Adam Vačkář is artist, researcher, curator and author. His work is conceptually driven and operates across the disciplinary boundaries of visual art, biology, ecological thought, and power structures. He examines the interrelated human interaction with invasive plants, exploring how production of knowledge and structures of power influence and operate political, social, racial, and spiritual relation between humans and invasive plants as well as other migrating humans. He’s using the metaphor of invasive Giant Hogweed to examine questions of both non-human and human perspectives. His previous works address questions of entangled identities in the region of Central and Eastern Europe through autotheory and exhibition projects of his family archive, materializing in numerous installations and films.
Vackar is a running interdisciplinary platform Transparent Eyeball in collaboration with evolutionary biologist Dr. Jindrich Brejcha, a researcher at Charles University. Additionally, together with renown Berlin-based art historian and art critic Noemi Smolik he runs the platform Hope Recycling Station, which organizes lectures featuring international artists, thinkers, scientists, philosophers, and writers.
Vačkář graduated from ENSBA in Paris, his work was presented at such institutions as S.M.A.K., Centre Pompidou, Palais de Tokyo, Art Basel (Statements and Film), Cologne Kunstverein, Museum Morsbroich, National Gallery in Prague, City Gallery Prague, FRAC Occitanie Montpellier, Frac Champagne-Ardenne, FRAC Franche-Comté among other venues.
His works are in public collections of S.M.A.K. in Belgium, Museum Morsbroich in Germany, FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon in France, ETH Zürich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) – Grafische Sammlung, Prague City Gallery, GASK, Galerie Klatovy/Klenova among others. His works are in private french collections of Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Marc et Josée Gensollen collection, Marseille, Anetma. In Belgium Frédéric de Goldschmidt collection in Bruxelles, in Switzerland Time Capsule Collection in Zürich, in Spain Collection Sanz Esquide&Cortell in Barcelona, and other private collections in Switzerland, France, Germany, Belgium, Canada, Italy, Czech Republic and Slovakia.
He was in residency at Delfina Foundation, London, Residency Unlimited, New York, Pavillion at Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Boghossian Foundation, Brussels. He graduated from École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts in Paris and has studied japanese language and calligraphy in Tokyo. He holds 4th dan of japanese calligraphy and is fluent in Japanese, among other languages.