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Hors-série # 90
Jiří Kovanda
Untitled
March 2017

Unprimed canvas on stretcher, 20 x 20 cm
Instructions*
Signed and numbered edition of 10 + (3 A.P)

*Go to the garden, park or forest and collect some needles (spruce, pine, Douglas fir,…)
Stick the needles into the unprimed canvas
The number of needles and the composition are to be decided by the owner

Biography

JIŘÍ KOVANDA

Born 1953 in Prague (CZ)
Live and work in Prague (CZ)

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Selected solo exhibitions :

2016 Sea on the Ceiling, Base / Progetti per l'Arte, Firenze (IT)
  Third Mind / (Im)Possibility of Collaboration, Narodni Gallery, Praha (CZ)
  Jiří Kovanda, Sokolska 26, Centrum Kultury, Ostrava (CZ)
  Jiří Kovanda, MNAC, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest (RO)
  The Grounds We Tread, Pump House Gallery, London (UK)
  Fresh Breeze, gb agency, Paris (FR)
2015 Jiří Kovanda (with Katarina Hladekova), Fait Gallery + Mem, Brno (CZ)
  Jiří Kovanda Versus the Rest of the World, Czech Center, Berlin (DE)
  Sàbana Blanca - Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Maz, Zapopan (MX-JAL)
  MOOM, daadgalerie, Berlin (DE)
  Hrozne hrozno a zly zin (with Marketa Othova), Kabinet T., Zlin (CZ)
  Nothing in the Middle, Sariev Contemporary, Plovdiv (BG)
2014 Milky way, MMSU - Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Rijeka, Rijeka (HR)
  Above Our Heads, Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples (IT)
  Tunnels and Lighthouses, Wallspace Gallery, New York (US-NY)
  Jiří Kovanda, I haven't been here before, Dum Umeni, The Brno House of Arts, Brno (CZ)
2013 Retrospective, NWW - Museum of contemporary Art, Wroclaw (PL)
  Jiří Kovanda, Krobath, Vienna (AT)
2012 Jiří Kovanda, In front of the Museum at Four?, gb agency, Paris (FR)
  Jiří Kovanda, Dos amillos dorados, Museo Nacional, Centro de Arte, Palacio de Cristal, Reina Sofia, Madrid (ES)
  Jiří Kovanda, XXX, Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok (PL)
  Pizza na stropě (nebe na zemi), Galerie Buňka, Ústí nad Labem (CZ)
  Co budeme dělat?, Galerie 1. patro, Prague (CZ)
  Zihadlo, Galerie Zdeněk Sklenář, Prague (CZ)
  Dlouhé svítání (with Barborou Kleinhamplovou) , IDA, Prague (CZ)
2011 The Nervous System (with Zbyněk Baladrán), Kunstverein, Milan (IT)
  Katalog, Gallery of Visual Arts, Cheb (CZ)
  Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan, Boba Dylana (with N. Beier and M. Lund) , DOX, Prague (CZ)
  35 let 7000 kilometrů (with L. Hladíkem), SVIT, Prague (CZ)
  Wait, Please, She Will Come , gb agency, Paris (FR)
2010 White Blanket, Secession, Vienna (AT)
  Kovanda Jiří Petrbok (with J. Petrbokem), Galerie 5. patro, Prague (CZ)
  Jiří Kovanda, Galerie města Blanska, Blansko (CZ)
  Exhibition (no)T (with J. Davidem), Salon Akademii, Warsaw (PL)
  Maloskalská galerie,(with V. Girsou), Malá Skála (CZ)
  Blue Pieces, Leaning, Found Here, Galerija Otok, Dubrovnik (HR)
  Mech roste ve stínu (with S. Karbušickou), amt project, Bratislava (SK)
2009 Jiří Kovanda, Galerie Krobath, Vienna (AT)
  Jiří Kovanda, Galerie Krobath, Berlin (DE)
  1,2,3, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York White Space, New York (US-NY)
  Jiří Kovanda & Július Koller, Ludlow 38, New York (US-NY)
  Hommage a Július Koller, Tschechisches Zentrum, Vienna (AT)
  Mandarinky, Galerie Kabinet T., Zlín (CZ)
2008 Jiří Kovanda: Actions and Interventions, Art Projects, gb agency, Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami (US-FL)
  Pink Carpet, CGAC, Museum of Contemporary Art, CGAC, Santiago de Compostela (ES)
  Stains (with E. Kotatkova), Gallery Futura, Prague (CZ)
  Golden Ring, Gallery Zdenek Sklenar, Prague (CZ)
  Kissing through Glass (Performance), Frac Lorraine, Metz (FR)
  Two Cushions, gb agency, Paris (FR)
  When I was a Little Boy, I played with girls, Galerie U Bílého Jednorozce, Klatovy, Klenová (CZ)
  Windows, Fishes, Geraniums, Gallery 5. patro, Prague (CZ)
  Killing The Blues, Galerie ad astra, Kurim (CZ)
  Resistance, Dominik Art Projects, Crakow (PL)
2007 Jiří Kovanda VS Rest of the World, Centre d’Art Santa Monica, Barcelona (ES)
  Jiří Kovanda vs le reste du monde, Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Valence (FR)
  Untitled, Vernon Project Prague (CZ)
  Moravska galerie, Brno (CZ)
  Krobath Wimmer Gallery, Vienna (AT)
  Johnen Gallery,(with J. Merta) Berlin (DE)
  Jiří Kovanda vs The Rest of The World, Centre d’art Passerelle, Brest (FR)
  Jiří Kovanda vs The Rest of The World, De Appel, Amsterdam (DE)
2006 I’d Rather be an Angel, Atelier Josefa Sudka, Prague (CZ)
  Galerie Na bidylku (with J.G. Dokoupil), Brno (CZ)
  Moravska galerie, Brno (CZ)
  Gallery Jeleni, Prague (CZ)
  Jiří Kovanda VS reste du monde (Tentatives de Rapprochement), gb agency, Paris (FR)
  Já / I, Futura, Prague (CZ)
  Jiří Kovanda, a Retrospective, Galerie Zdenek Sklenar, Prague (CZ)
  Krobath Wimmer Gallery, Vienna (AT)
  Július Koller / Jiří Kovanda, Index, Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm (SE)
2005 From the Third Side, Dùm Umĕní - House of Arts, České Budìjovice (CZ)
  I Hunted for the Zoo, A.M 180, Prague (CZ)
  30 cm to the Left, Institut français, Prague (CZ)
2004 1985, Galerie Na bidylku, Brno (CZ)
  I Have Nothing Against It, Dum panu z Kunstatu, Brno (CZ
  Soul Mate, Gallery Sternberk, Sternberk (CZ)