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  • Eliška Konečná

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    Eliška Konečná (b. 1992, Czech Republic) lives and works in Prague.

    Eliška Konečná is a multidisciplinary visual artist graduated from the Painting department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague in 2020 (Studio led by Robert Šalanda and Lukáš Machalický 2018 - 2020). Konečná’s work stems from an effort to display the untouchable abstract reality, which she interprets into material dimension. The alternative materials and techniques such as woodcarving or upholstery, which were previously marginalized and belonged to rather artisanal and decorative artistic tradition, are at the core of Konečná’s artistic research. Her hand-crafted wooden and textile bas-reliefs often balance on the fleeting border of wakefulness and sleep, tactile and immaterial. The floaty shapes of her artifacts underline the transgression of the body and its visual narratives related to the corporeality perceived through the prism of desires and drives.

    EDUCATION
    2014-2020 AVU Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (Painting studio), CZ
    2018 KABK Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, Netherlands, NL

    RESIDENCIES
    2021 Artist in Residence, MeetFactory, Prague, CZ

    COLLECTIONS
    Havrlant Art Collection, Prague
    Marval Collection, Berlin/Milan
    Private collections

    2023
    Thirst, Polansky Gallery, Prague, CZ (cur. Caroline Krzyston) / SOLO
    Full Moon Dreamers, Steinhauser Gallery, Bratislava, SK (cur. Michal Stolárik)
    A Dry Place to Fall, east contemporary, Milan, IT (cur. Caroline Krzyston) / SOLO

    2022
    SUMO Prague 2022, Berlínskej Model, Scary Good, Prague, CZ (cur: Anna Meinecke)
    Anything goes when in love White&Weiss Gallery, Bratislava, SK
    The Somnambulists, Kunstverein Eisenstadt, AU
    Phantasmata, Public Gallery, London, UK
    Baitball #02, Pallazo San Giussepe, Polignano a Mere. IT
    Hussites at the Baltic Sea, Rondo Sztuki, Katowice, PL

    2021
    Holly Matter, Bellow Grand NYC feat. Berlínskej model, NYC, USA
    SABAT, Galerie Podbrzezie, Kraków, PL (cur: Lidka Krawczyk & Magdalena Lazar)
    Sedimentation, Eliška Konečná & Maria Nalbantová (BGR), POP UP gallery AVU, Prague CZ (Cur: Veronika Čechová) / SOLO
    II: Něžná / The Meek One, Karlín Studios, Prague CZ (cur: Šárka Koudelová CZ)
    Tide of Softness, Pragovka Gallery , Prague CZ (cur: Veronika Čechová CZ)
    OKO/UCHO, Gampa Pardubice, CZ (cur: Piotr Síkora & Iza Kaszyńska PL)
    Intervention #27: In Their Skin, Jindřich Chalupecký Society, Museum of Southeast Moravia, Zlín, CZ ( cur: Karina Kottová CZ)
    69.čin: Osamote o samotě, GAG Galerie Zlín, CZ
    Les Danses Nocturnes, eastcontemporary, Spread Museum Entrevaux, France
    PEEL (my tendence was never meant to be a scar), Galerie A.M180, Prague (cur: Jan Durina SK)
    Feral Signals, eastcontemporary, Milan, Italy

    2020
    Mood Spelled Backwards, Galerie Kurzor, Center for Contemporary Art, Prague (cur: Václav Jánoščík SK)
    New Selection, Kvalitář Gallery, Prague
    More Than Two Eyes, Couples 2, Berlínskej Model, Prague / SOLO
    Collection Of Trophies That I Won Over Myself, SPZ Gallery, Prague

    2019
    Uncertain Horizons, 0 Generation, Festival of Contemporary Art, Jihlava, CZ
    Folie à Deux, trios, quatre… Prallel Vienna, Lassallestrasse, Wien, Austria
    Folie à Deux, PRÁM, Prague (cur: Iva Mladičová CZ)
    To nejlepší mne ještě nepotkalo, Kovárna, Valeč, CZ
    Easy Peasy Lemon Squeeze, Garage Gallery Karlín, Prague (cur: kuku kolektiv CZ)
    You`re broken - when your hart is not open, Czech Centre, Berlin, Germany (cur: Václav Jánoščík SK)
    12th Prize of Art Critique for Young Painting, Galerie Kritiků, Prague

    2018
    Komín, Industra Art, Brno, CZ
    Bouncing off, Billy Town, Haag, Netherlands

    2016
    GEPOAME, Galerie Bím, Dobřichovice, CZ
    Existence of emptiness, JednaDvaTři Gallery, Prague