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Jakub Adamec

First Name
Jakub
Surname
Adamec
Born
1981
Birth place
Valašské Meziříčí
Place of work
Ostrava
Website
jakubadamec.com
www.somethingovertherainbow.blogspot.com
www.ilove69popgeju.net
i-datum
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Keywords
conceptual art
video
CSU Library
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About artist

Jakub Adamec studied in Ostrava in the class of Petr Lysáček (2002-2007), and he is a member of the group I love 69 Popgeju – a project, which at that time represented the “Ostrava scene” in the context of the upcoming generation.

 

Jakub Adamec comes from Valašské Meziříčí. He studied there at the secondary school of art, architecture and design, where he met Pavel Pernický. The two of them founded the music group IL69PG in 2001, and they are keeping it alive together to this day. While the group was active in Ostrava it consisted also of Zdeněk Vichr and Petr Štark. This originally secondary school music group naturally became also an art group, but the founding members themselves do not differentiate between the musical and visual positions. IL69PG can be labelled as a vibrating visualised group identity built with essential directness.

 

Back then, quite a few people came from Valašské Meziříčí to study in Ostrava, but Popgejs were the first. Pavla Malinová, Pavel Ptáčník and Jan Vytiska had the music group Like She; Pavel Pernický and Tereza Krainova have been performing as Marius Konvoj – their common label got the name “Vole love production”, which regularly organized the Festival Nuova. Many texts about IL69PG are full of citations from their songs, which apparently most fittingly depict the energy and trash character of their audio-visual production – posters, projections, costumes and requisites.

 

Jakub Adamec is also the founder of the cellar gallery Strážná věž (Watchtower) (2005-2007). He concluded two years of non-systematic exhibition programme (Record, Rafani, Václav Stratil, 103 coil, and others) by a friendly football match played on grass brought down to the cellar from the garden for this purpose. (It was sad to see the IL69PG installation at the exhibition Aloha ovar nuova (Václav Špála Gallery, 2008) as it evoked the not yet distant spirit of the last strong phase of the readability of the “Ostrava scene”.)

 

As Lumír Nykl puts it well in his text to his last exhibition, the scope to the work of Jakub Adamec consists of his interest in history (as well as art history) and his personal history. Adamec creates an environment closest to him by his self representation, self historizing and visionary self projection in satirically disrupting contexts of the world of art and personal testimonies – personal identity as a “community” (Lumír Nykl), art as a medium for change, where goodness is the basic motive. Since 2012, Jakub Adamec has been working as a curator at the Gallery of the City of Třince. His Třince mission, as well as his previous projects with Magda Jańczuk (Something over the rainbow, 2008; Tree of Happiness, 2009) cross the boundaries of artistic ambition, as well as personal alternativeness, and they are wide opened challenges for art and life.

 

 

Author of the annotation
Blanka Švédová

Published
2014

CV

Studies:
2007-2002 IPUS, Faculty of Fine Arts of Ostrava University, Ostrava, Intermedia Studio, Professor Petr Lysacek
1998-2002 SUPŠS, Valašské Meziříčí

Awards:
2007 Prize of the Rector of the Ostrava University, Ostrava
2003 Exit, Prize of Miroslav Proše, Ústí nad Labem /s along with P. Štark/

Symposiums and residencies:
2008/09 Visegrad Artist Residency Program, Truc Sphere/Stanica, Žilina, SK
2005 Kontakty, V. mezinárodní sympozium evropských uměleckých škol, Galerie Klatovy / Klenová

Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions
2014
Já válčím valčík, Galerie Patricia Milano, Café Neustadt, Praha

2013
Ve zlatém koridoře krev v žilách vře, Klub 29, Pardubice /s P. Pernickým/

2011
Something over the Rainbow, Kulturpark Kasárne, Košice, SK /s Magdou Jańczuk/

2009
Love U Dead. O'er Language of Death, Panipanama space, Leipzig, DE

2008
www.somethingovertherainbow.blogspot.com, Stanica, Žilina, SK /s Magdou Jańczuk/

2007
Wintertrash, Galerie Nibiru, Ostrava /s P. Pernickým a P. Štarkem/

2005
18 CM, Galerie Jelení, Praha *
Žhavé rty And The Monster, Galerie G99, Dům umění města Brna, Brno *
Žhavé rty And The Monster, Galerie Strážná věž, Ostrava *

2004
Natural, Galerie Nibiru, Ostrava *
Less Pop More Fizz, Galerie 761, Ostrava *

2003
20 000, Galerie Emila Filla, Ústí nad Labem *

* /s P. Štarkem/
Group exhibitions not included in ARTLIST.
vybrané výstavy:

2013
SALT Galeria Szara, Supermarket Art Fair 2013, Stockholm, S
À la recherche de la bohème perdue, CAN, Neuchâtel, CH
Ostravský salón – Jak tenkrát, Galerie Patricia Milano, Praha

2012
Cieszyn, kocham Cię z daleka, Galeria Szara, Cieszyn, PL Bez názvu, Galerie Akademie výtvarných umění, Praha Tune The Eye, Trafo Gallery, Praha

2011
Performance Lab, Sonda do současné české performance, Dox, Praha Motel Nirwana, 6th International Dada festival, Rote Fabrik, Zurich, CH 100 let Domu umění v Brně, Galerie G99, Dům umění města Brna, Brno

2010
Mediacje/Środowisko, Galeria Szara, Cieszyn, PL

2009
Queerscapes, Cabaret Voltaire and Perla-Mode, Zurich, CH V. Zlínský salon mladých, Krajská galerie výtvarného umění, Zlín
Tento vlak zastavuje ve stanici Fuck, Stanica, Žilina, SK /jako kurátor/

2008
Sexhibicja, Studio Ach!, Warsawa, PL
I love 69 popgeju vs. Anymade, Galerie 35m2, Praha
I love 69 popgeju: 325166 CREW, Galerie Potraviny, Brno
Manual CC, Galeria Szara, Cieszyn, PL
INTRO 518 TEĎ 69 TEĎ* TEĎ Q BONUS TRACK, Karlín studios, Praha
V. International Dada Fest, D.I.V.O Institute, Kolín
Home Sweet Home, Karlín Studios, Praha
Home Sweet Home vol.II, Galeria BWA, Sanok, PL
Aloha Ovar Nuova, Galerie Václava Špály, Praha
Purple B-rain, Galeria Szara, Cieszyn, PL /jako kurátor/

2007
Wolność, Rowność, Sztuka..!, Galeria Szara, Cieszyn, PL
Diplomanti, Galerie Sokolská 26, Ostrava
Startpoint 2007, Galerie Klatovy/Klenová

2006
I love 69 popgeju + Record, Dům umění města Opavy, Opava
I love 69 popgeju + Malina, Klub Vrah , Rožnov p.R.
Pocta Jindřichu Štreitovi, Galerie výtvarného umění, Ostrava
Process, Mezinárodní festival současného umění, Praha

2005
Dresdner Kabaret, Motorenhalle, Dresden, DE
Mezinárodní Bienále současného umění, Národní galerie, Praha
Made in Valmez, Galerie Strážná Věž, Ostrava

Monography

Monography

Kryštof Pohl, Parodický diskurz v díle Jakuba Adamce, (bakalářská diplomová práce), Univerzita Palackého, Olomouc 2013

Petr Štark - Jakub Adamec: 20 000, FUD UJEP, Ústí nad Labem, 2003

Articles

Maxim Horowitz: Dezinfetamin č. 3 (in Czech only)

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Photo

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