artist in residence September – October 2021, Czech Republic /
Born 1991 in Zlín, Czech Republic.
Lives and works in Prague, Czech Republic.
TRANSFER, Pragovka gallery, Praha, Czech Republic
F0—F5, Nitra gallery, Nitra, Slovakia.F5— F0 ,
TIC Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic.
donor, xy gallery,Olomouc, Czech Republic
Zlín - Sad svobody, Sad Svobody, Zlín, Czech Republic
BLIND BIDDING (screening), etc. galerie, Prague, Czech Republic
The Movies of Tomorrow, National Technical Library, Balling Hall, Prague, Czech Republic
En Plein Air 2 (with Jiří Žák), GAVU, Prague, Czech Republic
A.M.180 gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
TRAIN FOR MUTUALITY, 207 gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
FORMATIVE EFFECTS (with Vojtěch Rada), Kostka Gallery, Meetfactory, Prague, Czech Republic
THE LEAST ACTION, U Mloka Gallery, Olomouc, Czech Republic.
shared resources of private interests, sandpits , Zlín, Czech Republic.
Festival Transient Zones, Místodržitelský letohrádek, Prague, Czech Republic.
Other Visions CZ 2017, Atrium, Olomouc, Czech Republic.
CROSS9 PREQUEL "SLIME TO FILL BLANKS", Galerie Art+Text, Budapest, Hungary.
„Ano, dělám na tom.“, Spa Luhačovice, Luhačovice, Czech Republic.
Security Garden, FAVU GALLERY, Brno, Czech Republic.
Hra/ničení, D21 Kunstraum, Leipzig, Germany.
SIDE JOB, Czech National Library of Technology, Prague, Czech Republic.
OTHER VISIONS CZ (2007-2015), GAMU, Prague, Czech Republic.
VANITY FAIR, National Gallery in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic.
OTHER VISIONS 2015, CZECH CENTRE NEW YORK, NEW YORK, United States.
Dreams That Money Can Buy, Drdova Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic.
INTERFACE, U Mloka Gallery, Olomouc, Czech Republic.
Spectaculare: Ve snu to ale vypadalo jinak , Klementinum, Prague, Czech Republic.
OTHER VISIONS 2015, PAF, Olomouc, Czech Republic.
DEJ MI PEVNÝ BOD A JÁ POHNU VESMÍREM!, GALERIE HRANIČÁŘ, Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic.
Pokoje 4, Containall palace, Prague, Czech Republic.
Touch me baby, Jaffa Port, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Now&After’15, International Video Art Festival, Schusev State Museum of Architecture, Moscow, Russian Federation.
tušení souvislostí, Šaloun Villa, Prague, Czech Republic.
verbalní puk, Pod Kaštany - Winter Stadium , Zlín, Czech Republic.
VÝ+TER = VSZ, Masaryk University Archive exhibition space , Brno, Czech Republic.
Lowtech MicroFilm Festival, Green House Studio, Berlin, Germany.
byt či nebyt, GAVU, Prague, Czech Republic.
FLUIDUM III, Galerie K4, Prague, Czech Republic.
As part of the Artist-in-Residence Programme Q21/MuseumsQuartier I would like to write a script, which would develop the themes of the on-going project F0 – F6 (2017 – present).
In 1956, Colonel Karel Hartl made a request to create a new canine service breed for the needs of the Czechoslovak Border Guard by crossbreeding a dog with a wolf. The beginning of breeding dates back to May 26, 1958, when five puppies were born in the kennel of the border guard Libějovice in South Bohemia, of Brita, the she-wolf, and Cézar, the German Shepherd from Březový háj. Thus, the first phase F1 was created, leading to an animal that should have gained the status of a national breed.
Czechoslovak wolfdog– embodied border of a non-existent state, unknown creature, which is no longer a wolf and is not yet a dog. For me, this event constitutes a starting point through which I develop ideas on identity, territory, and dualistic thinking.
I suppose that during their childhood, everyone at some point had childish visions of keeping horses on the balcony, dolphins in a tub or of taming a tiger. Some people however attempted to make them a reality.
The script will reflect the motives of a person who sets up a pen for some animals which markedly look like wolves on his property situated in a small village. One day, the owner disappears without a trace.
The ensuing situation sees the owner and his animals become viscous subjects who are modelled (constructed) through the interpretations and interests of the villagers, nature conservationists and the owner’s family, all without themselves having any say in the matter.
Did the animals eat him? Was he being blackmailed by neighbors? And what to do with the pack? Put them all to sleep, or save them?
This backdrop will provide space for developing questions of nature conservation as an arena of conflict and about the romanticization of wild animals which return our gaze.
Over the course of the residency I would like to contact people who work in the field of predator breeding as private entities and are devoted to their preservation. This is so that I can better understand the issue as the approaches to the matter differ depending on the geopolitical context of Central Europe.
Photo: Jan Kolsky