In the 7th issue of Czech Contemporary Art in Berlin we would like to introduce Petra Hermanová. Petra Hermanová (*1987 in Valašské Meziříčí, CZ) is a visual artist and musician. She studied with Václav Stratil at the Studio of Intermedia at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Brno and at the Studio of Art in Public spaces at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, where she concentrated mostly on exploring the moving image through narrative experiments dealing with memories. In 2012 she relocated to Berlin and has since gone on to produce music videos for Academy Award winning musicians like Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova as well as for underground electronic musicians on labels like Cómeme and Studio Barnhus. She has taken her visuals to live concert events at notable festivals and event series such as Sónar, CYNETART and Boiler Room, and has taken part on numerous commissions including reviving the ghost town of Pyramiden in the arctic archipelago of Svalbard for a special project with the Norwegian electronic duo Frost. As a practicing musician Hermanová was the front woman of Fiordmoss. She represented the band at the Red Bull Music Academy in Madrid and won the Vinyla Award for Best New Act in 2011. They produced 3 albums, the last of which was awarded the prestigious Czech Anděl Award for the Best Electronic Album of 2017. She is currently working on independent projects in music and animation, as well as producing A/V for the Berlin-based music producer Hydropsyche.
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: Petra Hermanová: Selfportrait (Love in the Time of C̷h̷o̷l̷e̷r̷a̷) — 2020