Jana Vanecek
Jana Vanecek was born in former Czechoslovak Socialist Republic and lives currently in Switzerland. She holds degrees in fine arts, critical theory and transdisciplinarity in the arts and works as a research associate at the Zurich University of Arts. Her projects operate at the intersection between art, research, science and literature. Her main interests are language, collaborative writing practises, feminist technoscience, neurodiversity and various forms of biopower and biopolitics. Vanecek often chooses her topics on the basis of personal experience, but the focus is not on her "individual person". She sees herself rather as a "contact area" or "bioport" in which the prevailing discourses and practices are brought together. Inspired by Gloria AnzaldĂșa's and Paul Preciado's auto-theory and Annie Ernaux's auto-ethnographic literature, the writing or artistic "Self" is decentralized in her works in order to reveal the cultural, political, economic and social entanglements that shape this "Self" - but also the social realities of many other lives. Vanecek illuminates her topics from different disciplinary perspectives and uses a combination of diverse voices as a structuring principle.