The visual artist Jana Bernartová (1983) passed through a number of “media” studios in the course of her studies. Her university education commenced at the Faculty of Art and Architecture in the Technical University at Liberec, in Stanislav Zippe’s Studio of Visual Communication – Digital Media. She completed her Master’s Degree in Václav Stratil’s Intermedia Studio at Brno’s FAVU, and her doctorate in Federico Díaz’s Supermedia Studio at UMPRUM in Prague. Her time spent at the university in Liberec was in many ways defining: it provided her with a background of working with the most modern technologies, and a knowledge of their potentialities and limits. The deficiency in the digital image; the tension between the virtual world and lived reality, between data and their material outputs: these represent the core themes of her work hitherto. Jana Bernartová makes her appearance in the contemporary art world not only as artist but equally as a teacher and curator. Since 2016 she has organised the international festival Art Week Liberec. She is Pro-Rector for Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague.