Archive of Artists

Archive of Artists

The archive of artists at the AVU Research Centre consists of collections of several Czech artists‘ portfolios. It was created in connection with the i-datum contemporary Czech art database project and it is expanding as part of a research project documenting Czech art from the 1980s to the present.

It contains original texts by artists, curators, and theoreticians, as well as press releases, exhibition reviews, and other texts (essays and critical documents, etc.). The overall context is supplemented by additional printed material, such as invitations, posters, etc.

It offers cross-sectional photo documentation of art works and the documentation of exhibitions (see the audiovisual archive).


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Jan Šerých

Born
13.5.1972
Place of birth
Prague
Lives and works
Prague
Contact
bezjezdec@volny.cz
+ 420 603 842 875
Key words
painting , object/installation , video/film
Reference

The paintings, objects and works on video by Jan Šerých are conceptual trompe-l´oeil of a sort. The formal abstract language, which references to the geometrical tendencies in painting and typography, is the subject of quotations in his works. The constructivist esthetics, as evaluated in history, is transformed into the emptied signs in Šerých´s works. Regular geometrical or typographical forms are revelaed as polyfunctional surfaces destined to recyclation or obsessive observations. Šerých simulates and ironizes the autonomy of order and esthetics, and creates the private systems of organized distance.

Education / Fellowship

1992-99 AVU, Prague (Lindovský, Jiří; Bielický, Michal; Vladimír Skrepl)
1995 Sommerakademie, Salzburg, DE
2005 Bern

Group membership

Bezhlavý jezdec

Solo exhibitions

2008 Last Frame, Atelier Josefa Sudka, Prague
2008 (+ Vasil Artamonov), NoD, Prague
2008 (+ Jan Nálevka, Ivan Vosecký), Galerie Šternberk, Šternberk
2007 Roku 2006, Galerie 36, Olomouc
2007 Icing (The Forbidden Release) (+ Michal Škoda), Wannieck Gallery, Brno
2007 TAKEMEHOME, hunt kastner artworks, Prague
2006 Jednoho krásného rá..., Aktualität des Schönen, Liberec
2006 Gotohell, Galerie Na bidýlku, Brno
2005 Abbey Road 02:45, Moravian Gallery, Brno
2005 with Josef Bolf, Galerie České pojišťovny, Prague
2004 A je to, A.M.180, Prague
2003 10 rad jak vypadat skvěle při sexu, DpzK, Brno
2003 Galerie Na bidýlku, Brno
2003 BLA, Galerie 761, Ostrava
2003 Kdopak to mluví?, House of Art České Budějovice
2002 Placebo, V. Špála Gallery, Prague
2000 Hlava v oblacích, Galerie Pod kamennou žábou, České Budějovice
2000 Ozzy, Galerie Černý pavouk, Ostrava
1999 Dial, Trade-Fair Palace, National Gallery, Prague
1998 Pereme se za vás, BJ display box, Komunardů street, Prague
1998 Nora, Pardubice

Group exhibitions

2008 Czech Sources: Contemporary Czech Art of 3 Generations (curator Lenka Lindaurová), Prague House, Brussels, BE
2008 Obrazy slov (curator Zdeněk Freisleben), Letohrádek Hvězda, Praha
2008 Nové přírůstky, GhmP, Staroměstská radnice, Prague
2008 Die Gehilfen (+ Michal Pěchouček, Jiří Skála, Evžen Šimera, Pavel Štýbr), Galerie U Bílého jednorožce, Klatovy
2008 6th Biennial of Young Art Zvon (curator Karel Císař), GhmP, Dům U Kamenného zvonu, Prague
2007 I Don´t Exist if You Don´t See Me (curator Jiří Ptáček), FUTURA, Prague
2007 They Stood and Waited Until He Appeared, NoD, Prague
2007 The Collectors: LIVE RE-EDIT, from the collection of Zdeňka and Ivo Marek (curator Jiří Ptáček), DUMB, Brno
2007 Gross Domestic Product (curator Kryštof Kintera), GhmP, Městská knihovna, Prague
2007 Punctum (curator Václav Magid), Futura, Prague
2006 Acne, Collection of R. Adam, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague
2006 Collection of R. Adam, Galerie Vaňkovka, Brno
2006 I invited some friends to come and watch, Galerija Nova / Galerija M. Kraljevič, Zagreb, HR
2005 1811197604122005, Plan B, Cluj, RO
2005 J. Chalupecký Award Finalists 2005, GHMP, Prague
2005 Prague Biennale 2, Definition of Everyday, Karlín Hall, Prague
2005 V. Biennial of Young Artists, House at the Stone Bell, GHMP, Prague
2004 Neutral, Motorenhalle, Dresden, DE
2003 J. Chalupecký Award Finalists 2003, Futura, Prague
2003 Do slova a do písmene, Czech Centre, New York, USA
2003 The Youngest, Trade-Fair Palace, National gallery, Prague
2002 Laboratory of Contemporary Tendencies, Trade-Fair Palace, National Gallery, Prague
2002 IV. biennial of Young Artists Zvon 2002, Forum of Independent Galleries, House at the Golden Ring, GHMP, Prague
2002 Fair (Glued Intimacy), project PAS, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2002 Hédonistická abstrakce, Pražákův palác, Moravian Gallery, Brno
2002 Sláva kosmonautů zapadá prachem (Bezhlavý jezdec group show), Galerie Šternberk, Šternberk
2001 Art Moscow (Bezhlavý jezdec group show, production Umělec), House of Artists, Moscow, RU
2001 Laboratory of Contemporary Tendencies, Trade-Fair Palace, National Gallery, Prague
2001 Criss/Cross: Praha, Stuttgart, Wroclaw, project FCCA, Centrum Broumov, Broumov
2001 Sleva 20%, House of Art České Budějovice
2000 II. Zlín salon of young aritsts, State Gallery Zlín, Zlín
2000 BJ (Bezhlavý jezdec group show), Galerie Jelení, Prague
2000 Ženy přicházejí a odcházejí, jenom my spisovatelé sci-fi zůstáváme (Bezhlavý jezdec group show), Galerie 761, Ostrava
1999 Maxisklad, Mánes, Prague
1999 Metro, Galerie Černý pavouk, Ostrava
1999 Cargo (exhibition of the schools of Vladimír Skrepl and Jiří Sopko), Dresden, DE
1999 Neplánované spojení, Mánes, Prague
1999 School of Vladimír Skrepl, Galerie MXM, Prague
1999 Diplomanti AVU, Karolinum, Prague
1999 O lásce, Richter villa, Prague
1999 No Sex Until Marriage, project of Umělec, Prague
1999 Open House (Bezhlavý jezdec, Kamera skura, Luxsus - exhibition of 3 art groups), FCCA, Čimelice castle
1999 99 CZ, Václavské nám. 13-15, Prague
1998 Dole v Bunkru, klub Bunkr, Prague
1998 City, Bořivojova 26, Prague
1997 AVU exhibition, Mánes, Prague
1997 S...S..., klub Bunkr, Prague
1997 Art in the Public Space, project SCCA, Trade-Fair Palace, National Gallery, Prague
1997 Fruits from Prague, Czech centre, Berlin, DE
1996 Bezhlavý jezdec group show, Galerie AVU, Prague
1995 AVU exhibition, Mánes, Prague
1995 Sommerakademie, Salzburg, AT
1995 Coloquium Culture and Power, Prague Castle, Prague
1994 Gallery of Fin Arts, Karlovy Vary
1994 Galerie Půda, Olomouc
1993 AVU exhibition, House U Hybernů, Prague

Own texts

- Ad. Perfektní tenze, in. Umělec 3/03, p.27

Texts / Publications

Katalogy, publikace:
- Jan Šerých (conception Karel Císař, Jan Šerých, texts by: Karel Císař, Vít Havránek, Václav Magid, Tomáš Pospisyzl, Jiří Ptáček), tranzit.cz, Praha 2008
- Icing (The Forbidden Release), Jan Šerých / Michal Škoda, Brno 2007
- Gotohell, texts Jiří Valoch; Jiří Ptáček, Galerie Na Bidýlku, Brno 2006
- 1811197604122005, poster/booklet, Cluj 2005
- Jan Šerých a Josef Bolf, booklet (text Jiří Ptáček), Česká pojišťovna, Praha 2005
- Vít Havránek, Subjektivní vzorce konzumace, in. Umělec
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BJ (text Vít Havránek), Divus, Praha 1999
- brožurka k výstavě BJ, Galerie AVU, 1996

Articles, reviews:
- Vít Havránek, Subjektivní vzorce konzumace, in. Umělec 1/04, p.30-33
- Radek Váňa, Lidové noviny, 20.6.2002
- Vít Havránek, Subjektivní vzorce konzumace, in. Umělec
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Lenka Lindaurová, BJ, nové tváře, in. Umělec 2/98, p.16-17

materials stored in the AVU Research Centre's archive of artists/groups

Attachments


Popup Windows, 2005, malba na stěně (realizace v GHMP, Městská knihovna)

Multiexpozice - 3 obrazy z roku 2000 (I), 2005, akryl na plátně

Shining Cubrtick´s Carpet, 2005, malba na stěně (realizace v GHMP, Dům U kamenného zvonu)

Black Sabbath, 2004

UUUUAAAA, 2003, akryl na plátně

Nic, 2003, video

Placebo, 2002, video (pohled do instalace, Galerie V. Špály)

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