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Jana Sterbak

Portrait of Jana Sterbak.
Portrait of Jana Sterbak.

A Czech-born Canadian artist, Jana Sterbak lives and works in Montreal and Barcelona.

Since 1978, her multiform and complex work focused on the human body has regularly been featured in exhibitions, both in Canada and abroad. Her work has been included in many group and solo exhibitions, notably at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Musée d’art moderne de Sainte-Étienne in France, Galeria Antoni Tàpies in Barcelona, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. After the MOLMA Kunsthall in Sweden, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal will hold, in 2003, a retrospective exhibition of her work. Sterbak’s works, imbued with surrealism, treat such subjects as power, seduction, and sexuality with humour and irony. [Source : VOX, 2002]