Václav Magid (*1979) studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (Studios of Zdeněk Beran and Jiří David) and at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (Studios of Kurt Gebauer and Jiří David). He also graduated from the Faculty of Humanities at Charles University and received a master’s and doctor’s degree from the Faculty of Arts at Charles University (Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and Department of Aesthetics). He went on a study stay at the University of Sussex in Brighton and residencies at MuseumsQuartier in Vienna and ISCP in New York. He is an artist, curator and theorist who transforms his originally classic painting techniques into conceptual approaches. His artistic concepts show his philosophical and aesthetic tendencies. He explores the boundaries between life and art and our aesthetic experience of art. He often employs the literary and theoretic heritage of European culture and modernism. Besides exhibiting his work at Czech galleries, he has curated exhibition projects in institutions such as Prague City Gallery, Futura Center for Contemporary Art and Karlin Studios. As guest curator, he presented the collective exhibition series Conditions of Impossibility at Kurzor Gallery in Prague.

Videoprofile of Václav Magid

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