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Radim Labuda

First Name
Radim
Surname
Labuda
Born
1976
Birth place
Bratislava
Place of work
Prague
Website
http://radimradim.org
Keywords
installation art
political art
sound installation
video
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About artist

After completing his studies at the Faculty of Architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Labuda went on to research conceptual art procedures and new media at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. After what proved to be an important study trip to the Art Institute in San Francisco (2004), his medium of choice and the locus of his reflections became video. The image processed and shifted in various different ways is the basis of his installations, in which he examines a wide range of topics, from perception, presentation, objectification to ownership. His work combines the conceptual and the reflective, by which he examines his own creative and personal position, his means of expression, and the entire discipline of art, in an endeavour to be open to chance, interaction, collaboration and experience of the moment.

He thematises the very act of looking and observing. In staged, partly open situations he works with a social context and examines sexuality, physicality and identity. He draws on philosophy and sociology (Walter Benjamin, Vilém Flusser, Michel Foucault et al.) and regards art to be part of a wider political discourse. In 2008 his two-part social project Tihle: Společenská situace. Pět svázaných chlapů / These: Social Situation. Five Bound Boys and Ten druhý: Společenská situace / This Second: Social Situation won the Jindřich Chalupecký Award. He capped his subsequent study trip with another socially contextualised project Last Rover (V. Špála Gallery, 2009). Labuda also works with audio elements both created and found. He examines their spatial qualities and the interaction accompanying the creation of music (LoremIpsum I and II).

Another systematically explored theme emphasising fragmentation, repetition and retardation is time, be this in linear or circular form. Slowed down, almost painterly, compositions operate on the very boundary of video and photography. The openness of the situation is supported by its ambiguity, its extraction from the everyday, another experience of time and perception. The creation of open situations, creative contexts and artistic dialogues led Labuda naturally to curatorial and organisational activities (e.g. Videobus, 2006, a tour with the project ADD Soundsystem, 2008, Audiovisual –Světozor Cinema, and cooperation with the National Technical Library in Prague).

Author of the annotation
Daniela Kramerová

Published
2012

CV

Studies:
2001-2006 Academy of Fine Arts in Prague
(Studio of conceptual art of Miloš Šejn and studio of new media of Michael Bielický)
2000-2001 Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava (Painting studio of Daniel Fischer)
1995-2000 Faculty of Architecture in Bratislava

Stipends:
2012 residency stay at Quinta das Pedras, Figueiras, Portugalsko
2012 residency stay at 47 Sedgwick Rd., Londýn
2011 residency stay at Litløy fyr, Vesterålen, Norsko
2009 residency stay at ISCP, New York
2004 Stipend at Art institute, San Francisco (Tony Labat)

Awards:
2008 Jindřich Chalupecký Award
2005 Oskara Čepana Award

Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions
2011
Surfing Mythologies, Berlin Model Gallery, Praha
Ladění Jiřího Nováka, SGVU, Litoměřice
Suspended Mythologies, Hot Dock Gallery, Bratislava

2010
Il Macinini di Caffé, Dora Diamanti, Řím
Fissazioni Orali, GUM Studio, Carrara, (s Jiřím Skálou)

2009
Lift & Carry, Gallery 207, VŠUP, Praha
Fragmentární krajiny A Gallery, Praha
Case Study, Václav Špála Gallery, Praha
If You See Something, Czech Center New York, USA

2008
...roses for Audrey Horne..., Stredoslovenská galéria, Banská Bystrica
ADDsoundsystem ver. 2.0, CIANT Gallery, Praha
Lorem Ipsum I., Town Gallery, Opava

2007
Fractal Zoom (Liberty St.), Půda Gallery, Jihlava

2006
Destructive Character, Jelení Gallery, Praha
Chocolate Grinders, Entrance Gallery, Praha
Push The Button!, Hit gallery, Bratislava
ADDsoundsystem 1.0, AVU Gallery, Praha
2004
Triptych, DMS Gallery, SFAI, San Francisco, USA

2003
24 fps, Půda Gallery, Jihlava, s Kateřinou Závodovou

2001
End station: Inferno, public space project, Bratislava, s galerií BuryZone
Group exhibitions not included in ARTLIST.
2011
Galerie bude skoro prázdná, Komunikační prostor Školská 28, Praha (Prague)
ART IN-BOX, Kulturní centrum Vltavská, Praha (Prague)
Čí je to město?, Karlin Studios, Praha (Prague)

2010-2011
ART IN-BOX, Dům pánů z Kunštátu, Brno

2010
Mediacje, Galeria Szara, Cieszyn, PL
20 let ceny Jindřicha Chalupeckého, DOX, Praha (Prague)
I Like America and America Likes Me, Napa Gallery, Praha (Prague)
Absurdita? Groteska? Ironie?, Galerie NoD, Praha (Prague)

2009
Olohuone, D.I.V.O. Institute, Kolín
Subvision, Hamburg, DE
The Situation (Ситуатион) Solyanka Gallery, Soljanka (Солянка), Moskva (Moscow)
Po sametu, GHMP, Praha (Prague)
Finalisté ceny Jindřicha Chalupeckého 2008, Dům pánů z Kunštátu, Brno
XIII Biennale Internazionale di Carrara: Lo Spazio & Gli Altri, Ex Caserma Dogali, Carrara
5th International DADA Festival, D.I.V.O. Institute, Kolín

2008
INTRO 518 TEĎ 69 TEĎ* TEĎ 180 BONUS Q TRACK!, Karlin Studios, Praha (Prague)
Cena Jindřicha Chalupeckého 2008, Dům pánů z Kunštátu, Brno
Současný český kubismus / Contemporary Czech Kubism, Staroměstská radnice, 2. patro, Praha (Prague)

2007
Rotterdam Film Festival, Rotterdam
Punctum, Futura gallery, Praha (Prague)
Hrubý domácí produkt, GHMP, Praha (Prague)
AVU 18, Národní galerie - Veletržní palác, Praha (Prague)
Simple Living, Muzeul Brukenthal, Sibiu, RO
Videomix. Kaleidoskop, La Casa Encendida, Madrid
Skáče jak píská, NoD gallery, Praha
Projekční plán / videoart v ulicích Opavy, Opava

2006
Chlap, Hrdina, Duch, Stroj, Médium Gallery, Bratislava
Les Beaux Ideals, Ján Koniarik Gallery - Synagogue, Trnava
EMAF, European Media Art Film Festival, Osnabrueck
Diplomanti 2006, Národní galerie, Praha (Prague)
Czechpoint, NoD gallery, Praha (Prague)

2005
New Fest, GLBT film festival, New York, USA
Cena Oskára Čepana, Galerie města Braztislavy
Iconoclash, Spitz Gallery, London
Media Art Friesland Festival, Friesland, NL
Queersicht, GLBT film festival, Bern

2004
EMAF, European Media Art Film Festival, Osnabrueck
Thailand New Media Art Festival, Bangkok

2003
281 m2, Václav Špála Gallery, Praha (Prague)
Art of Survival, Czech Centre, London
Martinu Reloaded, HAMU, Praha (Prague)

Monography

Monography

Váša, Ondřej, Špektákl se zavřenýma očima, Ateliér, č. 19, 2006, s. 16.

Švédová Blanka, Radim Labuda: Lorem ipsum I., (kat. výst.) 2008.

Tučková Kateřina, Radim Labuda, Art and Antiques, č. 12, 2008, roč. 7, s. 30-31.

Radim Labuda: Modelová studie/ Case study, (kat. výst.) 2009.

Radim Labuda, Destructive charakter, Galerie Jelení, 2010.

Articles

Skřivánek, Jan, Chalupáři podle Pěchoučka, Art and Antiques, č. 12, 2008, roč. 7, s. 8-9.

Chrobák, Ondřej, Manuál pro milovníky součassného umění (Lekce 3. - Cena Jindřicha Chalupeckého), Art and Antiques, č. 12, 2008, roč. 7, s. 71-71

Photo

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