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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Zbyněk Baladrán

Born
16.4.1973
Place of birth
Prague
Lives and works
Prague, Český Brod
Contact
bldrn@display.cz
http://www.zbynekbaladran.com/
Key words
video/film , object/installation
Education / Fellowship

1992-97 Art History Department, Faculty of Philosophy, Charles University, Prague
1997-2003 AVU (school of Jiří David; Vladimír Skrepl; Veronika Bromová)
2006 MQ, Vienna, AT
2007 PROGR, Bern, CH
2008 Zacheta, Warsaw, PL

Solo exhibitions

2008 Castillo/Coralles, Paris, FR
2008 What History do they represent? (+Vangelis Vlahos), Blow de la Barra, London, UK
2008 Nástroje nejistoty / Instruments of uncertainty, Galerie současného umění, Dům umění České Budějovice
2007 Glossary, Secession Vitrine, Wien, A
2007 Slovník, Staroměstská radnice, GHMP, Praha
2007 Tabulka, Monument transformace, fragment #3, Moravská galerie, Pražákův palác (Atrium), Brno (kurátor Yvona Ferencová)
2004 Zazděný vchod, Moravská galerie, Brno (kurátor Yvona Ferencová)
2004 Teorie/Praxe/Expozice, DpzK, Brno (kurátor Marek Pokorný)
2002 WariantC (+Erik Binder), Open Gallery, Bratislava, SK(kurátoři Gabriela Bukovinská; Jana Oravcová)
2002 Target Group (+Tomáš Svoboda), Palais de Tokyo, Paříž, FR
2001 8, Eskort, Brno
2001 10, Galerie Ein gang, Ostrava
2001 019, Galerie Jelení, NCSU, Praha (kurátorka Gabriela Bukovinská)
2000 Diorama, vývěsní skříň BJ, ulice Komunardů, Praha

Group exhibitions

2008 #8, M. to T. Gyumri Biennial, Gyumri, Armenia
2008 Try again, fail again, fail better, Műcsarnok, Budapest, HU
2008 Rendezvous nowhere, Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz? ES
2008 The Provocation of the Real, National Center for the Arts, MEX
2008 Where the East ends, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden, DE
2008 VI. bienále mladého umění Zvon 2008, GHMP, Prague (curator Karel Císař)
2008 Be a Happy Worker: Work-to-Rule”, G-MK, Zagreb, HR
2008 Another City, Zacheta, Warszawa, PL
2008 The Archive, Prometeo gallery, Milano, IT (curator Marco Scotini)
2008 Same Democracy, Neon>Campobase, Bologna, IT
2008 videoart.cz, projectSPACE, Bratislava, SK (curators Juraj Čarný, Katarína Uhlířová)
2008 Fussion Confussion, Museum Folkwang, Essen, DE (curator S. M. Schmidt)
2007 Finalisté Ceny J. Chalupeckého, NoD, Prague
2007 nomadSPACE / Potulná galéria, Space Gallery, Bratislava, SK
2007 PASSAGES, PASSAGEN, PASAZE. Hommage a WALTER BENJAMIN, Gandy Gallery, Bratislava, SK
2007 October, Exit, Memory and Desire, Artra gallery, Milano, IT (curators A. Brinkmanis, M.Scotini)
2007, "Why do you Resist?", Forum Stadtpark, Graz, AT (curators A. Domesle, M. Kolecek)
2007 simple living, Muzeul National Brukenthal, Sibiu, RO (curators Anetta Mona Chisa, Liviana Dan)
2007 Stalking With Stories, Apexart, New York, USA
2007 Sklerotische Nachtbar/i/n, 2 Gallery, Schloss Wolkersdorf, AT (curators Pavel Vančát, Jan Freiberg)
2007 invisible things, trafo gallery, Budapest, HU (curator Vjera Borozan)
2007 Synonyma, MtT 1989-1968-2009, Index, Stockholm, SE
2007 Der Prozess, Praguebiennale3, Karlín Hall, Prague (curator Marco Scotini)
2007 Punctum, Futura, Prague (curator Václav Magid)
2006 The Other City, screening program, Trafo, Budapest, HU
2006 F/acts/igures, exhibition artwalk, Amsterdam, NL
2006 Auditorium, Stage, Backstage, An Exposure in 32 Acts, projekt tranzit, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, DE
2006 I invited some friends to come and watch, Galerija Nova / Galerija M. Kraljevič, Zagreb, HR
2006 Closely Observed Plans, Tranzit workshops, Bratislava, SK (curator David Kulhánek, Vjera Borozan)
2006 Indikace, Jungmannova ul., Prague (curator Mariana Serranová)
2006 Věcné stavy, Karlín Studios, Prague (curator Václav Magid)
2006 Archeology of Today, Museum of Art, Prishtina, Kosovo (curator Vangelis Vlahos and Despina Zefkili)
2005 Curatorial Project, Els Hannape Underground, Athens, GR (curator Vangelis Vlahos and Despina Zefkili)
2005 Turbulence. Karel Malich / Federico Díaz / E-area / Zbyněk Baladrán, Museum Kampa, Prague
2005 1811197604122005, Plan B, Cluj, RO
2005 J. Chalupecký Award Finalists 2005, GHMP, Prague
2005 Prague Biennale 2, Definition of Everyday, Karlin Hall, Prague
2005 V. Biennial of Young Artists, House At the Stone Bell, GHMP, Prague
2005 Need to Document, Kunsthalle Baselland, Mautzen, CH (curator Vít Havránek; Christine Schaschl-Cooper))
2004 Frisbee, MNAC, Bucharest, RO
2004 Insiders, DpzK, Brno / Futura, Prague (curator Pavlína Morganová)
2004 J. Chalupecký Award Finalists 2004, DUMB, Brno
2004 Space Camp, Kolowrat Palace, Prague
2004 Breakthrough, Grote Kerk, Den Haag, NL (curator Radek Váňa)
2004 Prag und Dresden, Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg, DE
2004 Manifesta 5, San Sebastián - Donostia, ES (curators Marta Kuzma; Massimiliano Gioni)
2004 Interkosmos, Galeria Raster, Warsaw, PL (curators Lukasz Gorczyca; Michal Kaczynski)
2003 Kompression, Kolonie-Wedding, Berlin, DE
2003 Survey, Futura, Prague (curator Karel Císař)
2002 Premiére vue, Passage du Retz, Paris, FR (curator Michel Nuridsany)
2002 Der-Ausstellungsraum, in the framework of Wechselstube project, Stuttgart, DE
2002 IV. Biennial of Young Artists Zvon 2002, Forum of Independent Galleries, House At the Golden Ring, GHMP, Prague
2001 Fotok, MEO, Budapest, HU
2001 První a poslední, Galerie V. Špály, Prague
2001 Criss/Cross: Praha, Stuttgart, Wroclaw (project of FCCA), Centrum Broumov, Broumov
2000 AVU Exhibition, Mánes, Prague
2000 Sýpka 2000, Galerie Sýpka, Vlkov u Brna
2000 Každá kapka..., Galerie AVU, Prague
1999 Vidiny, NoD, Prague
1999 Rickyho gang, club Depo, Olomouc
1998 Zelená, Galerie AVU, Prague

Curatorial projects

co-founder and co-organizer of Display - space for contemporary art, since 2001

Texts / Publications

Catalogues, publications:
- Archeology of Today, text by Zefkili, Despina, Museum of Art, Prishtina 2006
- catalogue, J. Chalupecký Award Finalists 2005, Prague 2005
- catalogue, Need to Document, Kunsthalle Baselland 2005 (texts by Havránek, Vít; Schaschl-Cooper, Christine)
- 4 descriptions, Daemon No. 10/2004, Bologna, Italy
- interview, in. Metropolis M, Utrecht 2004
- Massimiliano Gioni, in. ...with all due intent, Manifesta 5, San Sebastian 2004
- Neosamizdat No.1, project of PAS, Prague 2004
- Projekce, self/poublished, Prague 2003
- bldrn:019, Galerie Jelení, FCCA, Prague 2001
Reviews, articles:
- Serranová, Mariana, "Pracovní postupy" Zbyňka Baladrána, in. Fotograf 6/2005, s.14-19
- Kulhánek, David, Theory, praxis and exposition of Z. Baladrán, in. Umělec 3/04, p.68-69
- Váňa, Radek, Zbyněk Baladrán, in. Umělec 1/01, p.86-87

ArtList
record in ArtList database
Mediabáze
record in Mediabáze database
materials stored in the AVU Research Centre's archive of artists/groups

Attachments


Zbyněk Baladrán, Kaktusy, 1999. Foto: archiv VVP AVU.

Projekce (Kristian), 2003, videostill

Pracovní postup, 2004, videostill 2

Pracovní postup, 2004, videostill 1

Socio-fikce, 2005, videostill

1985, 2005, videostill

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