In the long run Adam Vackar creates a chronicle of life and technology, history and myth, poetry and politics, deploys disparate images with swampy hybrid creatures, once repossessed and contradicted by imperious civilisation’s desires for power and expansion.

From his educational and community-oriented project based on an ecological crisis in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco, his work gradually transformed into an ecologically conscious dystopia of the future. His latest projects deal with the theme of environmental crisis, apocalypse, the beauty of toxicity and the vanity of destruction. In focus of Adam Vackar’s work stands the production for the mass society as the new matter provided for a new materialism; devastation caused by industrialization; technologies of mass production and distribution; turn of living tissue into a plastic medium, transformation of landscapes. He is currently working on a vision of technical and spiritual synthesis for the future. He is  upcycling materials and realizing 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
2018 Villa Empain, Boghossian Foundation, Brussels
2013 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 1996-1998 Japanese-American Language Institute, Tokyo, Japan


download catalogue from 2007 in pdf with texts by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Guillaume Desanges

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