Komárom HU – Komárno SK
Currently, Rita Balla is active as a freelancer, dealing with the management of contemporary painters and the organisation of exhibitions locally and abroad as well, its mission is to create opportunities for, mostly, Hungarian – Slovak – Czech artists to become active participants of the contemporary art scene. Its task includes the complete and full organisation of exhibitions, portfolio-building, and effective help in the elaboration of these strategies.
Historically Komárom and Komárno were formed by the “old town” on the left bank of Danube, present day Komárno in Slovakia, and by a “new town” on the right bank, present day Komárom in Hungary. Following World War I and the Treaty of Trianon, the border of the newly created Czechoslovakia cut the historical, unified town in half, creating two new independent towns in two countries. Cities are connected by the Elisabeth Bridge, which used to be an official border between Slovakia and Hungary.