hunt kastner

Born 1971, Prague, ČSSR.

 

education and stipends

1990 - 1998

Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, studios of Jiri Naceradský, Vladimir Kokolia and Skrepl

1995

Kongsthögskolan, Stockholm, SE

1996

Akademie der Bildende Künst Stuttgart, DE

2006

Europäische Künstlerhaus Oberbayern residency program, Freising, DE

2007

ISCP – International Studio and Curatorial Program, stipend, NYC, USA

2011

Artist of the Year Award, selected by a 10-member jury in an annual organized by Art & Antiques,

Member of the group BJ (Bezhlavý Jezdec / Headless Rider, active 1998-2002) together with Ján Mancuska, Jan Šerých and Tomáš Vaněk

solo exhibitions

2016

Hors les murs, Paris Czech Centre, Paris, FR

Josef Bolf: Reality / Elsewhere, Galerie Dukan, Saint Ouen, FR

2015

Heavy Planet, curated by Jiří Ptáček, hunt kastner, Prague, CZ
Soft and Heavy, Trafo Gallery, Budapest, HU

2014

Forlorn Martyrs Pull A Mirror From The Abyss, Galerie Dukan, Leipzig, DE
Odložené případy, Galerie Uffo, Trutnov, CZ
Called Out In the Dark, Municipal Art Gallery, IX Visual Arts Biennale, Varna, Bulgaria

2013

Unconsciousness, arcaute arte contemporaneo, Bejing, China
Places to Forget, Arthobler Gallery, Zürich, CH
Inventory before Disappearance, Egon Schiele Art Center, Český Krumlov

2012

Forlorn Martyrs Pull a Mirror From the Abyss, Dukan Hourdequin, Paris, FR

Touch, with Tomáš Džadoň, Galerie Chodovska Tvrz, Prague

2011

Josef Bolf, galerie Kaple, Valasske Mezirici

Don’t Look Now, Jiří Švestka Gallery, Berlin, DE

2010

Personal Disposition, hunt kastner, Prague
The Wolf, Ana Cristea Gallery, New York, N.Y., USA

2009

You Are Not You, You Are Me, curated by Edita Jeřabková, Prague City Gallery, Old Town Hall, Prague
Golden Days, Arcute Arte Contemporaneo, Bejing, China

2008

Just Give Me a Little More Time, curated by Lenka Vítková, Pavilion E, Olomouc
You Look Like Me, Blansko City Gallery, Blansko
We all give in …, House of the Lords of Kunštát, Brno House of Arts, Brno
Great Expectations, ZAK Gallery, Berlin, DE
Suspirium, Sokolská Exhibition Hall, Ostrava

2007

What if you could go back in time and change all those hours of pain and darkness into something better?, Ad Astra Gallery, Kurím
Pink Eyes, Na bidýlku Gallery, Brno

2006

My Empire of Dirt, Slavie Gallery, Nachod
Soft and Pink, hunt kastner, Prague

Death Is Not The End?, For Everyone, curated by Yvona Feranciová, Atrium, Moravian Gallery, Brno
Josef Bolf: Czech Comics, Antikvariát Fiducia, Ostrava

2005

Double Feature Picture Show, (with Jan Šerých), České pojištovny Gallery, Prague

2004

Dogs, Faces, Manatee, Hranice na Moravě City Gallery
Josef Bolf, AM180 Gallery, Prague

2003

Narapoia, Ouky Douky Gallery, Prague

2002

Un Gatto nel Cervello, Na bidýlku Gallery, Brno

1999

Delusa and Bingara, Die Aktualität des Schönen Gallery, Liberec; Titanic Gallery, Museum of Music, Olomouc

I Would Like to Collect the Pieces of Your Heart After It Has Been Broken By Someone, Černý Pavouk Gallery, Ostrava

1998

Umělý chlapec (Plastic Boy), Starter & Sorter Gallery, Prague
Novos Bichos, České Budějovice City Gallery, České Budějovice

group exhibitions

2016

Apocalypse Me, Emil Filla Gallery, curated by Jan Zálešák, Ústí nad Labem
Reason and Resistance, Contemporary Slovak and Czech art from the collection of Doňák, curator Gabriela Kisová, Košice, Slovakia, SK

2015

The Mass Ornament, Glimpses from the Bible of Visuality, Nitrianska galeria, Slovakia, SK

Art From Heart, curated by Miroslav Ambroz, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
Jiří Načeradaský, Josef Bolf, Jaromír Typlt, curated by Petr Vanouš, Betlemske galerie, Prague
Brillant Crystal, Bohumil Kubista and Czech Art, 1905-2013, GVUO – Ostrava Galerie of Visual Arts, Ostrava

2014

Brillant Crystal, Bohumil Kubista and Czech Art, 1905-2013, curated by Karel Srp, GVUO – Ostrava Galerie of Visual Arts, Ostrava
Banzai, Mistre! An hommage to Jiří Načeradský, Galerie Města Blansko, Blansko
VII NEW ZLIN SALON, Zlin Regional Art Gallery, Zlin
The Beginning of the Century, curated by Pavlina Morganová, GVUO – Art Gallery of Ostrava

2012

Open: Work from the Marek Contemporary Art Collection, curated by Mařika Kupková and Ondřej Chrobák, Moravská Krumlov Chateau, Moravská Krumlov
A Perfect World, curated by Jiří Machalicky, Galerie NoD, Prague

The Beginning of the Century, curated by Pavlina Morganová, Pilsen Regional Museum, Masne kramy, Pilsen

Between the First and Second Modernity, 1985-2012, curated by Jiří and Jana Ševčik and Edith Jeřabková, National Gallery in Prague at the Veletržni Palace, Prague
Switch, Galerie Van De Weghe, Antwerp, Belgium, BE
INTER-VIEW 2, curated by Barbora Gerzová, Nitrianska galeria, Nitra, SK

2011

Les amis des mes amis sont mes amis, Hommage a Ján Mančuška, Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris, FR
Colorless Green Ideas Sleep Furiously, galerie dukan hourdequin, Paris, FR
A Dance, curated by Daniel Pitín and Lioba Reddeker, HangART7, Salzburg, AU
VI NEW ZLIN SALON, Zlín Regional Art Gallery, Zlín
Storage, Prague Quadriennale, National Theatre Plaza, Prague
Surface, Depth, Space: Perspective Motives and Principals in Art, curated by Petr Ingerle, Moravian Galerie, Brno
After the Fall, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, New York, USA
Czech Painting from the 1990s Generation, curated by Richard Adam, DUMB: Brno House of Arts, Brno

2010

Josef Bolf and Ivan Pinkava, curated by Petr Vaňouš, Regional Gallery of West Bohemia, Pilsen
And Don’t Forget the Flowers, curated by Yvona Ferencová, Moravian Galerie, Brno
Decadence Now! Visions of Excess, curated by Otto Urban, Rudolfinum, Prague
After the Fall, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, New York, USA
Josef Bolf, Marcel Hueppauff, Jiří Petrbok, Vladimír Skrepl, Wannieck Gallery, Brno
Absurdita? Groteska? Ironie?, curated by Jiří Machalický, Galerie NOD, Prague
Planet of Eden, The World of Tomorrow in Czechoslovakia Socialism, curated by Tomáš Pospišzyl, DUMB: Brno House of Arts & Dox, Prague
After Velvet, curated by Sandra Baborovská, Prague City Gallery, House of the Golden Ring, Prague
Umheimlich, curated by Zuzana Štefková, Galerie Cypriana Majernika, Zichy Palace, Bratislava, SK
Tales of the Unexpected, curated by Radek Vana & Marie Rus Bojan, Project Foundation, Dek22, Rotterdam, NL

2009

A Good Eye and a Good Heart: Work from the Jiří Starha Collection, Galerie Šternberk, Šternberk
Fourteen S, curated by Milena Slavičková, DOX Center for Contemporary Art, Prague
Share Your Dreams, Young Art from the EU, Galerie Suppan Contemporary, Vienna, AU
White Paper, Black Bride, curated by Jiří Kovanda and Edith Jeřabková, & SHORTLIST: 12 Painters from the Czech Republic, curated by Daniel Pitín, Prague Biennale 4, Karlin Hall, Prague
Undercurrents, curated by Petr Nedoma, Rudolfinum Gallery, Prague
Transfer, House of the Lords of Kunštát, Brno House of Arts, Brno

2008

It Hasn’t Hurt For Hundreds of Years, Blansko City Gallery, Blansko
New Acquisitions, Prague City Gallery, Old Town Hall, Prague
Transfer, whiteBOX Gallery, Munich, DE

Inverzní romantika (Inverted Romantic), Bast’art Contemporary, Bratislava, SK

Evokation vs. Fetisch, Galerie der Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig, DE

ZVON: 6th Biennale of Young Artists, curated by Karel Císář, Prague City Gallery, House of the Stone Bell, Prague

Resetting / New Ways to Reality, curated by Petr Vaňouš, Prague City Gallery, Municipal Library, Prague

2007

Fragments.cz, curated by Viktor Cech, Castello di Rivara, Centro d’Arte Contemporanea, Turino, IT
STILL: Another Exhibition of Painting, Futura Center for Contemporary Art, Prague
The Most Curatorial Biennial of the Universe, APEXART, New York, USA
NeuEuropa, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney, Australia, AU
Gross Domestic Product, curated by Kryštof Kintera, Prague City Gallery at the Municipal Library & curated by William Hollister at Mars Gallery, Moscow, RU

Skull Hunters, curated by Edith Jeřabková and Lenka Vítková, U Bílého jednoroce, Klatovy; Galerie Šternberk, Šternberk; Gallery of Eastern Bohemia, Pardubice; Künst-und Gewerbeverein, Regensburg, DE
Vitamin Painting, Bast’art Contemporary, Bratislava, SK
Spleen and Ideal / Categorization of Ecstasy, Gallery Brno, Brno
Sovereign Art Foundation Award, Club Row at the Rochelle School, A Foundation, London, UK
Economy of Purpose, curated by Display Gallery, Eskort Gallery, Brno

2006

Acne, Contemporary Czech Painting from the Collection of Richard Adam, Rudolfinum Gallery, Prague
Czech Painting 1985-2005: The Richard Adam Collection, Wannieck Gallery, Brno
Hot Stuff, (A.M.180+ Full Screen), Stanica Tilina, SK

Fear in the City, or, The Prague Underground, Adria Palace, Prague
Blind Men Measuring an Elephant, curated by Rafani, Gallery C2C, Prague

2005

1811197604122005, curated by Galerie Display, Plan B, Cluj, RO
Jindřich Chalupecký Award Finalists, Municipal Library, Prague City Gallery, CZ
The 5th Biennial of Young Artists, curated by Karel Císář, House of the Stone Bell, Prague City Gallery, CZ
The 4th Zlín Salon of Young Artists, Zlín City Gallery, CZ

2004

Private Mania: The Richard Adam Art Collection, House of the Lords of Kunštát, DUMB Brno, CZ
Eastern Lights, Neutral, curated by Galerie Display, Motorenhalle Dresden, DE
Contemporary Painting from the Collection of Richard Adam, Jihlava City Gallery, Jihlava, CZ
Nebe je kino, kámo (Heaven is a Movie, My Friend), Art Factory, Prague, CZ

2003

Československo, Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, SK
Kompression, Kolonie Wedding, Berlin, DE

2002

Encuentros intimos de la tercera specie, (with David Adamec, Ivan Vosecký), NoD Gallery, Prague, CZ
Blažo -Bolf -Jablonska -Pavlán, Galerie Display, Prague, CZ
Künstverein Stuttgart, with Ján Mančuška, a part of the Wechselstube project, Stuttgart, DE
The Glory of Astronauts Goes Down in Flames, BJ artist group, Šternberk City Gallery, Šternberk , CZ
Hedonistic Abstraction, Pražákův Palace, Moravian Gallery, Brno, CZ

2001

Story, NoD Gallery, Prague, CZ
Glued Intimacy, (curated by Vít Havránek), Jelení Gallery, Foundation and Center for Contemporary ArtsPrague, CZ
Art Moskva, (with artist group BJ), organized by Umělec magazine, Dom Chudotnikov, Moscow, RU
Le Jeaux de Francofonie, National Gallery, Ottawa, Canada, CA
Magnetic Fields, Jelení Gallery, Foundation and Center for Contemporary Arts-Prague, CZ
Grrr! Žbuch! -1st Festival of Comics, Jelení Gallery, Foundation and Center for Contemporary Arts-Prague, CZ
Criss/Cross: Praha -Stuttgart-Wroclaw, curated by David Kulhánek and Gabriela Bukovinská, organized by the Foundation and Center of Contemporary Arts-Prague, Broumov Brewery, Broumov, CZ
Exhibition of Comics, Burizone Gallery, Bratislava, SK

2000

Nest of Games, (with Tomáš Vanek), an exhibition project by Petr Nikl, Rudolfinum Gallery, Prague, CZ
BJ, curated by Vít Havranek, Jelení Gallery, Foundation and Center for Contemporary Arts-Prague & Školská 28 – Communication Space, Prague, CZ
End of the World, curated by Milan Knížak, National Gallery, Kinský Palace, Prague, CZ
Classic 2000, City Gallery of Olomouc, CZ
Past Present, Present Past, AJG-Gallery of Southern Bohemia, Hluboká nad Vltavou, CZ
2nd Zlín Salon of Young Artists, Zlín City Gallery, CZ
Women Come and Go, Only We, Writers of Sci-Fi, Remain, artist group BJ, 761 Gallery, Ostrava, CZ

1999

Metro, Cerný pavouk Gallery, Ostrava
Art for a Hospital: The Collection of the Foundation and Center for Contemporary Arts-Prague, Václav Špála Gallery, Prague
Unplanned Connections, Mánes Exhibition Hall, Prague
Perplex, curated by Jirí and Jana Ševcík, Václav Špála Gallery, Prague

Maxisklad, Mánes Exhibition Hall, Prague
About Love, Richter Villa, Prague Castle, Prague
Visions, NoD Gallery, Prague

1998

Down in the Bunker, Klub Bunkr, Prague
New Acquisitions, National Gallery, Collection of Contemporary Art, Veletržní Palace, Prague
Graduates from the Academy of Fine Arts, Veletržní Palace, National Gallery, Prague

1997

DUM, Bořivojova 26, Prague
Artwork in Public Space, (with the artist group BJ), organized by the Foundation and Center of Contemporary Arts, Veletržní Palace, National Gallery, Prague
S…S…, Bunkr, Prague
Post-Romanticism, Nová Gallery, Pardubice
Fruits from Prague, Czech Center, Berlin, DE

1996

BJ, (BJ artist group), Gallery at the Prague Academy of Fine Arts, Prague

1995

Linocut, Jaroslav Frágner Gallery, Prague
Recommended Paintings, Béhemót Gallery, Prague