(Image by Tasha Goss, 2019)

michaela davidova
KVK number 87207486


Sep 2020 - Jun 2022
MA Ecology Futures, AKV/St-Joost, Master Institute of Visual Cultures, Den Bosch, the Netherlands

Sep 2016 – Jun 2019
BA (Hons) Artist Designer: Maker, School of Art and Design, Cardiff, the United Kingdom
study exchange at WDKA Rotterdam (Jan 2018 - Jun 2018)


10/11 2023
Kunstpack Stad van Makers, commission, Nachtzuster, Tilburg

10 - 12/11 2023
NS16 Riso prints, group exhibition, NS16 studios, Tilburg

29/09 - 02/10
Back to the Future, program Becoming Alive, analogue film festival, WORM, Rotterdam

31/03 - 20/05 2023
De/composition, group exhibition, Woodend gallery, Scarborough

22/10 - 30/10 2022
Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven

30/06 - 03/07 2022
Find us in the in-between, graduation show MA Ecology Futures, 's-Hertogenbosch

08/04 - 15/05 2022
Constructed wetlands & Deconstructed borders, solo exhibition, Hot compost gallery, Leeds

22 - 23/10 2021
OFFO, International Pinhole Photography Festival, group exhibition, Jastrzębie-Zdrój and Olza

08 - 20/10 2021
Re-nature, group exhibition, 's-Hertogenbosch

12/06 2021
EYE Film Museum Amsterdam, short film screening, Film Research Lab, Amsterdam

08/08 - 30/08 2020
Benefit for Brabant, group exhibition, PARK, Tilburg

16/01 – 25/01 2020
exTra #1, group exhibition, Kunstpodium T, Tilburg

25/07 – 04/08 2019
Object-ivity, experimental photography and sculpture, group exhibition, Offshoot Gallery, London

12/06 – 16/06 2019
Going in Circles, photography and installation, solo exhibition, Hoxton 253 art project space, London

23/03 – 21/04 2019
Makers 2019, crafts, group exhibition, Craft in the Bay, Cardiff

12 – 18/11 2018
The Bowl, crafts, group exhibition, Cardiff School of Art and Design, Cardiff

31/05 2018
It might not be there, public art installation, group exhibition, Rotterdam

23/03 – 22/04 2018
Makers 2018, submission for the British Art Medal Society, group exhibition, Craft in the Bay, Cardiff

13/01 2018
Pinhole Camera Display, group showcase of pinhole cameras, Whitechapel Gallery, London

27/10 – 28/11 2017
OFFO 2017, Festival of Pinhole Photography, group exhibition, Jastrzebie-Zdroj

07/05 – 07/06 2017
The Journey, pinhole photography, solo exhibition, Arthouse Gallery – Ty   Celf Oriel, Aberystwyth

26 – 30/04 2017   
London Pinhole Festival, pinhole photography, group exhibition, Four Corners Gallery, London

Relevant working experience

Photography Otherwise: a cookbook of photographic ecological processes, OffCourse teacher with Risk Hazekamp, Minerva Art Academy

2021 - 2023
Project coordinator and co-curator of the regional WARP exhibition series, reading cirles, writer of studio encounters and
a team member, SEA Foundation, Tilburg


31/10 2023
Recipes and Notes: The Photographic Darkroom as an Organism, reading and artist talk
Vašulka Kitchen Brno

29 - 30/07 2023
Substance breakdown & transformation, workshop in alternative developers and photosensitive materials
Contemporary Arts Centre PLATO, Ostrava

05/01 2023
Artist talk for students of Stage design course
Dresden Academy of Fine Arts, Dresden

23/11 2022
ELIA Conference - No Stone Unturned
Uniarts, Helsinki

05/11 2022
Hybrid chemigram workshop
Zine Camp, Rotterdam

24/09 2022
Photographic Garden Symposium
Leeds Arts University

22/09 2022
Hybrid chemigram workshop
Take it Easy Film lab, Leeds

18/05 2022
Graduation Hub
V2 Lab for unstable media, Rotterdam

23/07 2020
Artist talk on sustainable darkroom - recycling in art practice
London Alternative Photography Collective, online

25/01 2020   
#pinholecameranotabomb and Caffenol-C developing
Kunstpodium T, Tilburg

15/06 2019   
#pinholecameranotabomb and Caffenol-C developing
Hoxton 253 art project space, London

06/04 2019   
Artist talk and workshop #pinholecameranotabomb
Being Media, The Beinghuman, Frome

22/09 2018    
Caffenol-C developing film in a coffee
Barista Cup Ostrava 2018, Ostrava

29/04 2018    
Pinhole Photography Day, Poortgebouw, Rotterdam

22/10 2017    
Made in Roath festival, Cardiff, the United Kingdom


Sep - Nov 2023
Artist in Residence - Vašulka Kitchen Brno
Brno, the Czech Republic

Aug 2022
Artist in Residence - Dalby Forest
Yorkshire Moors, the United Kingdom

June 2022
EKP excellence in research award
St. Joost Art Academy, the Netherlands

Sep 2021 - Sep 2022
Artist in Residence - Photographic Garden
The Sustainable Darkroom Collective, Leeds, the United Kingdom

Sep 2019 – Jan 2020   
SEA Foundation, Tilburg, the Netherlands

Aug 2019   
Artist in Residence - DUPLO – Linea de Costa
Cadiz, Spain

Aug 2019   
Go Global Bursary
the United Kingdom

The project ''Silicon Heaven of Ostrava city'' won the title of the best project within the category ''For the joy'' announced by OKD
Ostrava, the Czech Republic

Published Write-ups

Constructed wetlands & Deconstructed borders in re:source publication
The Sustainable Darkroom

Kombucha printing in an online blog
Alternative Processes

SEA Perspectives on Art and Sustainability


Metropolis M Eindexamen

Together & Sunspell

References available on request

Michaela Davidova (she/her, ona/její) is a Czech artist and researcher based in Tilburg, the Netherlands. She holds a BA(Hons) Artist, Designer: Maker degree from the Cardiff School of Art and Design, Wales; and an MA in Ecology Futures from the Master Institute of Visual Cultures, Noord Brabant.

In her art practice, Davidova investigates the imprints in the environment manifested through the material witness and works with the experimental methods of pseudoscience-art and do-it-yourself/do-it-together.

Her artistic research is hugely driven by the process in and beyond the photographic darkroom. Instead of limiting herself to the images, she aims to bring audiences closer to ecological thinking which she explains as ‘getting out of the frame and enlarging the role of the artist into an alchemist and a carer’.

Michaela Davidova is an active workshop teacher in alternative photographic processes, and from March 2024 also a teacher at Minerva Art Academy in Groningen together with Dutch artist and researcher Risk Hazekamp.

Besides that, she is a project coordinator and a co-curator in the Tilburg-based project space SEA Foundation where she is writing studio encounters and inviting guests into the monthly reading circles. She collaborates with and supports the community Sustainable Darkroom collective (UK) and is a member of a film lab Filmwerkplaats, Rotterdam (NL).

Her graduation research named Constructed Wetlands & Deconstructed Borders was awarded EKP Excellence in Research Award 2022; the initial advice was given by doc. Ing. Michal Krišky Dunajský, Ph.D. from VUT, Brno. It focuses on the ecological impact of photographic materials and darkroom waters, their remediation and digestion by living organisms and the thin borders which exist between the humanature.