Bio

Simona Blahutová
*23. 9. 1980 Zlín, lives and works in Prague

The recurring theme in my art is a Power and Zeitgeist, the spirit of the times.
My effort is to deal with selected events of modern history, which are often interpreted in terms of black and white, in spite of having no simple answer. I choose the crucial moments or periods when their key players faced internal conflicts and boundary situations. /Operation Anthropoid, Germans who fought against Nazism, the miracle of the priest in Čihošť and his murder by the state police, the dark side of modern Western society, the Cold War and the 1980s atmosphere in Eastern Europe/

 

 

 

Education

2005-2006 Academy of Fine Arts in Prague /Studio of Vladimír Skrepl/
2002-2004 Academy of Fine Arts in Prague /Studio of Michael Rittstein/
2000-2002 Academy of Fine Arts in Prague /Studio of Karel Nepraš/

Residence

2005 Robert Gordon University, Gray School of Art, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Solo exhibitions

2021 Gallery Caesar Olomouc – Close your eyes, everything will be fine
2020 Art Space NOV Pardubice – In the Kitchen Under the Table, In My Atomic Shelter
  Gallery Optika Zlin – Once Upon a Time in Gottwaldov
  Cargo Gallery Prague /virtual only/ – Atomic Age
2019 Gallery nEUROPA /Kultur Aktiv Dresden, Germany – My Atomic Age
  Gallery UFFO Trutnov – A_TEN_TÁTY__
2018 Gallery HŠ, Holešovická Šachta Prague – I shall burn the demon in a convertible car
2017 Gallery Suteren Brno – Kurt Gerstein Report
2016 Gallery 1.2.3. Prague – The Last Day of Conspirators
  Gallery Manor House Veselí n.Moravou – I Got It, Agent Cooper
  Gallery Down Ostrava /with Bára Lungová/ – Maybe the Magician Will Also Come
  Congress Centre Zlín – The Hot Summer Day of Colonel Stauffenberg
2015 Gallery Kabinet Chaos Polička /with Pavel Klvaňa/ – The Black Tudor Is Coming
2012 City Theatre Zlín – Virgo
2011 Gallery Vednevnoci Hodonín – Rendezvous at the End of the World
  Gallery Final Prague – Mirror, Show Me the Reality
2010 Gallery ZAS /Observatory/ Zlín – Planet Earth Is Almost Perfect
2008 La fabrika Prague – Wu-Man
2007 Gallery In the Garden Kolín – Love My Man
2006 Gallery AVU Prague /with guests/ – Do You Love my Man?

Collective exhibitions

2020 Runde Ecke Dresden, Germany – Strömungen „Glocal Emotions“
2019 Gallery Millennium Prague – Painting III
  AVU Prague – 220 places
  Hosek Contemporary Berlin, Germany – Improvised & Experimental
  Gallery Gabor Sillye Hajdúböszörmény, Hungary – International Art Colony
  City Gallery of Pilsen – Other Voices, Other Rooms
2017 Gallery 2nd Floor Zlín – Third Space /presentation of projects/
  Art Space NOV Pardubice – Waste and Art III
  Gallery of the Slovácko Museum Uherské Hradiště – Memento Tiziani
2016 The Chemistry Gallery Prague – Forest-ink
  Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf, Germany – NordArt
  Gallery Orlovna Kroměříž – Memento Tiziani
  Gallery UFFO Trutnov – Multipoint
2015 Cinema Světozor Prague – 100 Posters for Terry´s Socks
2014 Gallery SPP Bratislava, Slovakia – Multipoint
  Slovak Institute Warsaw, Poland – Multipoint
  Gallery Oravska Dolný Kubín, Slovakia – Multipoint
2012 Church of St. Anthony of Peduan Sokolov – From Nowhere, For Nothing, Near the Border
  Moving Station Pilsen – The Body Is the Earthly Garden of Suffering 
  Divus Prager Kabarett Prague – Loving Antikrist
2011 Gallery Gottfrei Opava – Salon 1
  Gallery Vednevnoci Hodonín – Salon 2011
  Gallery of Fine Arts Hodonín – Young Meeting, XII. International Triennial of Young Artists
2010 MeetFactory Prague – Artyčok. TV- Art Fair
  Gallery Univerzum Nitra, Slovakia – Multipoint- International Art Symposium
  Gallery Orlovna Kroměříž – Great Stories of Someone Else
  Gallery Mine Michal Ostrava – Girl´s Dream
  Gallery and Museum Night in Zlín /Loft 577/
  Exhibition Hall - Synagogue Hranice – Girl´s Dream
2009 County Gallery of Fine Arts /Graphic Cabinet/ Zlín – Zlín's Picture of the World
  County Gallery of Fine Arts Zlín – 5th Salon of Young Artists
  Reduta Brno – Girl´s Dream
2008 Gallery of Fine Arts Hodonín – Small Format
  Gallery of Fine Arts Hodonín – Young Meeting- XI. International Triennial of Young Artists
  Gallery Dolmen Brno – Three
2007 Castle Gallery Uherský Ostroh – Intimacy
2006 Gallery AVU Prague – Spoon Pool
  National Gallery - Trade Fair Palace Prague – AVU Graduates
  NoD Prague – Students of Vladimír Skrepl
  County Gallery of Fine Arts Zlín – 4th Salon of Young Artists
  FAVU Brno – Students of Vladimír Skrepl
2005 Gallery Dining Room Česká Lípa – Contemporary Czech Collage
  Gallery U dobrého pastýře Brno – Artkontakt
  House of Culture Opava – Karel Nepraš Lesbian School
2004 Theatre Novanta Mělník – Variation 2004
  Gallery Vltavín Prague – Sichr Is Sychr
  Exhibition Hall of Karel Pippich Chrudim – Down Without
2003 Theatre of Oskar Nedbal Tábor – Noisy Subscription
  Gallery Husa na provázku Brno – Kalba
  City Museum and Gallery Svitavy – Tavba
  City Museum of Hořice v Podkrkonoší – After Year
  Theatre of Oskar Nedbal Tábor – Karel Nepraš Sculpture School
2002 City Gallery Trutnov – Karel Nepraš Sculpture School

Symposiums

2020 18. Kunstsymposium Strömungen/Proudení "Glocal Emotions", Dresden, Germany 
2019 Internatiol Artistic Creation Workshop, Hajdúság, Hungary
2017 Waste and Art III, Pardubice
2012 Opava Semi-finished Product, symposium Gottfrei Opava
2010 Multipoint - International Art Symposium, Nitra, Slovakia
2008 Small Format, Hodonín
2003 Pacov Meridian, Pacov

Representation in Collections

Marek collection, CZ

City Gallery Hajdúböszörmény, HU
Gallery of Fine Arts Hodonin, CZ
private collections

Bibliography

Close your eyes, everything will be fine, catalog © Gallery Caesar / 2021
Fullmoon, magazine PDF / From Igráček to Hitler and back again © Prof.Neutrino 15/02/ 2021
In My Atomic Shelter, catalog © Art Space NOV, Martina Vítková, Petr Vaňous / 2020
Fullmoon, magazine PDF/ In the Kitchen Under the Table, In My Atomic Shelter © Prof.Neutrino 7/7/ 2020
Important things are not talked about, catalog, page 144, 162-165 © Academy of Fine Arts in Prague / 2020
My Atomic Age, magazine MAGnEUROPA Dresden © Michal Tošner, Simon Wolf 3/ 2019
Painting III, catalog © Academy of Fine Arts in Prague / 2019
AVU 220, catalog, page 275 © Academy of Fine Arts in Prague / 2019
Radio Propaganda / text for the exhibition © Michal Tošner / 2019
MF Dnes, newspaper / Obrazy Simony Blahutové nenechají diváka v klidu © Tomáš Plecháč 25/4/ 2019
A_TEN_TÁTY__ / text for the exhibition © Michal Tošner / 2019

Kurt Gerstein Report / text for the exhibition © Miloš Doležal / 2017

NordArt, catalog, page 99 © Kunstwerk Carlshütte Germany / 2016

Memento Tiziani, catalog, page 42, 43 © Gallery Orlovna / 2016
Maybe the Magician Will Also Come / text for the exhibition © Martin Mikolášek / 2016
The Black Tudor is Coming / text for the exhibition © Veronika Bromová / 2015
The Body Is the Earthly Garden of Suffering, catalog © Johan centrum + ArtBuffe Plzeň / 2012
GO, catalog PDF / Great Stories of Someone Else © GO! Gallery Orlovna / 2010
5th Zlin Youth Salon, catalog, page 42, 43 © County Gallery of Fine Arts Zlín, Ludvík Ševeček / 2009
Atelier, magazine / Girl´s dream © Barbora Lungová 28/5/ 2009
Mini / text for the exhibition © Barbora Lungová / 2008
Atelier, magazine / The Cup with Cherry © Irena Prázdná 12/ 2007
Intimacy, catalog, page 13 © Vojtěch Petratur, Bára Lungová / 2007  
Lidové noviny, newspaper / Gallery – Salon 23/9/ 2006
AVU Graduates, catalog, page 7 © Academy of Fine Arts in Prague / 2006
4th Zlin Youth Salon, catalog, page 28, 29 © County Gallery of Fine Arts Zlín, Ludvík Ševeček / 2006
/texts can be read in the News section/

Links

Czech TV, CT Art, reportage from the exhibition, directed by Helena Dohnalová / 2021

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVe0MLcYA_s

 

Czech Radio Vltava, interview from the exhibition, directed by Naďa Kubínková / 2020

https://mail.centrum.cz/download.php?msg_id=0000000081700003cd100508eb48&idx=1.2&filename=pce-art%20space%20nov-simona%20blahutova.mp3&r=62.37184805054734

 

Cargo Gallery, virtual exhibition: Atomic Age, directed by Alžběta Ambrožová / 2020 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=8iE7F7eXfRE&feature=emb_title

 

Regional TV news, reportage from the exhibition, since time 4:12 / 2016 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GD2zln1VUE

 

Czech TV, Events in Culture, reportage from the exhibition, directed by Lucie Křížková / 2016

https://www.ceskatelevize.cz/ivysilani/1097206490-udalosti-v-kulture/216411000120122/obsah/447825-posedlost-moci-na-malirskem-platne

 

Czech TV, Culture - TV medallion, directed by Jan Dadák / 2010

https://www.ceskatelevize.cz/ivysilani/1183619616-kultura-cz/310295350090019/obsah/129565-portret-simona-blahutova

 

Czech Radio Vltava, interview from the exhibition, directed by Karel Oujezdský /2006

https://vltava.rozhlas.cz/slecno-milujete-meho-muze-5087421