“The motives addressed by the artist include a reflection on the hero archetype in the context of contemporary gender stereotypes as well as the reality of human relationships and specific social roles shifted to other conceptual levels through authorial manipulation of the documented aspects.” (jury statement)
Alžběta Bačíková (*1988) graduated from the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Brno University of Technology (Painting Studio of Luděk Rathouský and Jiří Franta) where she enrolled in the PhD program in 2015. In 2017, she went to a residency program at Egon Schiele Art Center in Český Krumlov and a research program at the Center for Contemporary Art in Tel Aviv. In the past years, Bačíková has dealt with a reflection of documentary tendencies in contemporary art both in her theoretical research and in her artistic practice. What especially interests her in this context is the category of objectivity and the approaches undermining the false illusion of the objectivity of the genre. She focuses on the medium of the moving image and works primarily with video installation. She regularly enriches her individual work with collaborations with other female artists and also works as a curator. The artist has regularly presented her work in the context of the Czech independent art scene while also having exhibited in the National Gallery in Prague, Emil Filla Gallery in Ústí nad Labem and Stúdió Galéria in Budapest. In 2014, she was a finalist of the Startpoint Prize for up-and-coming artists.