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Jirí Kovanda  1953, CZ

(Jiří Kovanda, Jiri Kovanda, Jiří Kovanda)
Rank (2014): 321 

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Painting, Performance

to top Most exhibitions in:

Czech Republic 74
France 35
Germany 22
USA 18
Austria 13

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Artist Rank
Július Koller  764 35
Roman Ondák  161 30
Milos Sejn  3674 25
Jirí David  3374 23
Milan Knizak  2193 23

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  gb agency, France 10
  Moravska Galerie, Czech Republic 6
  SVIT Praha, Czech Republic 5
  Krobath - Wien, Austria 4

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1953 Born in Praha (CZ)

Lives and works in Prague (CZ)

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Public exhibitions (Selection) 233  Please report missing Information

until 4.1.2015
Description and image  Ana Mendieta: Traces / Stopy - Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague Send message

until 16.12.
   Art as a Verb - MUMA - Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, VIC Send message

until 25.11.
   The Disappearance of the fireflies - Collection Lambert, Avignon Send message

until 2.11.
   Le Mouvement - Performing the City: The City Performed - Kunsthaus CentrePasquArt - Centre d'Art, Biel/Bienne Send message


to top Solo shows   38

   Jiří Kovanda - Milky way - MMSU - Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Rijeka, Rijeka
   Jiri Kovanda - Above Our Heads - Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples
   Tunnels and Lighthouses - Wallspace Gallery, New York City, NY
   Jiří Kovanda - I haven´t been here before - The Brno House of Art, Brno

   Jiří Kovanda - I Haven’T Been Here Yet - Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Wroclaw
   Eight Sculptures and One Woman - SVIT Praha, Prague
   Jiří Kovanda - Galerie Krobath - Wien, Vienna

Description and image  Jiří Kovanda - In Front of the Museum at Four ? - gb agency, Paris
   Jiří Kovanda - Dos anillos dorados / Palacio de Cristal, Parque del Retiro - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
   Jiri Kovanda - Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok
   Jiří Kovanda Žihadlo - Galerie Zdenek Sklenar, Prague

   Jiri Kovanda - gb agency, Paris

   "Blue things, leaning, found here," Jiri Kovanda - Art radionica Lazareti - Gallery Otok, Dubrovnik
   Jiri Kovanda - White Blanket - Wiener Secession, Vienna
   Jiří Kovanda - Galerie Města Blanska, Blansko

   Jiří Kovanda - Galerie Krobath - Wien, Vienna
   Jiří Kovanda - Krobath - Berlin, Berlin
   Jiri Kovanda - Wallspace Gallery, New York City, NY
   Jiri Kovanda - Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York City, NY

   Jiri Kovanda - Alfombra Rosa - CGAC - Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela
   Okna, ryby, pelargonie - galerie 5. patro, Prague
   Jiří Kovanda - Killing The Blues - Galerie ad astra, Kuřim
Description and image  Jiři Kovanda - Resistance - DOMINIK ART PROJECTS, Krakow
   Jiří Kovanda - Golden Ring - Galerie Zdenek Sklenar, Prague
   Jiri Kovanda : Two Cushions - gb agency, Paris
   Jirí Kovanda: When I was a little boy, I used to play with girls - Galerie Klatovy / Klenová GKK, Klenová

   Jiri Kovanda - Galerie Kabinet, Brno
   Jiří Kovanda - Galerie Krobath - Wien, Vienna
   Jiří Kovanda - Moravska Galerie / Moravian Gallery, Brno
   Jiri Kovanda VS reste du monde (Tentatives de Rapprochement) - Centre d'Art Passerelle, Brest
   Works and Words - de Appel Boys' School, Amsterdam

   Jiří Kovanda - Radši bych byl andělem - Atelier Josefa Sudka, Prague
   Jiri Kovanda VS Rest of the World - gb agency, Paris
   Jiří Kovanda: Vánoční ozdoby - Galerie Jelení - Center for Contemporary Art, Prague
Description  Jiří Kovanda - Galerie Krobath - Wien, Vienna

   Jiří Kovanda - pictures - House of Art - Dum umění, Ceské Budejovice

   Jiří Kovanda, Druhá polovina. Obrazy, kresby, objekty z let 1996-2004 - Galerie Šternberk, Šternberk

   Jiří Kovanda - grafika, kresby - Galerie Mladych, Brno


to top Group shows   191

   Personal (Hi-)stories - Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow
   Neue Wege Nichts Zu Tun - Kunsthalle Wien (Museumsquartier), Vienna
   Coming to Reality - SVIT Praha, Prague
   7th New Zlín Salon 2014 - Regional Art Gallery in Zlin, Zlín
   A Guest Without A Host is a Ghost - Townhouse Gallery, Cairo
Description  A Guest Without A Host Is A Ghost - Beirut, Cairo
   The Missing or: One Thing Next to Another - Kunstsaele, Berlin
Description  Small is Beautiful - Drawing Room, Hamburg
   Art By Te­Le­Phone... Re­Cal­Led - La Panacée, Montpellier
   Intimní interakce - Plato - Galerie města Ostravy, Ostrava
   The Empty Pedestal - Museo Civico Archeologico di Bologna, Bologna
   Il Piedistallo vuoto. Fantasmi dall’Est Europa - Museo Civico Archeologico di Bologna, Bologna
   Report on the Construction of a Spaceship Module - New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, NY

   Minute Novels - Stredoslovenská galéria / Central Slovakian Gallery, Banská Bystrica
   Svit - SVIT Praha, Prague
   13th Istanbul Biennial - International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul
   Trko- Trienal Of Contemporary Painting - Kunsthalle Kosice, Kosice
Description  Space Of Exception - 5Th Moscow Biennale Special Project - ARTPLAY Design Center, Moscow
Description  Lapidary - Galerie Jaroslava Fragnera, Prague
   Mixed Message Media - Gladstone Gallery - New York - 24th Street, New York City, NY
   Individual Order - KARST, Plymouth
   Film as Sculpture - WIELS - Centrum voor Hedendaagse kunst, Brussels
   Rever Le Quotidien - Manuel De Survie Ŕ L’ordinaire - La Brasserie, Foncquevillers
   In a Sentimental Mood - La Galerie des Galeries Lafayette, Paris
   Neo Povera - L&M Arts, Los Angeles, Venice, CA
   IMAGES FOR IMAGES, Artists for Tichy – Tichy for Artists - GASK - Galerie Středočeského kraje, Kutná Hora
   De belles sculptures contemporaines - Centre d’art Le hangar ŕ Bananes - Le Hab, Nantes
   Cinematic Moments - Kadist Art Foundation San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
   The Order Of Things: Kadist Fellowship Show - CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, CA
   Algunas Lagunas - Proyecto Paralelo, Mexico City
Description and image  Inventing a future - gb agency, Paris

   Documentation - Galerie NF, Ústí nad Labem
   Art By Telephone - Angers - Bordeaux - New York - Paris / Chatou - San Francisco - CAPC - Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux
   Fragments of Unspoken Thoughts - Galerija Jakopič, Ljubljana
   Now Here is also Nowhere: Part I - Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA
   This Is A Special Blackout Edition! - Kadist Art Foundation, Paris
   7th Liverpool Biennial - Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art, Liverpool
   30th Săo Paulo Biennial - Bienal de Sao Paulo, Săo Paulo
   Záhrady maľby - Liptovská galéria Petra Michala Bohúňa, Liptovsky Mikulas
   Artificial Fullmoon - Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Wroclaw
Description and image Pippy Houldsworth GalleryContaining The Possible / Main Gallery - Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London Send message
   Paramor - FRAC - Pays de la Loire, Carquefou
   It is what it is. Or is it? - Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX
   From an object´s point of view - Murray Guy, New York City, NY
   Ab in die Ecke! - Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Delmenhorst
   A common feeling - gb agency, Paris
   Six Ways To Sunday #03 – Cac Brétigny Reversibility. A Theatre Of De-Creation - Peep-Hole, Milan
Description, image and works of art CCA AndratxCollaborations & Interventions - CCA Andratx, Andratx Send message
   Collaborations & Interventions - Nymphius Projekte Berlin, Berlin
   Islands of Resistance: Between the First and Second Modern 1985–2012 - National Gallery Prague - Veletržní Palace, Prague
   Foreign Excursions - McKee Gallery, New York City, NY

Description  KONTAKT COLLECTION - Sofia Art Gallery, Sofia
   12 bodů - Galerie 35m2, Prague
   Les amis de mes amis sont mes amis, hommage ŕ Ján Mančuška - Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris
   Impossible Community - Moscow museum of modern art - MMOMA, Moscow
   35 Years 7000 Kilometres - SVIT Praha, Prague
   O - Green On Red Gallery, Dublin
   The Encounter - Galerie Jan Mot, Brussels
Description  Ostalgia - New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, NY
   Rytmika ĆwiczeŃ - Druga OdsŁona Projektu Galicja. Topografie Mitu - BWA Sokol Gallery of Contemorary Art, Nowy Sacz
   Void if Removed - Concrete Erudition 4 - FRAC - Ile-de-France Le Plateau, Paris
   Érudition Concéte 4 - FRAC - Ile-de-France Le Plateau, Paris
   Gone to Croatan – Strategien des Verschwindens - HMKV - Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund
   Pičces de résistance - Stücke des Widerstandes - Motorenhalle - riesa efau. Kultur Forum Dresden, Dresden
   Museo de las narrativas paralelas. En el marco de La Internacional - Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona - MACBA, Barcelona
   Berliner Zimmer - Krobath - Berlin, Berlin
Description  Why do you resist? Forms of Resistance in Contemporary - Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok
   Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan, Boba Dylana - DOX - Centre for contemporary art, Prague
   Médium - Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague

   Words Billboard - Fondazione March, Padova
   Der ideale Ort, um mit der Freiheit unter vier Augen zu sprechen - Künstlerhaus Bremen, Bremen
   Trailer Park - Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples
   And don't forget the flowers - Moravska Galerie / Moravian Gallery, Brno
   1984 - 1995 /Czech Painting of the 1980s Generation/ - Wannieck Gallery of Modern Art, Brno
Description  Exhibition of Martin John, Jiří Kovanda, Vladimír Skrepl, 1988 - SVIT Praha, Prague
   moss grows in shadow - amt _ project, Bratislava
   Swagger, Drag, Fit Together - Wallspace Gallery, New York City, NY
   Painting, Process and Expansion - Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig - MUMOK , Vienna
   Altruismus: Kunst aus Tschechien Heute - Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn
   Czech Dream - Lucid Dream - DOMINIK ART PROJECTS, Krakow
   Tape it - OUI, Grenoble
   Why do we resist? - Pori Taidemuseo / Pori Art Museum, Pori
   Chemin Faisant… A Walk Around the Block - La Ferme du buisson - centre d'art et de curiosités culturelles, Noisiel
Description  HIGH IDEALS & CRAZY DREAMS - Compiled by Gerwald Rockenschaub - Galerie Vera Munro, Hamburg
   Ŕ l'ombre d'un doute - 49 NORD 6 EST – Frac Lorraine, Metz
   Both Before and After - gb agency, Paris
Description and image  A Part of No-Part: Parallelisms Between Then and Now - CAM - Chelsea Art Museum, New York City, NY
   The Nice Thing About Castillo/Corrales... - castillo/corrales, Paris
   Les Promesses du passé - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
   Che cosa sono le nuvole? Werke aus der Sammlung Enea Righi - MUSEION - Museum für moderne und zeitgenössische Kunst , Bolzano
   WHITE PAPER - Entrance Gallery, Prague
   City Dreamers - Emil Filla Gallery / Galerie Emila Filly, Ústí nad Labem
   DOUBLE BIND / Arrętez d’essayer de me comprendre ! - Villa Arson, Nice
   making worlds / tvoření světů - Emil Filla Gallery / Galerie Emila Filly, Ústí nad Labem
   Monument to Transformation - Galerija Miroslav Kraljevic, Zagreb

   UFF 4 - Museum of Architecture in Wroclaw, Wroclaw
   Lŕ oů les eaux se męlent - gb agency, Paris
   Where water comes together with other water - gb agency, Paris
   Performance Art Of The 80´s Comparison - Galerie Vernon, Prague
   TINA B. – The Prague Contemporary Art Festival 09 - TINA B. – The Prague Contemporary Art Festival, Prague
   My Europe - DOX - Centre for contemporary art, Prague
   "Ohne Uns!" - zur Kunst & alternative Kultur in Dresden vor und nach ´89 / Prager Spitze - Prager Spitze, Dresden
   Pičces de résistance: Formen von Widerstand in der zeitgenössischen Kunst - Kunstmuseum Thun, Thun
   It rests by changing - Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan
   Historical Work - Václav Spála Gallery, Prague
   Július Koller & Jirí Kovanda - Ludlow 38, New York City, NY
   The Death of the Audience - Wiener Secession, Vienna
   Just Around the Corner - La Casa Encendida, Madrid
   Nord, Nord-Ouest - gb agency, Paris
   Gone to Croatan - CoCA - Centre of Contemporary Art Torun, Torun
   We would like to thank (again) the curators who wish to remain anonymous - Galerie Anne Barrault, Paris
   Monument to Transformation 1989-2009 - City Gallery Prague / Galerie Hlavního Města Prahy, Prague
Description  FLOWER POWER - Craa Centro di ricerca arte attuale Villa Giulia, Verbania
Description  Performing the East - Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg
Description  Minimal Shift - Jan Koniarek Gallery, Trnava
   Azioni molto semplici senza uno scopo preciso - Artra, Milan

2008 places no frontiers... - DOMINIK ART PROJECTS, Krakow
Description  The Third Side of the Wall - Moravska Galerie / Moravian Gallery, Brno
Description and image Badischer KunstvereinWhy here is always somewhere else - Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe Send message
   Playtime - Bétonsalon, Paris
   BETWEEN CONCEPT AND ACTION - Galleria Sonia Rosso, Turin
   Eva Kotatkova a Jiri Kovanda: Stains - Futura, Prague
   Moderní a poválečné umění, současné umění, fotografie - galerie 5. patro, Prague
   Peripheral vision and collective body - MUSEION - Museum für moderne und zeitgenössische Kunst , Bolzano
   Michel de Certeau - OUI, Grenoble
   Kontakt... Works from the Art Collection of Erste Bank Group - Institute of Contemporary Art - Dunaújvŕros, Dunaujvaros
   MANUAL CC. Instructions for beginners and advanced players. -  Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
   No cage for me! - Muzeum Umeni Olomouc, Olomouc
   Moderní a poválečné umění, současné umění, fotografie - Leica Gallery LGP, Prague

   WHY DO YOU RESIST? - Forms of Resistance in Contemporary Art and Society - Emil Filla Gallery / Galerie Emila Filly, Ústí nad Labem
   TINA B. – The Prague Contemporary Art Festival 07 - TINA B. – The Prague Contemporary Art Festival, Prague
   Form Follows... Risk - Esterházy Palace, Bratislava
   Intocable (el ideal de la transparencia) - Patio Herreriano - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Espańol, Valladolid
Description and image  Steve Claydon, Jacob Dahl Jürgensen, Jiri Kovanda, Anselm Reyle, Xavier Veilhan - Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich
   Ver bailar. Diálogo entre la danza y las bellas artes - Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC), Sevilla
Description and image  Documenta 12 - Documenta, Kassel
Description  Prague Biennale 3 - Prague Biennale, Prague
   Rückblende. Die Fotosamlung der Neuen Galerie Graz - Neue Galerie Graz - Universalmuseum Joanneum, Graz
   Form follows… risk - Futura, Prague
   GALERIE.FOCUS WIEN - Kunstraum Innsbruck, Innsbruck
   (in)visible things - Trafo House of Contemporary Art, Budapest
   Tanzen, Sehen - Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen
   Jan Merta / Jiří Kovanda - Johnen Galerie, Berlin
   Some time waiting - Kadist Art Foundation, Paris
   Ketzer & Co. Die Goldene Stadt - Jiri Svestka Prague, Prague

   tranzit - Auditorium, Stage, Backstage – Eine Ausstellung in 32 Szenen - Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt/Main
Description  Kontakt ... aus der Sammlung der Erste Bank-Gruppe - Palais Liechtenstein - Forum für zeitgenössische Kunst, Feldkirch
Description  I´ve Invited a Couple of Friends to Have a Look - Galerija Miroslav Kraljevic, Zagreb
   Get together - Galerija Skuc, Ljubljana
   Július Koller, Jirí Kovanda - Index - The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm
   Heretic & CO. - Young Artist from the Berlin - House of the Lords of Kunštát, Brno
   I, an exhibition in three acts - Futura, Prague
   Grey Zones - Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst - GfZK, Leipzig
   GREY ZONES - The Brno House of Art, Brno
   Kontakt - ... aus der Sammlung der Erste Bank-Gruppe - Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig - MUMOK , Vienna
   Office Art - C2C Gallery, Prague

   1811197604122005 - Galeria Plan B, Cluj
Description  East Art Museum - Karl-Ernst-Osthaus-Museum, Hagen
   Prague Biennale 2 - Prague Biennale, Prague
   IV. New Zlín Salon 2005 - Dům umění, Zlín

   Cordially invited - in Post CM - Centraal Museum, Utrecht
   Strategies of Desire - Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel
   De ma Fenętre, des artistes et leur territoire - École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts, Paris

   Parallel Actions: Conceptual Tendencies in Central Europe from 1965 to 1980 - Austrian Cultural Forum New York, New York City, NY
   Wir müssen heute noch an Ihr Vorstellungsvermögen appellieren... - Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne
   100. výstava Galerie Caesar - Galerie Caesar, Olomouc
   281 m˛ - Václav Spála Gallery, Prague

   Field of phenomena - solitude of matter/Pole jevu - samota vec - Moravska Galerie / Moravian Gallery, Brno
   Denisa Lehocká, Jiří Kovanda - Galerie Jelení - Center for Contemporary Art, Prague
   Object / Object. Metamorphoses in Time - Moravska Galerie / Moravian Gallery, Brno

   skupinová výstava: Slepená intimita - Galerie Jelení - Center for Contemporary Art, Prague
   Object / Obejct - Metamorphoses in Time / Metamorfózy v čase - - Czech Museum of Fine Arts - Ceské muzeum vytvarných umeni v Praze, Prague
   Body and the East - - Exit Art, New York City, NY (closed, 2012)

   The End of the World? - National Gallery Prague - Kinský Palace, Prague
   Aspect - Positions - 50 Years of Art in Central Europe 1949-99 - Ludwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art - Budapest, Budapest
   ÜberlebensKunst - Junge künstler aus Prag - NBK - Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin

   Structures Transverses / Strukturveränderungen - FORUM d`ART Franco-Allemand, Chateau Vaudrémont, Colombey-les-Deux-Églises
   … And What Collections / … a co sbírky. Přírůstky Muzea umění Olomouc za léta 1985-1988 - Muzeum Umeni Olomouc / The Olomouc Museum of Art, Olomouc

   Art When Time Stood Still - Gallery of Visual Art in Cheb, Cheb
   Between Tradition and Experiment / Mezi tradicí a experimentem. Práce na papíře a s papírem v českém výtvarném - Muzeum Umeni Olomouc / The Olomouc Museum of Art, Olomouc
   Art When Time Stood Still - Moravska Galerie / Moravian Gallery, Brno

   L'art Au Corps / Le Corps Exposé De Man Ray A Nos Jours - MAC Musées d´Art Contemporain Marseille, Marseille
   1st New Zlin Salon 1996 - Regional Art Gallery in Zlin, Zlín
   Art When Time Stood Still - Czech Museum of Fine Arts - Ceské muzeum vytvarných umeni v Praze, Prague

   Czech art from the 60s years to the present / České umění od 60. let do současnosti - National Gallery Prague - Veletržní Palace, Prague

   11th International Biennial Of Small Sculpture - Triennial of small sculptures, Murska Sobota
   Landscape / Krajina - City Gallery Prague / Galerie Hlavního Města Prahy, Prague

   Gray Brick / Šedá Cihla 35/1992 - Gallery At the White Unicorn, Klatovy

   Performance Art / Umění akce - Exhibition Hall Mánes - Czech Art Fund Foundation, Prague
   Performance Art / Umenie akce - Museum of Art Zilina, Zilina

   The body in the Czechoslovak photography 1900 – 1986 / Tělo v československé fotografii 1900-1986 - Muzeum Kromerizska, Kromenz


 Dealer Directory  8


 Krobath - Wien, Vienna

Czech Republic

 galerie 5. patro, Prague
 Galerie Zdenek Sklenar, Prague
 Vernon Projekt, Prague


 gb agency, Paris


 Krobath - Berlin, Berlin
 Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich


 Wallspace Gallery, New York City, NY


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 Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig - MUMOK , Vienna

Czech Republic

 Richard Adam Gallery, Brno
 City Gallery Prague / Galerie Hlavního Města Prahy, Prague


 Musée Départemental d'Art Contemporain de Rochechouart, Rochechouart



United Kingdom

 Tate Britain, London


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