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Kateřina Šedá

1977 Brno, Czech Republic

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  • About the Artist
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  • Bibliography
  • Awards

Kateřina Šedá (1977) is a Czech artist whose work is close to social architecture. In 1999–2005 she studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague with Professor Vladimír Kokolia. She is the author of a number of socially conceived projects that she realised in the Czech Republic and abroad. She was invited to make individual projects for example by LIAF, Norway (2019), Ikon gallery, Birmingham (2019), IHME, Helsinki (2016), SF Moma, San Francisco (2013–2014), Tate Modern, London (2011), and many others. She exhibited at 16th International Architecture Exhibition in Venice (2018), the MMOMA, Moscow (2016), the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2015 in Japan, the Venice Biennale (2013), Kunstmuseum Luzern (2012), the Mori Museum, Tokyo (2010), the New Museum, New York (2009), Manifesta 7, Bolzano (2008), the 5th Berlin Biennale (2008), the Renaissance Society, Chicago (2008) and Documenta 12, Kassel (2007), among others. She received many awards for her work: Architect of the Year 2017 (Czech republic), Magnesia Litera for journalism (Czech Republic), TAKU Production Prize (Finland), The Most Beautiful Czech Books (Czech Republic), Contemporary Art Society Award (Great Britain), Jindřich Chalupecký Award (Czech Republic), Fluxus Award (Germany), Essl Award (Austria), among others. She has published more than thirty books and publications, mapping

How do you persuade an entire village to go sweeping together? How to establish a new holiday? What is the purpose of including Slavutych in the Book of Records? The work of Kateřina Šedá focuses on socially tuned experiments, with the objective of re- moving the participants from their fixed stereotypes or social isolation. By means of their own (provoked) activity and with innovative use of commonplace media, she tries to awaken a lasting change in their behaviour.

EDUCATION:

1999–2005 Academy of Fine Arts, Prague, Czech Republic
1995–1999 Secondary School of Arts and Crafts in Brno, Czech Republic

 

SELECTED PROJECTS:

2020
Brnox II., Revitalisation of the Brno Bronx, Brno, Czech Republic

Herzlich Willkomen!, Nursing Care Centre Hainfeld, Lower Austria
 
2019
Something for Something, Lofoten International Art Festival (LIAF), Norway
 street 

Maraton hudby 2019, Bezuliční busking / Marathon of Music 2019, No-
Busking, Czech Republic
2018
EX:PO, Czech Republic

Maraton hudby 2018, Bezuliční busking / Music Marathon 2018, No- street Busking, Czech Republic
UNES-CO, Český Krumlov, Czech Republic and Architecture Biennale in Venice 2018 (cat.)
2017
Půl na půl / Fifty Fifty,Culture train Dresden–Prague, National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
2015–2017
Made in Slavutych, Ukraine and Czech republic
2017
Maraton hudby 2017, Bezuliční busking / Marathon of Music, No-street !1
Busking, Czech Republic
Šalina Music Tour, Czech Republic
2016–2017
Aubervilliers Got Talent, Laboratoires Aubervilliers, Paris, France
2014–2016
Brnox. Průvodce brněnským Bronxem/ Brnox. A Guidebook through Brno
Bronx, Czech Republic
2016
The Tram Buskers Tour, Helsinki, Finland
51+ / Nejkrásnější české knihy 2015/ 51+ / The Most Beautiful Czech
Books, Czech Republic
2011–2015
Bedřichovice nad Temží / Bedřichovice upon Thames, Czech Republic 2015 Tržnica Bojárt/ The Bojart Market, Bratislava, Slovakia
2014–2017
Milada Šoukalová: normální život / Milada Šoukalová: A Normal Life,
Czech Republic
2014
Drei Hügeln, drei Bäume, zwei Rosen– Schatzsuche in Sennestadt/ Three
Hills, Three Trees, Two Roses– Treasure Hunt in Sennestadt, Germany 2014 Přílet pečených holubů / The Arrival of Roasted Pigeons, Bedřichovice,
Czech Republic
2013–2014
Everything Is Perfect, Los Altos/SF MOMA, San Francisco, USA
2013
Dva v jednom / Two In One, Puttershoek, The Netherlands
Devátý přes pátý / This Is Not a Czech Pavilion, Zastávka u Brna, Czech
Republic– Venice, Italy
Mami, dívej se na mě! / Mom, Look at Me!, Rome, Italy – Brno-Líšeň, Czech Republic
2009
Nedá se svítit / I See It Black, Trautenfels, Austria; No Light, Nošovice, Czech Republic / shown in Tokyo, Japan; It’s Too Late in the Day, Nošovice, Czech Republic / shown in Bremen, Germany; No Way, Sicily, Italy; Hyundai Open Day, Venice, Italy; That’s the Way the Cookie Crumbles, Nošovice, Czech Republic / shown in London, UK; Die Suppe ist gegessen, Wiesbaden, Germany; Talk to the Sky ‘Cause the Ground Ain’t Listening, Lucerne, Switzerland;

 

SELECTED SOLO SHOWS:

2019
Bedřichovický poledník / Bedřichovice Meridian, Gallery of Fine Arts in Ostrava, Czech Republic
UNES-CO, ESAC, Český Krumlov, Czech Republic
2018
UNES-CO, Architecture Biennale in Venice 2018, Italy (cat.)
Kateřina Šedá, Normal Life, Vestjyllands Kunstpavillon, Videbaek, Denmark
AS A UFO, Galleria Michela Rizzo, Venice, Italy
2017
Hana a Radek – Svatební cesta do Černobylu / Hana and Radek – Honeymoon in
Chernobyl, UFFO Gallery, Trutnov, Czech Republic
The Legend Kateřina Šedá, Havelka Gallery, Prague
2016
51+ / Nejkrásnější české knihy roku 2015/ 51+ / The Most Beautiful Czech
Books 2015, general concept of the 2015 edition,Hvězda Summer Palace, Prague, Czech Republic
The Tram Buskers Tour, IHME, Helsinki, Finland
2015
Bedřichovice nad Temží / Bedřichovice upon Thames, Cultural Centre, Bedřichovice, Czech Republic (cat.)
Tržnica Bojárt / The Bojart Market, Tranzit.sk, Bratislava, Slovakia (cat.)
2014
Milada Šoukalová: Normální život / Milada Šoukalová: A Normal Life, House of Arts / Gallery of Contemporary Art, České Budějovice, Czech Republic (cat.) Kateřina Šedá, CNEAI, Paris, France
Kateřina Šedá, Au 8 rue Saint-Bon,Paris, France
2013
Kateřina Šedá,Everything Is Perfect, Los Altos/SF MOMA, San Francisco, USA Bedřichovice upon Thames, Moravian Gallery, Brno and Bedřichovice, Czech Republic
At Sixes and Sevens, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany (cat.) Two in One, Puttereshoek, TheNetherlands
Die Suppe ist gegessen IV, Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany (cat.)
This Is Not a Czech Pavilion, Venice Biennale – Taiwan Pavilion, Venice, Italy
(cat.)
Mom, Look at Me!, Macro, Rome, Italy
2012
Kateřina Šedá, Vögele Kultur Zentrum, Pfäffikon,Schwyz, Switzerland
Die Suppe ist gegessen III, Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany (cat.)
Kateřina Šedá, Gallery OFF Format, Brno, Czech Republic
No Go, Arratia, Beer, Germany
Die Suppe ist gegessen II, Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany (cat.)
No. 14, Kaple Gallery, Valašské Meziříčí, Czech Republic
Talk to the Sky ’Cause the Ground Ain’t Listening, Kunstmuseum Luzern, Lucerne, Switzerland (cat.) !3
2011
Kateřina Šedá. Die Suppe ist gegessen I, Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany (cat.)
From Morning till Night, Tate Modern, London, UK
That’s the Way the Cookie Crumbles, Cubbit Gallery, London, UK
Líšeň Profile, Museums Sheffield, Sheffield, UK(cat.)
It’s Too Late in the Day, Künstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen, Germany (cat.) 2010 MAM Project 013: Kateřina Šedá, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan (cat.)
Mirror Hill, No Light, Franco Soffiantino Gallery, Turin, Italy 2009 Der Geist von Uhyst / Über Tage, Uhyst, Germany (cat.)
Česky snadno a rychle / Tschechisch schnell und mühelos, with Rolf Simmen,
Deutschlandradio Kultur/WDR 3, Germany
2008
1+1+1=3, with Robert MacPherson and Manfred Pernice, Culturgest, Lisbon,
Portugal (cat.)
Colocation no. 4, La Box, Bourges, France (cat.)
It Doesn’t Matter, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, Chicago, USA

 

SLECTED GRUOP SHOWS:

2019
Museum: An Inquiry into Modes of Encounters, Times Museum, Guangdong,
China

Common Ground, Danchov House, Night Plovdiv 2019, Bulgaria

24/7, Somerset House, London, UK

Banka Art Index Pop-up, dům U Zlatého hroznu, Prague, Czech Republic
 WORK/Existence, Konsthallen MEKEN in Smedjebacken, Sweden

Lofoten International Art Festival (LIAF), Norway
2018
Možnosti dialogu / Possibilities of Dialogue, National Gallery Prague (Salm Palace), Czech Republic
Legendy Gr2 / Legends of Gr2, Gallery in the Tower, New Town Hall, Prague, Czech Republic (cat.)
Standing Still, Lying Down, As If, MOCAD, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, USA
TRAM, Train Gallery and Cultural Center, Bratislava – Vienna, Slovakia
 Familie (Family), Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, The Netherlands

Before We Forget, Goteborgs Konsthall in Sweden, Sweden

Haus der Sinnsuche (The Quest-for-Meaning Bureau, QMB). Cultivating a Good Life), KUNSTSAELE Berlin, Germany !4
Catastrophe and the Power of Art, Mori Art Museum, Japan (cat.) The Trouble with Grandparents, Kunsthaus Dresden, Germany You Had to Be There, The Swissnex Gallery, San Francisco, USA
2017
Paneland. Největší československý experiment / Czechoslovakia’s Great Housing Experiment, Moravian Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic
Neighbour, Vögele Kultur Zentrum in Pfäffikon, Switzerland
Making an Image of the World – About Blurriness and White Spots in Maps, Kunsthaus Muerz, Mürzzuschlag, Austria
Strach z neznámého / Fear of the Unknown, Gallery of the National Technical
Library, Prague, Czech Republic
2016
Amor, Oi Futuro Cultural Center, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Human and the Others. Love, Friendship, Suspicion, Aversion, MMOMA –Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
Asylum, Biefelder Kunstverein, Germany
Laughter and Forgetting, MeetFactory, Prague, Czech Republic
Cities and (Velo)cities (within the Summer of Photography Biennale), De Markten, Brussels, Belgium
Strach z neznámého / Fear of the Unknown, Kunsthalle Bratislava, Slovakia
2015
Constel·lacions familiars, Espai d’Art Moritz, Cornellà, Spain
Räume und Ressourcen, Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt, Austria
2nd Tbilisi Triennial, Tbilisi, Georgia
Laughter and Forgetting, Bucharest Art Week, Romania
Between Democracies 1989–2014: Memory and Commemoration,Constitutional Hill, Johannesburg, South Africa
First Cut / Prima Taietura, set-up for a new cultural centre in Arad, Teba Factory, Romania
Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2015, Tokamachi, Niigata, Japan (cat.)
Fashion as Social Energy, Palazzo Morando Museum of Costumes, Fashion and Image, Milan, Italy (cat.)
The Ties that Bind: Artists and Archives, University at Albany Art Museum, NY, USA (cat.)
Un Nouveau festival, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Love at the Edge, Oi Futuro Cultural Center, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Love at the Edge, Arsenal Gallery, Białystok, Poland
Art as a Verb, Artspace, Sydney, Australia (cat.)
Constel·lacions familiars, Museu d’art de l’Empordà, Figueres, Spain Constel lacions familiars, Mataró Art Contemporani, Mataró, Spain Grand Domestic Revolution Goes On, Careof, Milan, Italy (cat.)

 

REALIZATIONS IN PUBLIC SPACE:

2016–2017
Aubervilliers Got Talent, Paris, France
2014–2015
Revitalization ofthe Village Square in Bedřichovice – Bedřichovice upon Thames, CzechRepublic
2013
Two in One, De Wijk van je Leven, Puttershoek, The Netherlands, curator: Theo Tegelaers/TAAK
2012–2014
En Parts égales, 8th Art, Grand Lyon Habitat, Lyon, France (suspended)

LATEST ARTIST’S PUBLICATIONS
:

2019 Povolání: ŠEDÁ, monographic publication of Kateřina Šedá, published by the Gallery of Fine Arts in Ostrava, Czech Republic

První Poslední, published by Kateřina Šedá

UNES-CO aneb Divadýlko pro turisty, published by Kateřina Šedá, Egon Schiele Art Centrum, Český Krumlov and the National Gallery Prague, Czech Republic

Romsko-československo-romský kalendář 2020, published by the Curatorial Studies Institute, Potulná galéria nomadSPACE, Slovakia 

2018 EX:PO, největší československé rande / The Largest Czechoslovak Date, published by Kateřina Šedá
2017 Milada Šoukalová: Normální život, published by Kateřina Šedá
2017 Kateřina Šedá: Vladimír Kokolia Slovník Kateřiny Š., published by Kateřina Šedá 2016 Brnox. Průvodce brněnským Bronxem / Brnox. A Guidebook through Brno
Bronx, published by Kateřina Šedá and Tripitaka
2016 Romsko-česko-romský kalendář 2017 / Roma-Czech-Roma Calendar 2017,
published by Kateřina Šedá
2016 Die Suppe ist gegessen, Kateřina Šedá, Adam Macháček (ed.), published by Kateřina Šedá
51+ / Nejkrásnější české knihy 2015 / The Most Beautiful Czech Books 2015, published by the Czech Ministry of Culture and the National Museum of Literature, Czech Republic
2015 Bedřichovice upon Thames, published by Kateřina Šedá
2015 Tržnica Bojárt / The Bojart Market, published by Tranzit.sk, Slovakia

 

LATEST CATALOGUES TO INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS:

2018 UNES-CO, catalogue for the 16th International Architecture Biennale in Venice, published by Kateřina Šedá, Czech Republic
2014 Milada Šoukalová: Normální život / Milada Šoukalová: A Normal Life, published by Kateřina Šedá and the House of Art / Gallery of Contemporary Art, České Budějovice, Czech Republic
Kateřina Šedá + Batežo Ka Mikilu, Das ist Zastávka, Galerie für Zeitgenössische
Kunst, Leipzig, Germany
2012 Kateřina Šedá, Fanni Fetzer (ed.), Kunstmuzeum Luzern and JRP Ringier, Switzerland

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Pro města a vesnice, rozhovor Cikařová, Instinkt, Tyden Adamovic ART INDEX + busking Artzona: Kateřina Šedá, ČT Spolek Skutek - brožura Ptacek Milk and Honey Adamovic JT
Zeman / jihomoravsky tydenik
Česko-německý fond budoucnosti, kniha k výročí

LATEST AWARDS, GRANTS, RESIDENCIES
:

2019 Artist in residency, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK

2018 Tendering for the realisation of art in public space in the Nursing Care Centre in Hainfeld, Lower Austria (1st place), Austria
2017 Architect of the Year 2017, Czech Republic
The Most Beautiful Czech Books 2016 (3rd place / Brnox. Průvodce brněnským Bronxem / Brnox. A Guidebook through Brno Bronx), Czech Republic
Magnesia Litera Award for publicism (Brnox. Průvodce brněnským Bronxem / Brnox. A Guidebook through Brno Bronx), Czech Republic Czech Grand Design 2016 (finals / The Most Beautiful Czech Books 2015), Czech Republic
2016 TAKU Production Prize (best production ofthe year /Tram Buskers Tour), Helsinki, Finland
Residency at Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Paris, France
2015 The Most Beautiful Czech books 2014 (1st prize / Everything Is Perfect), Czech Republic

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