Artist talk: Farniyaz Zaker (Iran-UK) and Václav Magid (the Czech Republic)
13.07.2017, 19:00-21:00 Thursday
Program: [Art residence]
The North-Western Branch
Kronstadt Art Residence of the National Center for Contemporary Arts*
Farniyaz Zaker (Iran-UK) and Václav Magid (the Czech Republic)
Artist Talk and Project Presentations
We invite you to join the artist talk by Farniyaz Zaker (Iran-UK) and Václav Magid (the Czech Republic) at the Kronstadt Art Residence of the National Center for Contemporary Arts. The artists will present the project “Letters in Space” (installations and videos) that they have created in Kronstadt Art Residence in June and July 2017.
Farniyaz Zaker is an Iranian-born artist. Her practice ranges from site-specific installations to video, sound and drawing. She is a Doctor of Philosophy in Fine Art at the University of Oxford. Artist currently lives and works between St.Petersburg-Russia, Tehran-Iran and London-UK. Her works have been internationally exhibited since 2002. Farniyaz Zaker was the recipient of numerous grants and awards. Her works can be found in private and public collections. Located between architectural theory and gender studies Zaker’s art practice and writing largely deal with the nexus of body, society, and place. http://farniyazzaker.com
Václav Magid – artist, critic and curator. Born in Leningrad (USSR) in 1979, lives and works in Brno and Prague (the Czech Republic). Václav Magid studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. He also graduated from the Faculty of Arts of the Charles University in Prague and is currently working on his PhD. Václav Magid is a researcher at the Academic Research Centre of the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and teaches aesthetics and critical theory at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Brno University of Technology. His artworks are regularly exhibited in Prague, Brno and other cities of the Czech Republic. Finalist of the Jindřich Chalupecký Award (2010, 2013) and Dorothea von Stetten Art Award. Participant of the 12th Biennale de Lyon. Václav Magid works with painting, video and installation. www.vaclavmagid.com
*The NCCA Art Residence in Kronstadt provides an opportunity for both Russian and international artists to develop their projects within the frameworks of international art exchange program. From 2013 till 2017 in the Art Residence program took part more than 100 artists from 28 countries.
Address: 2 Yakornaya square, Kronstadt
Information: (812) 311-62-28 (Kronstadt Art Residence of the NCCA), (812) 332-13-47 (NCCA office in St Petersburg)