"Johana Střížková has convinced the jury by her consistently subtle and conceptually elaborate approach to the poetic account of everyday things and events and a restrained experience of corporeality. In her case, reduction leads to a sensory intensification of meaning, often alluding to archetypes not only from the repertoire of historical avant-gardes." (jury statement)

Johana Střížková (*1984) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague at the studios of Miloš Šejn, Veronika Bromová and Jiří Příhoda. She has spent one semester at the Cooper Union School of Art in New York. The works by Střížková, whose focal point lies in performance and video performance as well as in object and photography, have a fine grasp of the corporeality of man, his daily activities and the objects that he manipulates and that surround him. The artist is characterized by a pure, minimalist aesthetics representing the (un)common reality as a fragile symbiosis of animate and inanimate beings. Střížková has introduced her work primarily at Czech independent galleries and institutions such as the Emil Filla Gallery in Ústí nad Labem and the Ferdinand Baumann Gallery in Prague. In 2013, she has been to a FONCA residency in Mexico City.

Videoprofile of Johana Střížková

Video: Jan Vidlička