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Daniela Baráčková

First Name
Daniela
Surname
Baráčková
Born
1981
Birth place
Černá Hora, Czech republic
Place of work
Prague
Website
www.danielabarackova.cz
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Keywords
installation art
painting
video
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About artist

Daniela Baráčková (1981) is one of the most compelling young artists on the contemporary Czech art scene. Her work is carefully thought through and yet spontaneous. Her pictures feature naive, even surreal morphologies. Her videos are moving tableaux, reconstructions of internal memory, while her models and installations enter into a dialogue with the viewer. These are, inter alia, the main characteristics of the distinctive artworks of Baráčková, who recently graduated from the Jiří David Studio at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. Her work is a compact, sometimes almost hermetically sealed whole that, nevertheless, evokes a series of personal associations through its honesty. She had already caught the attention of the public at the exhibition mounted by the curator Václav Magid in 2006 entitled Material States with her video Tramp (2006), which touches on a negative experience from the past. Her presentation at NoD (I Wanted to Paint 40 Jews Praying Before the Flight Departure) from 2007, in which she transforms personal experiences into symbols and symbolic events, is more painterly. The video Sword (2007) presented here shows the artist fencing with a fictive opponent in a hospital waiting room divided by glass from the arriving patients.

She had already at this time begun working with a phenomenon that possesses its own identity and is at the same time a semantic symbol: with models of a house, scenery or building. The link between the fate of an individual and the place where they live is materialised in the principle of a model, an idea that can be perfect and planned in order to be realised, or left in a state of unintended openness and unattainable fantasy. At the Karlín Studios (To Make a Swing from a Tyre with a Rock Devil – 2008), Baráčková exhibited several pieces of scenery, not only depicting buildings but playgrounds. She regards all of her exhibitions as a compact work, from the surface of the walls to the internal structure of the installations. One work offers a key to reading its other parts, and vice versa. Her diploma exhibit Situations, Černá Hora (2009) is a combination of the affair surrounding the building housing the Bohuslav Fuchs Primary School in the town of Černá Hora and the artist’s family events. In Baráčková’s hands, situations involving the retelling of a personally experienced story and the ensuing new reality are constructional elements of a work that is layered visually and in terms of content.

 

Markéta Kubačáková

Author of the annotation
Markéta Kubačáková

Published
2009

CV

Studies:
2005-2009 Vysoká škola umělecko-průmyslová v Praze, Intermediální konfrontace, atelier Jiřího Davida a Milana Saláka

2007 Akademie výtvarných umění v Praze, Malířství II, atelier Vladimíra Skrepla a Jiřího Kovandy

2007 Willem de Kooning Academy, Hogeschool Rotterdam, Nizozemí, Fine Art

2000-2005 Masarykova univerzita v Brně, Pedagogická fakulta, Výtvarná výchova-Vizuální tvorba

1996-2000 Střední škola uměleckých řemesel, Brno

2013 - finalist of Jindřich Chalupecký Award

Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions
Selection:
2015
The evil spirit began to smoke through the wall, Entrance Gallery, Prague

2014
The Fear of Chain Saw , Luxfer Gallery, Česká Skalice
Pičus, 207 Gallery, Prague

2013
Death, Czech smallness and Conterporary museums, Jindrich Chalupecky Award Final, National Gallery, Prague

2012
Black Hill (s P. Herotovou), Galerie města Blanska, Blansko
Poslední prostor pro člověka - kurátorský projekt (s P. Gajdošíkovou a P. Herotovou), Karlin Studios, Prague
Sóstrast (s M. Kubačákovou a Š. Teleckou), GAVU, Prague

2010
Na ulici 74, Galerie Jelení, Prague

2009
Brno, Galerie mladých, Černá Hora

2008
Vyrobit houpačku z pneumatiky s rockovým ďáblem, 8. 9. - 10. 10. Karlin Studios (Praha), kurátor Katarína Uhlířová
Šternberk, Galerie Šternberk, 400 g polohrubé mouky, prášek do… (s P. Herotovou)

2007
Chtěla jsem namalovat jak se 40 židů modlí před odletem, NoD, Prague

2006
Naléhavé (s P. Herotovou), Altán Klamovka, Prague
Group exhibitions not included in ARTLIST.
2009
festival Multiplace, Brno
Double Blind, galerie Aula, Brno
Cena kritiky 2009 za mladou malbu, Galerie kritiků, Praha

2008
Jiné vize, Přehlídka animovaného filmu, Olomouc
Videokemp, Praha
Bratislava, Open Gallery, Rec Mode 01
Řím, Gallery Valentina Moncada, Rec Mode 01
Brno, Galerie Aula, Standbye
Olomouc, Galerie U Mloka, IN/visible festival
Brno, festival Multiplace
Náchod, galerie Slavie, Ctihodná periferie
Praha, Galerie kritiků, Cena kritiky za mladou malbu

2007
Praha, Galerie Futura, Punctum
Audiovisual, Přátelský film 2 Praha, Kino Světozor
Budapešť, Trafo Gallery, Invisible things
Praha, Prague Bienalle 3, Glocal outsiders
Karlovy Vary, 42. Mezinárodní filmový festival, Přátelský film
Třebešice, Zámek Třebešice, Videokemp
Sibiu (Rumunsko), The Contemporary Art Gallery of the Brukenthal Museum, Simple Living
Praha, Galerie VŠUP, Místo pro projekt
Moskva, M'ARS Gallery, HDP 2
Madrid, La Casa Encendida, Videomix. Caleidoscop

2006
Praha, Karlín studios, Věcné stavy
Moskva, galerie M´ars, M´ars field Moskva
Londýn, Café Prague – Umělec London, Girls
Praha-Košice (a zpět), autobus Student Agency, Videobus
Praha, Jungmanova – festival 4+4+4, Indikace
Praha, Altán Klamovka, Videokemp
Praha, Galerie AVU, Účel
Praha, galerie Nábřeží, Sommerspiele
Petersburg, Aart Club Platforma, 1st Petersburg Biennale

2005
Praha, Malostranská beseda, There are no animals beoynd this point
Praha, Altán Klamovka, Videokemp
Praha, Galerie AVU, Sell me buy me

Monography

Articles

www.artycok.tv/lang/cz-cs/380/vyrobit-houpacku-z-pneumatiky-s-rockovym-dablemto-make-a-swing-from-a-tyre-with-a-rock-devil/

www.divus.cz/umelec/cz/pages/umelec.php?id=1330&roc=2007&cis=2

Video

Photo

Center for Contemporary Arts Prague www.fcca.cz 2006-2015
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