Zbyněk Baladrán (Czech Republic)

Zbyněk Baladrán (b. 1973, Prague, Czechoslovakia) is an author, artist, curator and exhibition architect. He studied art history in the Philosophy Department of the Charles University (Univerzita Karlova) and in the studios for Visual Communication, Painting and New Media at the Academy of Fine Arts, both in Prague. In 2001 he co-founded Display, a space for contemporary art, which in 2007 was transformed into Tranzitdisplay where he is responsible for the exhibitions program. Together with Vit Havránek he curated “Monument to Transformation”, a three-year long research project on the social and political transformations. He was a member of the curatrorial team (through tranzit.org) of Manifesta 8 in Murcia, Spain (2010). He took part in the 11th Lyon Biennial, in Manifesta 5 in Donostia / San Sebastian (2004), in the 56th La Biennale di Venezia (2013) and in MoMA (2015). He is represented by the Jocelyn Wolff Gallery in Paris, Gandy Gallery in Bratislava and Hunt Kastner in Prague.
In his works he is investigating territories that are occupied by that part of civilization, which we call Western. Using methodology similar to those used by the ethnographer, the anthropologist and the sociologist, this post-humanist “archaeologist” is digging up the remnants of the not-so-distant past. He is searching for spatial “pockets” where the way of life is reflected with its systems, rules and coincidences; as well as for the objects through which humanity, obsessed with itself, is arranging the image of its past and future.

Filmography

  • Catastrophe
    2019
  • Powerless Source of All Power
    2018
  • Omar’s Exam
    2016
  • Closer to Each Other Than the Diplomats
    2016
  • Autoignition
    2016
  • To Be Framed
    2016
  • Approximation of infinite sequences
    2015
  • Práce oka (Work of Eye)
    2014
  • Adorno a Kovanda o materialismu
    2014
  • Diderot’s Dream
    2014
  • Dead Reckoning
    2014
  • Mixér
    2014
  • Skrz sklo (Through glass)
    2014
  • Preliminary Report / Case Study
    2013
  • Liberation, or …
    2013
  • The microscope and telescope of time
    2013
  • All for no reason II.
    2012
  • Why would you live if you knew what was going to happen tomorrow?
    2012
  • Adaptation
    2012
  • Minus ten anarcho-communist minutes
    2012
  • Night of the world
    2011
  • All for no reason I.
    2011
  • Singularity (old)
    2011
  • Singularity (new)
    2011
  • Knihovna
    2011
  • Letter from nowhere
    2011
  • 40 000 000
    2010
  • Leccos!
    2010
  • The Long-Ago Death of a Fly
    2010
  • Assemblages against Essences
    2009
  • Hranice autonomie
    2009
  • Models of the universe
    2009
  • Exhibition
    2009
  • Bookcase
    2009
  • Accidental archivist
    2009
  • Rozprava
    2008
  • Building Archive
    2008
  • Okamžik (Moment)
    2007
  • Teorie práce / Theory of work
    2007
  • Pět potíží při psaní pravdy / Az igazság megirásának ot nehézsége
    2007
  • Bez názvu / Untitled
    2007
  • Figures
    2007
  • Model of constructivist tower
    2006
  • Aankoop / Nákup
    2006
  • Tent / Pyramid / Container
    2006
  • Modern Times
    2006
  • 157,74m2, ideal flat in KOLDOM
    2006
  • Socio-fiction
    2005-2007
  • Act of repeating
    2005
  • Intence
    2005
  • Speech / Promluva
    2005
  • Dnes
    2005
  • Seconds
    2005
  • 1985
    2005
  • Working process / Pracovní postup
    2004
  • Geometric progression
    2004
  • Theory / Praxis / Exposition
    2004
  • Projection
    2003
  • Vide
    2003
  • Shower
    2002
  • Limita
    2002
  • Amplituda
    2002
  • Technical compression
    2002
  • The short film
    2002

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