Adam Vačkář

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Adam Vačkář is based in Prague. He is artist and researcher, currently working on a doctoral thesis on understanding of art as a part of biological evolution. His projects address various aspects of human interaction with nature. Vackar currently writes a scholar book focused on relation between invasive plants and alternative spirituality, botany, history and human migration.

His projects address the notion of human interaction with plants, their impact on human spiritual life and their importance for mental stability and development. The materials for his installations are located on extensive spiritual pilgrimages in forests in near and far countries. Vačkář's recent film is revealing the complexity of the relation between humans and invasive plants. His objective is to participate on decolonisation of nature and to question the history and human only perspective on so called invasive plants.

He has presented his work in diverse international group and solo shows in Centre Pompidou, Palais de Tokyo, Art Basel - Statements and Film, Cologne Kunstverein, Museum Morsbroich, SMAK, National Gallery in Prague, City Gallery Prague, FRAC Occitanie Montpellier, Frac Champagne-Ardenne, FRAC Franche-Comté etc.

He is co-founder of Hope Recycling Station, platform which organises lectures of international artists, thinkers, scientists, writers and philosophers. He is equally co-founder of interdisciplinary platform Transparent Eyeball, which he runs together with biologist and researcher Dr. JIndrich Brejcha from Charles University.

Adam Vackar holds MA from École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts in Paris and BA from Academy of Arts, Architecture & Design in Prague. He has studied japanese language and calligraphy in Tokyo.

He has been in residencies at Delfina Foundation in London, Art Unlimited in New York, Boghossian Foundation in Brussels, Pavillion at Palais de Tokyo in Paris and other venues.

His works are in public collections in S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium, Museum Morsbroich in 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.

His works are in private collections of Maison Rouge – Fondation Antoine de Galbert, 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, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Switzerland.