Sona Smedkova is a Czech multidisciplinary artist based in Galway, Ireland. Her practice explores identity, in-between spaces, and models of disruption through photography, painting, 3D scans, video and sound generated by Artificial Intelligence. In 2021 Smedkova gained First-class Honours from a Master’s in Creative Practice, at the School of Design and Creative Arts, ATU, Galway.
In the fourth year of her undergrad studies, Smedkova was an Integral member of the student-led curating team for an exhibition for GMIT contemporary art graduates Not a Degree Show, Printworks, funded by Galway City Art Council. In 2021, she was awarded an Agility Award by Arts Council Ireland, and last February started her journey as a co-director of 126 gallery, Galway. Most recently, her work was exhibited in a group show DÉAD in Transmediale, Berlin under the Creative Pathways Programme, funded by Irish Embassy Berlin and Goethe Institute Ireland.