Magda Stanová


Magda Stanová is interested in creative processes and perception of art, as well as urban development and cartography, especially from the point of view of a pedestrian. Her research-based practice results in artistic forms like visual essays and lecture-like events. She authored two books—Algorithms in Art (2016) and W cieniu fotografii (2008)—and coauthored the publication The Pedestrian's Venice (2017). In 2009, she was nominated by Joan Fontcuberta for the Discovery Award at the photography festival Rencontre d'Arles in France, and, in 2010, she received a special mention at Plat(t)form organised by Fotomuseum Winterthur in Switzerland. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including at EFA Project Space, New York; Angus Hughes Gallery, London; Školská 28, Prague; ThreeWalls, Chicago; Fremantle Arts Centre, Australia; ZPAF i S-ka, Krakow; and Shedhalle, Zurich. She holds an MFA in new genres from the San Francisco Art Institute, where she studied as a Fulbright scholar, and a PhD in fine arts from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. She also studied at AFAD in Bratislava, HGKZ in Zurich, and IUAV in Venice.


27 x 33 cm, 17 / cca. 30

The first version of this work was published in 2005 in the Illywords magazine, in the issue N°13, where all the images came from the participants of the Real Presence workshop in Belgrade. In 2007, I included a different version of this drawing to the In the Shadow of Photography series, which was exhibited at the following photographic festivals: SCAN in Tarragona, Spain; Rencontre d’Arles, Arles, France; PhotoFreo, Fremantle, Australia; and Fotograf in Prague, Czech Republic. In 2008, I made around 30 lithographs based on the first version of the drawing. The work belonging to the Collection Collective is one of these lithographs.

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