* 1973 OSTRAVA, CZECH REPUBLIC
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Barbora Šlapetová graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague in 1997. She also studied in Montreal, and in 2000 received a prestigious international DAAD scholarship in Berlin. He works with painting, photography, drawing, film and the written word. Since 2008, she has been working with NASA on her art projects and is responsible for the visuals of the Black Moon Corporation's DNA Gardens project on the far side of the Moon.
Barbora Šlapetová and Lukáš Rittstein represented the Czech Republic at the world exhibitions EXPO 2010 in Shanghai and EXPO 2015 in Milan. They are also the authors of three books that are closely connected with their expeditions to Papua - the testimonies of natural people are literally recorded in the books Why the Night is Black, Don't Approach Closer and How to Touch the Sky and can be symbolically considered probes into the souls of the last wild people on this planet before they are affected by civilization. The book Why the Night is Black won the Magnesia Litera award in 2005.