Jiří Kovanda


 

Lebt und arbeitet in Prag | Lives and works in Prague

1953

Geboren in Prag, Tschechische Republik | born in Prague, Czech Republik

Seit 1995 | Since 1995

Professor an der Akademie für Bildende Kunst, Prag | Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague

 

Einzelausstellungen (Auswahl) / Solo Exhibitions (Selection)

 


2017

Lulu, Mexico
Solo show, until Aug. 12th
Jiri Kovanda, House in Motion, Zahorian & van Espen Gallery, Bratislava

2016

"JIŘÍ KOVANDA. ANTI-HEROISM AND RESISTANCE", MNAC - National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bukarest


2015

"Jiri Kovanda", daadgalerie Berlin
"Jiri Kovanda gegen den Rest der Welt", Tschechisches Zentrum Berlin

2014

"Jiří Kovanda: Ještě jsem tu nebyl", Brno House of Art

2013

"Jiří Kovanda. 'I haven’t been here yet'” MWW Wroclaw Contemporary Museum
„Jiří Kovanda“, Krobath Wien, Vienna
"Jiří Kovanda. Two golden rings", Palacio de Cristal, Retiro Park, Madrid
„Eight Sculptures and One Woman“, SVIT Praha, Prague

2012

"Jiří Kovanda", gb agency, Paris
"Dos amillos dorados", Museo Nacional, Centro de Arte, Palacio de Cristal, Reina Sofia, Madrid
"Jiří Kovanda", Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, Polen

2011

"The Nervous System" (mit Zbyněk Baladrán), Kunstverein, Mailand
"Wait, Please, She Will Come", gb agency, Paris
Katalog, Gallery of Visual Arts Cheb, Tschechien

2010

"White Blanket", Secession, Wien

2009

Krobath, Wien
Krobath, Berlin
"Jiří Kovanda - 1,2,3", Wallspace, New York
"Jiří Kovanda - 1,2,3", Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
Ludlow 38, New York, USA (mit J. Koller)

2008

"Jiří Kovanda: Actions and Interventions", Art Projects, gb agency, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami
"Pink Carpet", CGAC - Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea / Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago di Compostela
"Jiří Kovanda - Killing The Blues", Galerie ad astra, Kuřim
"Jiři Kovanda – Resistance", DOMINIK ART PROJECTS, Krakau
"Als ich klein war, spielte ich mit den Mädchen" | "When I was a little boy, I used to play with girls", GKK - Galerie Klatovy / Klenová, Klenová
"Two Cushions", GB - Agency, Paris
"Stains", Gallery Futura, Prag (mit E. Kotatkova)
"Golden Ring", Gallery Zdenek Sklenar, Prag
"Windows, Fishes, Geraniums", Gallery 5. patro, Prag
"Resistance", Dominik Art Edition, Krakow, Polen
"Kissing through Glass" (Performance), Frac Lorraine, Metz
"Killing The Blue"s, Galerie ad astra, Kurim

2007

"Jiri Kovanda versus the Rest of the World", Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona
"Jiri Kovanda VS Reste du monde", Centre d’Art Passerelle, Brest
Galerie Krobath Wimmer, Wien
GB-Agency, Paris
Moravska galerie, Brünn
Performance, Tate Gallery, London
"Situations" - Performances in De Appel:" Jiri Kovanda vs The Rest of The World", De Appel, Amsterdam
"Untitled", Vernon Project, Prag
Johnen Gallery, Berlin (mit J. Merta)

2006

"Jiri Kovanda VS Reste du monde" (Tentatives de Rapprochement), gb agency, Paris
"Radši bych byl andělem", Studio of Josef Sudek, Prag
"The First Kovanda’s Retrospective", Gallery Zdenek Sklenar, Prag
Galerie Na bidylku, Brno (mit G. J. Dokoupil)
Index, Stockholm, Schweden (mit J. Koller)
Galerie Krobath Wimmer, Wien
Gallery Jeleni, Prag

2005

"From the Third Side", Dům Umĕní - House of Arts, České Budějovice
"I Hunted for Zoo", A.M. 180, Prag

2004

"I am not Against", House of Lords of Kunstat, Brünn
"The Second Half", Gallery Sternberk, Sternberk

2002

Open Gallery, Bratislava (mit D. Lehocka)
Gallery Na bidylku, Brno (mit J. Mancuska)

2000

"Sunflower", AP Atelier, Prag

1999

"Drawings 1970–1999", Gallery Na bidylku, Brünn

1998

"A Favourable Moment", Gallery MXM, Prag

1997

"Nina at Work", Gallery Mala Spalovka, Prag

1996

Gallery Caesar, Olmütz
Gallery 761, Ostrava
"White Food", Gallery MXM, Prag | Prague (mit V. Skrepl)

1995

Gallery MXM, Prag
Forum Stadtpark, Graz (mit V. Skrepl)

1994

Gallery of J. Kral, House of Art, Brünn

1993

Gallery Na bidylku, Brünn

1992

Gallery MXM, Prag | Prague (mit M. Dopitova)

1991

Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum

1990

Gallery Pohlhammer, Steyr (mit G. Hosovsky and L. Teren)

1989

Cultural Center Opatov, Prag

1988

Little Exhibition Hall, Reichenberg, Liberec (mit M. John und V. Skrepl)

1984

Futurum, Prag

1976

Gallery Mospan, Warschau


 

Gruppenausstellungen (Auswahl) / Group Exhibitions (Selection)

 


2017

CS Conceptual Art of the 70s, Fait Gallery, Brno.
(Re) ouverture, Musée d'Art, Nantes.
Spectre du surréalisme, Rencontres Photographiques d'Arles, Arles.
Medium: Figure, Prague City Gallery, Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace, Praha.
O strachu, co príde, Vychodoslovenska galeria, Kosice.
Okamzite chramy, Muzeum Moderního Umeni, Olomouc.
Villa Tugenhat, Villa Tugendhat, Brno.
The Shyness of the Crowns, 49 Nord 6 Est, Frac Lorraine, Metz.
Soixantedixsept #1, Parc Culturel de Rentilly, Bussy Saint Martin.
Waiting, Between Power and Possibility, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg.
Self-organization, Fundacio Joan Miro, Barcelona.
My sweet little lamb (Everything we see could also be otherwise), The 4th episode, Kontakt Art Collection, Curated by What, How & for Whom/WHW in collaboration with Kathrin Rhomberg, Apartment Softić, Gallery Forum, GMK, Gallery Nova, Institute for Contemporary Art, Zagreb.
What Is Not Visible Is Not Invisible, Selected artworks from the French Regional Collections of Contemporary Art (FRAC), National Museum, Singapore.
2000 + 16 / 3 + 1 2000 + 16 / 3 + 1, with Karel Miler, Petr Stembera, Jan Mlcoch, Jiri Kovanda, AP Atelier, Praha.

2016

"THIRD MIND. Jiří Kovanda and the (Im)Possibility of Collaboration",Nationalgalerie Prag Kurator: Adam Budak

2014

"For Your Eyes Only", Fait Gallery, Brno
"Art as a Verb", MUMA, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbounre

2013

"Minutové Romany / Minute Novels. Imre Bukta, Lubomir Duracek, Jiri Kovanda", Central Slovakian Gallery Banska Bystrica
"Hanging Sleeves, Hiding Hands", Eva Kotátková & Jiří Kovanda, Krobath Wien
"Palacio de Cristal (Parque del Retiro)", organized by Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
"Individual Order", KARST, Plymouth
"The Earth turns and all things slip away", Hunt Kastner, Prag

2012

"Archives of Something Like the Everyday", National Gallery of Art, Vilnius
"Jiri Kovanda's Art Gallery Walk", Gallery3, The Whitley Arts Festival, Whitley
"This is a special blackout edition!", Kadist Art Foundation, Paris
"Containing The Possible", Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London
"From an object’s point of view", Murray Guy, New York
"Collaborations & Interventions" , A project by Friederike Nymphius, Berlin, Kunsthalle Andratx, Mallorca
"Ab in die Ecke!", Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Delmenhorst
"Paramor", Frac des Pays de la Loire, Carquefou
"Reversibility, A Theatre of De-Creation", Chapter III, Peep-Hole with CAC Brétigny, Mailand
"The Unexpected Guest", 7th Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, Liverpool
"A iminência das poéticas" ("The Imminence of Poetics"), 30th São Paulo Biennial, São Paulo
"It is what it is. Or is it?", Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston
"Foreign Excursions", McKee Gallery, New York
"Positions on Conceptual Art", Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, München

2011

"Performances", Fiac, gb agency, Auditorium Grand Palais, Paris
"Museum of Parallel Narratives. In the framework of L’Internationale", MACBA Barcelona
"O", Redongreen Gallery, Dublin
"Ostalgia", New Museum, New York
"The Encounter", Jan Mot, Brussels
"Nul si découvert", Erudition Concrète 4, Le Plateau, Paris
"Why do you resist? Forms of Resistance in Contemporary Art", Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, Polen
"Médium", Galerie Rudolfinum, Praha
"Gone to Croatan – Strategien des Verschwindens", hartware medien kunst verein, Dortmund
"Why do you resist? Forms of Resistance in Contemporary art", Arsenal Gallery Bialystok, Polen
"Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan, Boba Dylana" (mit Nina Beier und Marie Lund), DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Praha

2010

"...and Don`t Forget the Flowers", Moravian Gallery, Brno, CZE
"Der ideale Ort, um mit der Freiheit unter vier Augen zu sprechen", Künstlerhaus Bremen
"Traler Park, Opere dalla Fondazione Morra Greco", Teatro Margherita, Bari
"Malerei: Prozess und Expansion – Von den 1950er Jahren bis heute",
MUMOK, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien
"A Walk around the Block", Centre d’art contemporain de la Ferme du Buisson, Noisiel
"Jiří Kovanda, Roman Ondák, Július Koller", Art Feature, gb agency, Art Basel, Basel
"Within the Shadow of a Doubt", Frac Lorraine, Metz
"High Ideals & Crazy Dreams", Vera Munro, Hamburg
"Why do you resist?", Pori Art Museum, Pori
"Les Promesses du passé", Centre Pompidou, Paris
"Creating of Worlds", Galerie Emila Filly, Ustí nad Labem
"Double Bind / Arrêtez d’essayer de me comprendre!", Villa Arson, Nizza
"Monument to Transformation", Galerija Miroslav Kraljevič, Zagreb
"If Space Meant Nothing", Condotto C, Rom
"Che cosa sono le nuvole?", Museion, Bolzano
"City Dreamers", Galerie Emila Filly, Usti nad Labem

2009

"When attitudes…", The Printemps de Septembre – à Toulouse. Festival de création contemporaine, Espace Croix-Baragnon, Toulouse
"40 Lives of One Space", 3. Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, former Red October chocolate factory / Confectionary Hall, Moskau
"Historical Work - Vilém Kabzan, Jiří Kovanda, Marek Meduna, Michal Pěchouček, Pavel Sterec, Jiří Thýn, Tomáš Vaněk", Galerie Václava Špály, Prag
"IT RESTS BY CHANGING - Rolf Julius, Jiří Kovanda, Roman Signer, Franz Erhard Walther", Galeria Raffaella Cortese, Mailand
"Pièces des résistance: Forman von Widerstand in der zeitgenössischen Kunst", Kunstmuseum Thun
"Ohne Uns!", Motorenhalle, Dresden
"Energy and Proces (Landscape and Action)", Tate Modern, London
"Inéditos 2009 / A la vuelta de la esquina", La Casa Encendida, Madrid
"Any-Instant-Whatever", Bunkier sztuki, Krakau
"Very Simple Actions without Any Particular Purpose", Artra, Mailand
"Tschechische Fotografie des 20. Jahrhunderts", Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der BRD, Bonn
"FLOWER POWER", Craa - Centro di ricerca arte attuale Villa Giulia, Verbania
"Julius Koller & Jiri Kovanda", Ludlow 38, New York
"The Death of the Audience", Secession, Wien
"Gone to Croatan", Centre of Contemporary Art, Torun
"Monument of Transformation", City Gallery, Prag
"Jiří Kovanda – Hommage an Július Koller (1939–2007)", Tschechisches Zentrum, Wien
"Minimal Shift", Galeria Jana Koniarka, Tyrnau
"Performing the East", Kunstverein Salzburg
"After the Velvet", Galerie hlavniho mesta Prahy, Prag
"UFF", Muzeum architektury, Breslau

2008

"All The Best: Nina Beier and Marie Lund", Gallery One One One, London
Art Sheffield 08 – "Yes, No & Other Options", Situ Gallery, Sheffield
"You Are My Mirror 1: L’Infamille," FRAC Centre Lorraine, Metz
"La Foule / Zéro–Infini", Espace d’Art Contemporain la Tôlerie, Clermond Ferrand
Michel de Certeau, OUI, Grenoble
"Fetish versus Evocation", Galerie der Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Braunschweig
"Crossing 68/89", Akademie der Künste, Berlin
"Between Concept and Action", Galleria Sonia Rosso, Turin
"Mind Expanders", Mumok - Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Wien
"Collection premier mouvement. Des contes, des images, quelques tableaux et un théatre invisible", Musée Départemental d’Art Contemporain, Chateau de Rochechouart
"Sécurité Qualité Précision Innovation Modernité", Abbaye du Ronceray, Angers
"Why Here Is Always Somewhere Else", Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe
"Playtime", Bétonsalon, Paris
"Curator Curator #2: What is my name", HISK, Gent
"…No Places No Frontiers…", Dominik Art Projects, Krakau

2007

"RÜCKBLENDE", Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz
"auch nicht und nur das", Arthotek München, München
"With Only Exceptions New", Wannieck Gallery, Brünn
"Why do you Resist", Forum Stadtpark, Graz
"Pleskot", Zdenek Sklenar Gallery, Prag
"Tomas Cisarovsky, Jiří Kovanda, Petr Pastrnak", Fifth Floor Gallery, Prag
"Why do you Resist", Emil Filla Gallery, Usti nad Labem
documenta 12, Fridericianum, Kassel
"Intocable (el ideal de la trasparencia)", Museo Patio Herreriano, Valladolid
"Czech Contemporary Art from the Collection of Richard Adam", Wannieck Gallery, Brünn
"Invisible Things", Trafo Gallery, Budapest
"Tanzen Sehen", Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Siegen
"Contacts 2007", Galerie Klatovy / Klenová, Klenová
"Form Follows… Risk", Futura Prag und Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava
"Actions and Interruptions", Tate Modern, London
"A CDEFGHIJK MNOPQ STUV Z", Frac Ile de France, Le Plateau, Paris
"Claydon, Jürgensen, Kovanda, Reyle, Veilhan", Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, München
3rd Prag Biennale, Karlin Hall, Prag
"GALERIE. FOCUS WIEN", Kunstraum Innsbruck
"Some Time Waiting", Kadist Art Foundation, Paris
"Heretic and Co. / Golden City", Jiří Svestka Gallery, Prag
"KONTAKT Belgrade...works from the Collection of Erste Bank Group", Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrad
"Ver bailar. Dialogo entre la danza y las bellas artes", Centro Andaluz de Arte Contempoáneo, Sevilla

2006

"Tranzit - Auditorium, Stage, Backstage - Eine Ausstellung in 32 Szenen", Frankfurt am Main Replaced, Barbara Klímová, Brünn
Galerie Na bidylku, Brünn (mit G. J. Dokoupil)
"More Stories on Absence", Extra City, Antwerpen
"I (ICH)", Galerie, Grafisches Kabinett, Secession, Wien
"Pozvao sam par prijatelja da bace pogled", Galerija Miroslav Kraljevič & Galerija Nova, Zagreb
"Já / I", Futura, Prag
"Get Together", Galerija Skuc, Laibach
"Grey Zone"s, Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig
"Narrow Focus", Gallery Futura, Prag
"Kontakt", MUMOK - Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien, Wien

2005

Prague Biennale 2, Karlin Hall, Prag
"Czech Photography of 20th Century", Museum of Applied Arts, Prag
East Art Museum, Karl Ernst Osthaus – Museum Hagen, Hagen
"Support 3 (Fluxus, Happening, Konzeptkunst)", Neue Galerie, Graz
"1811197604122005", galeria plan b, Cluj

2004

"Eintritt Frei", BAWAG Foundation, Wien
"Strategies of Desire", Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel
"Parallel Actions", Galerie der HGB, Academy of Visual Arts, Leipzig
"Being the Future", Palast der Republik, Berlin
"Neutral", Motorenhalle, Dresden
"Cordially Invited", BAK and Centraal Museum, Utrecht
"De ma fenetre", École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts, Paris

2003

"Wir müssen heute noch an Ihr Vorstellungsvermögen appellieren...", Kölnischer Kunsverein, Köln
"Parallel Actions", acfny - Austrian Cultural Forum, New York

2002

"FAIR", Royal College of Art, London
"arty", Café Bystrica, Pressburg

2001

"Body and the East", Exit Art, New York
"Object, Object", Czech Museum of Fine Arts, Prag
"Die Sammlung", MUMOK - Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Wien

2000

"ÜberlebenKunst", Neuer Berliner Kunsverein, Berlin

1999

"Perplex", V. Spala’s Gallery, Prag
"Brother’s Brother", V. Löffler’s Museum, Kaschau
"99 CZ – Nineties", Wenceslas Square no. 15 and other spaces, Prag
"Aspekte/Positionen. 50 Jahre Kunst aus Mitteleuropa 1949–1999", Museum moderner Kunst, Palais Lichtenstein, 20er Haus, Wien

1998

"Reduced Budget", Manes, Prag
"Liste 98" – The Young Art Fair, Werkraum Warteck, Basel
"Body and the East", Moderna galerija, Laibach
"Sensitivities – Contemporary Art of Cenral Europe", European Academy for the Arts, London

1997

"Demode", Gallery U dobreho pastyre, Brünn
"Cse(h)ndes üzenetek", Budapest Galeria, Budapest

1996

"Czech Abstraction", V. Spala’s Gallery, Prag
"L’art au corps", MAC - galeries contemporaines des Musées de Marseille
"Abstrakt/Real", Museum moderner Kunst, 20er Haus, Wien

1995

"Test Run", Manes, Prag

1993

"Second Exit", Ludwig Forum, Aachen
"Czech Works on Paper", South Bank Centre, London
"That What Is Left", Stenc’s House, Prag
"Europe Without Walls", City Art Galleries, Manchester

1992

"Sirup", Pasinger Fabrik, München
"Gray Brick 35/1992", GKK - Galerie Klatovy / Klenová
"Czech Painting and Sculpture after 1945", Alsova jihoceska galerie, Hluboka nad Vltavou

1991

"New Intimacy", ULUV, Prag
"Contribution to Happiness", Galerie der Künstler, München
"The Exhibition of the Contemporary Czech Art", Taiwan Museum of Art, Taipei
"Art of Action", Manes, Prag

1990

"Contemporary Czech Painting", Walker Hill Art Center, Seoul

1989

"Metaphysical Visions: Middle Europe", Artists Space, New York
"Description of a Fight", Gallery of Art, Roudnice nad Labem

1988

"Painting of the 80’ Generation", Palace of Youth, Moskau

1987

"Exhibition 30", People’s House, Prag

1986

"Body in the Czechoslovak Photography", Museum Kromerizska, Kromeriz

1981

"Returns to Nature", Salon Fotografia, Belgrad

1979

"Places and Moments", Galeria Foto-Medium-Art, Breslau
"Works and Words", De Appel, Amsterdam

1978

"Experience Book", Gallery Maki, Tokio

1977

Laboratorio, Mailand