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In ANNA HULAČOVÁ’s world, nature is messy but endlessly admirable in its constant adaptability and creativity, even in the face of its own degradation. Organisms mutate to adapt to an increasingly inhospitable environment; our surroundings transform into a kind of sci-fi hybrid landscape. In her approach to art, Hulačová has always broken-down hierarchies. She uses subjects and materials traditionally associated with fine art in combination with that of applied and folk art across cultures, all in combination with contemporary media and aesthetics. Her choice of material does not favor the hardy over the ephemeral – she often works with concrete or industrial materials, but equally with beeswax and the organic, highlighting her enduring concern for our fragile condition, society, and environment. In her apocalyptic vision of the future, she fully embraces the inevitable idea of the end, while searching for new alterations and possibilities that may give us the hope and tools to survive.
Anna Hulačová (born 1984, Sušice) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, the Studio of Intermedia Work II under Jiří Příhoda. She is an extraordinary sculptor, whose work revives traditional crafts, translating the inspiration found in ancient mythologies, eastern cultures as well as in Czech folk traditions and original Christian symbolism into the language of contemporary art. Her primarily figurative works embody an idiosyncratic aesthetic merging ancient idols, Gothic woodcarving and surface minimalism of graphic design and photography. Hulačová has exhibited her work at many institutions, including National Gallery Prague, Galeria Arsenał in Białystok, Brno House of Arts, Art Encounters Biennial 2021 in Timisoara, MO.CO. Montpellier, Centre Pompidou in Paris, Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, Liberec Regional Gallery, East Slovakian Regional Gallery in Košice, 2019 Aichi Triennial in Japan, Casino Luxembourg, Baltic Triennial 13, Prague City Gallery, and Gdansk City Gallery.