Ján Mančuška

Born 1972, in Bratislava, Slovakia

Education

1986 – 1990

  1. Secondary School of Applied Arts in Prague

1991 – 1998

  1. Academy of Fine Arts

Solo Exhibitions

2017

  1. Ján Mančuška. Me, the Double, and the Other, VOX centre de l'image contemporaine, Montreal
  2. Oppression Born from an Initial Figment, Meyer Riegger, Berlin

2016

  1. Ján Mančuška. The Most Important Is Always Visible, Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź, Poland
  2. Ján Mančuška: Čas Príbeh Proster, Moravian Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic

2015

  1. First Retrospective, City Gallery Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
  2. First Retrospective, Kunsthalle Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
  3. The Big Mirror, Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe, Germany

2013

  1. The Missing Room, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
  2. Meyer Riegger Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2010

  1. This is how it really happened, Georg Kargl Box, Vienna, Austria

2009

  1. Tisen z nejdrive vymysleneho Bange vor dem zuerest Ausgedachten, Karin Guenther Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

2008

  1. He: "Have you been there…?", She: "He said after a while", Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
  2. Southwest pillar and its shadow at the beginning of the novel, Tranzitdisplay, Prague, Czech Republic
  3. Art Unlimited, Art Basel 39

2007

  1. Sorry for being so late, Westlondon Projects, London, United Kingdom

2006

  1. Ján Mančuška, Meyer Riegger Galerie, Karlsruhe, Germany
  2. Killer Without a Cause, Art Unlimited Art Basel 37

2005

  1. Home Alone, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
  2. True Story, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY

2004

  1. Jan Mancuska, Marc Foxx (West Gallery), Los Angeles, CA
  2. Read it, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY

2003

  1. Next Year in Marienbad, with Marketa Othova, Czech Centre New York, NY
  2. Conceptual, Gallery Raketa, Usti nad Labem
  3. Jan Ondreicka Boris Mancuska, with B. Ondreicka, Centre for Contemporary Art and NoD experimental space, Prague, Czech Republic

2002

  1. With J. Kovanda, Gallery Na bidylku, Brno, Czech Republic
  2. Love, with B. Ondreicka and J. Alvaer, Open Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
  3. Prague 13, Gallery V. Spala, Prague, Czech Republic

2001

  1. Me, Gallery, MXM, Prague, Czech Republic
  2. I Don't Like To Go to the Bathroom Anywhere Else but Here, House of Art, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic

2000

  1. Liberated Household, Gallery Na bidylku, Brno, Czech Republic
  2. Things around, as a part of Gallery Tent program, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  3. Gallery Priestor, Bratislava, Slovakia, (with D. Lanyi)

Museum Exhibitions

2015

  1. Nach dem Frühen Tod, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-Baden, Germany

2014

  1. Report on the Construction of a Spaceship Module, New Museum, New York, NY

2013

  1. 1966-79, Institut d'Art Contemporain, Vielleurbanne, Rhone-Alpes, France
  2. Objects in Mirror are Closer than they Appear, CIC Contemporary Image Collective, Cairo, Egypt

2012

  1. Objects in Mirror are Closer than they Appear, Tate Modern Project Space, London, United Kingdom

2011

  1. Power to the People – Contemporary Conceptualism and the Object in Art, Australian Center for Contemporary Art, Austrailia

2010

  1. Against Interpretation, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Brunswick, Germany

2009

  1. Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

2008

  1. In The Beginning, University Art Gallery, University of California San Diego, CA
  2. Doron Sebbag Art Collection, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
  3. Only Those Wild Species That Appeal to People Will Survive, Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland

2007

  1. The word in art. Research and the avant-garde in the 20th century.
  2. Mart - Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Roveretoin, Italy
  3. The Invisable- Acting in Sequences, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany
  4. Against Time, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
  5. zwischen zwei toden / between two deaths, ZKM | Karlsruhe, Germany
  6. Made In Germany, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hannover, Germany

2005

  1. Time in Sequences, City Gallery Bratislava, Palffy Palace, Bratislava, Slovakia
  2. Model of Word – Quadrophonia, La Biennale di Venezia – 51. Esposizione Internationale del' Arte, Czech and Slovak Pavilion, Venice, Italy
  3. The First Minute of the Rest of a Movie Jan Mancuska and Jonas Dahlberg, Bonner Kunstverein Bonn, Bonn, Germany

2004

  1. Passage d'Europe, Musee d'Art Moderne, St Etienne, France
  2. The Ten Commandments, curated by Klaus Biesenbach, Deutsches
  3. Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, Germany
  4. Time and Again, curated by Leontine Coelewij, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Holland

2000

  1. Laboratory of Contemporary Tendencies, curated by Tomas Pospiszyl, part of permanent exposition, National Gallery, Veletrzni Palac, Prague, Czech Republic

1999

  1. Distant Similarities, Something Better then Cosmetics, curated by Jana and Jiri Sevcik, National Gallery,Veletrzni Palac, Prague, Czech Republic

Group Exhibitions

2014

  1. The Beginning of the Century, Galerie vytvarnēho umēní v Ostravë, Ostrava, Czech
  2. Rekonstrukce, Galerie Emilia Filly, Usti nad Labem, Czech

2012

  1. The Beginning of Century, Západočeská Galerie v Plzni, Pilzen, Czech
  2. Rearview Mirror: New Art from Central & Eastern Europe, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, CA

2011

  1. .so schön? / .so beautiful?, Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden, Germany
  2. ...a nezapomente na kvetiny/ And Don't Forget the Flowers, Moravian Gallery, Brno, Brno, Czech

2010

  1. At Home/Not at Home, CCS Bard, Bard College, NY
  2. Photo I, Photo You, Calvert 22 London, United Kingdom

2009

  1. Je est un autre, Meyer Riegger, Berlin, Germany

2008

  1. Scene Missing, Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Wien, Germany
  2. Other than Yourself an Investigation Between Inner and Outer Space, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
  3. In the Beginning, University Art Gallery, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA

2007

  1. Pimp my Walls, Stefan Schuster, Berlin, Germany

2006

  1. THIS IS NOT FOR YOU. Sculptural Discourses, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
  2. Sutton Lane in Paris, Sutton Lane, Paris, France
  3. I (ICH) Performative Ontology, Galerie, Grafisches Kabinett, Vienna, Austria
  4. Yes Bruce Nauman, Zwirner and Wirth, New York, NY
  5. 4th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany

2005

  1. The Last Generation, curated by Max Henry, Apex Art, New York, NY
  2. William Horner, Jan Mancuska, Hollybush Gardens, London, United Kingdom
  3. Labyrinths, curated by Vesela Sretenovic, David Winton Bell Gallery, Providence, RI
  4. Temporary Imports, curated by Susanne Titz, ArtForum Berlin 2005, Berlin, Germany
  5. Wall Pieces, Galerie Jan Mot, Brussels, Belgium
  6. Déjà vu, curated by Thomas Trummer, Atelier Augarten, Osterreichishe Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria
  7. Narrow Focus, curated by Vit Havranek, Tranzit Studios, Bratislava, Slovakia
  8. Gustav Kluge, Jan Mancuska and Clemens von Wedemeyer, Galerie Meyer-Riegger, Karlsruhe, Germany
  9. Cultural Domestication, Instinctual Desire, curated by Debra Davis, CVA Gallery, University of Toledo, OH
  10. Sutton Lane in Paris, Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot Paris c/o Sutton Lane Gallery, Paris, France, June-July
  11. Zvon 2005, curated by Karel Cisar Biennal, of Young Art, City Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2004

  1. Jindricha Chalupeckeho Award- Final 2004, Dum Umeni mesta, Brna, Czech Republic
  2. Open, curated by Richard Torcia, Arcadia University Art Gallery, PA
  3. Like Beads on an Abacus designed to Calculate Infinity, curated by Andrew Hunt, Rockwell Gallery, London, United Kingdom
  4. Hot Destination, Marginal Destiny, curated by Michal Kolecek, House of Art, Brno, Czech Republic
  5. Observatory, curated by Michal Kolecek, Palais Des Arts, Dresden, Germany

2003

  1. Peter Coffin with Brett Milspaw, Jan Mancuska, Ara Peterson and Elif Uras, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, NY
  2. Things you don´t know, curated by Karel Cisar, K&S Galerie, Berlin,Germany
  3. Survey 03, curated by Karel Cisar , Futura, Prague, Czech Republic
  4. Prague Biennale 1, National Gallery, Veletrzni Palac, Prague, Czech Republic
  5. Balkan Consulat, curated by Michal Kolecek < rotor > association, Graz, Austria

2002

  1. Artchitektura, Galerie J. Fragnera – Prague, Czech Republic
  2. Centre of Attraction, curated by Tobias Berger, 8th Baltic Triennial of International Art,Vilnius, Lithuania
  3. Pass me the Butterfly, curated by Frantiska and Tim Gilman Sevcik, d.u.m.b.o. Arts Centre, New York, NY
  4. Stuttgarter Kunstverein e. V., Stuttgart, Germany
  5. Manifesta 4, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  6. Fourth Biennial of Young Artists, curated by Michal Kolecek, City Gallery Prague, Czech Republic

2001

  1. Make-Shift Intimacy, curated by Vit Havranek, gallery of Foundation and Center of Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic

2000

  1. Women Come and Go, Only We sci-fi Writers Remain with BJ, gallery 706, Ostrava Überlebenskunst, curated by Jana and Jiri Sevcik, Neuer Berliner Kunstverin, Berlin, Germany

Bibliography

2015

  1. Mason, Stará Condeixa, Marketá. "Ján Mancuska. Prague City Gallery
  2. "Jan Mančuška.” The New Yorker, March 25
  3. “Ján Mančuška.” Marketa Stara Condeixa, Artforum

2013

  1. Mason, Rachel. “A Message for Jan Mancuska.” Huffington Post, March
  2. “Jan Mancuska.” The New Yorker, March 25

2010

  1. Havranek, Vit. "Jan Mancuska". Flash Art International Edition. October
  2. Mancuska, Jan. "Inscenovana Realita.” Flash Art Czech & Slovak Edition, January - May
  3. Havranek, Vit. "Jan Mancuska.” Flash Art Czech & Slovak Edition, January - May

2009

  1. Coburn, Tyler. "Jan Mancuska.” Art Review, Issue 30, March
  2. Fionn Meade. "Jan Mancuska.” ArtForum. March

2008

  1. Jan Mancuska Interviews Jiri Kovanda, Frieze Magazine, March

2007

  1. La Parole nell'arte, Ricerche d'avanguardia nel '900 Dal futurismo a oggi attraverso le collezioni del Mart

2006

  1. Smith, Roberta. "The Body, Electric, and, Yes, Videotape.” The New York Times, August 4
  2. Cohen, David. "A Chorus of 'Yes' in Homage to the King of 'No, No, No'.“ New York Sun, August 14

2005

  1. Havranek, Vit. "Very Concrete Options.” Newspaper Jan Mot. no 48
  2. Pasquariello, Lisa. "Jan Mancuska.” Artforum, Summer, p.326.
  3. Henry, Max. "Jan Mancuska True Story.” Time Out New York, March 31-April 6, p. 63
  4. Rieger, Brigit. "Einer Sieht Alles.“ Zitty, December, Berlin
  5. Knott, Marie-Luise. "Jan Mancuska.” Le Monde Diplomatique, April

2004

  1. Schmerler, Sarah. "Jan Mancuska at Andrew Kreps.” Art in America, October, p. 148
  2. Smith, Roberta. "Jan Mancuska Read it.” The New York Times, March, E31
  3. Chu, Ingrid and Pospiszyl, Tomas. Umelec Magazine, February
  4. Stevens, Rachel. "Jan Mancuska.” Flash Art, March-April.

2002

  1. Cotter, Holland. "Art in Review; "Pass me the Butterfly.” The New York Times. August, p. 33
  2. Finel-Honigman, Ana. "Pass me the Butterfly.” Time Out New York, September
  3. "Arts and Letters.” The New York Sun, September
  4. Gilman-Sevcik, Frantiska and Tim. "Jan Mancuska @ Spala Gallery.” Flash Art, March-April
  5. Kulhanek, David, Interview in Umelec Magazine, January

Catalogues

2015

  1. Ján Mančuška: First Inventory, JRP | Ringier

2013

  1. Andrew Kreps Gallery and Meyer Riegger, ed. The Painting Vol II., The Other. The Missing Room, Double, Bulb. New York City

2011

  1. Wagner, Hilke and Kunstverein Braunschweig, ed. Against Interpretation. 
  2. Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz

2010

  1. Photo I, Photo You, Calvert 22 London, UK
  2. At Home/Not at Home, CCS Bard, Bard College, NY

2008

  1. Projet pour l'art contemporain, Societe des Amis du Musee National d'art moderne, Centre Pompidou
  2. Other Than Yourself: An investigation between inner and outer space. Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary. Vienna, Austria

2006

  1. Havránek, Vit. ed. Absent. Zurich: JRP | Ringier

2005

  1. Cultural Domestication – Instinctual Desire – Interpretations and Insights-The University of Toledo Department of Art, Center for the Visual Arts.
  2. Déjà vu. Atelier Augarten. Osterreichishe Galerie Belvedere. Vienna, Austria

2004

  1. Insiders. Dum Umeni Brno
  2. Time and Again. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
  3. Jindricha Chalupeckeho Award- Final 2004. Dum Umeni mesta Brna, Czech Republic
  4. DieZehnGebote. Eine Kunstausstellung. Hatje Cantz Verlag Ed.
  5. Things you don't know. K&S Gallery, Berlin

2002

  1. Prague Biennale 1. Prague
  2. Jan Mancuska, Ja (Myself), Umelci (Artists), Texty (Texts). Prague, Divus

2002-2004

  1. Centrum of Attraction. 8th Baltic Triennial. CAC Vilnius Manifesta 4. Frankfur am Main

2000

  1. Bj, Divus, Prague
  2. Uberlebenskunst. Neuer Berliner Kunstverin. Berlin, Germany

Awards

2004

  1. Chalupecky Prize

Curatorial Projects

2005

  1. ID- Ideal Identity, Czech Center, New York, NY