Krištof Kintera (1972) is one of the most successful and most interesting Czech artists of the youngest generation who was moreover nominated to the Jindřich Chalupecký Prize three times. His oeuvre is also known abroad where he participated at numerous exhibitions. It is characteristic of a certain doubt concerning the possibilities and role of the arts. Kintera is a “committed” artist in the good sense of the word who constantly asks himself and the others through installations, video and performances. His questions depart from the everyday reality and respond to social as well as political issues. Kintera’s works – whatever ambiguous – are globally legible and exciting. Probably the highest attention was provoked by the Spokesmen, featuring small ambivalent figures seemingly orating just to themselves. Kintera, however, assertively introduced himself by the installation Do Not Touch, Please, when he built turning radial saws to the floor. His stickers with pleading, puzzling questions literally became a common property. Krištof Kintera also addresses the public via performances and theater productions realized with the team “Units” [Jednotky], most often performed in the city streets.
- Honour prize of Soros centrum of Contemporary Art, Bratislava, Slovak Republic 1996 - Prague Biennale II, 2005
* 1973, Praha, Czech Republic
- Honour prize of Soros centrum of Contemporary Art, Bratislava, Slovak Republic 1996
- Prague Biennale II, 2005
992–99 Academy of Fine Arts, Prague, Czech Rep.
2003–04 Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten - Amsterdam, Netherland
Lives and works in Prague.
In collection of:
Fogg Art Museum of Harvard University, Boston; National Gallery, Prague;
City Gallery Prague; Museum der Moderne, Salzburg; Rubell Family Collection,
Miami; Jerry Speyer Collection, New York; Thomas Olbricht Collection, Essen;
Barbierato Collection, Italy, Tomio Okamura, Prague, Europaisches Patentamt – Munchen, Thomas D. Newbold, Prague and other private collections in Berlin, Bratislava, Geneva, Paris, Prague, Rome, Sydney etc. and other private collections