Ivana Štenclová

Ivana Štenclová

Ivana Štenclová is one of the most significant authors whose works addressed the wide public already in the times of university studies and whose coming up to the art scene was smooth and natural. She works with a form and often handles unusual art materials. She burns motives through sheets by using laser method, draws with a fusible gun and syringe, she layers images of insulating covers, she weaves them with wires, she uses a decorative painting roller or stamps.

Since 2000, when a student first entered the art scene, they are the backbone of making Ivany Štenclové interpersonal, especially family relationships. It is interested in the relationship of the individual, time and space in various stages of its development. Initially conquered analysis of their own childhood and closest relatives, and later became the theme of her works also own motherhood and daughter.

The theme of family and childhood seems to be sacred when seen from the perspective of art history. The concept of the Ostrava’s native Ivana Štenclová has a strong ambivalent flavour anyway. Her baby faces from the year of 2003, created from fragments of plastic dolls, were hiding relationship to brutal assemblages of Niki de Saint Phale. Bodies of deformed monster toys referred to perverse mixtures of bodies made by surrealist Hans Bellmer. Those times, in the very beginning, there was a mask becoming an important element of her works. Originally, it was all about anonymous faces of toys which seemed as if they should have concealed real emotions. However, they were also reinforcing the idea of hardly pronounceable facts and feelings of anxiety. Later, the mask transformed into ornamental and drawing patterns created by stamps or a decorative painting roller. The patterns resemble tattoo or tribal war make-up, but also lace and embroidery designs closely related to the symbolism of home. Being often composed of the characters of life and death (female sex, skull), they could not be decorative with no purpose. There were facts (which the author actually worked with) which made the fundamentals – and also the duplicity – naked. There are beauty and ugliness, birth and destruction, desire and dread, being mixed in the fact. These are the masks we are talking about, those masks enchanted in the ornamental mixture of lines and patterns expressing multiplicity of experience that cannot be revealed by a simple face.

Štenclová’s works are represented in the National Gallery in Prague and also in major international collections – such as Foundation of J. and M. Jelínek, Switzerland, or the Museum of Modern Art named after Andy Warhol, Slovakia.

 

Studies

1999-2005 • Prague Academy of Fine Arts, professor Jitka Svobodová’s studio

 

Solo Exhibitions

2016 • MY, GalerieZet, Velká Bystřice, Czech Republic

2015 • Moment, Era Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2013 • Euphoria, Beseda Gallery, Ostrava, Czech Republic

2012 • Intensively , UFFO Gallery, Trutnov, Czech Republic

2012 • Ivana Štenclová, Crears Gallery, Rožnov pod Radhoštěm, Czech Republic

2012 • Trapped paintings, Peron Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2012 • Zoe, New Town Hall, Prague, Czech Republic

2011 • Summa summarum, Old Town hall Gallery, Vsetín, Czech Republic

2011 • Á la Diana, Orlovna Gallery, Kroměříž, Czech Republic

2010 • Á la Diana, Municipal house, Opava, Czech Republic

2010 • Ivana Dixit, Czech Center, Stockholm, Sweden

2010 • Zygota, Peron Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2009 • Ivana Dixit, Ostrava’s Museum, Ostrava, Czech Republic

2009 • Shoulder to Shoulder, Museum of Silver, Kutná Hora, Czech Republic

2009 • Ivana Dixit, Millennium Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2008 • CT of my head, Theatre in Kolín, Czech Republic

2008 • Murder in the house, Beseda Gallery, Ostrava, Czech Republic

2007 • Coat of mail, Zlatá Praha Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic

2007 • Tender mirelon, House of Art, Opava, Czech Republic

2007 • Naked, Peron Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2006 • Naked, A. Warhol Museum, Medzilaborce, Slovakia

2006 • Known unknown, GPS Art Gate, Prague, Czech Republic

2005 • My sense of immortality, Nová síň Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2005 • Ivana Štenclová, AF CAFE(Artforum), Žilina, Slovakia

2004 • After twenty-three years, Gaudeamus Gallery, Vitkov, Czech Republic

2003 • Toy, Metro club, Telč, Czech Republic

2002 • David a Sarka, U Mloka Gallery, Olomouc, Czech Republic

 

Group Exhibitions

2016 • Art-Brut-All, Fortress Josefov, Jaroměř, Czech Republic

2016 • Memento Tiziani, Orlovna Gallery, Kroměříž, Czech Republic

2016 • Maps of Paradise, Crears Gallery, Rožnov pod Radhoštěm, Czech Republic

2015 • Triad typology, U Bílého jednorožce Gallery, Klatovy, Czech Republic

2014 • Art of the time, Černá labuť Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2014 • Summer time, Kvasiny Castle, Kvasiny, Czech Republic

2014 • Female hysteria, Orlovna Gallery, Kroměříž, Czech Republic

2014 • Intimate interaction, Multifunctional hall Gong, Ostrava, Czech Republic

2012 • Smalt Art echoes, Yard Resort, Předboj u Prahy, Czech Republic

2012 • Smalt Art 2012+, Multifunctional hall Gong, Ostrava, Czech Republic

2012 • Gelding’s delusion, Rajnochovice, Czech Republic

2011 • Salon 1, Gottfrei, Opava, Czech Republic

2011 • Theatre Mundi, Art Critic Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2011 • Theatre Mundi, Mältinranta, Tampere, Finland

2011 • Female hysteria, Peron Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2010 • Smalt art, landscape, body, shine, Nostic Palace, Prague, Czech Republic

2010 • Female hysteria, Beseda Gallery, Ostrava, Czech Republic

2009 • Female hysteria, Diamant Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2008 • Something from holiday, Uni Credit Bank, Prague, Czech Republic

2008 • International triennale of contemporary art, National Gallery in Prague, Czech Republic

2008 • Intercity Berlin – Prague, Berlin, Germany

2007 • Emotions are residue, Czech Center, Prague, Czech Republic

2007 • Intercity Praha – Berlín, Mánes Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2007 • La Femme Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2006 • Allied…, National Gallery in Prague, Czech Republic

2006 • Jenewein-symposium of contemporary art, Sankturin House, Kutná Hora, Czech Republic

2005 • Art for Chelmek, Epicentrum Gallery, Chelmek, Poland

2005 • Art salon, Town Museum, Polička, Czech Republic

2005 • Autmn salon III, Gaudeamus Gallery, Vítkov, Czech Republic

2005 • Graduands AVU, National Gallery in Prague, Czech Republic

2005 • A second sight, International biennale of contemporary art, National Gallery in Prague, Czech Republic

2005 • Art contact, Gallery U Dobrého pastýře, Brno, Czech Republic

2005 • At home but outdoors, House of Art, Opava, Czech Republic

2004 • Autmn salon II, Gaudeamus Gallery, Vítkov, Czech Republic

2004 • Studio of drawing, Bruntál Castle, Czech Republic

2004 • Prager Akademie der Bildenden Kunste”, KunstHaus am Schüberg, Ammersbek, Germany

2004 • Variation 04, students versus students-pupils versus pupils, Theatre Novanta, Mělník, Czech Republic

2003 • Autmn salon I, Gaudeamus Gallery, Vítkov, Czech Republic

2003 • Bezručs’ Opava, House of Art, Opava, Czech Republic

2003 • The youngest, National Gallery in Prague, Czech Republic

2001 • With love SASu, Congress Centrum, Prague, Czech Republic

2000 • “UMJENÍ”, House of art, Opava, Czech Republic

 

Symposiums

2015 • Symposium Gottfrei, Opava, Czech Republic

2013 • Smalt Art, Ostrava  / curator, Czech Republic

2012 • Smalt Art, Ostrava  / curator, Czech Republic

2011 • Smalt Art, Ostrava  / curator, Czech Republic

2010 • Smalt Art, Ostrava, Czech Republic

2009 • Symposium Amber Road, Hradec nad Moravicí, Czech Republic

2008 • Symposium Albertovec, Opava, Czech Republic

2006 • Sympozium Felixe Jeneweina, Kutná Hora, Czech Republic

 

Prizes

2008 • Audience award, Critics’ Gallery

2005 • Josef Hlávka Award

2003 • Studio prize

2002 • Studio prize

 

Collections

National Gallery in Prague, Czech Republic

Gallery of Fine Art in Ostrava, Czech Republic

M. Jelínek foundation, Switzerland

Town collections of Chelmek, Poland

Andy Warhol museum, Medzilaborce, Slovakia

Felixe Jenewein Gallery, Kutna Hora, Czech Republic

Private collections