ABOUT

“Burn what you have to burn. live what you have to live”
by C.G.Jung appearing in my dream in May 2016.

I´m named Kateřina Konarovská, I´m Czech artist living in Den Haag (Netherlands). I was born 1988 in Prague, former Czechoslovakia, graduated in visual art at West Bohemian University in 2011 from Illustration, same year I moved to Germany and awarded an internship in C&A as textile designer in Dusseldorf. Year later I moved to The Netherlands to study fine art and graduated in 2015 from The Royal Academy of Art in fine art at painting department. Now I live in The Hague and design and make artistic fabric, tapestry, paintings and sing my songs in the band Maria.

My motivation is the vision that art can help us to live the life with love even today. I enjoy working with unloved moments like social taboos, emptiness, fear,
anxieties, need of consume and money to fill in the gaps in ourselves. Art can show it with love, in harmony and beauty and make us appreciate our
life stories.
I am using different forms, while painting is an oldest medium and in this time I find it as a modern way balancing the speed of technology 666www.
Painting or tapestry were used for royal or religious representation, so when I am showing ordinary people and shadow activities in this form I hope
to enlarge the field of what does it mean to be a human and enjoy it.
I also find it exciting to use mainstream forms (textile patterns and clothing, radio and singing, magazine, parkour performance) and sneak a meaningful and often provoking content inside. By using more known language/form I can approach a broader public that is not necessarily interested in art.

EXHIBITIONS
upcoming and current:
2019 1.11. Dapper, Bad Spirits, Good Souls, Amsterdam Centrum, group
2019 till 17.11. Koninklijke Prijs voor Schilderkunst, Royal Palace Amsterdam, group
2019 2.11. Parkour Shaman, De Besturing, solo
2019 9.11.-22.12. Smells like humanity, Gallery De Zaal, Delft, solo
2019 29.11-16.12. Through The Walls, Czech centrum Rotterdam/Goethe institute hosting, curator and participating, group
2020 23.4 Glasgow International
2020 16.4. Unfair Amsterdam, group

passed:
2019 De School, Patty Morgan expo, Amsterdam, group
2019 Prospects and concepts, Van Nelle Fabric, Art Rotterdam,Rotterdam, Groep
2018 Emperor is naked, Holešovická šachta, Prague, Groep
2018 Technology in your bed, Pip Optie B, Den Haag, Duo
2018 Full room, Moos space, Den Haag, Groep
2018 textile and magazine infiltration performance in den haag city centrum, Den Haag, Solo
2018 Waiting room, Pavilon gallery, Prague, CZ, Solo,
2017 Misttake textile shop, Moos space, Den Haag, Solo
2017 HEMA city performance –out of gallery project, Den Haag, Solo
2016 Hoogtij42,Noordwal, Den Haag, Duo
2016 Pop-up exhibition, De Belofte, Utrecht, Groep
2016, Organizing+participating international group expo – Exchanging Intimacies, 1435 mm gallery, Prague, CZ, Groep
2016 Exchanging Intimacies, Quartair gallery, Den Haag, Groep

PROJECTEN
2019 Parkour Shaman project with parkour, music and my textile performance in Den Haag city centrum
2019 Co-organizing+participation 10 art-band music festival – Itchy tongue festival II, De Besturing
2018 Performance with my Maria band, Worm, Rotterdam worm.org/production/ed-schraders-music-beat-real-farmer/
2017 Co-organizing+participation 12 art-band music festival – Itchy tongue festival, De Besturing

INTERNATIONALE INTERSHIPS
2012 Dusseldorf, Duitsland I did a half year fool time internship/job in C&A, I learn to design textile in software or hand and produce patterns for several collection in the world.

PUBLICATIES
2018 Misttake magazine, own production, 64 pages a fictive fashion magazine, infiltrated in to city Den Haag. In to waiting room of dentist, hospital, bar, psychiatry. Its supposed to be questioning the normality of the content and values shared in western medias.

PRIJZEN EN STIPENDIA
2019
Nominated for Koninklijke Prijs voor Vrije Schilderkunst/Royal award for modern painting at Amsterdam Palace
Stroom Kunst project subsidies: Parkour Shaman
2017
1 De Werkbijdrage Jong Talent is bedoeld voor beloftevolle beeldend kunstenaars..Doel is artistieke ontwikkeling en cultureel ondernemerschap te stimuleren zodat werk tot stand komt dat een betekenisvolle bijdrage kan leveren aan de hedendaagse beeldende ku
2 Mondriaan Jong Talen
3 De PRO Invest subsidie is bedoeld om startende kunstenaars in staat te stellen zich verder te ontwikkelen in Den Haag en een bijdrage te leveren aan de Haagse kunstwereld.
4 Stroom Pro Invest
2016
1 Stroom Pro Deo, Niet-financiële ondersteuning van activiteiten die zijn gericht op reflectie, verdieping en dialoog om het individuele kunstenaarschap verder te ontplooien en ontwikkelen of om het kunstprogramma van initiatieven te versterken.

EDUCATION
2012 – 2015 Fine art,Den Haag, Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten,Diploma behaald
2007 – 2011 Illustration & Graphic,Institute of Art and Design, University of West Bohemia,Diploma behaald