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Tereza Kabůrková

First Name
Tereza
Surname
Kabůrková
Born
1980
Birth place
Chomutov
Place of work
Prague and Týnec
Keywords
photography
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About artist

Tereza Kabůrková’s work is, by its nature, closer to the paintings from the turn of the 20th century than to the current understanding of photography. This graduate of Pavel Baňka’s studio at UJEP in Ústí nad Labem is fascinated by light, colour and space. She lives part of the year in the Šumava region, in the village of Týnec, where she spends her moments of isolation alternating between reading Chinese philosophy, watching clouds and heating with stoves (and let’s not forget the birds, the grass, the lizards and the wind – she adds over the phone) and where she wiles away her time almost as a Sunday painter. Her seriousness and intensity bring to mind, however, her efforts in the Modernist fight for the independence of art, even if she is still plagued by doubts about whether such efforts make sense. Tereza sometimes paints, sometimes she draws, and as of late she takes pictures of simple objects (a chair, tables, windows), which she later renders in a Prague photo shop into pictures for admirers of simple beauty. Although as a superb printer she takes part in the enlarging of photographs for backers of photographic gestures and purity I. Pinkava, V. Jirásek, P. Baňka, she leaves her own just perfunctorily bare.

 

She established her own style and orientation at school through auto-erotically-tuned nudes filled in with animal silhouettes on the photos and also mainly with her final project work, Krajinářství (Landscaping) – a combination of Svoboda-esque blow-ups with colour prints. These were followed by black-and-white explorations of kitchen units, full of colour commentaries on the uneasy period of her then relationship (Jsem nešťastná, mám mokré boty a nevím, jestli mám opustit svého muže – I’m unhappy, I have wet shoes and I don’t know if I should leave my husband). She expanded her fields of interest to include Chinese art. This culminated in the exhibit at Prague’s Entrance Gallery, which consisted of photographs of individual objects formed as a mosaic stripped of the Western European perspective illusion of space. Meanwhile her last exhibit at the Image Room in Ostrava’s Fiducie was a temporary return to the European milieu and, once again, tradition.

 

Tereza Kabůrková’s work touches upon two moments that repeat themselves in art history, particularly during periods of great change in human culture and awareness. These are the return to the tradition of subject matter and media, enriched of course by contemporary topics. The following of historical patterns in art is not meant to compromise means of imaging, but rather to rediscover the situation prior to the democratisation of media, when the image was still an elite commodity and was treated as such with a commensurate degree of respect. Similar to painting today photography has its conceptual and transcendental fields, whose backers sometimes accuse one another of artistic untruths. This latter however is not important. It concerns mainly a divergently-expressed perception and experiencing of the world, which sets conditions for basic priorities. One time on a walk in the hills with Tereza, as I was peering over my glasses at the nature, she recalled how her father as a boy was able to catch sight of the most far off birds of prey in the sky.

 

Author of the annotation
Jan Freiberg

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Studies:
1999-2004 bakalářské studium fotografie na Fakultě užitého
umění a designu, University J. E. Purkyně in Ústí nad Labem
Pavel Baňka
Secondary Graphic School Hellichova, Prague

Employment:
Od 2001 zvětšování velkoformátových fotografií pro významné
autory a prestižní výstavy (Ivan Pinkava - Heroes,
Galerie Rudolfinum, Pavel Baňka - Infinity, Galerie Rudolfinum,
Václav Stratil, Michal Pěchouček, Václav Krůček, Lukáš Kubec, Tomáš Hrůza)

Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions
2012
Minulost, Galerie Laboratorio, Praha (Prague)

2011
U Sudka, Ateliér Josefa Sudka, Praha (Prague)

2010
Cesta zpět, Galerie Vitrínky, Ústí nad Labem

2009
Wallpaper, Fabs, Warszaw

2008
Jsem doma a Jdu ven, G99, DUMB, Brno

2007
Obrazárna, Galerie Fiducia, Ostrava

2006
Jdu ven, Galerie A.M.180, Praha (Prague)

2002
Fotografie, Galerie Žlutá ponorka, Znojmo
Group exhibitions not included in ARTLIST.
2013
Vnitřní okruh v současné české fotografii, Městská knihovna, 2. patro, Praha (Prague)
Pavel Baňka: Jejich fotografie, Galerie 1. patro, Praha (Prague)

2012-2013
Paralelní historie: Aktuální výtvarné umění v Ústí nad Labem mezi lety 1990-2012, Galerie Středočeského kraje (GASK), Kutná Hora

2012
KOLABORATORIO VOL.2, Galerie Laboratorio + galerie m.odla, Bubenská 1 - suterén, Praha (Prague)

2011
Paralelní historie, Severočeská galerie výtvarného umění v Litoměřicích, Litoměřice
Začarovaný kruh / Magic Circle, Galerie Emila Filly, budova SCHIFR-AC, s.r.o., Ústí nad Labem

2010
100 let Domu umění, Galerie G99 / Dům umění města Brna, Brno
Erotikon: Z kapitoly tendence časopisu Fotograf, Galerie fotografie Louvre, Praha (Prague)
One Day You Will Lose It All... And Wake Up Alone... - Výstava současného umění, Ústředí lidové umělecké výroby (ÚLUV), Praha (Prague)
Prague Photo 2010, Mánes, Praha (Prague)
Re-romantic 2, Galerie Šternberk, Šternberk

2009
FORMÁTY TRANSFORMACE. Sedm pohledů na novou českou a slovenskou identitu, Dům umění města Brna, Brno

2008
X+X, (s T. Hrůza, J. Freiberg, L. Kubec, T. Kabůrková, P. Krátký, T. Moravec, M. Pěchouček, D. Skala, J.Skála, J. Svoboda) Galerie U Bílého jednorožce, Klatovy (katalog)

2007
Země snivců, Galerie na chodbě, Ústí nad Labem
Odlesk laní, (s Lukášem Kubcem), Entrance Galllery, Karlin Studios, Praha (Prague)
I don't wanna talk (současná česká fotografie a video), Moskva, Rusko

2006
Naše zem, Galerie U Mravenčí skály, Strakonice (s L. Kubcem)
Land Locked. New Photography and Video from The Czech republic,
Well Gallery, London College of Communication, Velká Británie
I don't wanna talk (současná česká fotografie a video), Petrozavodsk, Rusko

2005
Periférie, Galerie VŠUP, Praha (Prague)
Péče o tělo, Pedagogická fakulta UJEP, Ústí nad Labem

2004
2+18, Městské muzeum, Ústí nad Labem
2 + 17, Severočeské muzeum, Liberec

2002
Zvířátka, Galerie U Kostela Bílina
Výkvět, Dům fotografie, Bratislava
Tělem, Galerie Školská 22,Praha (s J. Čihákem)
Konfrontace, Pražský dům fotografie, Praha (Prague)
(...), Galerie Emila Filly, Ústí nad Labem, Cena Miroslava Proška (s L. Proškem)

2000
Ústeckých dvacet, Divadlo Archa, Praha (Prague)

Monography

Monography

Vančát Pavel, (...), katalog výstavy, Galerie Emila Filly, Ústí nad Labem, 2002

Baňka Pavel, Thelenová Michaela, Koleček Michal, 2 + 18, (katalog výstavy, Městské muzeum, Ústí nad Labem) Ústí nad Labem, 2004

Freiberg Jan, Obrazárna, katalog výstavy, Galerie Fiducia, Ostrava, 2007

Marcel Fišer, Jürgen Huber, Edith Jeřábková, X+X Deset plus deset nejzajímavějších výtvarníků Horní Falce a Plzeňského kraje, katalog výstavy, Galerie Klatovy / Klenová, 2008

Articles

Zálešák Jan, Na výstavě, časopis Ateliér, 3/2008

Vančát Pavel, kreslení (světlem), Fotograf 4/2004

Vančát, Pavel, Tereza Kabůrková, kulturní týdeník A2, 2/200

Photo

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