Zsuzsanna Ardó is human by inclination, humorous by nature—and an award-winning visual artist, curator and writer by profession. Her work includes aspects of figurative and abstract visual languages, and their interface. Some of her drawings, paintings, prints, photography, and images of her public engagement work, installation, flash mobs can be viewed on this site.
Her creative practice includes teaching and jury work internationally, working in AtelierA, her art studio at the edge of the Arctic glacier that carved out London, and sustaining her own training at the Royal Drawing School. Her work has been jury-selected for awards and artist residencies, e.g. by Arts Council England, Arctic Expedition, Art Students League NY, European Artists, and Deutsche Börse at the Frankfurter Kunstverein. As the artistic director of Creatives without Borders, she has worked on juries and curated art projects, drawing on her global network of fellow artists, featured by both mainstream and alternative spaces such as an Antarctic research station, an Arctic art museum, NY concerts, Google HQ, a French castle, the British and European Parliament, the Royal Institution.
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 Cantata Corpo, her solo exhibition of paintings at the oldest opera house of the world, researching the Early Renaissance swerve in art. She is returning to work in Macedonia. Her first Balkan project in 2011, Balkans, a video installation, was featured in the Multimedia Centre of the National Gallery of Macedonia in Skopje.
In 2018, her art project has been jury selected to represent the UK at the UNESCO Art Camp 2018, Colours for the Planet, in Andorra.
She is invited to work as the Artist in Residence of the St Ives September Festival in a historic Cornish fishermen's workshop by the Celtic Sea, a Yorkshire 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.