Introducing Nicole Morris & Miroslava Večeřová: Girlfriend
Trade Fair Palace
Dukelských hrdinů 47
Metro C – Vltavská
Tram 6, 17 – Veletržní palác
Tram 1, 2, 6, 8, 12, 17, 25, 26 – Strossmayerovo náměstí
Place: Trade Fair Palace
The work of the two artists Nicole Morris and Miroslava Večeřová is characterized by its multi-layered nature and shares a number of common aspects – the way they employ video in combination with installations, objects and performances or the specific corporeality inherent in the visuality or impact of many of their works. While their joint project for the National Gallery in Prague is based on a presentation of individual works, it stems from an intensive dialogue between the two artists. The videos that form the core of the multimedia presentation may be perceived as poems in the medium of the moving image – poems about touch, transformation, growing up, the sea, plaster, chalk, light, shade as well as many unnameable things.
Nicole Morris (born 1986) lives and works in London. She graduated from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2011 with an MA in Sculpture. Recent solo exhibitions and performances include Currency, Jerwood Space (London); Art Projects, London Art Fair; Impressions, Bold Tendencies (London); After Work, Locomotion (London); Same Husband, Space In Between (London) and A Romance in Two Parts, Galeria Magda Bellotti (Madrid). Selected group exhibitions include Caprice, Open Space (Baltimore); Gentle Triggers, Articok; Beside, Five Years (London); TTTT, Jerwood Space (London); Young London 2013, V22 (London); Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2012, ICA and Liverpool biennial; 20 Rue de Jacob – A salon for Performance and Other Happenings, Galleria Rajatila (Finland); Claire Baily, Nicole Morris and Ben Schumacher, Laure Genillard (London) and By Means of Matter, Generator Projects (Dundee). In 2013 she was nominated for the Max Mara Art Prize for Women and in 2011 was awarded the Boise Travel Scholarship and William Coldstream Prize. Recent curatorial projects include The Locomotion Moving Image Festival, 2014.
Miroslava Večeřová (born 1985 in Prague) completed MA at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague in 2014. Recent solo exhibitions include Inner Monologue, SPZ Gallery, Prague (2016), Too Soon, Gallery AMU, Prague (2015), Part Two: Fake Breathing, Gallery KIV, Prague (2015), Flying Objects, Window Gallery Deniska, Olomouc (2014) and Je ne travaille jamais: Animation, INI Gallery, Prague (2014). Selected group exhibitions and screenings include Dreams That Money Could Buy, Drdova Gallery, Prague (2016), PAF New York 2015, Representation is Dead, Long Live Representation! Büro für kulturelle Übersetzungen, Leipzig (2015), Give Me a Fixed Point and I Will Move the Universe, Kruh, 3rd Annual festival of Contemporary Art, Ústi nad Labem, Czech Republic (2015), Delta, Tschechisches Zentrum Berlin (2015), Wind Chill, Prádelna Bohnice, Prague (2014), Peripheral Vision, 4TH Moscow International Biennale for Young Art (2014), Locomotion Artists’ Moving Image Festival, London (2014), To Be Or Not to Be, Gallery AVU, Prague (2013), Lessons of Proxemic Dance, Gallery AVU, Prague (2013) and Recent Work by Artist-Bleisure Island, Autoitalia South East, London (2013). In 2014 she received a jury award for her video River at Other Visions, Festival of Film Animation Olomouc PAF and completed a solo residency at ESAC in Český Krumlov, Czech Republic. In 2015 she exhibited in Popposition Off-Fair, Brussels. She is a cofounder of collective Baba Toure (babatoure.tumblr.com).
The project curator is Tereza Jindrová (1988), a graduate in art history at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague, who is currently completing her studies in the theory of design and new media at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design. She works as a part-time tutor for public and secondary school students in the Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art of the National Gallery in Prague; she is an art editor at A2 magazine and, since 2016, has been in charge of ancillary activities for the Jindřich Chalupecký Society and Jindřich Chalupecký Award. She has cooperated on a long-term basis with Artyčok Internet TV and Czech Radio Vltava. In 2012, she established the small school gallery Nika at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design. Since 2014, she has regularly worked with the Entrance Gallery as a curator. She writes for the magazines Art+Antiques, Fotograf, Labyrint Revue, Flash Art and Artalk.cz. In 2013, she was awarded the Věra Jirousová Prize for emerging art critics 26 and under.
Trade Fair Palace, Presidential Lounge
curator: Tereza Jindrová
24th June, 6.30 p.m.
Artist Talk: Miroslava Večeřová a Nicole Morris in conversation with Tereza Jindrova, curator of Introducing
(in English / free entry)