2023 | NYC | Artist
Radek Brousil, "Standing, Holding a Waterlily", NoD Gallery Prague, 2019, installation view
Artist Name: Radek Brousil
Residency Dates: May - September 2023
Hometown: Prague, Czech Republic
Lives & Works: Prague, Czech Republic
URL: https://www.brousil.name/radek/ | Instagram: @radekbrousil
2002-2009 | MFA in Studio of Photography, Academy of Art, Architecture and Design in Prague
2008-2009 | London College of Communication
2006-2007 | Studio of Photography, Concordia University Montreal
Using primarily textiles, ceramics, film, photography, video and painting, Radek Brousil creates installations that address social testimony and present an activist stance on the future’s unpredictability. With his past interest on post-colonial tendencies in the contemporary artistic discourse, Brousil examines these issues on a symbolic, individual, and emotional level. He characterizes social, cultural, and environmental problems using novel interpretations and terminology.
Radek Brousil's past exhibitions include There Was a Choir There at KOMPLOT, Brussels (2023) and Glassyard Gallery, Budapest (2020-2021); When the time swirls, when it turns into a black hole at Futura, Prague (2020); Cool Water at Trade Fair Palace, Prague (2018). He has exhibited at other venues including The National Gallery Prague, ParisianLaundry, Montreal, among others. His work is included in local and international private and institutional collections.
Previously Brousil has participated in artist residencies such as ISCP (New York), Komplot (Brussels), Delfina Foundation (London), Darling Foundry (Montreal) and Youkobo Art Space (Tokyo). He is the 2015 winner of the Oscar Čepan Award for Young Visual Artists.
Support: Radek Brousil’s residency is made possible with support from The Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, The European Union and Czech Recovery Plan.