Jiří Franta & David Böhm

Jiří Franta & David Böhm are Artists in Residence in our Fall 2014 residency period at studio das weisse haus.

Edith Jeřábková’s statement on the duo

“Both artists almost exclusively employ the technique of wall drawing and the mechanism automatically flowing associations. Subjectivism is compensated by the presence of two artistic egos, the constant reflection of external impulses, and by the application of rational concepts. The artists are able to directly and almost instantly respond through a drawing which takes the form of a record and they develop it into a new form. This acceleration ability is not a final product as they integrate automatism into multi-layer structures. For example, during their first large exhibition entitled “It Is Not What It Could Be”, which was held at the NoD experimental venue in Prague (2006), the display changed on a daily basis depending on the events taking place at the gallery and the adjacent café, depicted in newspapers, as well as on the events personally experienced by the authors and on their current mood. After this rather intuitive concept, two more followed: the “Easy Givennes” exhibition held at the Austrian Cultural Forum in Prague (2008) focused on dailies (MF Dnes and Blesk), which ultimately end up on the ground after use. At the Klenová Gallery in Klatovy, the authors responded to the content of the gallery itself (re-drawing its outputs from catalogues and other printed materials). This indication alone implies that the drawing of Franta and Böhm overlaps many areas – performativeness, conceptuality, institutional criticism, political commentary, self-reflection, the search for other purports of traditional media (drawings, pictures, photographs), etc.

The “Out of Nowhere” installation first displayed at the G99 Gallery in Brno originates in the “Possibilities Are Great, Reasons Are Few” project created for the Půda Gallery in Jihlava (2008), where individual pictures still hung in frames on walls, supported (both physically and symbolically) by interconnected laths. This somewhat rickety structure may be a quite universal allegory. The “Out of Nowhere” exhibition is even more radicalized. Pictures, both framed and frameless, are pinned to the ceiling with laths, with the vertical force of texts – paradoxically overflowing with doubts – inscribed on them and aiding the laths to hold the pictures in place. This relative bundle of pictures, drawings and texts is a metaphor of the system, of any social, state or religious hierarchy, as well as of art itself.”

David Böhm and Jiří Franta met at Vladimír Skrepl’s studio of painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and they have been displaying their work together since 2006. They were among the finalists of the Jindřich Chalupecký Award at 2009, 2010 and 2012.

CV | David Böhm

* 25.2. 1982
lives and works in Prague, Czech republic

2003-2009 Academy of fine arts in Prague,
I.-III. Doc. Vladimír Skrepl, IV.Doc. Vladimír Kokolia, V.-VI.Doc. Vladimír Skrepl.
2006 scholarship at Faculdade de Belas Artes Universidade do Porto Portugal.

Assistant of Dan Perjovschovi bringing to fruition the National Technical Library in Prague 2008 – 09

Book Awards
:

Book Hlava v hlavě (The Head in the Head) – Magnesia Litera 2014
Book Hlava v hlavě (The Head in the Head) – The Most Beautiful Czech Book 2013
Book Hlava v hlavě (The Head in the Head) – Gold Ribbon Czech IBBY for 2014 artistic achievement
Book Ticho hrocha (The Quiet the Hippopotamus) – The Most Beautiful Czech Book 2009 (second place)
Book Ticho hrocha (The Quiet the Hippopotamus) – Gold Ribbon Czech IBBY for 2009 artistic achievement

CV | Jiří Franta

*3.5.1978
lives and works in Prague, Czech republic

2001-2007 Academy of fine arts in Prague,
I. Doc. Antonín Střížek, I.- IV.Doc. Vladimír Skrepl.
since 2001 member of group Rafani
since 2011 assistant in Studio of painting II at FaVU Brno
2004 – 2010 founded and managed the ETC Gallery in Prague with Jiří Skála


 

Residencies:

Residency Futura gallery, New York, US
, 2011
Residency at ZKU Berlin, Germany
, 2012
Artist in residence, MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, Austria, 2012
Egon Schiele Art Centrum, Český Krumlov, 2014

Awards:

Respect magazine awards 2012
nominations of Jindřich Chalupecky awards 2009, 2010 and 2012

Solo exhibitions:

Sisyfos / ProLuka / Prague, 2014
Survival only the humorous / gallery Třinec / Třinec, 2014
Epicentrum / gallery Blansko / Blansko , 2013
David Böhm -100 weeks / Jiri Svestka gallery / Prague
, 2013
Copy of reality / Nitranská galéria, Nitra / Slovakia
, 2013
Between the beginning and the end / Fokus cafe, Ústí nad Labem
, 2013
David Böhm – Every day is World’s exhibition /  gallery and bookshop Baobab, Tábor, 2013
Jiří Franta together with Jana Kochánková – Tia / Fotograf gallery / Prague
, 2013
Echolog / Jiri Svestka gallery / Prague
, 2012
Echolog, together with Jiri Franta / Jiri Svestka gallery / Berlin, 2012
David Böhm together with Alena Kotzmannova – Whale Has Heart Big As Size Of A Car / Fotograf gallery / Prague
, 2011
View from above – nearly nothing is complete / church of st Antonín Paduánský / Sokolov, 2011
Murale festival Kregi sztuki / gallery Szara / Ciszyn, Poland
, 2010
Jiří Franta – Yesterday it was too late / gallery klub Final / Prague, 2010
Nearly nothing is complete / Karlin Sudios / Prague
, 2010
Vedlejší efekt /  207 gallery AAAD / Prague
, 2010
The real vision, not to remember the future / gallery Sokolovska 26 / Ostrava
, 2010
Vedlejší efekt / gallery Cella / Opava
, 2010
David Böhm – Rizky, Formát 1 / Langhans gallery / Prague, 2010
What would you say if you could / Fresh air gallery / Pilsen
, 2009
Untitled, untitled / cafe Unicorn / Klatovy
, 2009
Out of nowhere  / gallery G99 / Brno, 2009
Possibilities are great reasons are few / gallery Půda / Jihlava
, 2008
David Böhm – Somewhere else like a guest in show Alena Kotzmannová / atelier Josefa Sudka / Prague
, 2008
Call all artist – wooloo festival / Berlin, Germany
, 2008
Easy givennes / Gallery Austrian culture center Prague / Prague
, 2008
+ / space of ex petrol station Slaný, 2008
Eltit / gallery 35M2 / Prague
, 2008
David Böhm – Leatherette / gallery Dole / Ostrava, 2008
Epilogue / Nabrezi gallery / Prague
, 2007
David Böhm – Get Rich or Die / gallery Eskort / Brno
, 2007
David Böhm – I have drawn it in order to have drawn it / information board of artgroup BJ, Komunardů street / Prague, 2007
Without title (neast box) / window gallery NOD / Prague
, 2006
It is not, what it could be / gallery NOD / Prague
, 2006
Jiří Franta – extension of the battlefield / gallery Eskort / Brno
, 2006
David Böhm – One man show / galerie A.M.180 / Prague, 2005
David Böhm – mám tě / gallery ETC. / Prague
, 2005
Jiří Franta together with Petr Motejzík – 24 / Preproduction space / Berlin, 2005
David Böhm – Je ne sais pas ce qui se passe autour de moi / Institut francais de prague / Prague, 2005
Jiří Franta – Source / galerie A.M.180 / Prague, 2005

 

Group Exhibitions:

The Dark Side Of The Night / 10th edition Plovdiv Night 2014 / Plovdiv, Bulgaria
, 2014
Vy troubo! Pro Jiřího Koláře / Gallery Cella / Opava
, 2014
Osada / Gallery Trafačka / Praha
, 2014
Paper obsessed +2 / Galerie Dvorak Sec / Prague

, 2014
Tutti frutti / festival of contemporary art / Bratislava

, 2014
Lustr / Page 5,  Art Salon S / Microna, Prague

, 2014
Nulla dies sine linea / Emil Filla gallery / Ústí nad Labem

, 2014
Darker than black / Soda gallery / Modra / Bratislava

, 2014
The Best / Zoya Museum /Modra / Slovakia
, 2014
Endoambivalenz Christmas – Plastikové Vánoce / Kwadrat / Berlin
, 2013
Endoambivalenz Christmas – Plastikové Vánoce / Berlinskej Model / Prague
, 2013
Problem is here, 4+4 days festival / Prague
, 2013
Based on paper / Jiri Svestka gallery / Berlin, 2013
11 Worlds / The City of Prague Museum / Prague
, 2012
Jindřich Chalupecký award final 12 / The Brno House of Art, The House of the lords of Kunstat / Brno
, 2012
6th Zlín Youth Salon / Zlín House of Arts / Zlín
, 2012
From different corners / Plattform für junge kunst, Bäckerstrasse 4 / Vienna, Austria
, 2012
At 307: Желю Желев / Emil Filla gallery / Ústí nad Labem
, 2012
Prison: no limits for art / Moravian gallery in Brno / Brno, 2012
Prison: no limits for art / DOX / Prague
, 2011
From different corners / Gallery Bart kunst in huis / Amsterdam, Holland

, 2011
Nau gallery / ABF gallery / Prague

, 2011
El mar por el que todos navegamos / Circulo de Bellas Artes de Tenerife / Tenerife, Spain


, 2011
From different corners / Artversum gallery, Düsseldorf / Germany


, 2011
El mar por elque todos navegamos / Chodovska tvrz / Prague


, 2011
Sketch book / ETC gallery / Prague


, 2011
NY / Prague 6 / Bohemian National Hall New York / New York, US

, 2011
Art fair / Gask / Kutná Hora
, 2010
4+4 days festival / Prague

, 2010
Jindřich Chalupecký award final 10 / DOX / Prague

, 2010
Biennial of young artist / Stribrei Palace / Bucharest, Romania

, 2010
Action Zet / Emil Filla gallery / Ústí nad Labem
, 2010
After velvet / City Gallery Prague / Prague
, 2009
Jindřich Chalupecký award final 09 / DOX / Prague

, 2009
Ribba (30×40) / Gallery Kabinet / Brno

, 2009
Untitled Subvision kunst festival / Hamburg, Germany

, 2009
Diplomanti AVU 2009 / Veletržní palace / Prague

, 2009
Aktualizacia II / curator David Korecký / Mesiac fotografii w Krakowie / Cracow, Poland

, 2009
Prize of art critics 2009 for expanded paintings / gallery Kritiku / Prague
, 2009
Intro 518 teď 69 teď * teď 180 bonus q track! / Karlin studio / Prague, 2008
4+4 days festival / Prague
, 2008
Artprague festival / Prague
, 2008
Dočasný důkaz /pavilón E flóra / Olomouc
, 2008
Czech Cubism / City Gallery Prague / Prague
, 2008
Intercity Berlin Praha 05 graphics – drawing / Berlin / Germany
, 2008
Ctihodná periferie / gallery Slávie / Nachod, 2008
Avu 18 / Veletržní palace / Praha
, 2007
Gross domestic product 2 / gallery Mars / Moscow / Russia

, 2007
žvýkačka ambra / gallery AVU/ Prague

, 2007
The Collective Body / gallery Califia / Horažďovice

, 2007
Intercity Berlin Praha 05 graphics – drawing / Mánes / Prague

, 2007
CZECH POINT / c2c Gallery / Prague
, 2007
Office art / c2c Gallery / Prague
, 2007
Contemporary Czech Art / Kreslling Gallery / Bratislava
, 2007
Art in box / Budapest / Hungary

, 2007
Needed / gallery stanica / Žilina, Slovakia

, 2007
Gross domestic product /City Gallery Prague / Prague
, 2007
Kokolia a druhá grafika / allery Šternberk / Šternberk, 2006
Acne / gallery Rudolfinum / Prague
, 2006
Sell me buy me / gallery u dobrého pastýře / Brno
, 2006
Proces / hala č 40 holešovická tržnice / Prague
, 2006
Shadows of humor / gallery Bielska BWA / Bialsko Biala, Poland
, 2006
Konec školního roku / gallery NOD / Prague
, 2006
A Galina da vizinha é melhor que a minha / gallery 555 / Porto, Portugal
, 2006
Výstava ateliéru kresby Pedro Maia FBAUP / museum v FBAUP / Porto, Portugal, 2006
Že je to opravdu strašné, ale ještě horší / gallery AVU / Prague
, 2005
Kontaktní místa / holešovická tržnice / Prague
, 2005
Hudební bonus / gallery Šternberk / Šternberk, 2005
Velký bazar / la fabrika / Prague, 2004

Books
:

Hlava v hlavě (The Head in the Head) , David Böhm together with Ondřej Buddeus, publisher Labyrint 2013
Nulla dies sine linea, David Böhm Jiří Franta, publisher Biggboss 2012
Ticho hrocha (The Quiet The Hippopotamus), David Böhm,  publisher Labyrint 2009

 Works

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