republic. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, Czech Republic and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm, Sweden. She graduated from the New Media School at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague in 2002.
Vargova has been active on the Czech and international art scene since the 1990s. Her work has been shown worldwide in solo shows, group shows, festivals and conferences. For her projects Vargova received various art awards. Her video project DOA 2(Dead or A live 2) has become a part of the New Media Art Collection of Moderna Museet in Stockholm and is also included in the Rhizome ArtBase of The New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York.
In her projects, Vargova continuously explores and uses new technologies. Her work is characterized by a specific use of new media which she locates at the boundary between natural and artificial, robotic and organic, virtual and sensual. Her projects and other materials are available at