Lukas Machalicky

artist talk

January 19, 2017 , 7:00 PM

[2nd Floor]

Lukáš Machalický will present an artist talk about his work, the gallery he co-founded called Galerie SPZ and the catalog “Do you jump queues?” which he co-authored with Robert Šalanda. Machalický’s exhibitions have a formal and architectural purity that seems to preclude any spontaneity or element of chance - but in fact deviations, volatility, ambiguity and system failure play a key role in this artist’s current work. Machalický is currently a resident artist at the International Studio & Curatorial Program in New York.

Lukáš Machalický (b. 1984 in Prague) is a graduate of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (2003–2009). In 2008 he studied at Universität der Künste Berlin, from 2012 to 2014 he lectured at Charles University. In 2011 Machalický founded Galerie SPZ with Robert Šalanda, with whom he has co-authored “Do you jump queues?”. From 2016, together they lead the Paiting Studio I. at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. He has had residencies in Krakow (2016), Bratislava (2014) and Florence (2012), and has shown his work at Czech and international exhibitions. Solo exhibitions include Berlínskej Model (2015), 35 M2 (2014), Die Aktualität des Schönen... (2013), Museo Laboratorio di Arte Contemporanea (2011) and MeetFactory (2009), while group exhibitions include the Brno House of Arts (2016), the National Gallery (2015), DOX (2014), 4+4 Days in Motion (2012, 2013), Prague City Gallery (2007) and Prague Biennale 3 (2007), as well as several art fairs: Vienna Parallel (2016), The Armory Show (2010), Pulse Miami (2008) and Arte Fiera Bologna (2008). Lukáš Machalický lives and works in Prague.

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Organized by: Czech Center NY