In the 8th issue of Czech Contemporary Art in Berlin, we would like to introduce Adéla Součková. Since we are slowly getting back to regular workflow at the Czech Centre, we will prepare new interviews for the series Czech Contemporary Art in Berlin every two weeks.
Adéla Součková (*1985) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (Painting Studio II / Vladimír Skrepl School) and from Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Dresden (Studio of Ulrike Grossarth). Součková’s essential means of expression is drawing and painting, however, she also expresses herself through performance, object installations and video. In her work, she draws on the tension between nature and culture, old mythologies and archetypes as well as on the current debate on the themes of ecology and feminism. Součková regularly exhibits primarily at independent galleries in the Czech Republic and in Germany. In 2017 she had a solo show On the Earth awakening from a restless dream at the Czech Centre in Berlin. In 2014 and 2015, she was a finalist of the Critics’ Award for Young Painters and 2018 a finalist of the Jindřich Chalupecký Award for young artists under 30. She was artist in residence at Art in General in New York, in Sesama in Indonesia, at the Awagami Factory in Japan or recently, in Madrid and Tbilisi as a part of the project The Dictionary of New Ideas. She lives and works in Prague and Berlin.
You’ll find more about the artist at her website or Instagram. You can visit the virtual exhibition Technology of Sacred, created during Corona times as an alternative to exhibition planned for display.cz, curated by Lukas Likavčan, designed by The Rodina under this link: sacred.display.cz. Please take the first door to the left and you will see Adélas installation of not really downloaded location signs fetishes, given voice by her lyrics and laloni georgian polyfonic choir lead by Naneishvili Nino. The next edition of The New Dictionary of Old Ideas will open on 18th of June in TRAFO Center for Contemporary Art in Szczecin, Poland. Adéla Součková will present in the ex-turbine hall quite a monumental installation of drawing on textile.
Czech Contemporary Art in Berlin is an online series by the Czech Centre Berlin about contemporary art in times of Corona. We present artists with Czech and/or Slovak roots, living in Berlin. The format is 3x3: 3 minutes about the place, where the artist works, 3 minutes about what keeps them busy right now and 3 minutes about themselves. In order for you to also see some of their work, they take over the Czech Centre’s Instagram account on the afternoon after 2 pm on the day, the podcast is published.
Photo: Adéla Součková: What is the matter thoughts are made from? — Jindrich Chalupecky Award Exhibition, National Gallery in Prague, 2018, indigo dye on fabric, metal, clay, audio, procession. Photo: Peter Fabo