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* 1980 in Nitra, Slovakia
2002–2003 Academy of Fine Arts in Prague – New Media studio; 2006–2007 Concordia University Montreal – Photography; 2008–2009 London College of Communication; 2002–2009 Academy of Art, Architecture and Design in Prague, Studio of Photography – MgA diploma
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS: 2019 Standing, Holding a Waterlily, curated by Michal Novotny, NoD, Prague; 2018 Whrrr Whrrr, (Radek Brousil with Karen Kraven), Gallery 1718, Ottawa; 2018 Too proud to hope, too weak to climb, Berlinskej Model, Prague; 2018 Stupid (Radek Brousil with Peter Puklus), curator Jan Zalesak, FAIT Gallery, Brno; 2018 Cool Water, Poetry Passage, curator Adam Budak, National Gallery Prague; 2017 Greenfashoin, curated by Michal Novotny, Nova Cvernovka, Bratislava; 2017 Red Naomi, curated by Michal Novotny, 16 Nicholson street, Glasgow; 2016 Black & White in Photography, Prague City Gallery; 2016 Black & White Photography, Jeleni Gallery, Prague; 2015 Hands Clasped, FAIT Gallery Brno; 2014 Studio Works 2, curated by Jiri Ptacek, Plusminusnula gallery, Žilina; 2014 Studio Works – Fotograf Gallery, Praha; 2013 Studio Works – OPEN Gallery, Bratislava; 2012 Variations – Ferdinand Baumann Gallery, Prague; 2012 “Untitled 19 – Untitled 21”– Atelier Josef Sudek, Prague; 2011 “Untitled 9 – Untitled 15” – Fotograf Gallery, Prague;
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS: 2019 When the time swirls, when it turns into a black hole, Futura Gallery, Prague; 2018 Liquid Bodies, AQB, Budapest; 2017 New Acquisitions from the Collections, Prague City Gallery; 2017 Medium: Figure, Prague City Gallery; 2016 Photography Is Magic, curated by Charlotte Cotton, New York; 2015 ArtWorks Open, Barbican Arts Group Trust, London; 2015 Oskar Čepan Award Finalists exbhibition, curated by Barnabas Bencsik, Košice; 2015 WYSINWYS – Soda Gallery, curated by Michal Stolarik; 2014 Hands, TIC Gallery Brno, curated by Jiri Ptacek; 2014 SPOT, NTK Gallery Prague, curated by Milan Mikulastik; 2014 9th International Biennial Of Photography And Visual Arts Liège; 2013 Construction Works, w/Jan Pfeiffer – TIC Gallery, Brno; 2013 The Intimate Circle – Municipal Library, Prague; 2012 Hidden River – DOX, Prague; 2012 Coal and Steel – Candid Arts Trust Gallery, London; 2011 Twist – Tuica/Tusovka – golden PARACHUTES, Berlin;
AWARDS: Oskar Čepan Award Winner, Young Visual Artists Award 2015 Nominated for Foam Paul Huf Award 2015
RESIDENCIES: Artist book, published by Štokovec, Space for Culture; London UK BOOKS 2013 Asides; Montreal 2019 Delfina Foundation; Japan 2018 Darling Foundry; Slovakia 2016 Youkobo Artspace Tokyo; Belgium 2012 Banská St a nica Contemporary; Berlin 2011 Czech Centre Brussels; Lisbon 2010 Internship at PMgalerie; 2009 Residencias artisticas at Clube Portugese de Artes e Ideias.
Radek Brousil (1980, Nitra) studied photography at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, where he is currently attending a doctoral program. His older oeuvre was focused on critical reflection and deconstruction of the medium of photography, its historical and ideological sediments, and interconnection with the current social themes. At present, he works mainly with textile materials, combining them with photography, ceramics, and video. He comments on the future uncertain due to social, cultural, and environmental problems, distancing himself from standard interpretations and conventional terminology. His language operates more on the symbolic, personal, and emotive level. He concentrates on the post-colonialist tendencies in the current artistic discourse, finding these, for instance, in the question of origin and distribution of flowers and textiles. When working with fabrics, he accentuates Czech manufacture and export to African markets, thereby confronting the question of market economy and power structures. He won the Oskár Čepan Award in 2015, the finalists’ exhibition took place in the DIG Gallery in Košice. For the first time in the history of the project the prize was given to two artists – Radek and Ján Zelinka at the same time. The remaining two finalists were František Demeter and Viktor Fuček. Radek spent the winning residence in Tokyo.