Zdena Kolečková

(*1969, Ústí nad Labem, Czechoslovakia)

Visual artist, curator, who lives and works in Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic. Since 2006 she has been a head of Fine Art – Photography Studio at the Faculty of Art and Design at J. E. Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem. Since 2015 she has been a Vice-Dean for Science and Art, there. In 2014, she was appointed an Associate Professor in Fine Arts and in 2019 the Professor in Visual Communication. Her work naturally grows from the yet non-settled environment of North Bohemia, influenced by the trauma associated with the World War II and the post-war expulsion of the German population, but also from the radically changing physiognomy of the North Bohemian landscape, impacted by the development of coal mining and the chemical industry, as well as the vast social differences and precarious living situation of socially excluded groups.

She exhibited widely both locally and internationally. Her solo shows were organized among others in Prague – Strange Botany and other Stories, 2018, City Gallery; Košice – Dust in the Gaps, 2016, Kunsthalle (in cooperation with M. Thelenová); Rijeka - All the things that are white are not milk, 2018, MMCA; Bialystok – In one Breath, 2014, Arsenal Gallery. She participated at many group shows, several times coorganized by <rotor> center for contemporary art, Graz (Breaking Out of the Dilemma, 2015; Suppressed History and Contaminated Places. 2015; Leave it in the Ground. 2017). She was invited to participate at the international exhibition Possibilities of Dialogue, 2018, at National Gallery in Prague or The Power of Powerless, 2019, at Kunsthalle Bratislava.

Web: https://www.artlist.cz/zdena-koleckova-436