zbyněk baladrán cv

Zbyněk Baladrán (b. 1973, Prague, Czechoslovakia) is an author, artist, curator and exhibition architect. He studied art history in the Philosophy Department of the Charles University (Univerzita Karlova) and in the studios for Visual Communication, Painting and New Media at the Academy of Fine Arts, both in Prague. In 2001 he co-founded Display, a space for contemporary art, which in 2007 was transformed into Tranzitdisplay (http://www.tranzitdisplay.cz/en) where he is responsible for the exhibitions program. Together with Vit Havránek he curated “Monument to Transformation”, a three-year long research project on the social and political transformations. He was a member of the curatrorial team (through tranzit.org) of Manifesta 8 in Murcia, Spain (2010). He took part in the 11th Lyon Biennial, in Manifesta 5 in Donostia / San Sebastian (2004), in the 56th La Biennale di Venezia (2013) and in MoMA (2015). He is represented by the Jocelyn Wolff Gallery in Paris, Gandy Gallery in Bratislava and Hunt Kastner in Prague.
In his works he is investigating territories that are occupied by that part of civilization, which we call Western. Using methodology similar to those used by the ethnographer, the anthropologist and the sociologist, this post-humanist “archaeologist” is digging up the remnants of the not-so-distant past. He is searching for spatial “pockets” where the way of life is reflected with its systems, rules and coincidences; as well as for the objects through which humanity, obsessed with itself, is arranging the image of its past and future.

(The works of Baladrán might be seen within the anthropological and ethnographic approaches for investigating society through art that have become especially productive lately. He is dealing in practice and in theory with the metaphor of archaeology as a creative method. He is interested in what kind of an image will humanity come up with and in what kinds of societal systems and regimes will it function. The artist is using video, text and installation. His works could be characterized as an analytical search for interconnections in the past and its construction as an attitude towards the dominant epistemological models. Baladrán is one of the first Czech artists to interpret analytically the format of the video in relation to the leftist heritage of the past. He is using references to the avant-garde and analysis of the new aesthetics of information distribution, lectures and the working environment. Together with Ján Mančuška and Vit Havránek he is exploring the rhizomatic models of functioning of societal structures. In spite of the rational and analytical approach, the works of Baladrán are distinguished by their sensory quality.) Iara Boubnova, ICA, 2015

www.display.cz ( www.tranzitdisplay.cz, www.monumenttotransformation.org)

represented by
Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris
Hunt Kastner, Prague
Gandy Gallery, Bratislava
Salvator Rosa, Livorno

group exhibitions:

2019, “Art, Magic and Capitalism”, Carico Massimo, Livorno
2019 “When the Present is History”, Depo, Istanbul
2019 “Za pravdu …”, Betlemská kaple, Praha
2019, “Mercurial Boundaries: Imagining Future Memory”, MoNTUE, Taipei
2019 “(Un)Commoning Voices and (Un)Collective Bodies”, Greenham Common, Reading
2019 “Eyelids Mirrored Within”, Tenderpixel, London
2019 “Laterna magika – Dekonstrukce a aktualizace”, DUMB, Brno
2019 “Carnations and Velvet”, GHMP, Prague
2019 “Temporary Structures 5/ Powerless source of all power”, PLATO, Ostrava
2018 “Posledná Československá výstava”, Nová synagóga, Žilina
2018 ”R_E_Volution 1918/2018″, Motorenhalle, Dresden
2018 “Wer War 1968?”, Nordico Stadtmuseum, Linz
2018 “Sleeping with a Vengeance, Dreaming of a Life”, IFP, Beijing

2018 “Face contra terre”, Le SHED, Notre-Dame de Bondeville
2018 “The Value of Freedom”, Belvedere 21, Vienna
2018 “Metaphorai”, Center for Contemporary Art, The Ancient Bath, Plovdiv

2018 “Sleeping with a Vengeance, Dreaming of a Life”, Lítost, Prague
2018 “A Display of Diversity in Public Space”, ICA, Sofia
2018 “Circular Defense”, (along with Anna Daučíková), CarrerasMugica, Bilbao
2018 “Space for Art”, Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA), Moscow
“So Far, So Right: A Study of Reforms and Transitions Across Borders”, TCAC, Taipei
2017 “State (in) concepts”, Kadist, Paris
2017 “Biafra of Spirit”, National Gallery, Prague              
2017 “OFF-Biennale Budapest, Gaudiopolis”, Budapest
2017 “Stopover – Ways of Temporary Exchange“, Q21 Museumsquartier, Vienna
2017 “Extra-Citizen-A Prologue”, Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp
2017 “It Won’t be Long Now, Comrades!”, Framer Framed, Amsterdam
2017 “Ztráta času”, Kurzor, Praha
2017 “The Garden sees”, Magaron, Athens
2017 “Don’t Worry Boy”, Forum Box, Helsinky
2017 “Czechoslovakia / A Critical Reader”, Gandy gallery, Bratislava
2017 “Strange Days”, Frac ile-de-france, Le plateau, Paris

2016 “What should have a frame and what already has one”, Entrance Gallery, Praha

2016 “Biafra of Spirit” tranzit.sk, Bratislava
2016 “Notes on a European Language” State of Concept, Athens
2016 “Third Mind, Jiří Kovanda and the (Im)possibility of Collaboration”, National Gallery, Praha

2016 “Independent Research of Subjectivity” 4+4 days in motion festival, Praha
2016″Transaction”, Coderood & tranzitdisplay, Sonsbeek, Arnhem

2016 “Museum (Science)Fictions”, Centre Pompidou / Espace Prospectif, Paris
2016 “Tension Economy”, Parc Saint Léger – Centre dárt contemporain, Pougues-les-Eaux
2016 “A Hole in the Sea”, Wurttembergisher Kunstverein, Stuttgart
2016 “The Promise of Total Automation”, Kunsthalle Wien Museumsquartier, Vienna
2016 “Teseract”, Galerie AMU, Praha
2015 “Ocean of Images”, MoMA, New York
2015 “Kyiv, Moscow and Beyond”, 20 years of Springerin, Akademie der bildenden Kuenste, Vienna
2015 “Debt”, 4+4 dny v pohybu, Praha
2015 “The School of Kyiv, Klasse Karlsruhe”, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe
2015 “Fear, Origin of the State”, Nová Synagóga, Kunsthalle, Žilina
2015 “Commemoration and memory”, Constitution Hill, Johannesburg
2015 “The School of Kyiv,The School of Image and Evidence”, Kyiv biennial 2015, Kyiv
2015 “Orde baru”, Ok. video, National Gallery, Jakarta
2015 “Goodbay Language”, Atelier 35, Bucharest
2015 “The Eclipse of an Innocent Eye”, Veletržní palác, National Gallery, Prague
2015 “Od podlahy”, Emil Filla Gallery, Ústí nad Labem
2015 “Sources Go Dark”, Futura, Prague
2015 “Harun Farocki / Zbyněk Baladrán”, Futura, Prague
2015 “Le fil et les traces”, film program, Jocellyn Wolff Gallery, Paris
2015 “Model of the World”, film program, Jocellyn Wolff Gallery, Paris
2014 “Selective memory: Artist in the archive”, Gluckman Gallery, University College Cork
2014 “Artonautics”, Gdanska Galeria Miejska 2, Gdansk
2014 “Kometa”, Futura, Prague
2014 “Coming to reality”, Futura, Prague
2014 “Svět práce (Live in your Head)”, TIC, Brno
2014 “Art Under a Dangerous Star”, tranzit.hu, Budapest
2014 “Rekurze”, Třeboň
2014 “Abouth the Chair” 9th international biennial of photography and visual arts, Liege
2014 “Report on the Construction of the Spaceship Module” New Museum, New York
2013 “Still the same place”, Pavilion of Czechoslovakia, 55th Venice Biennale, Venice
2013 “Memories of the Future II.” Dům umění, Brno
2013 “Film as Sculpture” Wiels, Bruxelles
2013 “Biennale Cuveé” CCA, Linz
2013 “Fussnoten zum Aufbruch” Motorenhalle, Dresden
2013 “Nouvelles impressions se Raymond Roussel” Palais de Tokyo, Paris
2013 “As the World Turns All Things Turn Away”, HuntKastner Artworks, Praha
2012 “Ďakujeme, že ste prijali našu účast” Nova synagóga, Žilina
2012 “Uchronie”, Saline Royale, Les Salines des Arcs et Senan
2012 “The 7th Seoul International Media Art Bienniale”, Seoul
2012 “Les Ateliers Biennale D’Art Contemporain de Rennes”, Rennes
2012 “The 2nd Ural Industrial Biennial”, Ekateringburg
2012 “Conjuring for Beginners” project arts centre, Dublin
2012 “Cartographies” La Caixa, Barcelona
2012 “Economy Picasso” Museu Picasso, Barcelona
2012 “Homo Mathematicus” NTK, Praha
2012 “Aire de Lyon” Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires
2012 “The Islands of Resistance” National Gallery, Praha
2012 “Pokus-omyl-oprava” City Surfer, Praha
2012 “How to look at everything” The Common Guild, Glasgow
2012 “From the closed world to the infinite universe” Le Qartier, Quimper
2012, “State of Affairs”, AMT Project, Bratislava
2011 “Unchronie” Galerie u Bílého jednorožce, Klatovy
2011 “a terrible beauty is born” 11e Biennale de Lyon, Lyon
2011 ” Les amis de mes amis sont mes amis, hommage a Ján Mančuška”, Jocelyn Wolff, Paris
2011 “Gallery by Night” Studio Gallery, Budapest
2011 “Mutující médium” Rudolfinum, Prague
2010 “No Ifs, no buts” Depo, Istambul
2010 “U dUbU tU bUdU”, Školská 28, Praha
2010 “Collected reflections”, Entrance, Praha
2010 “Raising Dust – Encounters in Relational Geography”, Calvert 22, London
2010 “Step by step”, Gandy Gallery, Bratislava
2010 “Uberblendungen”, Shedhalle, Zurich
2010 “2010 “Velkoměstská periferie”, KGVU, Zlín
2010 “Why do we resist?, Pori Taidemuseo / Pori Art Museum, Pori
2010 “Watchmen, Liars, Dreamers (Erudition concrete 3)”, FRAC Ile-de-France Le Plateau, Paris
2010 “Epilogue 1”, Maisterravalbuena, Madrid
2010 “Akce Zet”, Emil Filla Gallery, Ústí nad Labem
2010 “Dust, asches and residua”, Open Space, Wien
2010 “EGO”, Langhanz Gallery, Prague
2010 “Formate der Transformation 89-09, Museum auf Abruf, Vienna
2010 “Comrades of time”, Pavilion Unicredit, Bucharest
2010 “The Romance of my Young Days, the Future of my Nostalgia, CSG, Banska Bystrica
2009 “Formáty transformace, Dům umění, Brno
2009 “The Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, The Situation, Moscow
2009 “Bertha von Suttner Revisited”, Harmannsdorf
2009 “Any Instant Whatever”, Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow
2009 “7a bienal do mercosul, Mercosul
2009 “Expanded City”, 13th Media Art Biennale, Wroclaw
2009 “Farimani at Starr Space”, Starr Space, New York
2009 “Le Troisième Lieu / Der Dritte Ort / The Third Place”, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz
2009 “Blind Spots”, Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Vienna,
2008 “Atomized”, De Veemvloer, Amsterdam
2008 „Finalists of J. Chalupecký Award“, DU Brno
2008, Gyumri Biennial, Gyumri
2008, “Try again, fail again, fail better”, Műcsarnok, Budapest
2008, “Rendezvous nowhere “Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz
2008, “The Provocation of the Real”, National Center for the Arts, Mexico
2008, “Where the East ends”. Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden
2008, „Triennial of young Artists“, City gallery Praha
2008, “Be a Happy Worker: Work-to-Rule”, G-MK, Zagreb
2008, “Another City” Zacheta, Warszawa
2008, “The Archive”, Prometeo gallery, Milano
2008, “Same Democracy”Neon>Campobase, Bologna
2008, “videoart.cz”, projectSPACE, Bratislava
2008, “Fussion Confussion”, Museum Folkwang, Essen
2007, “PASSAGES,PASSAGEN,PASAZE”,Gandy Gallery, Bratislava
2007, “October, Exit, Memory and Desire”, Artra gallery, Milano
2007, „Finalists of J. Chalupecký Award“, Roxy, Prague
2007, “Why do you Resist?”, Forum Stadtpark, Graz
2007, “Simple Living”, Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu
2007, “Stalking With Stories”, Apexart, New York
2007, “Sklerotische Nachtbar/i/n”, 2 Gallery, Schloss Wolkersdorf
2007, “invisible things”, trafo gallery, Budapest
2007,”Synonyma, MtT 1989-1968-2009″, Index, Stockholm
2007,„Prague biennale 3 – der prozess“, Praha
2007, “Punctum”, Futura, Praha
2006, “The Other City”, screening program, Trafo, Budapest
2006, “F/acts/igures” exhibition artwalk, Amsterdam
2006, “Auditorium, Stage, Backstage”, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt
2006, „Pozvao sam par prijatelja da bace pogled, nova gallery, Zagreb
2006, „Closely Observed Plans”, tranzit workshops, Bratislava
2006, „Zbynek Baladran – Carlos Casas – Alice Guareschi, neon>fdv, Milano
2006, „archeology of today?”, Kosova Art Gallery-Museum in Prishtina
2006, „Indikace“, Jungmanova 21, Praha
2006, „Donaumonarchie“, Billboard project, Bratislava
2006, „Věcné stavy“, Karlín Studios, Praha
2005, „Vangelis Vlahos project“, Els Hanappe Underground, Athens
2005, „1811197604122005“, Galeria Plan B, Cluj
2005, „Turbulence“ Museum Kampa, Praha
2005, „Finalists of J. Chalupecký Award“, City Gallery Prague
2005, „Praguebiennale2 – definition of everyday“, Prague
2005, „Fifth Biennial of young Artists“, City gallery Praha
2005, „The Need to Document“, Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz
2005, „Insiders“, Futura, Praha
2004, „Insiders“, DpK, Brno, curated by P. Morganová
2004, „Finalists of J. Chalupecký Award“, Brno House of Art, Brno
2004, „Spacecamp“, Kolowratský palác, Praha
2004, „Prague and Dresden“,Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie,Regensburg
2004, „Manifesta 5“, Donostia-San Sebastián
2004, „Breakthrough“, Grote Kerk, Den Haag
2004, „Interkosmos 2004“, Raster, Warszawa
2003, „Kompression“, Wedding, Berlin
2003, „Paradies“, with Tomas Svoboda, Bunker, Alexanderplatz, Berlin
2003, „Survey 03“, Futura, Praha
2003, „Ceskoslovensko“, Bratislava
2002, „Artchitektura“, GJF, Praha
2002, „Premiere vue“, Passage de Retz, Paris
2002, „Uhlopricka“, Galerie Eskort, Brno
2002, „Wechselstube“, der-ausstellunsgraum, Stuttgart
2002, „Forum of Independent Galleries“, U Prstenu, City Gallery, Praha
2001, „Fotok“, MEO, Budapest
2001, „Prvni a posledni“, Galerie V. Spaly, Praha
2001, „Criss-Cross“, Broumov
2000, „Vystava AVU“, Manes, Praha
2000, „Kazda kapka…“, Galerie AVU, Praha
1999, „Vidiny“, Roxy, Galerie NOD, Praha
1999, „Rickyho gang“, klub Depo, Olomouc
1998, „Zelena“, Galerie AVU, Praha

solo exhibitions:

2019 “The Beginning of Something Yet to Be Determined”, Hunt Kastner, Prague
2019 “Interim Report: Capitalism Restoration in Central Europe”, Salvator Rosa, Livorno
2018 “Peer-to-Peer Protocol”, Trapez, Budapest
2017 “Difficulties to Describe the Truth”, State of Concept, Athens
2017 “Geography of Social Unconsciousness”, D21, Leipzig
2015 “Socio-fiction”, ICA, Sofia
2015 “Contingent propositions”, Půda, Jihlava
2015 “Contingent propositions”, Gandy, Bratislava
2014 “Dead Reckoning”, Jelení, Prague
2014 “Diderots Dream”, HuntKastner, Prague
2014 “Dead Reckoning”, CACS, Delme
2014 “-map-fie-word-end-“, artothek, Cologne
2014 “Alphabet (a-m)” , BISTRO 8, Praha
2014 “Situace 51”, Pavilon, Praha
2014 “The Measures Taken”, Kunstraum, Munich
2013 “The Microscope and Telescope of Time”, Fotograf Gallery, Praha
2013 “Difficulties” , DADS, Liberec
2013 “Preliminary Report” Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris
2013 “Experimental Labor” m.odla, Praha
2012, “Without Any Assumptions” Gandy gallery, Bratislava
2011, “The Nervous System”, along with Jiří Kovanda, Milano Kunstverein, Milano
2011, “What I do not see”, tranzit workshops, Bratislava
2009, “Cognitive maps”, Hunt Kastner Artworks, Praha
2008, “Crunch time”, Castillo/Coralles, Paris
2008, “What History do they represent?” along with Vangelis Vlahos, Blow de la Barra, London
2008, “Instruments of uncertainty”, House of Art, Č.Budějovice
2007, “Glossary”, Secession Vitrine, Vienna
2007, “Vocabulary”, Old City Hall Gallery, Praha
2007, “Table, M.toT. Fragment #3”, Moravian Gallery, Brno
2004,”zazděný vchod“, Moravian Gallery, Brno
2004, „theory/praxis/exposition“, DPzK, Brno
2002, “Warianta C”, with Erik Binder, Open gallery, Bratislava
2002, “Target Group”, performance with Tomas Svoboda, part of presentation of Umelec,
Palais de Tokyo, Paris
2001, „8“, Galerie Eskort, Brno
2001, „10“, Galerie Eingang, Ostrava
2001, „019“, Galerie Jeleni, Praha
2000, „Diorama“, BJ Case, Komunardu Street, Praha

Monument to Transformation project and exhibitions co curated along with Vít Havránek:

2013 “Encyclopedia of Failure”, Jakarta Biennale, Jakarta
2012 “Why would you live if you knew was going to happen tomorrow?”, Steierischer Herbst Festival, Graz
2010 “Manifesta 8”, (tranzit.org), Murcia, Cartagena
2010 “Monument to Transformation as part of “Watchmen, Liars, Dreamers (Erudition concrete 3)”, FRAC Le Plateau, Paris
2010 “Monument to Transformation”, Montehermoso, Vitoria
2010 “Monument to Transformation”, GMK, Zagreb
2009 “Monument to Transformation”, CIV, Bucharest
2009 “Monument to Transformation”, Municipal library, GHMP, Prague
2008 “Installation model, fragment # 7, Communism Never Happened / Vocabulary, tranzit, Bratislava
2008 “Installation model, fragment # 6, Labour Day”, Labor, Budapest
2007 “Installation model, fragment # 5”, Prague Biennale 3, Prague
2007-2009 “Permanent installation of Monument to Transformation“, tranzitdisplay, Prague

grants, residencies, etc:

2019, Stipend of the Czech Ministry of Culture
2018, Award for artists over 35 – Prize from Anna Daučíková, Prague
2014, Award of the Year for the most important artistic achievement, Prague
2013, Audi Prize for New Positions, Cologne
2008, Artist in residence, Zacheta, Warsaw
2008, Chalupecky Award finalist, Brno
2007, Chalupecky Award finalist, Praha
2007, Artist in residence, PROGR, Bern
2006, Artist in residence, MQ, Vienna
2005, Chalupecky Award finalist, Praha
2004, Chalupecky Award finalist, Brno
2004, Developmental grant of tranzit, Praha

bibliographical notes and texts:

2019, “An Ambiguous Utopia” in The Kyiv International, ’68 Now, tranzit/Archive books, Berlin, EN
2018, „A multilog with Zbyněk Baladrán“, M.Vrba a A. Bartlová, Flash Art(cz&sk), No.4 /EN
2018, „Multilog se Zbyňkem Baladránem“, Martin Vrba a Anežka Bartlová, Flash Art(cz&sk), No.47 /CZ
2017, “Penal colonny”, Arkipel festival, ed. Manshur Zikri, Jakarta, INS/EN
2017, “Czechoslovakia/ A Critical Reader”, Gandy gallery, Bratislava, EN
2016, “Třídit slova, literatura a konceptuální tendence 1949-2013”, Buddeus, Magidová (EDS), tranzit, Praha, CZ
2015, “Subversive Tactics”, curatorial project, namu, Praha, EN/CZ
2015, “Contingent propositions”, artists publication, Gandy gallery, Bratislava, EN/CZ
2014, “Protocollum 2014/15”, Dickerbach Kunstverlag, Berlin, EN
2014, “Dead Reckoning”,artists publication, CACS, Delme, EN/FR
2013, “Past Future/Minulá budoucnost”, Jan Zálešák, tranzit/VUT, Praha/Brno, EN/CZ
2013, “Preliminary Report”, Elena Sorokina, artagenda, EN
2013, “The Nervous System”, Zbyněk Baladrán & Jiří Kovanda, tranzit / JRP / Kunstverein, Prague/Milano, EN
2012, “September 5th 2120”, Zbynek Baladrán & Vít Havránek, steirischer herbst/tranzit, Praha/Graz, EN
2012, “des formes de vie”, Les Laboratoires D´Aubervilliers, Paris, EN/FR
2012, “Subverting Disambiguities”, Shedhalle, Zurich, EN/DE
2011, “Terrible beauty is born”, catalogue of Lyon biennial. Lyon, EN/FR
2011, “What I don’t see”, tranzit workshops, Bratislava, EN/CZ
2010, “No Order, Art in a Post-Fordic society”,No 1, Milano, EN
2010, Atlas of Transformation, Prague, EN
2010, Filla, archive of the artist, EN
2010, trouble, paris, FR
2010, Sešity pro umění, teorii a příbuzné zóny, 6-7, magazine, interview, CZ
2010, Comrades of time, catalogue, Pavilion, Bucharest, EN
2009, Monument transformace interview, Profil 3-4 CZ/SK
2009, Atlas Transformace, Praha, CZ
2009, The End Magazine, spring summer, Milano, IT, EN
2009. Labyrint revue, 23-24, magazine, interview, text, documentation, CZ
2008. Stavba, 5/2008, magazine, interview, CZ
2008, Fussion/Confussion, catalogue, Museum Folkwang, Essen, DE
2007, Flash Art, Czechoslowakia, interview, CZ
2007, Table, Monument to transformation, Fragment #3, catalogue, Moravian Gallery Brno, CZ
2007, Prag Biennal, catalogue, Prague, CZ
2006, Archeology of today?, catalogue, D. Zefkili, KAG, Prishtina, Kosova
2006, Cinepur 44, interview, Martin Mareček, Praha, CZ
2005, Fotograf 6/05, Zbyněk Baladrán, Mariana Serrano, Praha, CZ
2005, The Need to Document, / Ruins, Archaeology and the Gap between Images, Muttenz, CH
2005, Contemporary, 71, Moving Images at the Edge of the Real, Katerina Gregos, GB
2004, Manifesta 5, …with all due intent, catalogue, M. Gioni, Barcelona, ES
2004, Daemon, Ritorno al futuro, A. Grulli, Bologna, IT
2004, Metropolis M, Interview, I. Commandeur, Utrecht, NL
2004, Umělec, 3, Theory, praxis, exposition, D. Kulhánek, Praha, CZ


Muzeum Sztuky Lodz, Frac Ile-de-France Paris, Kontakt Erste foundation Vienna, GHMP Praha, GKK Klatovy, Collezzione La Gaia Busca, Frac Bretagne Rennes, Musée National dArt Moderne Paris, MAC Lyon. etc




Powerless Source of All Power
Written a Directed by  Zbyněk Baladrán
full HDV, 8:04, 2018
(sound; english subtitles)

Omar’s Exam
Written a Directed by Tereza Stejskalová and Zbyněk Baladrán
full HDV, 4:49, 2016
(sound; czech/slovak version with english subtitles)

Closer to Each Other Than the Diplomats
Written a Directed by Tereza Stejskalová and Zbyněk Baladrán
full HDV, 4:22, 2016
(sound; czech/slovak version with english subtitles)

Written a Directed by Tereza Stejskalová and Zbyněk Baladrán
full HDV, 3:56, 2016
(sound; czech version with english subtitles)

To Be Framed
full HDV, BW, 8:28, 2016
(sound; dutch version with english subtitles)
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, 2016,
PAF—Festival of Film Animation and Contemporary Art, 2016,

Approximation of infinite sequences
full HDV, 6:29, 2015
(sound; english version)

Práce oka (Work of Eye)
along with Barbora Kleinhamplová
full HDV, 7:18, 2014
(sound; czech version with english subtitles)

Adorno a Kovanda o materialismu
full HDV, 5:35, 2014
(sound; czech version)

Diderot’s Dream
full HDV in two parts, 13:28, 2014
(sound with english subtitles)

Dead Reckoning
multi-channel HD video installation
12’00”, 2014
(sound; english version)

along with Tomáš Svoboda
full HD video, 10’06’’, 2014

Skrz sklo (Through glass)
full HD video, 10’06’’, 2014
(sound; czech with english subtitles)

The microscope and telescope of time
two channel video installation, HDV, 11:00, 2013
(sound; czech with english subtitles)

Liberation, or …
digitized 16mm film on HDV, 11:42, 2013
(sound; english version)

Preliminary Report / Case Study
two channel video installation, hdv, 10:53, 2013
(sound; english with french subtitles)

All for no reason II.
full HDV, 04:50 min, 2012
(sound; czech with english subtitles)

Why would you live if you knew what was going to happen tomorrow?
with text and support by Ruti Sela, Babi Badalov, Hafiz and Xu Tan.
full HDV, duration: 06:48 min, 2012
(sound; german with english subtitles)

Zbyněk Baladrán along with Vít Havránek and Eva Jiřička
full HDV, 3:36, 2012
(sound; english)

Minus ten anarcho-communist minutes
full HDV, 06:22 min, 2012
(no sound)

Night of the world
full HDV, 01:54 min, 2011)
(sound; czech with english subtitles)

All for no reason I.
Full HDV, 04:06 min, 2011
(sound; czech with english subtitles)

Singularity (old)
DV, 06:50 min, 2011

Singularity (new)
Full HDV, 02:50 min, 2011
(sound; czech with english subtitles)

Full HDV, 04:11 min, 2011
(no sound; czech version)

Letter from nowhere
Full HDV, 04:53 min, 2011
(sound; czech with english subtitles)

40 000 000
Full Hdv, 7’23”, 2010
(sound; czech with english subtitles)

DV, 16’08” 2010
(sound; czech version)

The Long-Ago Death of a Fly
(A Methodology for Writing I.)
full HDV, 3’16” 2010
(sound; czech with english subtitles)

Assemblages against Essences
HDV, one – channel video installation, 5’28”, 2009
(no sound,)

Hranice autonomie
HDV, one – channel video installation, 11’30”, 2009
(sound, czech)

Models of the universe
DV, 2’46”, 2009
(sound, english with french subtitles)

DV, 5’02”, 2009
(sound, english)

DV, 1’50”, 2009
(sound, english)

Accidental archivist
along with Jiri Skala
DV, 6:53, 2009
(sound; english version)

full HDV, 10:12, 2008
(no sound; czech)

Building Archive
DV, 6:56, 2008
(sound; polish, english subtitles)

Teorie práce
HDV, 13’19”, 2007
(sound, czech version)

Theory of work
HDV, 15’47”, 2007
(sound, english version)

Okamžik (Moment)
DV, 4’15”, 2007
(sound, czech with english subtitles)

Pět potíží při psaní pravdy
DV, 20’36”, 2007
(sound, czech version)

Az igazság megirásának ot nehézsége
DV, 24’47”, 2007
(sound, hungarian version)

DV, 2’35”, 2007

DV, 3’07”, 2007
(english version)

Bez názvu
DV, 4’28”, 2007
(slovak version)

Tent / Pyramid / Container
three-channel video installation,
DV, 3’19’’, 2’55’’, 2’26’’, 2006
(sound, english)

Modern Times
DV, 36’32”, 2006
(sound; czech with english subtitles)

157,74m2, ideal flat in KOLDOM
DV, 4’02”, 2006
(sound; czech with english subtitles)

Model of constructivist tower
DV, 4’18”, 2006
one-channel video installation

DV, 13’35”, 2006
(sound, czech version)

DV, 11’38”, 2006
(sound, dutch version)

digitized 16mm film on DV, 6’47’’, 2005-2007
(sound, english)

DV, 7’24’’, 2005
(no sound; english version)

DV, 18’08”, 2005
(sound; czech version)

Act of repeating
digitized 16mm film on DV, 4’15’’, 2005

DV, 17’15’’, 2005
(sound, czech version)

DV, 4’41’’, 2005
(sound, czech version)

DV, 7’02’’, 2005
(sound, english version)

digitized 16mm film on DV, 7’12’’, 2005
(sound, czech)

digitized 16mm film on DV, 6’53’’, 2005
(sound, english)

Pracovní postup
digitized 16mm film on DV, 9’30’’, 2004
(sound, czech version)

Working process
digitized 16mm film on DV, 9’34’’, 2004
(sound, english version)

Geometric progression
DV, 2’16’’, 2004

Theory / Praxis / Exposition
three-channel video installation
digitized 16mm film on DV, 0’53’’, 1’15’’, 2’43’’, 2004

multi-channel video installation (14 channels)
digitized 16mm film on DV, 2003

along with Ján Mančuška
DV, 29’46’’, 2003
(sound; czech with english subtitles)

Technical compression
DV, 3’03’’, 2002

DV, 2’06’’, 2002

DV, 1’28’’, 2002

DV, 6’46’’, 2002

The short film
DV, 1’36’’, 2002

Zbyněk Baladrán ( Prague) is an author, artist, curator and exhibition architect. In his works he is investigating territories that are occupied by that part of civilization, which we call Western. Using methodology similar to those used by the ethnographer, the anthropologist and the sociologist, this post-humanist “archaeologist” is digging up the remnants of the not-so-distant past, looking particularly at societal systems in relation to the heritage of the political left. He studied art history in the Philosophy Department of the Charles University and in the studios for Visual Communication, Painting and New Media at the Academy of Fine Arts, both in Prague. In 2001 he co-founded Display (tranzitdisplay 2007-17), a space for contemporary art. Together with Vit Havránek he curated “Monument to Transformation”, a three-year long research project on the social and political transformations. He was a member of the curatorial team (through tranzit.org) of Manifesta 8 in Murcia, Spain (2010). He took part in the 11th Lyon Biennial, in Manifesta 5 in Donostia / San Sebastian (2004), in the 56th La Biennale di Venezia (2013) and in MoMA (2015). He is represented by the Jocelyn Wolff Gallery in Paris, Gandy Gallery in Bratislava, Hunt Kastner in Prague and Salvator Rosa in Livorno.