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

  • Omar’s Exam
    4:49, 2016
  • Closer to Each Other Than the Diplomats
    4:22, 2016
  • Autoignition
    3:56, 2016
  • To Be Framed
    8:28, 2016
  • Approximation of infinite sequences
    6:29, 2015
  • Práce oka / Work of Eye
    7:18, 2014
  • Adorno a Kovanda o materialismu
    5:35, 2014
  • Diderot’s Dream
    13:28, 2014
  • Dead Reckoning
    12:00, 2014
  • Mixér
    10:06, 2014
  • Skrz sklo / Through glass
    10:06, 2014
  • The microscope and telescope of time
    11:00, 2013
  • Liberation, or …
    11:42, 2013
  • Preliminary Report / Case Study
    10:53, 2013
  • All for no reason II.
    04:50 min, 2012
  • Why would you live if you knew what was going to happen tomorrow?
    06:48 min, 2012
  • Adaptation
    3:36, 2012
  • Minus ten anarcho-communist minutes
    06:22 min, 2012
  • Night of the world
    01:54 min, 2011
  • All for no reason I.
    04:06 min, 2011
  • Singularity
    old) (06:50 min, 2011
  • Singularity
    new) (02:50 min, 2011
  • Knihovna
    04:11 min, 2011
  • Letter from nowhere
    04:53 min, 2011
  • 40 000 000
    7:23, 2010
  • Leccos!
    16:08, 2010
  • The Long-Ago Death of a Fly
    A Methodology for Writing I.) (3:16, 2010
  • Assemblages against Essences
    5:28, 2009
  • Hranice autonomie
    11:30, 2009
  • Models of the universe
    2:46, 2009
  • Bookcase
    5:02, 2009
  • Exhibition
    1:50, 2009
  • Accidental archivist
    6:53, 2009
  • Rozprava
    10:12, 2008
  • Building Archive
    6:56, 2008
  • Teorie práce
    13:19, 2007
  • Theory of work
    15:47, 2007
  • Okamžik / Moment
    4:15, 2007
  • Pět potíží při psaní pravdy
    20:36, 2007
  • Az igazság megirásának ot nehézsége
    24:47, 2007
  • Figures
    2:35, 2007
  • Untitled
    3:07, 2007
  • Bez názvu
    4:28, 2007
  • Tent / Pyramid / Container
    three-channel video installation, 3:19, 2:55, 2:26, 2006
  • Modern Times
    36:32, 2006
  • 157,74m2, ideal flat in KOLDOM
    4:02, 2006
  • Model of constructivist tower
    4:18, 2006
  • Nákup
    13:35, 2006
  • Aankoop
    11:38, 2006
  • Socio-fiction
    6:47, 2005-2007
  • Seconds
    7:24, 2005
  • Intence
    18:08, 2005
  • Act of repeating
    4:15, 2005
  • Dnes
    17:15, 2005
  • Promluva
    4:41, 2005
  • Speech
    7:02, 2005
  • 1985
    7:12, 2005
  • 1985
    6:53, 2005
  • Pracovní postup
    9:30, 2004
  • Working process
    9:34, 2004
  • Geometric progression
    2:16, 2004
  • Theory / Praxis / Exposition
    three-channel video installation, 0:53, 1:15, 2:43, 2004
  • Projection
    multi-channel video installation, 2003
  • Vide
    29:46, 2003
  • Technical compression
    3:03, 2002
  • Amplituda
    2:06, 2002
  • Shower
    1:28, 2002
  • Limita
    6:46, 2002
  • The short film
    1:36, 2002

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