Dominik Gajarský

born: 1986, Havlíčkův Brod, CZ
works in Prague, Czech Republic

Dominik Gajarský is an artist living in Prague. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (New Media Studio II/ School of Anna Daučíková) and spent a study internship at UdK in Berlin (Josephine Pryde studio) at the same time. Gajarský expresses himself primarily through the medium of text, sound and the moving image. Formally, he often refers to modernist models, but at the same time he looks critically at the canon and hegemony of western culture, among others with regard to post-colonial discourse, feminism or ecology. He regularly presents his work in solo and group exhibitions and shows in the Czech Republic and abroad, e.g. at Close-Up Cinema in London, Pioneer works in New York, the Czech Centre in Berlin and the National Gallery in Prague. In 2014 he was one of the finalists of the Leinemann Foundation Award and in 2017 a finalist of Jindřich Chalupecký Art Award. In addition to visual art, he is also an active musician under the moniker Slowmotiondancer. Together with Michal Pěchouček, he runs the Studio of Fine Arts III (Intermedia) at the UMPRUM – Academy of Arts Architecture & Design in Prague where he finished his PhD studies in 2020.


music: The Wife of An Established Poet, Pig Boy 1986-2358, Bluebeard, Some Messages to the Universe