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Ján Mančuška

1972 born in Bratislava, † 2011 in Prague


Secondary School of Applied Arts in Prague

Academy of Fine Arts Prague


Chalupecky Prize


The First Retrospective, City Gallery Prague, Czech Republic
The Big Mirror, Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe, Germany

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

Against Interpretation, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany
Everything that really is, but has been forgotten, Meyer Riegger, Berlin, Germany
This is how it really happened, Georg Kargl Box, Vienna, Austria

Tisen z nejdrive vymysleneho / Bange vor dem zuerst Ausgedachten, Karin Guenther Gallery, Hamburg, Germany

He: “Have you been there?” She: “He said after a while…”, Andrew Kreps, New York, USA
Southwest pillar and its shadow at the beginning of the novel, tranzitdisplay, Prague, Czech Republic
only those wild species that appeal to people will survive, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland
Art Unlimited, Art Basel 39, Switzerland

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

The First Minute of the Rest of a Movie (with Jonas Dahlberg), Kunstverein Bonn, D and Neue Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Switzerland
Killer Without a Cause, Art Unlimited, Art Basel 37, Basel, Switzerland

Home Alone, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany 

True Story, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, USA
Time in Seqences, City Gallery Bratislava, Palffy Palace, Bratislava, Slovakia

Ján Mančuška, Marc Foxx (West Gallery), Los Angeles, USA
Read it…, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York, USA

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

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

Me, gallery MXM, Prague, Czech Republic
I Don’t like To Go to the Bathroom Anywhere Else but Here, House of Art, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic

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


After an Early Death, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany

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, Czech Republic
Rekonstrukce, Galerie Emila Filly, Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic

Last Year at Marienbad redux, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, USA
1966-79 – IAC – Institut d’art contemporain Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes, Villeurbanne, France
Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear, CIC Contemporary Image Collective Cairo, Egypt

Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear, Tate Project Space, London, United Kingdom
The Beginning of Century, Západočeská galerie v Plzni, Pilzen, Czech Republic
Rearview Mirror: New Art from Central & Eastern Europe Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
For You, Muzeum Sztuki Lodz Lodz, Poland
Never odd or even – a text spaced exhibition Museet for Samtidskunst / Museum of Contemporary Art, Roskilde, Denmark

The Islands of Resistance National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
formes brèves, autres, 25- 49 NORD 6 EST – Frac Lorraine, Metz, France
Wie zusammen leben?, Kunstverein Salzburg, Austria
How to Make – Ideen, Notationen, Materialisierungen, Kunsthaus Dresden, Germany

Power to the People – Contemporary Conceptualism and the Object in Art, Australian Center for Contemporary Art, Australia
Rearview Mirror: New Art from Central & Eastern Europe, The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada
SALONS DE LECTURE, Kunsthalle Mulhouse, France
Life Stories, MOCAD, Detroit, USA
Alice in Wonderland, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Turku, Finland
.so schön? / .so beautiful?, Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, Germany
…a nezapomente na kvetiny/ And Don’t Forget the Flowers, Moravian Gallery Brno, Czech Republic

At Home/Not at Home, CCS Bard, Bard College, NY, USA
Photo I, Photo You, Calvert 22 London, United Kingdom

Po sametu / After Velvet, New Permanent Exposition of Contemporary Czech Art, City Gallery Prague, Czech Republic
Je est un autre, Meyer Riegger, Berlin, Germany
The 8th Baltic Contemporary Art Biennial, Museum Narodowe w Szczecin, Poland
Die Welt als Bühne, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
4+4 Days in Motion, 14th international theatre festival, Prague, Czech Republic
The Matrix: An Unstable Reality, 28th Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Compass In Hand: Selections from the Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

Zvon 2008, Prague City Gallery, Prague
Other than Yourself. An Investigation between Inner and Outer Space, Thyssen – Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna, Austria
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, Germany
In the Beginning, University Art Gallery, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
Doron Sebbag Art Collection, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

Pratiques du (Non) Visible, FRAC Lorain, Metz, France
Against time, Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm, Sweden
The word in art. Research and the avant-garde in the 20th century. Mart – Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Italy
There is no border…, Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, Austria
Made in Germany, Überblicksschau zur jüngeren Gegenwartskunst in Deutschland, Sprengel Museum Hannover, kestnergesellschaft, Kunstverein Hannover, Germany
Zwischen zwei toden / between two deaths, ZKM Karlsruhe; Germany
Some Time Waiting, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France
Tricky, Galeria Estrany-de la Mota, Barcelona, Spain
Pimp my Walls, Stefan Schuster, Berlin, Germany

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

Kontakt, MUMOK Vienna and tranzit studios, Bratislava, Slovakia

Model of Word – Quadrophonia, La Biennale di Venezia – 51. Esposizione Internationale dell’ Arte, Czech and Slovak Pavilion, Venice, Italy
The Last Generation, curated by Max Henry, Apex Art, New York, USA
William Horner, Ján Mančuška, Hollybush Gardens, London, United Kingdom
Labyrinths, curated by Vesela Sretenovic, David Winton Bell Gallery, Providence, RI
Temporary Imports, curated by Susanne Titz, ArtForum Berlin 2005, Berlin, Germany
Wall Pieces, Galerie Jan Mot, Brussels, Belgium
Déjà vu, Atelier Augarten, Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna, Austria
Narrow Focus, tranzit studios, Bratislava, Slovakia
Gustav Kluge, Ján Mančuška and Clemens von Wedemeyer, Meyer Riegger, Karlsruhe, Germany
Cultural Domestication, Instinctual Desire, curated by Debra Davis, CVA Gallery, University of Toledo, Ohio, USA
Sutton Lane in Paris, Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot c/o Sutton Lane Gallery, Paris, France
Zvon 2005, Biennial of Young Art, City Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
Time in Sequences, City Gallery Bratislava, Palffy Palace, Bratislava, Slovakia

Passage d’Europe, Musee d’Art Moderne, St. Etienne, France
The Ten Commandments, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden, Germany
Time and Again, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jindricha Chalupeckeho Award- Final 2004, Dum Umeni mesta Brna, Czech Republic
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, United Kingdom
Hot Destination – Marginal Destiny, House of Art, Brno, Czech Republic
Observatory, Palais Des Arts, Dresden, Germany

Peter Coffin with Brett Milspaw, Ján Mančuška, Ara Peterson and Elif Uras, Andrew Kreps Gallery, New York

Things you don´t know, K&S Galerie, Berlin, Germany
Survey 03, Futura, Prague, Czech Republic
Prague Biennale 1, National Gallery, Veletrzni Palac, Prague, Czech Republic
Balkan Consulat, < rotor > association, Graz, Austria

Artchitektura, Galerie J. Fragnera, Prague, Czech Republic
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, Germany
Manifesta 4, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Fourth Biennial of Young Artists – City Gallery Prague, Czech Republic

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

Laboratory of Contemporary Tendencies, National Gallery, Veletrzni Palac, Prague, Czech Republic
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, Czech Republic