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Ivana Králíková

Grant holder in Stockholm 1 April - 30 September 2017

Born in Moravia (former Czechoslovakia) and based in Hässelby, Stockholm, Sweden, cultural worker and artist Ivana Králíková was educated at the Royal Institute of Art, Konstfack – University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, and EMS – the Swedish National Centre for Electronic Music and Sound Art, all in Stockholm, Sweden.

Králíková’s artistic practice is based in ceramics and includes sculpture, video, performance, music, transgressive installations and hand-built environments. The core question in her practice is how to relate to others in the modes of solitude or at gatherings. She also draws on her personal experience of being an immigrant in Sweden as a perspective to explore how cultures and identities are constructed. Clay, a geological material bound to a geographical landscape, is used in her work as language, a tool for responding to the unfamiliar surroundings and the unknown.

Often working collaboratively, Králíková is the other half of the duo Wandering Wombs, with curator Marina Valle Noronha. They recently exhibited at FUTURA, Prague 2017. In the winter of 2017 she will embark on a research residency at MoKS in Estonia with NOCLUB together with curator Viktorija Siaulyte. In late 2016 she was a guest teacher at the “Body and Health” ceramic workshop for the inmates of the female prison Bredtveit, Oslo. Since late 2016 she also works as a ceramic and pottery teacher in Stockholm.

Králíková’s work has been exhibited in Sweden and abroad, at institutions such as CCS Bard (solo exhibition, 2011) and Hessel Museum of Art (2013), USA; VBKÖ – The Austrian Association of Women Artists (two-person exhibition, 2012), Austria; Kunstindustrimuseet – The Norwegian Museum of Decorative Arts and Design (2012) and UKS – the Young Artists’ Society (solo exhibition, 2016), Norway; ArkDes – The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design (2012), Iaspis (2012, 2013), Blås och Knåda (solo exhibition, 2010), Tegen 2 (2011 initiated-social sculpture), Sweden; and FUTURA (two-person exhibition, 2017), Czech Republic.
“Ceramics allow me to express with my hands various layers of my subconscious. Explorations of and with clay also deal with receiving or understanding through the senses. I have developed my own intuitive methods in many self-initiated and collaborative works, through transgressive interventions constructed under high tempo from raw wet clay. Thus, clay objects can be modified during the work process until they are completed, and subsequently dried or re-used or partly fired. The results are often in-situ works, constructing a shared space. My practice has continuously evolved from traditional porcelain object-oriented production into larger projects and installations seeking a social context to further investigate the relationship between humans and materials, ceremonial objects and spaces.”
During her Iaspis residency Ivana Králíková will research the role of ceramics in the digital age.

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Photo to the left: WW Full stop (.) Time with curator Marina Valle Noronha FUTURA Praha Czech Republic 2017.


Ivana Králíková is currently exhibiting Full stop (.), Time by Wandering Wombs, Králíková’s ongoing collaborative project with curator Marina Vale Noronha. The exhibition is shown at Futura Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague, Czech Republic until April 16th, 2017.

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