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Marek Meduna

First Name
Marek
Surname
Meduna
Born
1973
Birth place
Prague
Place of work
Prague
Website
http://medunameduna.blogspot.cz/
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Keywords
installation art
object
painting
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About artist

Marek Meduna (born 1974) is a distinct artist in the Central European context. He works as an independent artist, but he is also a member of the artist group Rafani. Marek Meduna’s work often deals with the essence of art media, and similarly, it demonstrates the complexity of human understanding and regulations. Given facts pose a challenge for Meduna to inquire about their violation. He subsequently reveals these deviations in his work as an interconnection of the representation, shapes and placement thereof. His work often includes sculpture, installations and it is place-specific, where we also find texts and paintings. The result that the viewers see at an exhibition of this artist, usually has only partial direction of meaning. In addition to the instructions in the legend to the works and titles of exhibits, the understanding of the concept spawns primarily from the viewer’s interpretation of the metaphoric core of the connections (spatial, object, language, etc.), that Meduna creates. Sometimes the artist sets a new code for certain things using a strict logical path (i.e. the exhibition Program, Gallery Jelení, 2007), the essence of his work, however, is sensual and intuitive. Meduna’s experiences and feelings imprinted in his work, as if reflect a clash of the subject with a certain dysfunction – with an unexpected feeling of indecisiveness or determines. The artist creates parallels of experiences; he compiles an image and a language. The synthetic figure as his final work, therefore, often consists of many mutually engaged, retrospectively undecipherable layers.

 

He oriented some his exhibitions directly at making a theme of the institution of art and its media (Saturday, Gallery ETC, 2005; Indication, 2006; Blind Men Re-measuring an Elephant, Gallery C2C, 2006; River, Gallery of the City of Blansko, 2008; Head, Karlin Studios, 2009; or Equilateral Triangle, Meetfactory, 2009), others related more to language and speech (Content, Gallery AM180, 2005; We Did Not Agree on the Title, Gallery NoD, 2007; Version, Gallery Louvre, 2007). A special sub-theme is his shift of the legends to the inner structure of the art message, such as at the exhibition of Jan Šerých (Yes, Old Town City Hall GHMP, 2009) or at the collective exhibition Věcné stavy (Material States) (Karlin Studios, 2006). Meduna also works with the entire gallery as a meaningful object (Improved Model, Limping Effect, Gallery NoD, 2007; Helpless Father and Century of the Woman, Atrium, Moravian Gallery, 2008; After the Velvet, House at the Golden Ring, GHMP, 2009).

Author of the annotation
Markéta Kubačáková

Published
2009

CV

Studies:
1999-2005 Academy of Fine Arts Prague,
(Jiří David, Veronika Bromová, Michael Rittstein, Vladimír Skrepl)
Member of art groups included in ARTLIST.
Rafani

Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions
2014
Všechno bylo zdarma, galerie Svit, Praha

2013
Berg (s Radimem Langerem), Komunikační centrum Školská 28, Praha
Bakala, Galerie města Třince, Třinec
Mezi zloději psů, Fait Gallery, Brno

2012
Galapagos/Germinal, galerie Stereo, Poznaň
Stopa v blátě, galerie SPZ, Praha

2011
Marek Meduna, Alexander Wolff, galerie Svit, Praha

2010
Písek, Galerie 207, Praha

2009
Zácpa Průjem, 36, Olomouc

2008
Současná improvizace, otevřené archivy a vystydlá večeře, Galerie Dole, Ostrava
Řeka, Galerie města Blanska, Blansko
Bezradný otec a století ženy, Moravská galerie, Atrium, Brno

2007
Varianta, Galerie Louvre, Praha
Program (+ Andrea Součková), Galerie Jelení, Praha

2006
Konec Evropy (+ Jiří Franta), Galerie Slávie, Náchod
Domov, Praha

2005
Sobota, etc. galerie, Praha
Obsah, A.M.180, Praha

2002
Luděk Rathouský (+ Raoul), Kavárna Apart, Praha
Group exhibitions not included in ARTLIST.
2013
Lapidárium, galerie Jaroslava Frágnera
Sklenice vody, Futura, Praha
Svit, galerie Svit, Praha
Československé hvězdy, Galerie Miroslava Kubíka
Salon d` Apollon, Galerie AVU, Praha
Pán much, Wannieck Gallery, Brno
Kostlivec v rajské omáčce, Wannieck Gallery, Brno

2012
Posun o devadesát stupňů, NoD, Praha
Ostrovy odporu, NG, Praha
Nezvaný host, Chodovská tvrz, Praha
Would like to play another game, 4+4 dny v pohybu, Praha

2011
Erotická revue, Gask, Kutná hora
Absurdita? Groteska? Ironie?, NoD, Praha
6. Nový zlínský salón, Galerie výtvarného umění ve Zlíně, Zlín
Náčrtník - pokus o komentář, galerie Etc, Praha
ART HAS NO HISTORY!, Karlín studios, Praha
Nedůvěra k inteligenci, Open Gallery, Bratislava
Štěstí (4 + 4 dny v pohybu), ÚLUV, Praha
Česká mlaba generace nultých let 21. století

2010
Rovnostranný trojúhelník, MeetFactory, Praha
Kašpar noci, galerie Futura, Praha
Dziewięć tytułów, BWA Zielona Góra, Zielona Góra
Selži znovu, Entrance, Praha
A nezapomeňte na květiny, Moravská galerie, Brno
Sebrané úvahy, Entrance, Praha

2009
Po sametu, GHMP, Praha
Hlava, Karlín studios, Praha
Historická práce, Galerie Václava Špály, Praha
Praguebiennale 4, Praha
Po sametu, GHMP, Praha

2008
Obrazy slov, Letohrádek Hvězda, Praha
Inauguration of the sources, Prague house, Brusel, BE
... no places no frontiers..., Dominik art projects, Krakov, PL
Tichá dohoda, Galerie Šternberk, Šternberk
Ultra, Galerie Zdeněk Sklenář, Praha
Současný český kubismus, GHMP, Staroměstská radnice, Praha

2007
Vylepšený model, kulhavý efekt, NoD, Praha
Praguebiennale 3, Praha
Forma následuje... risk, Futura, Praha / Karlín Studios, Praha / SNG, Bratislava
Na názvu jsme se neshodli, NoD, Praha

2006
Pozval jsem pár přátel, aby se přišli podívat, Galerija Nova / Galerija M. Kraljevič, Záhřeb, HR
Indikace, 4+4+4 dny v pohybu, Praha
Věcné stavy, Karlín Studios, Praha
Donaumonarchy, Billboard galerie, Praha
Martovo pole, Galerie Mars, Moskva, RU
Gorkiewitz, Haring, Lang, Meduna, Pětiletá, Wolff, Rakouské kulturní fórum, Praha

2005
Sister and me (s Silva Brodi), Galerie Doubner, Praha
Že je to strašné, ale ještě horší, Galerie AVU, Praha
Výstava II. ročníku malířského sympozia, Galerie Brno, Brno
Diplomové práce, Karlín Studios, Praha
Hudební bonus – Petr Lysáček a Vladimír Skrepl se studenty, Galerie Šternberk, Šternberk

2004
Criscros, Broumov
Velký bazar, Praha

2003
Rizoto, A.M.180, Praha
Telol IV + mazlíčci (s Petra Pětiletá, Viktor Frešo, KW), CO 14, Praha
Jarní sklizeň, Galerie Tvrdohlaví, Praha
Other realisations

Curatorial projects:

 

2014

UMPRUM 2013 (s Davidem Kořínkem a Robertem V. Novákem), Národní galerie, Praha

 

2010

Acts of timeless. New czech vidoart. (with Davidem Kořínkem), Dominik arts projects, Varšava, Lodž, Poland

 

2009

Ano (jako host/kurátor Jana Šerých), GHMP, Praha

2008

Intro 518 Teď 69 Teď* Teď 180 bonus q track! (+ David Böhm, Jiří Franta), Karlín Studios, Praha

 

2006

Slepí muži přeměřují slona (+ Luděk Rathouský), Galerie C2C, Praha

Monography

Articles

Lenka Lindaurová, Marek Meduna, in. Umělec 5/00, s.72

www.exonline.cz/clanek/13978/marek-meduna

Photo

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