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Tamara Moyzes

First Name
Tamara
Surname
Moyzes
Born
1975
Birth place
Bratislava
Place of work
Praha
Website
www.tamaramoyzes.info
Keywords
feminist art
happening
new media
public art
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About artist

She uses art as an instrument for the activation of society. Her case specific topics usually have political basis. She uses irony and parody to downplay her acts against neoconservative tendencies; she criticizes racism and the culture of political representation. She has been recently re-evaluating the essence of her procedures by clarifying the notions: ARTIVISM (notion, which she uses to describe her work usually created with groups that she founded: “5 Kolona” 2009, "ROMA KALE PANTHERA" 2013 (Gypsy Black Panthers), searching for the border between art and activism) and ARTPOPULI (a new project that she has been working on for the past several years).

 

During her studies she went through the studios of Rudolf Sikora, Jiří David, Michael Bielicky, Avi Mograbih, the Art Institute in Tel Aviv and the Academy in Jerusalem. She uses new media, most often video and performances, to communicate her messages. Her productions are straightforward, based on good quality dramaturgy of individual performances and sensitive timing.

 

In her work she often utilizes cooperation and her trans-cultural experiences from living with her husband Shlomi Yaffe, originally from Israel, with whom she has lived alternately in Slovakia, Israel and the Czech Republic. For example, in the video Protocol (2009) she shows a reconstruction of two parallel interviews by the Czech foreign police of them as a married couple, or in the project Redemption of Zion / Inte(g)race (2011, + Shlomi Yaffe) with a more politically developed topic, where they deal with the hypothesis of Israel’s integration into the European Union. They develop this speculation in the form of mystifying documents that verify the Israeli-European agreement or by modifying the Euro to contain Israeli motifs (accompanying text: Zuzana Štefková, youtube, 28. 4. 2011). Welcome to Prague (2008, + Shlomi Yaffe) is another project that presents the experience of “foreigners” who would like to prolong their official stay in the Czech Republic. The procedure that the visa applicants have to undergo to be able to stay in this country is simulated in an info kiosk located in the centre of Prague at Náměstí republiky square. Two “polished” moderators guide through the situation of waiting in front on the embassy. The picture is based on the contrast of a perfect TV studio and the reality of the undignified waiting conditions. The moderator gives the following friendly advice: “And please don’t bring any drinks because we don’t have any public toilets.”

 

She treats the questions of commonly accepted racism in the Czech Republic in the videos Miss Roma (2007) or Mamko moja / Folk Song (2007, + Shlomi Yaffe), where they recorded the singing of a choir made up of Romany students at a secondary school who were ironically taught a song with explicitly racist content against their own race.  The instructions to understanding the work of Tamara Moyzes are contained in her own conduct – which is straightforward and realizes that “Silence is Consent” (2011).

Author of the annotation
Denisa Bytelová
Sráč Sam

Published
2014

CV

2000-05 Akademie výtvarných umění v Praze (ateliér Jiřího Davida, škola Nových médií I Michala Bielického
2003-04 Akademia výtvarných umění Bezalel, Izrael, ateliér videa a dokumentárního filmu
1996-97 Institut výtvarných umění Avni, Tel Aviv, Izrael
1996-97 Akademie Výtvarných Umení, Bratislava, SK. (ateliér Rudolfa Sikoru, odbor maľba)
1991-95 Stredná Umelecká Priemyslová škola v Bratislave, SK

Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions
2007
TV t_error, Entrance, Praha

2003
Happening při zahájení školného roku na Akademii výtvarných umění, "Na vlastnú zodpovednosť", Praha
Group exhibitions not included in ARTLIST.
2006
České Centrum Bukurešť, Rumunsko
Stop násilí na ženách, Výstava Amnesty International, Metro Florenc a Galerie C2C, Praha
Girls, Kingsland Road 6, Londýn, UK
No Man's Land, Bangkog, Thajsko, www.womanifesto.com
Internetová výstava: www.nogallery.info

2005
Egoart, Galerie NoD, Praha
WRO 11. mezinárodní festival nových médií v Polsku.
Umělec je žena, Galerie NoD, Praha
Promítání ? časopis Umělec, Drážďany, Německo
Diplomanti AVU, Veletržní Palác, NG Praha
Media festival EnterMultimediale2, Praha
Anti Film Festival, Kino Světozor, Praha
Medzinárodní Festival dokumentárních filmu Jihlava
OpenScreening: Shorts from Prague, San Francisco, USA
Amnesty international, Bratislavská Tržnica, Bratislava

2004
Wedding gallery, Berlín, Německo
Media festival, CZ ??????????
Politická výstava ??????????, Izraelské vojenské vězení, Jeruzalém /www.artistessansfrontiers.org/
Media Festival Osnabruck, Německo
Soukromé vlny, Slovenský inštitút v Prahe, Praha
Anti Film Festival, Kino Světozor, Praha
XXX, projekce v divadle Komedie, Praha
Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Německo

2003
281m2, Galerie Václava Špály, Praha
Salamanca exhibition, Hatzer Sergey, ???????? Jeruzalem, Izrael
Escape CZ, Galéria Jána Koniarika, Trnava
Multiplace 2, festival nových médií, Bratislava.
Arafat v izraelském umění, Galerie Tel Aviv, Izrael
281m2 ,????? Český kulturní institut, Londýn, UK
Festival Womanifesto, Bangkok,Thajsko

2002
Mladý maso, Galerie hlavního města Prahy, Dům u Prstenu, Praha

2000
Čachtice, SK
Art Expo Fresh Budapešť, HU

1999
Medzinárodný Filmový festival Trenčianské Teplice
Maliarske Symposium, Turčianské Teplice
???? Galéria Martin
Rakouská Ambasáda v Bratislavě

Monography

Monography

Keiko Sei, Bangkog, Thailand, 2005. ?????????????

Rozhovor s J.X.Doležalem o happeningu při zahájení školního roku na AVU, Reflex, ???, 2003

 

STV - zpravodajství výstava Amnesty International, 2006

ČT2- Kosmopolis, 7min. medailon Tamary Mozyes, 2006

STV- Vatkerty talk show, Provokatývne umenie, 2005

ČT2- zpravodajství, Galerie Václava Špály, "281m2", 2003

Other critical texts

Keiko Sei, Bangkog, Thailand, 2005.

Personal texts not included in database

Špinavé prádlo, Umělec, 1/2006, s. 82-85.

Photo

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