Replicas of female polar bears 
(Original found, made by M. Šoltés)
Fired glazed clay
20cm x 5cm / 15cm x 4cm


The family of relict brick objects is a reincarnation of a building material 
that experienced its birth and survived its death. 
From the act of reintroducing construction waste into a usable form and function,
 while celebrating the memory of the material from which it originates, 
arises a fossilized trace of the past lives of clay. 
The effort to capture the self-destructive codes of mankind,
 (which are authentically engraved into each of the objects) 
literally fused into the pores of the matter of brick clay 
by the technological process of glazing and firing. 
The objects retain water and therefore can be used as utilitarian vessels-vases 
as well as solitary objects-sculptures.  
Resurrected bricks can prolong the life of cut flowers. 
Or its own life, at least   



Fired bricks from construction waste, ceramic glaze, epoxy resin
(showcased until the 5th of May / Nová Cvernovka / ground floor)

Z verejných zdrojov podporil Fond na podporu umenia 
Supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council

Vessel de Millo
Fired glazed clay
(Galeria MsKS Piešťany)

Palivo/ doslovne udržateľná móda 2018-2019
Drevo, kov, zvyškový textil...

Stále rastúca rodina objektov
ktoré sú úvahou o veľmi prítomnom vzťahu  módy a enviromentu / 
dopade módneho priemyslu na životné prostredie. 
Kladie otázku ako prítomna je príroda/prirodzenosť v módnom priemysle.
Kolekcia vznikla ako antióda oslavných hymien, 
ktoré spievame so zaklonenou hlavou a očami zatvorenými 
smerom k módnym nebesám.
Selekcia drevených bakúľ sa diala veľmi intuitívne a prirodzene,
 v lesoch Francúzskeho Ardèche,
v Amsterdamských parkoch a mestských perifériách a na Fatranských lúkach, 
kam som chodievala
pacificky loviť svoje múzy a nechávala sa očarovať elementárnou archetypálnosťou
 a silou materiálu neopracovaného dreva, 
ktorá pochádza z jeho pravdivosti, jedinečnosti a neopakovateľnosti. 
 Z nepotreby na argumenty pre svoju existenciu.
Po zasadení do módneho kontextu jasným kontrastom poukazuje
 na svoju vlastnú surovú prirodzenosť vo svete neprirodzenosti, 
ktorý kráča rýchlosťou svetla do akejsi tmy, ktorá síce láka vojsť, 
no z ktorej týmto metaforicky robím krok naspäť,
a potom ešte dva...
S nádejou uviesť romantiku módneho priemyslu na pravú mieru.

(Bratislava Design week 2019 / Festival NASUTI 2019)





Self portrait titled :

The struggle of not being a young mother songwritter 

Indian Express 
at Pieter Langendijkstraat 37
1054XX Amsterdam

Something I made and lost and miss
glazed and fired clay, surgcal steel, quartz



Growing up
A jewel
surgical steel, cut & filed nails( finger nails)

A podcast on economic activities connected with the processing of raw materials and
manufacturing of goods was playing way too loud when it broke.

Finger nails grow approx. 3mm per month and they increase the speed of growing when
expoesd to the sun.
Like trees.


“You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one”
acrylic paint on wood
A painting I made quite some time ago in my childs room and my parents hid in the basement while I was gone.
They have certainly never seen or moved it ( when I asked them about my painting)
and therefore,
it can be considered the first and only painting that has undergone a metaphysical teleportation
i was happy to find it in the basement again in 2018

On being a woman
Interactive sculpture / performance
flour, water, sachet fast-action yeast, Max Factor Face Finity All Day Flawless 3 in 1 Foundation (50 Natural)
CHANEL COCO mademoiselle Eau de Parfum Intense Spray

information for the user: Bake until golden brown and the loaf sounds hollow when tapped...

Sandberg Institute
Performance/ installation
flag( cotton fabric rectange 100 x 85 cm , wooden pole), my urin

Group exhibition  


     Framing EGO
The Bookstore Projctspace, 

Prvá Láska /First Love
ceramics collection
glazed and fired clay


The German bottoms

Selection of the German Bottoms from a publiction
 about the German gallery and museum floors


The truth is always a little further then it actually is
Mirror, prefabricated tiles, helmet, pre-chewed gums

glazed and fired clay, silver

Melting candles
a metaforical consideration of the mysteries of the feeling of disappointment 
in love
performed in a monologue with my candles

Spin the bottle is a party game in which several (or more) players 
sit, stand, or kneel in a circle. 
A bottle is placed on the floor in the center of the circle.
 A player spins the bottle,
 and must kiss the person to whom the bottle points when it stops spinning 

Performed at KHL, Amsterdam / Broodje gezond performance night


thinking of wedding dresses as one use objects, questioning it´s functionaliy and symbolism,
 I stress the big white idea of  virginty, the cultural and religious tradition and
the promises of loving someone, loving them forever...

but nein

the fashion collection catwalked at the Rietveld Show 2016, Europahal , RAI Amsterdam


Gerrit Rietveld Academie 

/The search for freedom being one of the main themes for this generation 
of emerging artists and designers, 
Nikola took it to the extreme for her project. 
It is a collection of garments behind which there is no pre conceptualized idea other than
 the materials being used, damaged or acquired from free sources.
 It is the direct contact with the fabric, without patternmaking 
and without the use of a ruler.
 It is the sensual experience of colors and materials and shapes
 in space and time,
 a celebration of the creation and the existence of it. 
It is a physical metaphor for what I perceive, believe in and am… 
It is what it wants to be."

Words, as she pointed out in her thesis,
 by definition fail to capture the reality freed from human conceptualizing.  
Freedom, whatever the word represents, is always worth striving for/

The white horse sculpture 
glazed and fired clay



coat by definition: A coat is a garment worn by 
both men and women, for warmth or fashion.
 Coats typically have long sleeves and are open down the front, 
closing by means of buttons, zippers, hook-and-loop fasteners,
 toggles, a belt, or a combination of some of these.

blanket by definition: A blanket is a type of bedding
It is, generally speaking, a large piece of woven cloth,
 intended to keep the user warm, especially
 while sleeping or lying down.
 A blanket traps the radiant heat from the user's body, 
and instead of dissipating into the air, it warms the user. 
It also protects against heat being lost by convection.

My Coat I and Coat II work wa selected for 
The National Design Award of Slovakia in 2016
the work was exhibited in SATELIT gallery

Vaze posing
glazed and fired clay


Sins’N’Pains is an anti-fashion statement, 
refusing to change by seasons,
 determinant to find, 
create and keep images that can stay permanently,
 above trends and for all times.



is a simple form made of artifical leather, 
a cloth sack carried on one's back skin
 and secured with a toilette plunger 
instead of the straps that go over the shoulders.
It has got a capacity of around 2 kg in weight 
and it leaves beautiful hickeys on the skin









kone a muchy 

212 mm x 330 mm 
drawing + typewritting 



A product  result of an experimental workshop with Sonja Baumel, 
a bio scientist/artist with the purpose to grow curiosity about living materials.
After a proces of growing my own bactera Kombucha,
 a lightly effervescent fermented drink produced by cultivating a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast in a green tea medium, 
I applied a layer of  functionaity. 
 The Diaper is a prototype of an experimental idea of how the microbial material could be used. 
Kombucha culture, when dried, becomes a leather-like textile known as a microbial cellulose 
 that can be molded onto forms to create seamless clothing.
 It also has an ability to re-absorb liquids. 
I decided to use this attribute for creating a diaper pad which can serve to absorb bodily liquids. 
And because the whole science was a bit too serious for me, 
I decided to document it in a joke ´teleshopping like´ easthetics and make a video work, in addition


A minicollection inspired by the slavic traditional costumes
showed on The Rietveld Fashion Show 2017

presented in WOW Amsterdam


Unable Lable



Tento socio-politický projekt bol súčasťou rok trvajúcej aktívnej angažovanosti v utečeneckom campe v budovej bývalej väznice v centre Amsterdamu, v ktorom som organizovala kurzy šitia pre 250 ubytovaných  mužov, ktorí sa stali kolaboračnými partnermi módnej kolekcie.  Bola to kolekcia kriticky komentujúca materiálne orientovanú spoločnosť.

This project was supported by Droog Amstredam and was followed by 

The Price of Fashion : Fashion Charity Auction (see below)

and was exhibited at Borders & Migration exhibition in Radion, Amsterdam, 2016 (see above)







full thesis
On Silence
 Gerrit Rietveld Academie 2018  
ThesisMentor: Mo Veld 
Co-Reader: Anton Reijnders
 Layout: Vincent Ludwig

"Nikola explored in depth a topic that was near to her heart and it has helped
her develop her vision, not just for design/art, but even for her life.
She took great pride in the writing, going into details tirelessly to explain her
The vision she shares is a vital one for the modern world, so I hope she will
continue making work based on this ‘zen’ essence."
Mo Veld