Blind Spot

Petra Feriancová & Jaroslav Kyša

09.03.2023 \\ 14.04.2023

Fondazione Morra Greco is pleased to present the double solo exhibition of Slovak artists Petra Feriancová and Jaroslav Kyša in the museum’s basement and second floor spaces. The works in the exhibition reflect on the mechanisms of perception by highlighting the fine line between subjectivity and objectivity through cues offered by philosophy and nature to question sensible reality.

Jaroslav Kyša works with the tools of physics to create works that evoke their own negation. The purpose of his research is contained in the works themselves, often based on a paradox, a situation devoid of logic, or the creation of unobservable phenomena, where only long contemplation can reveal their meaning.

Evoking suggestions from Platonic philosophy, Petra Feriancová’s works are instead an in-situ improvisation that creates a narrative framework around Kyša’s works, manipulating the author’s original intentions. The dialogue between these artists’ works narrates the arbitrariness of our concepts of space and time in relation to perception.

Photo by Danilo Donzelli



Petra Feriancová (1977) was born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia. Petra Feriancová works with photography, sculpture and installation, and is also the author of several artist’s books. She often makes use of the personal archives of her loved ones and other materials that she interprets and recombines in nonlinear ways. The focus of her work is on conceptualizing her emotional reactions to the processes of perception and memory, alongside the investigation of the conditions that influence their expression. In 2013 he represented Slovakia and the Czech Republic at the 55th Venice Biennale. He has recently presented solo exhibitions at Villa D’Este in Tivoli, at the Croatian Association of Fine Arts Artists (HDLU) in Zagreb, at Significant Other in Vienna, the Hydrozoa exhibition at the Central Gallery of Slovakia (SSGBB), and at Tenderpixel in London.

Jaroslav Kyša (1981) was born in Zilina, Czechoslovakia. He currently works as an assistant professor in the Department of Sculpture, Object and Installation at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava. In Kyša’s work there is a strong interest in materials, objects and their physical properties, creating surprising connections through their interaction or in relation to the observer and his role in relation to materials, objects, and phenomena. He has held residencies in New York (ISCP and the Brooklyn Langer Residency), Leipzig (Halle 14), and Slovenia (CELEIA). In 2011, he was the winner of the Szpilman Prize, in 2017 and 2022 he won the first prize of the NOVUM Foundation in Bratislava, and was twice a finalist for the Oskar Čepán Prize (2004, 2014). 


Blind Spots Conversation

Blind Spots Conversation is a conversation with Prague art historians and curators Vjera Borozan and Marketa Vinglérová, who will discuss the central themes of the exhibition, some of the works on display, and the general context of contemporary Eastern European art.