Visiting Artist: Richard Loskot
Thursday 7 December 2017 | 6pm | Biskuský dvůr 6, Prague 1
We are delighted to welcome the highly innovative artist Richard Loskot as the latest speaker in our series of Visiting Artists and Lecturers. Winner of the Czech Centers audience prize at the 2017 Chalupecký Award, Loskot's technological still-lifes and subtle spatial compositions continuously inform the viewer about his long-term research into the 'invisible' and 'what is beyond us'.
Loskot analyses space from a technological point of view in order to create open systems that emphasize the interrelationship of the environment, natural light, radio waves and, at times, the presence of visitors. For example, the environment may undergo variations as a result of the physical presence of people who potentially, and unknowingly, alter its state (for example by changing the humidity and temperature).
Richard Loskot was born in Most, and lives and works in Usti nad Labem. He studied in the faculty of art and
architecture in the Technical University of Liberec, as well as at Munich School of Fine Art. He has exhibited
in Germany, the UK, and in Romania, as well as in the Czech Republic and in Slovakia. In 2012, 2014 and 2017 he was one of the five finalists for the Chalupecký Award, one of the most prestigious art prizes in Czech Republic.
In January and February 2014, Richard took up a residency in the International Studio & Curatorial Program of New York. In September 2014 he took part in the group exhibition 'Europe, Europe', at Astrup Fearnley Museet in Oslo. He is currently participating in two group shows: 'Nature, Arte ed Ecologia', in Trento, and Arthouse Lapidarium at the National Museum in Prague.