“We’re all sort of fellow travelers here, in a mighty small boat on a mighty big ocean. And the more we quarrel, criticize, and misunderstand each other, the bigger the ocean gets and the smaller the boat.” — Lifeboat (1944)
ASHES/ASHES is pleased to present NOSZTRÓMO, a group exhibition featuring Andrej Dúbravský, Vladimír Houdek, Anna Hulačová, Zsófia Keresztes, Botond Keresztezi, Martin Lukáč, Cezary Poniatowski, and Rafał Zajko. The exhibition will be on view September 13 – October 27, 2019, with an opening reception Friday, September 13th, from 6–8 PM.
Andrej Dúbravský (born 1987; Bratislava, Slovakia) lives and works in Rastislavice, Slovakia. He received his degree from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Department of Painting and Other Media (Bratislava, SK). Recent exhibitions include: glyphosate orgy, Aleš South Bohemian Gallery (Hluboká nad Vltavou, CZ); Poison Control, VUNU (Košice, SK); Potential Wasted, DITTRICH & SCHLECHTRIEM (Berlin, DE); Emissions and Secretions, Galleria Richter (Rome, IT); Larva Run 2, White & Weiss Contemporary Art Gallery (Bratislava, SK); Larva Run, Atelier XIII (Bratislava, SK).
Vladimír Houdek (born 1984; Nové Město na Moravě, Czech Republic) lives and works in Prague, Czech Republic. He received his MA in Fine Arts from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (Prague, CZ). Recent exhibitions include: Future Polis II, GAVU (Cheb, CZ); What Are We Made Of?: Works from the Telekom Art Collection, Kunsthalle Darmstadt (Darmstadt, DE); Schiebekabinett, Galerie Kai Erdmann (Hamburg, DE); Night Shift, Polansky Gallery (Brno, CZ).
Anna Hulačová (born 1984; Sušice, Czech Republic) lives and works in Prague, Czech Republic. She received her MA in Fine Arts from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (Prague, CZ). Recent exhibitions include: Aichi Triennale 2019: Taming Y/Our Passion, Toyota Municipal Museum of Art (Nagoya, JP); I dreamed I was a house, curated by Insitu Collective, Casino Luxembourg (Luxembourg, LU); Underworld Upside Down, curated by Ludovic Delalande & Claire Staebler, Open Space #3, Fondation Louis Vuitton (Paris, FR); Baltic Triennial 13: Give Up the Ghost, curated by Vincent Honoré, Contemporary Art Centre (Vilnius, LT) and kim? Contemporary Art Center (Riga, LV); CHILDHOOD Another banana day for the dream-fish, curated by Sandra Adam-Couralet and Yoann Gourmel, Palais de Tokyo (Paris, FR).
Zsófia Keresztes (born 1985; Budapest, Hungary) lives and works in Budapest, Hungary. She received her MA in Painting from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts (Budapest, HU). Recent exhibitions include: 15th Biennale de Lyon: Young International Artists, curated by the curatorial team of the Palais de Tokyo (Lyon, FR); Liquid Bodies, Sammlung Philara (Düsseldorf, DE); Sunbaked Thirst with Love, with Tom Volkaert, ENA Viewing Space (Budapest, HU); Sticky Fragility, Gianni Manhattan (Vienna, AT); Éntomos: Hulačová - Keresztes - Janoušek, curated by Sandra Baborovská, City Gallery Prague (Prague, CZ); Orient, curated by Michail Novotný, Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art (Kraków, PL).
Botond Keresztesi (born 1987; Marosvásárhely, Romania) lives and works in Budapest, Hungary. He received his MA in Painting from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts (Budapest, HU). Recent exhibitions include: L.O.L. (Lungs of Lilies), Galerie Deroullion (Paris, FR); R.P.G. (Robocop Paints Grisaille), VUNU, (Košice, SK); J.P.G. (Jurassic Park Genetics), Schimmel Projects Art Center Dresden (Dresden, DE); H.B.O. (Hubbard’s Best Of), Kunstfort (Vijfhuizen, NL); D.D.R. (Digital Dreams Recordings), Future Gallery (Berlin, DE).
Martin Lukáč (born 1989; Pieštany, Slovakia) lives and works in Prague, Czech Republic. He received his MA in Painting from the Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design in Prague (Prague, CZ). Recent exhibitions include: I’d rather be with you, Duve (Berlin, DE); Aww Yeah!, Nevven Gallery (Gothenburg, SE); As If a Field Could Become Some Dream, No Place (Columbus, OH); Collector’s Choice, Eduardo Secci Contemporary (Florence, IT); 20cm from the Ground, L21 (Palma, ES).
Cezary Poniatowski (born 1987; Olsztyn, Poland) lives and works in Warsaw, Poland. He received his MA in Printmaking from the Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw (Warsaw, PL). Recent exhibitions include: Hereafter, with Sami Schlichting, MÉLANGE (Cologne, DE); Brno Art Open 2019 (Brno, CZ); Guard, JIL (Warsaw, PL); Sick-box, Stereo (Warsaw, PL); The Whole Picture, Galeria BWA (Zielona Góra, PL).
Rafał Zajko (born 1988; Białystok, Poland) lives and works in London, United Kingdom. He received his BA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art (London, UK) and is currently pursuing his MFA at Goldsmiths, University of London (London, UK). Recent exhibitions include: 1999 – The Oracle Told Me I'd Fall in Love with the One, curated by Natalija Paunič, Fotopub Festival (Novo Mesto, SI); My tu byliśmy, Galeria Im. Sleńdzińskich, (Białystok, PL); Halfway House, curated by Julius Pristauz, EXILE (Vienna, AT); "If it’s not meant to last, then it’s Performance", VITRINE, (Basel CH); Jaka praca dziś- takie nasze jutro, Castor Projects (London, UK).