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60 x 41 cm
23.62 x 16 in

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Mixed media on paper.

About the Artists

1977 Brno, Czech Republic

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.

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Venezia, Fondamenta S. Biagio 800/Q

Michela Rizzo Gallery was founded in Venice in 2004, in a small exhibition space, with the aim of reviving the cultural scene relating to contemporary art, in a city where there was a need of galleries that were not purely commercial. In 2008 the gallery moved to a larger location and then settled permanently on the ground floor of an industrial building, in...

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