* 1973 Prag (CZ)
Krištof Kintera is one of the most respected artists working in the Czech Republic today. His works of art exceed the limits of contemporary sculpture.
His practice is diverse and includes large public installations, small kinetic devices, and 3D sketches which the artist calls "drawings". He deals with the appropriation and reuse of found objects and the transformation of everyday objects. Kintera gives his objects anthropomorphic properties and presents them as living organisms. He reveals the hidden spirituality in ordinary, often discarded objects and reinvents its mythologies by presenting absurd possibilities and unrealistic uses.
Krištof Kintera studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam. He had a solo exhibition at the Tinguely Museum in Basel and was represented in exhibitions at Hamburger Bahnhof, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Moderna Museet, Stockholm. In MARTa Herford; in the art museum Bonn; in the Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art and National Museum of Modern Art, Osaka, in the Bawag Foundation, Vienna. He has exhibited at the 8th Triennale Kleinplastik, Fellbach (2001), at NBK, Berlin (2000), at the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig (2000) and at Manifesta II at Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'Art Contemporain ( 1998).
Recently he was very successful with his exhibitions at the Tinguely Museum Basel (2012), the Kunsthal Rotterdam (2014) and the Rudolfinum Gallery (2017) in Prague, which brought together 162,000 viewers.
Krištof Kintera lives and works in Prague (CZ).