Intervention #6: Katarína Hládeková
Just like the two previous exhibitions of last year’s finalists of Jindřich Chalupecký Award, the exhibition of Katarína Hládeková held at Liberec Regional Gallery continued the final project presented by the artist at the Final 2016 exhibition held at the National Gallery in Prague. However, the work of Hládeková has naturally shifted since then; the artist introduced a mere fragment of the original installation called # ∞ after deconstructing both its form and content and enriching it with a new context based on her recently published book with the telling title The Model and the Method.
Katarína Hládeková (1984) graduated from the Department of Visual Arts and Intermedia of the Technical University of Košice at the Studio of Graphic Design and Experimental Art of Rudolf Sikora and from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Brno University of Technology at the Studio of Painting III of Petr Kvíčala. She started her PhD studies at the Department of Electronic Image of Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem and currently continues them at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Brno University of Technology. She works primarily in the media of object, installation and photography, the central theme of her work being the model; a monumental spatial realization in a small scale which is often presented in photographic form. The artist explores the variable relationship between reality and its image, or its archetype, which itself becomes a new reality. She has introduced her work at numerous Czech and Slovak exhibition institutions, lately for instance at the TIC Gallery in Brno, Make Up Gallery in Košice and Fait Gallery in Brno. In 2013, she represented Slovakia at the Henkel Art Award.