Zsuzsanna Ardó is human by inclination, humorous by nature—and an award-winning visual artist and teacher, curator and writer by profession. AtelierA, her art studio at the edge of the Arctic glacier that carved out London, is open by arrangement. Her studies as a visual artist include training at the Royal Drawing School and the Royal Academy of Arts. Her work has been selected for various awards and artist residencies by Arts Council England, Canon Fellowship, Arctic Expedition in the High Arctic, Art Students League NY, and Deutsche Börse at the Frankfurter Kunstverein.
She curates projects as the art director of Creatives without Borders. Venues include Antarctic research stations, an Arctic art museum, NY concerts, Google HQ, a French castle, the British and European Parliaments, the Royal Institution and various universities and galleries. She continues her work on juries and at artist residencies, and teaches internationally.
Recently she has worked as artist in residence of the St Henri Foundation in the Pyrenees, and the Centre for Art, Science and Technology by the Seine near Paris.
Work in 2018 includes a solo exhibition in Florence, local research of the Early Renaissance swerve in Giotto's approach to the body, and creating new work for PlanetBody, her climate-change-through-art series. She is invited to work as artist in residence in a Lighthouse jutting into the North Sea and in an Elizabethan Hall built on a 12th century manor house in Yorkshire's glaciated Jurassic and Cretaceous land. Well over two hundred million years to look back on, connect with, touch and feel – how many to look ahead?
Her libretto and poems have been set to music by composers and premiered by music ensembles. The works are registered by BMI. Her articles, short stories, play and books have been published internationally; her journalism has been published by openDemocracy, The Guardian, and others. Public engagement in the arts is part of her work in English, French and Hungarian. It includes teaching art workshops, working on art installations and pop up art, portfolio reviews, flash mobs, talks.