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Roman Štětina – Artist in Residence at LUX

We are very happy to announce that Czech artist Roman Štětina will be Artist in Residence at LUX in October & November 2017. The residency is organized by LUX in partnership with the Czech Centre London and with the support of the Arts Institute in Prague.

Roman Štětina’s work investigates the ways in which broadcast media including film, television and radio are created. His videos, installations and sculptures foreground the props, studios and technologies that are otherwise hidden behind the sounds and images received by an audience. In 2014 he received the Jindřich Chalupecký Award, the most prominent Czech award for young artists.

During his time at LUX, Štětina will receive curatorial, professional and logistical support from the LUX team in London and Glasgow. He will also develop a public events programme with LUX, LUX Scotland and the Czech Centre London. The residency will be primarily based in the LUX building in Waterlow Park, North London, where Štetina will have access to the LUX collection and other research facilities.

Roman Štětina was born in Kadaň in 1986. He currently lives and works in Prague, Czech Republic. Štětina graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague in 2015 after spending two years on the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main in the classes Judith Hopf and Douglas Gordon.

Štětina was recently included in Manifesta 11, Zurich curated by Christian Jankowski. Recent solo shows include: Instruction for Use od Jiří Kolář (with Miroslav Buriánek), Spike Island, Bristol; Shave and a haircut – two bits, Cardiff Contemporary, curated by Louise Hobson; The Fortress of Solitude from the holy wood of eternal noise (with Larisa Sitar), MNAC Bucharest, curated by Anca V. Mihulet. Recent selected group shows include: 2017: Theory of Ghosts, TIC Gallery, Brno; 2016: Enacting Stillness, The 8th Floor, New York; Happy Like Yesterday, NEST, Den Haag; A school of gestures, Czech China Contemporary, Beijing; 2015: All Watched Over, James Cohan Gallery, New York; Silver Lining, National Gallery, Prague; 2014: Jindrich Chalupecky Award, National Gallery, Prague; Straight to Camera: Performance for Film, Modern Art Oxford; IV. Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, MMOMA; Explain Me Not, Autocenter Berlin.

 His films and video works have been presented at Anthology Film Archives (NYC), International Film Festival Karlovy Vary (CZ), goEAST – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film in Wiesbaden (DE), Bosse & Baum London, Close-Up Film Centre London, PAF Olomouc (CZ), Delfina Art Foundation London, etc.

Roman Štětina


Related links:

Call for Applications: LUX London Residency for Czech and Czech-based artists and curators

Dominik Gajarský & Roman Štětina: Animals and Machines

Roman Štětina: Instructions for use of Jiří Kolář