Artist: Katie Holten, Jiří Thýn

Curator: Michal Novotný


From 11/09/2012 to 25/11/2012


Katie Holten was born in 1976 in Ireland. She studied at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin and at Hoschule der Kunst in Berlin. Five years after her graduation she was selected to represent Ireland on the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003. Holten prepared many solo exhibitions in museums and galleries, for example New Orleans Museum of Art (2012), Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Dublin (2010), The Bronx Museum, New York (2009), Villa Merkel, Esslingen (2008), Nevada Museum of Art, Reno (2008) a Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2007). In 2007 she marked out 100 trees along the Grand Concourse in Bronx, New York, which is about four and a half miles long. Each one had a sign that gives a

phone number and a code to listen to short recordings of people speaking about the Bronx, their lives and their work.
Jiří Thýn was born in 1977 and graduated from the photography studio under Pavel Stecha at the Academy of Applied Arts in 2006, after also spending one year at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (studio of Vladimir Skrepl and Jiri Kovanda) and the UIAH in Helsinki. He is a member of the artist group Ladvi, established in 2005, that engages in interactions in public space of a socially beneficial nature and at a
local community level. He took part in artist in residency programmes in Bern (2007), Mexico City (2009) and New York (2011). Thýn has had solo exhibitions at the Josef Sudek Gallery (2006), the Atrium at the Moravian Gallery in Brno (2010), Prague City Gallery at the Old Town Hall (2010), G99 Gallery at DUMB:
Brno House of Arts (2011), the House of Arts in Ceske Budejovice (2011). He is nominated for this years Chalupecky Award.