Václav Magid

Born in Leningrad (USSR) in 1979, lives and works in Prague (Czech Republic)



2015                School of History, Art History and Philosophy, University of Sussex, Brighton

2013 –             Department of Aesthetics, Faculty of Philosophy & Arts, Charles University, Prague

2008–2013      Institute of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Faculty of Philosophy & Arts, Charles University, Prague

2001–2006      Institute of Humanities, Faculty of Humanities, Charles University, Prague

2003–2005      Studio of Sculpture, Studio of Conceptual Tendencies, Academy of Art, Architecture and Design, Prague

1999–2001      Studio of Classical Painting, Studio of Visual Communication, Academy of Fine Arts, Prague



since 2012       Faculty of Fine Arts, Brno University of Technology, Brno, lecturer

since 2007       editor-in-chief of the magazine The Notebook for Art, Theory and Related Zones

since 2006       Academic Research Centre of the Academy of Fine Arts, Prague, researcher


Selected solo shows

2016    Anti-Nature vs Anti-Culture vs Anti-Future, Drdova Gallery, Prague

2015    Autonomy, PLATO, Ostrava

2015    Enjoy Your F-scale, Etc Gallery, Prague

2015    A Turmoil in the Library, Měsíc ve dne, České Budějovice

2014    Epimenedes’ Lectures, Photograph Gallery, Prague

2013    Solidaire/solitaire, Gallery of Young Artists, Brno

2012    From the Aesthetic Education Secret Files, Kostka Gallery, Prague

2012    28 Days and a Few Evenings, Entrance Gallery, Prague

2012    Coordinates, Moravian Gallery, Brno

2009    Possibilities of a Student Life, Tranzitdisplay, Prague

2009    Father’s Blind Eye, Jelení Gallery, Prague

2006    April Fools’ Day, AM 180 Gallery, Prague


Selected group shows

2015    La vérité des apparences. Histoires de codes et de reflets, La Tôlerie, Clermont-Ferrand

2014    About the Chair. 9th International Biennial of Photography and Visual Arts: Pixels of Paradise, Liège

2014    Dorothea von Stetten Kunstpreis 2014, Kunstmuseum Bonn

2013    12th Biennale de Lyon: Meanwhile… Suddenly, and Then, Le Musée d’art contemporain, Lyon

2013    Jindřich Chalupecký Award: 2013 Final, National Gallery, Prague

2013    Reminiscences of the Future II, House of the Lords from Kunštát, Brno

2012    Islands of Resistance: Between the First and Second Modernity 1985–2012, National Gallery, Prague

2011    Distrust of Intelligentsia, OPEN Gallery, Bratislava

2010    Case of Reoccurrence of Children Illnesses, Karlin Studios, Prague

2010    Jindřich Chalupecký Award: 2010 Final, Centre of Contemporary Art DOX, Prague

2010    And Don’t Forget the Flowers, Moravian Gallery, Brno

2007    Glocal Outsiders. Praguebiennale 3, Karlin Hall, Prague

2007    Invisible Things, Trafó Gallery, Budapest

2006    I Invited Some Friends to Have a Look, Nova Gallery, Zagreb

2006    Shadows of Humour, Centre of Contemporary Art M’ars, Moscow


Presentations and screenings

2015    A Punchline of the Repeated Joke, INI Gallery, Prague 

2014    Directions: European Video Art Screenings and Artist Talks, Vlaams Cultuurhuis De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam

2014    Report on the Construction of a Spaceship Module, New Museum, New York


Selected curatorial projects

2010    Gaspard of the Night, Futura, Prague

2008    Contemporary Czech Cubism, City Gallery Prague

2007    A Place for a Project, AAAD Gallery, Prague

2007    Punctum, Futura, Prague

2006    The States of Things, Karlin Studios, Prague



2012    MuseumsQuartier, Vienna

2011    A-I-R Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw

2011    Duende Studios, Rotterdam

2009    International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York

2009    SPACE Residency Lab, Bratislava