Isabela Grosseová

Isabela Grosseová

Isabela Grosseová (*1976) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (Milan Knížák Studio) and went on several study stays and residencies, including Université Libre de Bruxelles and Royal University College of Fine Arts in Stockholm. She also studied at the Academy’s Architecture Studio of Emil Přikryl. In her early work, she explores the boundaries between art, design and architecture, and later addresses architecture and urbanism as a social and political topic. Grosseová examines the relations between the environment and the people who live in it, her works being locally specific and relating to particular spaces through their topic and meaning. In her later work, she often abandons the materiality of the artwork and moves on to research and social probing. These, however, are always firmly based in particular cultural-historical contexts. Isabela Grosseová was one of the first Czech artists to create within the post-colonial discourse, as she addressed the problematic relations between the West and the countries outside the European Union. Since 2005, she has largely collaborated with artist Jesper Alvaer. She presented her work at solo exhibitions in New York, Beijing and Cracow and participated in a number of residency programs, including Vermont Studio Center (USA), Art in General (USA) and Ny-Ålesund at Spitsbergen, Norway.

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