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Petr Svárovský

First Name
Petr
Surname
Svárovský
Born
1962
Birth place
Prague
Place of work
Oslo, Norway
Website
http://silver.avu.cz
Keywords
intervention
new media
public art
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About artist

Petr Svarovsky (b. 1962 in Mlada Boleslav, Czechoslovakia) lives and works in Oslo, Norway. He focuses on relation between technology and consciousness. He is a lecturer in the Department of Intermedia, Sound and Digital Art at the Academy of Fine Arts, Faculty of Visual Arts, Oslo National Academy of the Arts.

 

Petr Svarovsky started his art career in the mid 90's , when he co-founded Silver, a collaborative platform for new media art production. He worked within the field of interactive sound installations (Sirenes, Amnesty, Dribble, DribbleX), advanced virtual reality (Resident, Shadows of Flames), investigated the Internet as an art medium (Rose, MegaStasis with Marek Chalupa), utilized mobile phones for art (TrolleySingers, Intrigue, Visitor). He has recently been working on merging software art, mobile technologies and street art, investigating the influence of computer code on human social behavior (Flirtman) and researching the possible usage of living cells as a medium for dream transferance (RoyBurger).

 

Petr Svarovsky has exhibited his work internationally at institutions including Laboral (Gijon, Spain), the Netherlands Media Arts Institute (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), the Hennie Onstad Kultursenter (Oslo, Norway) and the Ars Electronica Center (Linz, Austria), at independent venues and galleries including UKS (Oslo, Norway), Backspace (London, United Kingdom), STATIC (Liverpool, United Kingdom) and Aktions galerie (Berlin, Germany), and at festivals including the FILE Festival (Sao Paolo, Brazil), Ars Electronica (Linz) and the Venice Biennale (Venice, Italy). He has given presentations and lectures at institutions including the University of Oslo (Oslo, Norway), the Goethe Institut (Prague, Czech Republic) and the Univesitat Politecnica de Valencia (Valencia, Spain).

Author of the annotation
Kateřina Pietrasová

Published
2009

CV

Studies:
1997 MFA in New Media Arts, Academy of Fine Arts, Prague
1988 MA Faculty of Education, Charles University, Prague


Professional Experience:
2009 External assessor for Kjetil Austvoll-Dahlgren's project evaluation, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway
2007 Present: Lecturer, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Faculty of Visual Arts, Academy of Fine Arts, Oslo, Norway
2006-2007 Substitute (vikar) for Professor of Intermedia (New Media), Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Faculty of Visual Arts, Academy of Fine Arts, Oslo, Norway
2006 Advisor for Jiri Vycital's MA thesis, Faculty of Fine Arts, Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic
2003-2006 Lecturer, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Faculty of Visual Arts, Academy of Fine Arts, Oslo, Norway
1998-2003 Assistant Lecturer / System Administrator in New Media department of Academy of Fine Arts, Prague, Czech Republic
1998-2000 Manager of New Media Lab of Soros Center of Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic
1990-1998 Animator, visual supervisor, art advisor in TV NOVA, RealTime Technology, Trimedia, Frame, Expert Service, Czech TV, Avion Postproduction as., Prague, Czech Republic, Munich, Germany
1988-1990 Teacher in Basic School of Arts, Prague, Czech Republic
Member of art groups included in ARTLIST.
Silver

Exhibitions

Group exhibitions not included in ARTLIST.
2009
Amnesty Interface, Abandon Normal Devices, STATIC, Liverpool, UK ***
series of subversive public interventions in streets and institutions (incl.
Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Tate Modern in London or Nuart festival in Stavanger)***
Here We Are, There We Go, NIMk, Amsterdam, Netherlands ***

2008
Homo Ludens Ludens, Laboral, Gijon, Spain***

2007
Enter 3 Multimediale, various places, Prague, Czech Republic **
Mutamorphosis, Municipal Library, Prague, Czech Republic **
Overtures, Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul, Turkey, 2007**
Simple Living, The Contemporary Art Gallery of the Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu, Romania, 2007*
Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria**
Mobile Journey, 52nd Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy**
Academy in Exile, UKS, Oslo, Norway*
Paradoxien des Öffentlichen, Duisburg, Germany*

2006
Interface and Society, Hennie Onstad Kultursenter, Oslo, Norway*
Summer Destruction Show, Seilduken, Oslo, Norway*
Sell Out, UKS, Oslo, Norway*
FILE Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil*

2005
FILE Hypersonica, Sao Paolo, Brazil*
FILE Festival, Sao Paolo, Brazil*

2004
Objectually Speaking, Futura, Prague, Czech Republic*
Night of the Arts/Konstens natt, _Platform_, Vaasa, Sweden*

2003
Pas vu, pas pris, Paris, France*

2002
INSIDEOUT, Aktions galerie, Berlin, Germany*
Weird Screen, Moni Lazariston, Thessaloniki, Greece*
POLITIK-UM, Prague Castle, Prague, Czech Republic*

2001
Media@terra, Athens - Lavrion - Sofia - Belgrade - Maribor - Osnabrueck- Frankfurt*
Accrochage 2001, Jiri Svestka Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic*
Bohemian Birds, Dresdner Bank, Frankfurt, Germany*

2000
Bohemian Birds, Kunst Haus Dresden, Dresden, Germany*
Laboratory of Contemporary Art, National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic*
Enter Multimediale, Prague, Czech Republic*
End of The World?, National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic*
Young Czech Art, Gallery Barakk, Berlin, Germany*

1999
Victoria, National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic*
Silver, Backspace, London, UK*
CZ '99, Prague, Czech Republic*
LIMBO 2, Plasy, Czech Republic*

1998
Laterne Magique, La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France*
Art in Public Space, Various spaces, Prague, Czech Republic*
SEAFair '98, Skopje, Macedonia*
Reduced Budget, Manes, Prague, Czech Republic*

1997
Art in Public Space, National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic*
Selest Art '97, F.R.A.C., Selestat, France*

1996
Shadows of Flames, City Gallery Prague, Prague, Czech Republic*
Hi-Tech Art, House of Arts, Brno, Czech Republic*
Dawn of Magicians? , National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic*
Interior vs Exterior, SCSU, Bratislava, Slovakia*

1995
Orbis Fictus, National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic*
Kunst im Werk, Siemens, Amberg, Germany*
Hi-Tech Art, Gallery of Brno Town, Brno, Czech Republic*
Hermit '95 - Meridian's Crossing, Plasy, Czech Republic*
Test Run, Manes, Prague, Czech Republic*
Festival FAMU, Theatre Archa, Prague, Czech Republic*

1994
Zvon '94, G.h.m.P., Prague, Czech Republic*
Hermit '94 - Transparent Messenger, Plasy, Czech Republic*
Young European Art, M.O.C., Munchen, Germany

1993
Sirenes, Nova Sin, Prague, Czech Republic

*) as Silver
**) as Silver & Hanne Rivrud
***) as Silver & True
Collections
National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
City Gallery, Prague
Rhizome
SoundToys
Artcircolo (together with Vodafone R&D Group)
Private collections
Other realisations

Awards / Nominations / Grants:

2009 KHiO, FoU grant

2009 OCA, International Support

2008 Art Council Norway, Art and New Technology

2006 Art Council Norway, Art and New Technology

1996 Ars Electronica '96: Honorary Mention in the cathegory "Interactive Arts"

1995 Soros Center for Contemporary Art, Art and New Technology Grant

 

 

Curatorship:

Young & Sound, CIANT Gallery, ENTER – 4th International Art / Science / Technology Festival, Prague, Czech Republic

 

Selected Talks / Presentations:

2009

Flirtman & Comp., project presentation, Narrative Strategies in Digital Arts, GRIG, University of Oslo, Oslo School of Architecture & Design

Northern Sound, CIANT Gallery, ENTER – 4th International Art / Science / Technology Festival, Prague, Czech Republic

Flirtman, project presentation, Atelier Nord (at Oslo Central Station), Oslo

 

2007

project presentation, Art Claiming The Urban Void, Urban Interface, Fabrikken, Oslo

Freedom Experience, Fine Art Training and the European Higher Education Area, Valencia, Spain

 

2006

Trolley Singers, project presentation, Atelier Nord

 

2005

Teaching program presentation, Music Technology Days, University of Oslo, NOTAM

 

2003

Virtual Soundscapes, work presentation, NOTAM, Oslo

 

1996

RESIDENT, project presentation, New Media Symposium, Goethe Institut, Prague

 

 

Collaborative works:

2009

Flirtman: together with True Solvang Vevatne

Concept, coordination, programming, design Oslo

 

2008

SellYourRolex: together with True Solvang Vevatne

Concept, coordination, programming, design

Gijon

 

2007

Intrigue E: together with Hanne Rivrud

Concept, coordination

Linz, Istanbul

 

2007

Visitor Beta: together with Hanne Rivrud

Concept, coordination

Venice

 

2007

Intrigue: together with Hanne Rivrud

Concept, coordination

Duisburg, Prague

 

2006

TrolleySingers: together with Atelier Nord and Henrik Sundt

Oslo

 

2005

Mobile Troops: together with Laura Beloff and students from Art Academy,

Oslo, coordination, contribution

 

2004

Airquarium; together with Laura Beloff and students from Art Academy, Oslo

and Jin Jiangbo, Shanghai.

Coordination, programming.

Shanghai, Oslo

 

2004

Eye; together with Laura Beloff and students from Art Academy, Oslo and Jin

Jiangbo, Shanghai.

Coordination, programming.

Shanghai, Oslo

 

2002

Marek Chalupa: MegaStasis

Software for interactive growing architecture.

Software concept, programming, interface.

Prague

 

2001

Robert Ellman: Friction

Virtual sets, postproduction, visual supervision of special effects

Czech TV, various film festivals

 

2001

Silencer: Tokyoman 1.02

3D model, animation, postproduction, visual supervision

videoclip

Prague

 

1999

Michael Bielicky: Delvaux's Dream

3D model, textures, sounds

ZKM, Karlsruhe

Monography

Monography

2009

Freedom Experience, Fine Art Training and the European Higher Education Area, ISBN 978-84-8363-433-2, vol. 1 (ISBN 978-84-8363-434-9), p. 326 - 333

 

2008

Olivier, Julian Be My Controller, opening up the urban, button by button, Neural, issue 30, page 38

Sedlák, Pavel Nové umění z kráteru, A2, 40/2008

Andersson, Cat Flirtující software (interview with Petr Svarovsky), A2, 40/2008

Homo Ludens Ludens catalogue, page 404, ISBN 978-84-612-4141-S

 

2007

Enter 3, International Festival for Art, Science and New Technologies, catalogue

Goodbye Privacy, Ars Electronica catalogue, ISBN 978-3-7757-2025-0, p. 278

Think with the Senses – Feel with the Mind, Venice Biennale catalogue,page 264, ISBN 978-88-317-9256

 

2005

Mobile Troops

 

1998

Contemporary Collection - Czech Art in the ´90s, City gallery Prague, Prague (texts by Olga Malá, Miroslav Petříček jr., Karel Srp)

 

1997

Marta Smolíková, Virtuální fiktivní realita (interview with Silver), in. Atelier 10/1997, issue 2, page 12

Havránek, Silver a stíny plamenů, in. Atelier 10/1997, issue 2, page 12

 

1996

Silver Shadows of Flames / Stíny plamenů, City Gallery Prague, Prague (texts by Silver, Marta Smolíková, Karel Srp, Miloš Vojtěchovský)

Ars Electronica catalogue

 

1995

Orbis Fictus, eds. Marta Smolíková, Ludvík Hlaváček, Prague

 

1993

Jiří Zemánek, Sirénés Petra Svárovského, in. Atelier 6/1993, issue 25, page 5

Photo

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