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In his work, Adam Vačkář simultaneously interrogates parallel lines defining the challenges of today. From an educational and community-oriented project responding to the ecological crisis in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, the work of Adam Vačkář gradually transformed into a sybolic, ecologically conscious dystopia. His work is based on a critique of production for mass society, new materialism, devastation caused by industrialization, the transformation of living tissues into plastics and the transformation of the landscape. His recent projects address the topics of ecological crisis, toxicity, the impact of nature on human spiritual life and its importance for mental stability and development. The materials for his installations are located on extensive spiritual pilgrimages in forests in near and far countries. Wood, animal skulls and bones, mushrooms, snakeskin and crumbling objects became the essence of his objects. Vačkář's latest projects focus on the decolonization of nature and the history of invasive plants. He simultaneously collaborates on series of art-documentary-films with biologists at the University of Cambridge and Lund University on the biological origin of the perception of beauty and the role of culture in evolution. In all his activities, he upcycles materials and implements his projects with close to zero emissions.

Adam Vackar (b.1979) is based in Prague. He holds MA from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts in Paris and BA from the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague, he has participated in le Pavillon, the artist-in-residence program in Palais de Tokyo and Residency Unlimited in New York. Vackar has presented his work in diverse international group and solo shows in Centre Pompidou, Centre Pompidou Metz, Palais de Tokyo, Bucharest Triennial, Prague Triennial, City Gallery Prague, National Gallery in Prague, Art Basel - Statements and Film, Cologne Kunstverein, Museum Morsbroich, SMAK and others. Adam Vackar is co-fouder of Prague-based collective Hope Recycling Station, which organizes lectures and projects by international artists, curators, writers and philosophers.

Public collections:
S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium
Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon
ETH Zürich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich) – Grafische Sammlung, Zurich, Switzerland
Prague City Gallery, Czech Republic
GASK, Kutna Hora, Czech Republic
Galerie Klatovy/Klenova, Klatovy, Czech Republic

Private collections:
Maison Rouge – Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris, France
Marc et Josée Gensollen collection, Marseille, France
Frédéric de Goldschmidt collection, Bruxelles, Belgium
Collection Anetma, France
Time Capsule Collection, Zürich, Switzerland
Collection Sanz Esquide&Cortell, Barcelona, Spain
and private collections in Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Slovakia and Switzerland.

Residencies:
2021 Delfina Foundation, London 
2018 Villa Empain, Boghossian Foundation, Brussels
2013 Residency Unlimited, New York, USA
2010 Centre d’art la Synagogue de Delme, France
2005/2006 Le Pavillon, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
2005/2006 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
2003/2004 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

Education:
2001-2005 École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, DNSAP
2000-2001 Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague
1998-1999 Japanese-American Language Institute, Tokyo, Japan