ján mančuška

*1972, 2011

nude descending a staircase

installation view at amt _ project

courtesy andrew kreps and meyer-riegger

1986 – 1990
Secondary School of Applied Arts in Prague
1991 – 1998
Academy of Fine Arts Prague

Chalupecky Prize


2015 The Big Mirror, Karlsruhe

2013, Berlin

2010 Everything that really is, but has been forgotten, Berlin

2009 Je est un autre, Berlin

2007 A Gap, Karlsruhe

2005 Gustav Kluge, Jan Mancuska, Clemens von Wedemeyer, Karlsruhe

Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, USA
Meyer Riegger, Berlin, Germany

Against Interpretation, Kunstverein Braunschweig
Meyer Riegger, Berlin
Jan Mancuska at Box, Georg Kargl, Vienna

Andrew Kreps, New York

He: Have you been there? She: He said after a while..., Andrew Kreps,
New York
Southwest pillar and its shadow at the beginning of the novel, tranzitdisplay, Prague
only those wild species that appeal to people will survive, Kunsthalle Basel, CH

The Invisible - Acting in Sequences, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt/M
Sorry for Being so Late, West London Projects, London
A Gap, Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe

The First Minute of the Rest of a Movie (with Jonas Dahlberg), Kunstverein Bonn, D and Neue Kunsthalle St. Gallen, CH

Home Alone, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
True Story, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
Time in Seqences, City Gallery Bratislava, Palffy Palace, Bratislava

Jan Mancuska, Marc Foxx (West Gallery), Los Angeles
Read it…, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

Next Year in Marienbad, with Marketa Othova, Czech Centre New York
Jan Ondreicka Boris Mancuska, with Boris Ondreicka, Centre for Contemporary Art and NoD – experimental space, Prague
Conceptual, Gallery Raketa, Usti nad Labem, CZ

with Jiri Kovanda, gallery Na bidylku, Brno, FIN
Love, with B. Ondreicka and J. Alvaer, Open Gallery, Bratislava
Prague 13, Gallery V. Spala, Prague

Me, gallery MXM, Prague
I Don`t Like To Go to the Bathroom Anywhere Else but Here, House of Art, Ceske Budejovice, CZ

Liberated Household, Gallery Na bidylku, Brno, FIN
Things around, as a part of Gallery Tent program, Rotterdam
Gallery Priestor, with D. Lanyi, Bratislava

Report on the Construction of a Spaceship Module, New Museum, New York City, NY, USA
The Beginning of the Century, Galerie výtvarného umění v Ostravě, Ostrava, CZ
Rekonstrukce, Galerie Emila Filly, Ústí nad Labem, CZ

1966-79, Institut d’Art Contemporain, Vielleurbanne, Rhone-Alpes, FR
Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear, CIC Contemporary Image Collective, Cairo, Egypt

Project Space: Objects in Mirror are Closer than they Appear, Tate Modern, London
Rearview Mirror: New Art from Central & Eastern Europe, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
For You, Muzeum Sztuki Lodz, Poland
Never odd or even – a text spaced exhibition Museet for Samtidskunst / Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark
formes brèves, autres, 25 – 49 NORD 6 EST – Frac Lorraine, Metz, France
How to make – Ideen, Notationen, Materialisierungen, Kunsthaus Dresden, Germany

Life Stories, MOCAD, Detroit
Alice in Wonderland, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Turku, FIN
.so schön? / .so beautiful?, Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden
...a nezapomente na kvetiny/ And Don`t Forget the Flowers, Moravian Gallery, Brno, CZ

Bange vor dem zuerst Ausgedachten, Galerie Karin Guenther, Hamburg
Po sametu / After Velvet, New Permanent Exposition of Contemporary Czech Art, City Gallery Prague
Die Welt als Bühne, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin
4+4 Days in Motion, 14thInternational theatre festival, Prague
The Matrix: An Unstable Reality, 28th Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana
Compass In Hand: Selections from the Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection,Museum of Modern Art, New York

Zvon 2008, Prague City Gallery, Prague
Other than Yourself. An Investigation between Inner and Outer Space, Thyssen – Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna
scene missing, Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin
Schwarze Galle, Roter Saft - Aspekte des Melancholischen in der zeitgenössischen Kunst, b-05 Kunst-und Kulturzentrum, Montabaur, D

Pratiques du (Non) Visible, FRAC Lorain, Metz, F
Against time, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm
The word in art. Research and the avant-garde in the 20th century. Mart - Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Roveretoin, I
There is no border…,Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, A
Made in Germany, Überblicksschau zur jüngeren Gegenwartskunst in Deutschland, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Kestnergesellschaft, Kunstverein Hannover, D (with Armin Boehm, Jeanne Faust,
Jonathan Monk, Daniel Roth und Gabriel Vormstein)
Zwischen zwei toden / between two deaths, ZKM Karlsruhe
(with John Miller)
Some Time Waiting, (with Isabell Heimerdinger), Kadist Art Foundation, Paris
Tricky, Galeria Estrany-de la Mota, Barcelona

THIS IS NOT FOR YOU: Sculptural Discourses, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna
tranzit : Auditorium, Stage, Backstage. An Exposure in 32 Acts, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt
Riss/ Lücke/ Scharnier A, Galerie Nächst St. Stephan, Rosmarie Schwarzwälder
This is Not for You, Discurse der Skulptur, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna
I/Ich, Performative Onthology, Secession, Vienna
Yes Bruce Nauman, with Jonathan Monk Zwirner & Wirth, New York
Sammlung Thyssen Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna
Galerie Nächst St. Stephan, Vienna
Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris
Undo Redo, Kunsthalle Fridericianum Kassel, D
Of Mice and Men, 4th Berlin Biennale, Berlin
Kontakt, MUMOK Vienna and tranzit studios, Bratislava

The Last Generation, curated by Max Henry, Apex Art, New York
William Horner, Jan Mancuska, Hollybush Gardens, London, UK
Labyrinths, curated by Vesela Sretenovic, David Winton Bell Gallery, Providence, RI
Temporary Imports, curated by Susanne Titz, ArtForum Berlin 2005, Berlin
Wall Pieces, Galerie Jan Mot, Brussels
Déjà vu, Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna
Narrow Focus, tranzit studios, Bratislava
Gustav Kluge, Jan Mancuska and Clemens von Wedemeyer,
Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe
Cultural Domestication, Instinctual Desire, curated by Debra Davis, CVA Gallery, University of Toledo, Ohio
Sutton Lane in Paris, Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot c/o Sutton Lane Gallery, Paris, France
Zvon 2005, Biennial of Young Art, City Gallery, Prague

Jindricha Chalupeckeho Award- Final 2004, Dum Umeni mesta Brna, CZ
Open, curated by Richard Torcia, Arcadia University Art Gallery, Pennsylvenia
Like Beads on an Abacus designed to Calculate Infinity, curated by Andrew Hunt, Rockwell Gallery, London
Hot Destination – Marginal Destiny, House of Art, Brno
Observatory, Palais Des Arts, Dresden, Germany

Peter Coffin with Brett Milspaw, Jan Mancuska, Ara Peterson and Elif Uras, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York
Things you don´t know, K&S Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Survey 03, Futura, Prague
Prague Biennale 1, National Gallery, Veletrzni Palac, Prague
Balkan Consulat, < rotor > association, Graz, Austria

Artchitektura, galerie J. Fragnera - Prague
Centre of Attraction, 8th Baltic Triennial of International Art, Vilnius, Lithuania
Pass me the Butterfly, d.u.m.b.o. Arts Centre, New York, USA
Stuttgarter Kunstverein e. V., Stuttgart, D
Manifesta 4, Frankfurt am Main, D
Fourth Biennial of Young Artists - City Gallery Prague

Make-Shift Intimacy, gallery of Foundation and
Center of Contemporary Art, Prague

Überlebenskunst, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
Women Come and Go, Only We sci-fi Writers Remain with BJ, gallery 706, Ostrava

Distant Similarities, Something Better then Cosmetics, National Gallery, Veletrzni palac, Prague

museum exhibitions:
Model of Word – Quadrophonia, La Biennale di Venezia – 51. Esposizione Internationale del` Arte, Czech and Slovak Pavilion, Venice, I
The First Minute of the Rest of a Movie, Jan Mancuska and Jonas Dahlberg, Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, D

Passage d`Europe, Musee d`Art Moderne, St Etienne, France
The Ten Commandments, curated by Klaus Biesenbach, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, D
Time and Again, curated by Leontine Coelewij, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL

Laboratory of Contemporary Tendencies, curted by Tomas Pospiszyl, part of permanent exposition, National Gallery, Veletrzni Palac, Prague

Distant Similarities, Something Better then Cosmetics, curated by Jana and Jiri Sevcik, National Gallery,Veletrzni palac, Prague


Made in Germany, Ausstellungskatalog Kestnergesellschaft Hannover

Jan Mancuska, JRP Ringier, Zürich
The First Minute of the Rest of a Movie, Jan Mancuska and Jonas Dahlberg, Bonner Kunstverein, Revolver, Frankfurt/M

Déjà vu, Atelier Augarten, Osterreichishe Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria

Insiders, Dum umeni Brno
Time and Again, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Jindricha Chalupeckeho Award- Final 2004, Dum Umeni mesta Brna, Czech Republic
Die Zehn Geboten, Hygiene Museums, Dresden 2004
Things you don`t know, K&S Gallery, Print Production

Prague Biennale 1, Prague

Jan Mancuska, Ja (Myself), Umelci (Artists), Texty (Texts), Prague,
Divus 2002 – 2004
Centrum of Attraction, 8th Baltic Triennial, CAC Vilnius
Manifesta 4, Frankfurt/M

Bj, Divus, Prague
Überlebenskunst, Neuer Berliner Kunstverin, Berlin

Lisa Pasquariello: Jan Mancuska. True Story, in: ArtForum 2005, June/July
Brigit Rieger: Einer Sieht Alles, in: Zitty, 12/2005, Berlin
Marie Luise Knott: Jan Mancuska, Le Monde diplomatique, 04/11, Berlin
Max Henry: Jan Mancuska. True Story, in: Time Out New York, March 31-April 6

Sarah Schmerler: Jan Mancuska at Andrew Kreps, in: Art in America, October
Roberta Smith: Jan Mancuska Read it, in: The New York Times, 2004/ March 5th
Umelec magazin, 2004/2 by Ingrid Chu and Tomas Pospiszyl
Rachel Stevens: Jan Mancuska, in: Flash Art, March/April

interview by David Kulhanek, in: Umelec magazin 2002/1, Prague
Frantiska and Tim Gilman-Sevcik: Jan Mancuska @ Spala Gallery, in: Flash Art, March/April
Cotter, Holland: Pass me the Butterfly, in: The New York Times, Art in Review, August, p. 33
Finel-Honigman, Ana: Pass me the Butterfly, in: Time Out New York, September 12
The New York Sun, Arts and Letters, September

ján mančuška 9 Apr 2010 - 5 Jun 2010