Markéta Magidová

Children´s Imagination

16.03.2023 / 6pm

The next talk in the Visiting Artists series will be given by the Czech visual artist and a director Markéta Magidová. In her intermedia and feminist-oriented practice, she seeks for fragments, traces and catalysts of imagination in diverse minds, cultures and times. Images are coming to human mind in different ways and through the history and visual representations they capture social stereotypes, expectations and codes as the cultural footprint.

In her talk, Magidová will introduce topics and themes that are related to the questions about children´s imagination, what does restrict it and how children´s visual thinking is free from the usual artistic and aesthetic norms that we create as a society and as adult culture-producers. During the talk she will present examples from her works – digital paintings, sculptures and animated films that often work with children´s drawings.

Markéta Magidová is a visual artist and director. In her work, she explores themes such as children’s imagination, gender or social norms, and the relationship between mythology and the present. Her animated films, digital images, and sculptures create a space both for new worlds and for reflections on our existing world. She participated at AIR programs at CEAAC, MeetFactory, Berlin Sessions, Visegrad Literary Fund and INI gallery in Prague.


Selected screenings at film festivals: Annecy International Animation Film Festival (2021), Bolton International Film Festival (2021), Filmfest Dresden (2021), Anifilm (2021), Bucheon International Animation Festival (2020), St. Louis International Film Festival (2020), Rome Independent Film Festival (2020)


Selected exhibitions: Dictionary of Imaginary Places, Gregor Podnar Gallery, Vienna; Beyond Nuclear Family: Home Sweet Home, EFA Project Space, New York (2022–23); Divination from a Night Sky Partially Obscured by Clouds, Prague City Gallery, Prague (2022); That’s Not a Fairy, That’s a Mum, Prague City Gallery, Prague (2021–22); Cuckoo Festival of Art in the Public Space, Ostrava (2021); Loop infinity down to side, Centre for Contemporary Art FUTURA, Prague (2019); Other Visions: Czech Video Art, Plexus Projects, New York (2018); Zero Minute Warning, Centre européen d’actions artistiques contemporaines, Strasbourg (2017); Soft Target, Institut français, Prague (2017); Tertium non datur, FAIT Gallery, Brno (2016); PLATOvideo05, PLATO Gallery, Ostrava (2015); 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow (2014)

Credits for the title image:
Exhibition view, Kunsthalle Praha, photo: Markéta Magidová


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