Anetta Mona Chișa & Lucia Tkáčová


Anetta Mona Chişa & Lucia Tkáčová have been working in collaboration since 2000. They both graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. At the heart of their collaboration lies their quest to find a means of reconciling the political with the aesthetic validity of art. Their recent solo exhibitions include: a no, A voLcanic attaCk, a hiT, a Muse, Museumcultuur Strombeek Gent (2018), i aM a hoT ice, an avAst Luck, a no aCt, Soga gallery, Bratislava (2017), checkouT a Mania, aCt A saLvation, Plusminusnula gallery, Zilina (2017), a huMan, a Lack, a Coin, a cAst. voTe it, Future Museum, Bucharest (2017), I look at a sun, i am a catch, a cave ant, Rotwand gallery, Zurich (2016), ah, soul in a coma, act naive, attack, GAK Gesellschaft fur Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen (2015), aCtivaTe aMok, not a causaL chAin, waterside contemporary, London (2013). Their projects have been featured in numerous international exhibitions from Art in General New York, n.b.k. Berlin, the 54th Venice Biennale, MoCA Miami, MuMoK Vienna, Manifesta 10, The Power Plant Toronto, Taipei Biennale, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich, ZKM | Museum fur Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe, Moscow International Biennale for Young Art to National Museum of Contemporary Art Bucharest among others.

Private Collection

2005 - 2010
various items, case, dimensions variable

Private Collection is a collection of various objects that we stole in the years 2005 to 2010 from renowned private galleries for contemporary art in Paris, Berlin, London, Vienna, Zurich, Rome and New York. We focused only on the most known galleries that have a strong position on the market, participate in the most prestigious art fairs and events, dictate the trends of the whole artistic machinery and set themselves up as the arbiters of qualities and value of art. However, while stealing we focused exclusively-solely on banal things that are easily replaceable creating a collection of discrete objects from everyday life. Conceived as a piratical gesture (a volitive and intentional disrupt of the existing chain of artist-curator-collector), the work is an attempt to undermine the orthodoxies of a capitalist market within the art system.

items in private collection:
metal clip | Alexander and Bonin New York
white rope | Arndt & Partner Berlin
card holder | Arndt & Partner Zurich
white rope barrier | Galerie Berinson Berlin
grey stapler | Peter Blum Gallery, Blumarts Inc. New York
paintbrush | Marianne Boesky Gallery New York
paint tray | Galerie Niels Borch Jensen Berlin
hammer | Cynthia Broan Gallery New York
headphones | c/o - Atle Gerhardsen Berlin
spatula | Galerie Cent8 Paris
grey rubber door stop | Sadie Coles HQ London
wireless door chime | Galerie Crone Berlin
drillers | Galerie Chantal Crousel Paris
white ashtray | Galerie Valerie Cueto Paris
pioneer remote control | Elisabeth Dee Gallery New York
wooden hanger | Galerie Deschler Berlin
stamp | Galerie les filles du calvaire Paris
towel | Flowers London
brass floor plates | Gagosian Gallery New York
mouse | GB Agency Paris
paper holder | Gimpel Fils London
fuses | Freymond - Guth & co Fine Arts Zurich
gulley grating | Vilma Gold London
white gloves | Marian Goodman Gallery Paris
handlass | Galerie Bob Gysin Zurich
USB flash disc | Haeusler Contemporary Zurich
spirit level | Herald St London
electric screw driver | Nettie Horn London
mouse pad | IBID Projects London
guest book | Galerie Michael Janssen Berlin
flash light | Jousse Entreprise Paris
plastic book stand | Nicole Klagsburn Gallery New York
black rope barrier | Galerie Meyer Kainer Wien
scissors | Jim Kempner Fine Art New York
metal ashtray | Kuckei + Kuckei Berlin
charger | Kunstagenten Gallery Berlin
black remote control | Lahmann Maupin New York
metal book stand | Yvon Lambert Paris
phone with charger | Maribel López Gallery Berlin
card stand | Galerie Kamel Mennour Paris
keys | Victoria Miro Gallery London
calculator | Galerie Christian Nagel Berlin
pen stand with ball pen | Galerie Nathalie Obadia Paris
metal pin | Gallery Bob van Orsouw Zurich
metal door stop | Maureen Paley Ltd. London
screwdriver | Friedrich Petzel Gallery New York
metal hanger | Pool Gallery Berlin
sharp remote control | Praz-Delavallade Paris
blue stapler | Galerie Eva Presenhuber Zurich
fire exit sign | Anthony Reynolds Gallery London
perforator | Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Paris
door knob | Galerie Nicola von Senger AG Zurich
grey remote control | Michael Steinberg Fine Art New York
sony radio | Galerie Suzanne Tarasieve Paris
notepad | Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf Berlin
fire blanket | Upstairs Berlin
bunch of keys | Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie Zurich
black rubber door stop | Mike Weiss Gallery New York
air mail stamps | White Cube/Jay Jopling London
saw | Max Wigram London
allen keys | Wilkinson gallery London
sugar-bowl with spoon | Galerie Żak | Branicka Berlin
extension cable | David Zwirner New York

Exhibitions where the work was displayed:

2017 Collection Collective. Template for a Future Model of Representation,, Bratislava
2015 Soft Codes, Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Wroclaw
2012 Rearview Mirror, Art Gallery of Alberta, Alberta
2011 Rearview Mirror, The Power Plant - Contemporary Art gallery, Toronto
2010 How to Make a Revolution, MLAC - Museo Laboratorio di Arte Contemporanea, Rome
2009 The Making of Art, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt 
2008 Flowers of Our Lives, Centre of Contemporary Art, Torun
2008 Art Basel (Christine Koenig Gallery Vienna)
2008 Anetta Mona Chisa & Lucia Tkacova, n.b.k, Berlin
2007 L'Europe en devenir, Centre Culturel Suisse, Paris
2007 The Collection, Trafo gallery, Budapest
2006 The Brno House of Arts
2006 Viennafair (Space gallery, Bratislava)
2006 Ortografio de Potenco, Futura gallery, Prague

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