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ZBYNĚK BALADRÁN’s work can be characterized as an examination of the past and its construction, presentation, in relation to prevailing epistemological paradigms.
Born 1973 in Prague, Czech Republic, artist and curator, Baladrán studied art history at Charles University in Prague (1992 – 1997) and attended the studio of visual communication led by Jiří David at the Prague Academy of Fine Arts (1997-2001). He is the founder and one of the curators of Display, founded in Prague in 2001, and continues to work on the curatorial team and exhibition program up until today.
His most recent solo exhibitions include Des Fissures dans l’archive, curated by Simona Dvorák and Tadeo Kohan, at the Maison Populaire, Montreuil; Necrology, curated by Marika Kupková, TIC Gallery, Brno; Necrology #2: Cartography of the Invisible, curated by Daniel Grúň, Július Koller Society, Bratislava, Slovakia; Out of Control, Studio Tomasseo, Trieste, Italy. Baladrán’s most recent group exhibition was Spring never comes again…, curated by Joanna Kordjak in Zachęta-National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, PL.
Along with Vít Havránek, he was the author of the long-term research and exhibition project Monument to Transformation, that focussed on post 1989-social and political transformation. Baladrán was also a member of the team of curators (tranzit.org) for Manifesta 8, which took place in Murcia, Spain, in 2010 and is the author of numerous exhibition architecture projects and major institutions. His work is represented in the Prague National Gallery, Prague City Gallery, Hradec Králové Regional Gallery, Muzeum Stuzki Łódź, FRAC Ile de la Cite, the Erste Collection, Vienna.