Finalist of Jindřich Chalupecký Award 2018
“Hofmann’s performances are a fascinating, monstrous and in a way perverse expression of the fragility and insecurity of the individual confronted with the world of impersonal forces producing the images of a personality rather than the personality itself.” (jury statement)
Lukáš Hofmann (*1993) studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (Studio of Intermedia Work III / Tomáš Vaněk School). He went to a study program at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (Sculpture Studio) and in Berlin. He participated in a residency program at Nisyros, Greece organized by the Prague-based platform Are. He is also known as Saliva and expresses himself primarily through performance and ͞social͞ sculptures that often speak in the dialect of the fashion and creative industry. In his situations, he creates curated communities of actors and environments in which he induces a focused atmosphere and egalitarian dynamic. In this way, he communicates a whole range of most current emotions: apathy as well as potentiality of feeling, disappointment and hope. He regularly participates in collective exhibitions and art events in the Czech Republic and abroad; he has presented his work e.g. in the Schinkel Pavillon in Berlin, the National Gallery of Denmark in Copenhagen, Moderna Museet in Stockholm and PLATO Gallery in Ostrava; during Manifesta 11, he performed at Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich.