about

Referencing the latest quantum theory outputs and the virtual world of probability, Pustějovský’s practice is driven by a will to uncover and define the underlying foundations of the physical world. The inspiration behind his artwork is the dissection and depiction of the fundamental building blocks of the spatiotemporal universe. The sculptural installations Pustějovský creates are often hand-made, utilizing analogue-based mechanism that verge on developmental design. Derived from open-source technologies and digital code, his process is reminiscent of scientific methodologies and experiments. Another defining element of his work is the use of repetition, cyclicity, and the reduction of phenomena that give his pieces a minimalist aesthetic.

CV:

born in 1984
Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, New Media I – Markus Huemer
UDK Berlin, studio of Prof. Joachim Sauter
Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem
contact: pustejovsky.michal@gmail.com

residency:
2013 – Portuguese Club of Arts and Ideas, Lisbon, Portugal

prizes and awards:
Aberfeldy Village – Artist Commission September 2013, London
Connext Award 2013

solo shows:

2017
Cubiculum Obscurum, Tower Gallery, Frydek-Mistek
Regulator, Atrium Gallery, Prague

2015
Qubit, 2015, Karlin Studios, Prague
Sběratelé času, Avoid Floating Gallery
12^3, Berlinskej Model, Prague

2013
Forgotten Dream, CPAI, Lisbon, Portugal
Clouds and pixels, Galerie Decada, Prague

2012
Babylónská knihovna, Galerie Cella, Opava

2010
Možná budete mít větší štěstí než já, GAVU, Prague
Goethe-Automat, Goethe-Institut, Prague

group shows:

2016

Signal Festival 2016, Prague
Zmrtvýchvstání / Resurrection, Trafo Gallery, Hall 14 Holešovice Market Place, Prague
Spectaculare Art Show: Otisk hudby, Galerie Obecního domu, Opava
Art Prague 2016, Kafkův dům, Prague
Spectaculare Art Show: Otisk hudby, The Chemistry Gallery, Prague

2015
Editions of Light II, The Chemistry Gallery, Prague
PRINCIPY – JEVY – POČITKY, Galerie U Prstenu, Prague
After Dark, Drdova Gallery, Prague

2014
8: PLBPRDLKSM, Trafacka, Prague
Insanitus Festival 2014, Vilnius, Lithuania
Pocitová teplota, Bohnice, Prague
Trafačka – Presents Temple of Freedom, Red Gallery, London
Editions of Light, The Chemistry Gallery, Prague

2013
„7″, Trafo Gallery, Prague
Zusätzlicher Anschluss, Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Berlin
Diplomanti AVU 2013, National Gallery in Prague, Prague
Biopolis, National Technical Library, Prague

2012
Keine Panik auf der Titanik, Puppenklinik Gallery, Prague
Bílé Břehy, Červená Píska
Koncentrát V. “A4”, Brandýs nad Labem
Concentrado V. “A4”, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
SWITCH, Bezalel, Jerusalem, Israel
Dirty, Fast and very Superficial, Empty house, Jerusalem, Israel

2011
Přídavná spojení, National Technical Library, Prague
Temná schránka, GAVU, Prague
Artyčok Event, Divus Prager Kabaret, Prague
ACUO, Republic Square, Prague
Bad Deal, Rohan island, Prague
Finally Together, Galerie Emila Filly, Ústí nad Labem
Koncentrat IV/02 – Made by Readymade, The Chemistry Gallery, Prague
Koncentrat IV/01 – Made by Readymade, Galerie Crux, Brandýs nad Labem
Please don’t touch, Entrance Gallery, Prague
In optima forma, Galerie Emila Filly, Ústí nad Labem
Datapolis, National Technical Library, Prague
7,308.23 kilometers = 4,541.123 miles, Mess Hall, Chicago
Ve vlastním stínu, Galerie 5. patro, Prague

2010
Artfair, Meetfactory, Prague
Možná budete mít větší štěstí než já, GAVU, Prague
Oranzove koukas, private flat gallery, Prague
We Are Waiting for the Perfect Wave, Künstlerhaus Palais Thurn und Taxis, Bregenz
Koncentrát III – Nejskromnější umění, Galerie Crux, Brandýs nad Labem
Výstava dataismů, Galerie Blacklist, Prague
Salon Chvění, Galerie pod Svícnem, Frýdek – Místek

2009
Born in 1989, St. Andrä church, Gratz
/tmp/ – creative destruction, GAVU, Prague

2008
Sketchstorming, RKF, Prague
Free Pivo, GAVU, Prague
Speculum Artium 08, Mestna galeria Ljubljana, Ljubljan
Zebra Poetry Film Festival, Berlin

2008
Zvukové odlitky, Galerie a klub U Černého Kocoura, Frýdek – Místek

curated shows:

2010
Oranzove koukas, private flat gallery, Prague

2009
Digitale schweinerei, atelier NM1, Prague