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Pavel Sterec

Born in 1985

Pavel Sterec has studied at several studios at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague; currently he is a doctoral student at the Studio of Photography at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. His work is based on personal and social encounters and situations transformed into conceptual installations. These combine an interest in the reinterpretation of mythical and ritual objects and natural phenomena in the context of contemporary thought and an engaged criticism of the social and political status quo. Sterec has introduced his work at a number of exhibitions primarily in Central and Eastern Europe and participated in a number of prestigious residencies.

Education:

2012 - PhD student at Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague - Studio of Photography - prof. Aleksandra Vajd & Hynek Alt

2006 -2012 -Academy of Fine Arts in Prague - (Studio of Painting - prof. Vladimir Skrepl and Jiri Kovanda, Studio of Visiting Professor - Zbigniew Libera, The School of Conceptual Tendencies - Studio of prof. Milos Sejn)

2006 - stay at Film and TV School of The Academy of Performing Arts in Prague - DAT prof. Petr Skala

2004-2006 - Brno University of Technology - Faculty of Fine Arts - studio of Performance. Prof. Tomas Ruller

Solo Exhibitions :

2012  For the Future Audience - Labor, Budapest, (HU)

2012 - Motionless Exchange - Moravian Gallery in Brno, (CZ)

2011 - To Suspect - Gallery D9, České Budějovice, (CZ)

2011 - What keeps Elites Alive? (In collaboration with V. Artamonov) - Galeria HIT, Bratislava, (SK)

2010 - Don’t We All Secretly Hold Our Hands under the Table Dividing Us? - Karlin Studios, Prague, (CZ)

2010 – “I Would Prefer Not To” - Gallery Luxfer, Česká Skalice (CZ)

2010 - Nocturama - Gallery ve sklepě, Prague (CZ)

2009 - Agreement Among Peers - Gallery F43, Prague (CZ)

2009 - Colorist - Gallery 207, Prague (CZ)

2009 - Low Tension - Galerie Mladých, Brno (CZ)

2009 - Hypnosis and Morality - gallery Jelení, Prague (CZ)

2008 - Day Before Evening - Gallery Meet Factory, Prague (CZ)

2008 - Grocery Outlet - Gallery Potraviny,Brno (CZ)

2008 - With the Stream (In collaboration with K. Drzkova) - Gallery 35M2, Prague (CZ)

2008 - Minor Mail Robbery - Gallery 36, Olomouc (CZ)

2007 - Personal Oil Spill - exhibition space Benzinka, Slany (CZ)

Selected group Exhibitions:

2012 - Start Point - DOX, Prague (CZ)

2012 - Diplomants AVU - National Gallery in Prague (CZ)

2012 - Islands of Resistance: Between the First and Second Modern 1985–2012 - National Gallery in Prague (CZ)

2012 - VI. Zlín Youth Salon 2012 - Gallery of Fine Arts in Zlín (CZ)

2011 - Exhibition of the finalists of JCH Award - DOX, Prague (CZ)

2011 - Post project - Power to the People - The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (AUS)

2011 - Diligence - Good Shepherd Gallery, Brno (CZ)

2011 - Praguebiennale 5 (CZ)

2011 - The Exhibitor and His Spectators – Brno House of Arts, Brno (CZ)

2010 – Economy of Unwanted Amity - Karlin Studios, Prague (CZ)

2010 – One Day You Will Lose It All - 4+4 dny , Prague (CZ)

2010 – Prostor Zlín -Gallery of Fine Arts in Zlín (CZ)

2010 - Ears Like Loops - ZONA sztuki aktualnej, Łódź (PL)

2010 - Bienále mladých - Dům U Kamenného zvonu, Prague (CZ)

2010 - DZIEWIĘĆ TYTUŁÓW - BWA, Zielona Góra (PL)

2010 – Demonstrace prostoru – temporary art center BLOX , Prague (CZ)

2010 - Gaspard of the Night - Futura, Prague (CZ)

2010 - Making Worlds - Galerie Emila Filly, Ústí nad Labem (CZ)

2009 - Historical Work - Gallery of Václav Špála, Prague (CZ)

2009 - Place and Formula - Kutná Hora (CZ)

2009 - Revised Edition - GUM studio, Carrara (IT)

2009 - White Paper Black Bride - Praguebiennale 4 (CZ)

2009 - Hed - Karlin Studios, Prague (CZ)

2008 - Magnesite - Kosice (SK)

2008 - Qui Vive? I Moscow International Biennale for Young Art (RU)

2008 - Cosmopolitics – Art Laboratory, Berlin (DE)– galeria Nuova, Bucharest (RO)

2007 - Agorafolly - ECCA-Central Electrique, Brussel (BE)

2007 - Cargo – Boraros ter, Budapest (HU)

2006 - Radio Revolten – Halle (DE)

Publications:

2012 - Pavel Sterec: Motionless Exchange - Moravian Gallery in Brno, ISBN 978-80-7027-247-3

Residencies:

2012 - Czech Centre, Bucharest (RO)

2012 - FKSE, Budapest (HU)

2010 – AIR CSW Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw (PL)

2010 - VIR Viafarini-in-residence, Milan (IT)

2008 - CCA Sharhorod (UA)

Web: http://pavelsterec.org/