MARTIN ZET

Born on September 11, 1959
Studies: 1979-1985 in Academy of Fine Arts, Prague (sculpture)
Address: Marxova 377
273 06 Libusin
Czech Republic
tel: ++420.312.672 589
E-Mail

Selection of exhibitions, installations and projects:

1991-"I Think of You", City Museum, Horice v PodkrkonoŲí, CS
1992-"Empty Heart", Young Gallery U Recických, Prague
-"Sculptures, Enlargements and Little Boxes - Little Sketches", Theatre Ká, Prague
-"The Way", A-3 Gallery, Moscow, Russia, [C]
-"Grandma", mail exhibition, Europe

1993-"Unfinished Sollutions", M-D Exhibition hall, Prague
-"Quickened Pulse", Contemporary Art Centre Lab, Malevich Foundation, Moscow, [C]

1994-"Heroes of My Childhood", installation, Theatre Pod Palmovkou, Prague, [C]
-"Prague-Petushki", installation, Contemporary Art Centre Library, Moscow
-"Little Bellies of Young Women", installation, Gallery R, Prague
-"It's not Easy not to Be Lost", Museum Milevsko, CZ, [C]

1995-"Graphic Works", City Library, Viborg, Denmark
-"ALLTOGETHER", installation, Plasy Monastery, CZ
-"Virtual Fjord", installation, "Soul", video installation, (part of the exhibition "Chaos and Order", (with G.Sagman, O.Placht, L.Tuncer), Roxy, Prague
-"Ocean Drawins", installation, performance, (with Daria Fain-dance, Michael Delia-sound), Coney Island, New York, USA

1996-"The Israeli Sea Drawings", installation, Pyramida-Centre for Contemporary Art, Haifa, Israel
-"ZET GARDEN", installation (part of project Kommunikation Prolog til Fremtiden with L.Voronova, A.Damgaard, G.Voronov), Kunstnernes Hus, Aarhus, Denmark
-"Fixed by the Wind", installation, Kilyos, Turkey
-"Flash-back", installation, Museum Pelhrimov, CZ

1997-"Heroes of My Childhood", Dar Gallery, Moscow, [C]
-"Sea Drawins", Small Exhibition Hall of Blood-Transfusion Ward, Hospital and Policlinic, Louny, CZ
-"Either Fire or Desire", L-Gallery, Moscow, [C]

1998-"Yawning", At Home Gallery, installation (with M.Vojtechovský, C.Citron, D.Miller), šamorín, Slovakia
-"WALL-ART", installation, ART/OMI, Omi, U.S.A.
-"Silo", installation (with Gabriele di Matteo), ART/OMI, Omi, U.S.A.
-"Cultural Explication No.7: The Czech Garbage", 21 BEK Gallery, Sct.Petersbourgh, Russia
-"SUBWAYS", video installation in Prague's Subway, (part of the project "Artwork in Public Spaces", SCCA)
-"The Birds of Things" from the cycle "Trash Treasures",installation, "Carriage", video instalation, Club 19, Kladno, CZ

1999- -"TEXTBOOKS", Kitchen of Avdey Ter-Oganian, Moscow
-"The Czech Collection of Twentieth Century", Czech Centre, Moscow
-"Installation", Kentler International Drawing Space, New York
-"Anonymus Pragensis", gallerie Stodola, Ceský Krumlov, CZ, Enkehuset gallery, Stockholm, Sweden, [C]
-"Impossible to see", (with Redas Dirzys and Jonas Valatkevicius), Paveikslu gallery, Nacionalinis M.K.Ciurlionio Dailes Miuziejus, Kaunas, Lithuenia
-"Martin Zet: Sea Drawings", Emil Filla gallery, Usti nad Labem, CZ

Video projections:

1998-Studio Citadela, Prague
-Harvestfest, Plasy, CZ
-Salon Divus, JNJ Gallery,Prague
-Umelec-Divus, Divadlo Hudby, Olomouc
1999-"Flash-back", Mudville Saloon, Tribeca, New York

Selection of group exhibitiones:

1989-Young Czech Sculptors, Young Gallery U Recických, Prague
1990-Contemporary Czechoslovak Small Sculpture, Peking China, Novosibirsk, USSR
1990,1992- FIDEM, Helsinky, Finland, London, Great Britain
1991-Festival of Light, Prague
1992-Czech Art, City Museum Halmstad, Sweden
1993-Metaphor of The Thing, Central House of Artists, Moscow
-From The Stone Drawing to The Contemporary Art, Paleontological Museum, Moscow
-Inter-Contact-Graphic, Mánes, Prague

1996-SOUND OFF, Bratislava, Slovakia
-1st New Salon of Zlín, CZ
-Harvest, Galerie Sýpka, Vlkov, CZ
-Bazar Liben, Railway Station Vysocany (Divus), Prague
-A MEMORY PALACE, an Exhibition in Process, Artist's Museum, Lodz, Poland
-The Unplugged Bottle, Gallery North, Miami, USA
-THE DAWN OF MAGICIENS?, National Gallery, Palace Veletrzní, Prague

1997-Artwork in Public Spaces, SCCA, NG, Palace Veletrzní, Prague- prize

1998-ART+BIO, University Art Gallery, CMU, Mt. Pleasant, USA
-BOTTLEPOST, Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria
-SOUND OFF, Nove Zamky, Slovakia
-5 Days Project, E.Filla Gallery, Usti nad Labem, CZ

1999-War-Artists Bulletin Board, Postmasters Gallery, New York
-2nd New Salon of Zlin, CZ
-"Anonymous", Triennale der Photographie, Hamburg, Germany
-"Path-ologies", (with C.Citron, T.Benjamin, R.Ridgway, S.Ferdinando, T.Schepens, F.Van De Ven),
Begane Gront, Utrecht, F.U.C.K., Maastricht,Holland
-"PAVEMENT: INSIDE/OUTSIDE", Martinez Gallery, New York
-"In-visible"part 2,(with Jannie C. Jones, Susanne Harwood Rubin, Charlie Citron,
Toshihiro Yashiro), Arsenal gallery, Bialystock, Poland

Participation in symposiums:

1984,1985,1987-Predni Kopanina,CS
1989-Third International Symposium, Frunze, Kirgistan, USSR-diplom
1990-Second Sympozium of Cast medal and Small Sculpture, Uherske Hradiste, CS
1992-16th Symposium at Sosto-Fürdö, Nyiregyhaza, Hungary-prize
1992,1993,1994-International Symposium MEDVEDKA-KRTONOZKA, Khanevo, Moscow -Troja 92, Prague
1993-Granit Symposium, Milevsko, CZ
1995-Dana-Burnu Symposium, Kvols, Denmark
-Meridian Crossing, Plasy monastery, CZ
1996-Stone in Galilee, Maalot-Tarshiha, Israel
-SubRosa,Plasy Monastery, CZ
-A MEMORY PALACE, First Visit, Lodz, Poland
1996,1998-International Symposium Island, Gökceada, Turkey, Bornholm, Denmark
1997-Flaschenpost, Schrattenberk, Austria
-Dzbán, Hredle, CZ
-Near The Beginning, Plasy monastery, CZ
1999-Violin, Slovakia
-Fairy-tales, Plasy monastery, CZ

Residencies:

1998-ART/OMI, Omi, NY, USA

Works in Architecture:

1989-Fountain (granite, stainless steel), 3x3x1.2m, Metro Station Skalka, Prague
1994-Purifying Exercise, (marble monolith), h.5,5m (20'), Metro Station Stodulky, Prague

Represented in collections:

National Gallery, Prague
Ministry of Culture, Prague
Rabas Gallery, Rakovnik, CZ
Museum and Gallery, Uherske Hradiste, CZ
Várossi Galéria, Nyiregyhaza, Hungary
ART/OMI, NY, USA
Pondside Press, Rhinebeck, NY, USA
Privat collections

Selection of bibliography:

Pavel Stepanek:"Martin Zet", 1991[C],CS
Jiri Machalicky:"Enlargements", Cesky denik, p.7, april7, 1992, CS
Maria Katkova:"The Way of Martin Zet", Moskovskyi Hudoznik No.32 (1416), p.4, august 7,1992, Russia
Vitaly Patsjukov:"Ascent to the Depth", 1993, [C], Russia
Sergei Drozhin:"Climbing Nepal's Himalayas from Moscow", The Moscow Tribune, july 27, 1993, Russia
Viktoria Chan-Mogamedova:"I and Mountains, I and Cloud", Nezavisimaya Gazeta, p.7, july 30, 1993, Russia
Bjarne Baekgaard:"Komunikations-Kunst", Aarhus Festuge, p.16, september 10, 1996, Denmark
Maria Katkova:"Lenin, indian Vinnetou and Jesus Christ-Personalities from Childhood", Novoe Vremja No.24/97, p.7, june 22, 1997, Russia
Georgy Litichevski:"The Aesthetics of Disappearing", Rusky Telegraf, p.10, november 11, 1997, Russia
David Stairs:"ART+BIO", LEONARDO, Vol 31, No.4, pp.263-269, 1998, USA
Maria Katkova:"Sea Drawings", HUDOZESTVENNYI JOURNAL, No.18, pp.84-86, 1998, Russia
Keiko Sei:"Who Cares", SIKSI, XIII No.2 Summer 1998, pp.18,19, North Europe
Keiko Sei:"Easy Marchers", Between Extra28, pp.6,7, Japan
Keiko Sei:"Easy Marchers: Martin Zet", New Observations, No. 121, Spring 1999, pp 16,17, USA
Andela Horova: "New illuzionism in contemporary Czech painting and sculpting", 54 Bulletin Moravske gallerie v Brne,p.81, CZ
Jo Williams: The Sence in "Yawning", FUSE, Volume 22, Number 2, pp. 45,46, Canada

Contribution in art magazines:

1995-"Where Am I Flaming to?", DIVUS, No.2, pp.38-51, Prague
1996-"Jen se deti podívejte", DIVUS, No.3, p.145, Prague
1997-"Vom Monument zum Moment"(from monumet to monent), The Czech Collection of 20th Century,
kursiv, 4-2/97, "The Wild East", pp.3,8-11, Linz, Austia
-"Every Country has Different Breast", UMELEC-ARTIST, No.1, p.4, Prague
1998-"River and Ocean", NORTHWEST REWIEW, XXX VI-3, pp.71-81, Oregon, USA
-"ART/LIFE, Volume 18, Number 11, Issue 198, USA

Art-books:

1992-"The Way", (English, Russian, Czech)
1993-"Quickened Puls", (English, Russian, Czech)
1994-"It's not Easy not to Be Lost", (Czech)
-"Heroes of My Childhood", (Czech, 1995-English, 1997-Russian)
1995-"Alltogether", (Czech)
1998-"Video", (English, Czech)
-"Trash Treasures", (English, Czech)

Organisation of symposiums:

1991,1992,1993-International Symposium "Granary" Kresice, CS

[C]-cathalogue
CS-Czechoslovakia
CZ-Czech Republic