Residency Unlimited


2017 | NYC | Artist

Matyáš Chochola

2016, mixed media installation, dimensions variable Magic, Exotic, Erotic
Artist Name: Matyáš Chochola
Residency Dates: April - May
Born: 1986
Hometown: Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Lives & Works: Prague, Czech Republic

His work has been widely exhibited most recently at Manifesta 11, Zürich (CH ) in the group show Ultra Violet Ritual, in collaboration with Azem Maksutaj, multiple Thai boxing world champion. In 2016 his work was featured at Magic Exotic Erotic, an exhibition of the finalists of the Jindřich Chalupecký Award 2016, Trade Fair Palace In 2015, Grimmmuseum gave the artist his first solo show with Astral Dust Astral In 2012, Chochola received the prestigious Václav Chad Award at the 6th Zlín Youth Salon (Prague).

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Education: 2014 Academy of Fine Arts, Prague, class of Vladimír Skrepl and Jiri Kovanda; 2012 Class of Florian Pulmhösl (A); 2012 Class of Rony Plesl at the Glass Studio, Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design; 2010 Class of Group Gelitin (A); 2009 Class of Zbigniew Libera (PL); 2005-2007 Faculty of Fine Arts, Brno University of Technology, Dept. of Figurative Sculpture

Bio / Statement:

In his artistic practice, Chochola combines contemporary influences of the Internet culture and computer animation with contrasting imagery of shamanistic and spiritual experiences. Chochola's sculptures and installations are characterized by antagonistic forms that exploit a range of materials - wood, glass, rubber, ceramics, tin, feathers and stone. They connect abstract forms and everyday objects, creating as a whole a harmonious chaos.

Represented by the Grimmuseun gallery in Berlin, Matyáš Chochola is the winner of the 2016 Jindřich Chalupecký Award.


Support: Matyáš Chochola's residency is made possible with support from The Trust for Mutual Understanding.