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Contact:

Kristyna Milde: mildeart at hotmail.com

Marek Milde: marekmilde at hotmail.com

 

Bio:

Kristyna and Marek Milde are Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artists and curators, originally from Prague, Czech Republic, working together as a collaborative tandem since 2011. Their work investigates diverse forms cultural mechanism, conventions, and codes of the modern lifestyle focusing on domesticity while investigating its connection to the context of environment and nature. In their practice, the artists use multidisciplinary forms, which include situationist interventions, workshops, and installations that serve as a platform for an environmental experience taking forms of public lounge, fully functional library, scientific laboratory, restaurant, red carpet VIP entrance, florist shop or a community garden, functioning as immersive environments for exploration and experience to address pressing contemporary issues.

Mildes have exhibited internationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions including at the MoMA Studio, New York; Queens Museum, New York; NURTURE art, Brooklyn; EFA Project Space; New York; Wave Hill Sunroom Project Space, Bronx; Smack Mellon Gallery, Dumbo, Brooklyn; Anna Wallace Gallery, New York; Hudson Valley Center for  Contemporary Art (HVCCA), Peekskill; Temple Contemporary, Philadelphia; Space Gallery, Pittsburgh, Dumbo Street Festival, Brooklyn; Abrons Art Center, Lower Manhattan,  Knockdown Center, Queens; Silent Barn, Brooklyn; DOX Center for Contemporary Art; Futura Center for Contemporary Art; Meet Factory; Karlin Studios, Galerie Califia in the Czech Republic and in the  Blue Oyster Art Project Space,  New Zealand.

They have been awarded the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) Residency in 2017, Studio in the Park Residency at the Queens Museum in 2016, LMCC Process Space Residency 2016 at Governors Island, and Shift EFA Residency 2014 – 2015, A-Z West Residency in California in 2015, and the Russell Wright Design Center Residency, Garrison, NY in 2014. They presented and participated in panel discussions in venues such as tranzitdisplay, Pratt Institute, Bohemian National Hall, and Mildred’s Lane. Their work has been featured and reviewed in the New York Times, Brooklyn Rail, Flashart, Hyperallergic, Artribune, NYFA current, WG News, Artycok TV, and Czech National Television among others.  Their work is part of private and public collections including the permanent public installation at Chateau Trebesice, Czech Republic, Manitoga, Russell Wright Design Center, Garrison, NY, and Mildred’s Lane, PA.   From 2008 till 2015 they both worked at the Czech Center NY, a prominent Czech Cultural Institute on the Upper East Side, where they curated and organized a wide range of international programs, events, exhibitions, and residencies. In 2007 they received their MFAs from the Queens College, New York. 

 

Artist Statement: 

Our art practice is a continuous dialogue with people, places, and ourselves, in which we engage issues of contemporary culture, in a variety of narratives and forms of the modern lifestyle, creating a type of a visual philosophy. We investigate themes such as alienation of culture and nature, loss of context, and the states of passivity in consumerism, exploring how identity is developed through interaction with sites and places, looking for ways, how art can address and transform the fragmentation and virtualization of life and encourage new perspectives.

The projects take the form of site-specific installations, workshops and in-situ interventions functioning as metaphorical models, often using humor, and irony as a tool to create immersive interactive environments. Our art practice is not defined by unified formal style, we rather employ multidisciplinary forms, materials and strategies specific to the subject. In the process, we are collecting data and materials, researching, and engaging physically and socially with specific places. Many of our projects are developed in collaboration with the audience, in series of individual and collective participatory actions structured to allow deeper exploration and active experience of the subject matter.

We engage the theme of Home, a place people care about the most, because we believe that is a great platform and “laboratory, tying together the microcosm of the personal space with far-reaching issues. We explore domesticity, everyday rituals, and traditions, studying their integral role in binding together the social, natural and cultural order. We revisit methods and domestic practices that include furnishing, decorating, cleaning, gardening, and food to explore the role they play in the environmental estrangement. Many of our projects are based on a reenactment of common situations for example we adopted forms of a public lounge, fully functional library, scientific laboratory, restaurant, red carpet VIP entrance, florist shop or a community garden.

Our perspective is informed by the experience of wilderness and nature at our frequent walks, hikes, and backpacking trips. These experiences represent our parallel practice providing us with resource and inspiration to engage themes of culture and perception of limits of the interior based lifestyle. While we challenge the established comfort zones, confronting myths and cultural fantasies about the world and ourselves, we are interested to bring awareness to overlooked context, fostering integrity of the self and the environment. We believe in the transformative power of art and strive in developing integrative models and situations organically connecting narratives of culture and nature, and seeking to recognize identity in the infinite extent of our relations.

 

 

Selected Solo Exhibition and Projects:

2017 “Plantarium“, site-specific installation, Mildred’s Lane, PA

2016 “PopCorn Rock, site-specific permanent installation, Arts in the Fields, PA

2015 “Exchange Library, a solo exhibition by Kristyna and Marek Milde at Temple Contemporary Gallery, Philadelphia, September 14, 2015 – January 31, 2016

2014 “A la cart, Public art project at Old Fulton Plaza, Dumbo

2014 Homescape”, Manitoga, long-term installation at Russell Wright Design Center, Garrison, NY, ongoing since summer 2014

2014 “Hills and Valleys of the Sofa Wilderness”,  Sunroom Project Space, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY, curator Gabriel de Guzman

2013 In-Tree-Net, Chateau Trebesice, Czech Republic

2012 Domaci Krajiny”, Kristyna and Marek Milde, Karlin Studios, Prague, Czech Republic

2011 In Loving Memory”, Kristyna and Marek Milde, Nurture Art, Bushwick, New York, USA, curator Marco Antonini,

2008 čUMěNÍ”, Kristyna Milde, Galerie Pavilon, Prague, Czech Republic

2007 “Her Hair“, Kristyna Milde, Klapper Hall Gallery, Queens College, NYC, USA

2007 “Traces“, Marek Milde, Klapper Hall Gallery, Queens College, NYC, USA

 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2017 Building and Rebuilding“, Asylum Arts, Brooklyn, NY, a group show curated by Shlomit. Dror, Nov.30 – Jan.14

2017 “Call & Response“, Glyndor Gallery, Wave Hill, NY, a group show curated by Jennifer MacGregor and Gabriel de Guzman, Sep. 9 – Dec. 3

2016 Chance Ecologies, Queens Museum, NY, October 8 – 30, curated by Catherine Grau and Nathan Kensinger

2016 “Exquisite Corpus: Maize”, Holes in the Walls, New Jerusalem, PA, June 4 – Sep.17

2016 “Calm Before and After the Storm”, Bruce High Quality Foundation University, NYC, NY, Apr. 8 – May 12

2016 “Word”,  Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY, group show,  installation Home in a Home, Feb.28 – Dec. 17

2015 “FoodShed”, an exhibition curated by Amy Lipton at CR10 Contemporary project Space, near Hudson, NY, Aug. 8 – Sept. 6

2015 “Bloomsday”, Knockdown Center, Queens, NY, an exhibition by Kristyna and Marek Milde, June 16

2015 “Double Vision”, EFA Project Space, NYC, curated by Michelle Levy, February 26

2014 “FOODshed: Agriculture and Art in Action“, Smack Mellon Gallery, Dumbo, curated by Amy Lipton

2013 “Activate NY”, Abrons Art Center, curator Kristian Nammack, Lower East Side, NYC

2013 “ Where is my home?” DOX, Center for Contemporary Art, Prague, curator Jaroslav Andel

2013 “Poison Green” Czech Center Gallery, New York, curator Kristyna and Marek Milde

2013 “Plant sale”, The Center for Strategic Art And Agriculture, curated by Lorissa Rinehart, Brooklyn, NY

2013 “We are, we eat”, BOS 2013, Bushwick, New York, curated Kristyna and Marek Milde

2013 “Needles Cleanup“Meet Factory Center for Contemporary Art, curated by Karina Kottova Prague, Czech Republic

2012 “Thoughts on the Living room“, Mildred Complex (ity) at MoMA Studio, Manhattan, November 4th

2012 “Family talks” (Rodinne Promluvy), Futura Center for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic, curator Marco Antonini

2012 8+, BOS 2012, NYC, USA, curated by Kristyna and Marek Milde

2011 “Looking for a Home” as part of the “Express / Local”, Queens College Art Center, NY, USA, curator Tara Mathison,

2011 “Green”, Gallery Califia, Horazdovice, Czech Republic, www.galeriecalifia.net, curator Barbara Benish, Installation “In-tree-net”

2011 “7+1”, BOS, Bushwick, New York, USA, curator K. and M. Milde, project “Do it your Self”

2010 Kristyna and Marek Milde”, BOS 2010, Bushwick, New York, USA

2009 “Czech it”, Space Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pa, USA, in cooperation with the Prague House of Photography and the Czech Center New York, curators Jen Saffron and Eva Heyd, catalog is available for this exhibition,

2006 “Misplaces”, The Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, SUNY College at Old Westbury

 

Awards and Residencies:

2017 International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), July – August 2017

2016 Studio in the Park: Chance Ecologies, Queens Museum, NYC, June 2 – August 14,

2016 LMCC Process Space Residency, Governors Island, NY, March – July 2016,

2016 Holes in the Walls Residency, New Jerusalem, PA, May

2015 A – Z West Residency, California, October 2015

2014 – 2015 Shift Residency, Elisabeth Foundation for the Arts, NYC

2014  Manitoga, Russell Wright Design Center Artist Residency, Garrison, NY

2013 – 2014 Wave Hill Project Space Residency

2013 Futura Gallery, Trebesice Chateau, Czech Republic, July

2011 Express Local, Queens College Art Center Residency, NY, USA, March 15 – June 30

1999 – 2003 Alexander Stiftung Fellowship,  Germany

 

Public Events:

2017 Salon: Kristyna and Marek Milde and Yumiko Ono, Artist Talk at ISCP, September 19

2017  “EFA 25th Anual Benefit”, NYC, June 14

2017  “Plantarium”, Artist Talk and Workshop as part of the Wilding session at Mildred’s Lane, PA, June 7

2017  “Wasting, Wilding, Workstyling Session II“, contributing Artist’s, Mildred’s Lane,  June 5 -11

2016 “6 Minute Challenge”,  Czechoslovak Society for Art & Sciences (SVU), Bohemian National Hall, Nov. 9

2016 “Chance Ecologies Symposium”, Queens Museum, October 23, 2016

2016 “Kristyna and Marek Milde: Artist Talk“, tranzitdisplay, Prague, CR, September 8

2016 “Chance Ecologies”, Wild Flower Boutique, workshop, Studio in the Park, Queens Museum, August 13

2016 “LMCC Open Studios”, LMCC Governors Island, NYC, May 28 – 29, June 25

2016Peekskill Open Studios”, Hudson Valley Contemporary Art Center (HVCCA), Peekskill, NY, June 4-5

2016 Phytophilic: Why Look at Plants?”, Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin, New Zealand, curated by EIrons, February 20

2015 “Phytophilic: Why Look at Plants?”, 1067 PacificPeople, evening of plant-attuned video shorts, featuring video Natural Cleaners by Milde curated by Ellie Irons, August 2

2015 “EFA Open House” as part of the Armory Week 2015 featuring the exhibition “Double Visions”, NYC, March 3

2015 “Scent Laboratory, What is the smell of a Home?” EFA Project Space, NYC, workshop and presentation, March 28

2014 A la cart, Dumbo Street Festival, project presentation, and tasting, September 27th

2014 EFA Shift Residency, open house, August 1st

2014 Sunroom Project Space, Wave Hill, Kristyna and Marek Milde artist talk in discussion with curator G.de Guzman, May 23rd

2013 Kristyna and Marek Milde on the NY Exchange Library and Situationist Art, Abrons Art Center, NYC, Nov. 5th

2012 “Thoughts on the Living room“, artist talk and workshop, Mildred Complex (ity) at MoMA Studio, Manhattan, Nov. 4th as part of the exhibition “Common Senses”.

2012 “Social Sculpture”, Repair Workshop at Nurture Art, May 12th

2012 “Amplify Action: Sustainability Through the Arts”, panel discussion, Green Week, Pratt Institute, NYC, March 29,

2011 “Kristyna and Marek Milde”, artist presentation, Mildred’s Lane, Pennsylvania, USA

 

Curatorial work:

2015 Panorama Europe, Annual European Film Festival, Festival Board headed by Kristyna Milde, May 29 – June 14

2015 NY Portuguese Short Film Festival 2015, Tribeca Cinema, selection of European animated shorts, May 28, curated by K.Milde, Zita Vadasz and Anna Ida Orosoz

2015 “Fragility, series of international short animated films curated by Kristyna Milde in collaboration with IShorts, Czech Center Cinema, February 24

2015 “It is Always Tea Time in Wonderland“, exhibition of Czech cont. design, Ceramic and Glass Art Fair, Jan. 20 – 26, BNH, curated by Kristyna Milde

2015 “Summer on the Roof 2015“, Czech Center Roof Top, film screening every Tuesday, July – August, curated by K.Milde

2015 “Fragility“, series of international short animated films curated by Kristyna Milde in collaboration with ISight, BNH Cinema, Feb. 24

2014 “FAMU Documents”, films screening of the documents by students of the Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, followed by Q&A moderated by K.Milde, October 14, BNH Cinema

2014 “Summer on the Roof 2014, Czech Center Roof Top, film screening every Tuesday, July – August, curated by K.Milde

2014 “Beast, Us and Creatures In-between, Czech Center Cinema, film screening February 25th, curator Petr Horak and K.Milde

2013 “Poison Green”Czech Center Gallery, New York, June 25th – September 2nd, curator Kristyna and Marek Milde

2013 We Eat, We Are ”, BOS 2013, Bushwick, New York, June 1st, curator Kristyna and Marek Milde

2013 “Labyrinth of Darkness“, Czech Center Cinema, May 21st, film screening, curator Kim L Pace and Kristyna Milde

2013 “Resistance of the Earth”, Czech Center, multimedia project, February 7th, curator Kristyna Milde

2012 “Summer on the Roof 2014“, Czech Center Roof Top, film screening every Tuesday, July – August, curated by K.Milde

2012 “Journey Through the Sounds” Czech Center, New York, musical workshop, curator Kristyna Milde

2012 – 2014 “Czech That Film“, annual touring festival of Czech Cinema in the United States, K. Milde is selecting the film and organizing the festival in New York.

2012 “8+” BOS 2012, NYC, USA, curated by Kristyna and Marek Milde

2012 “Milos Forman 80“, film retrospective at the occasion of his 80th birthday in conjunction with the exhibition of Forman’s film posters at BNH

2011 “7+1” BOS, Bushwick, New York, USA, http://artsinbushwick.org/bos2011/, curator K. and M. Milde, project “Do it your Self”

2011 Martin Rysavy, retrospective at the BNH Cinema

2011 Petr Vaclav, retrospective at the Czech Center and at the Spectacle Theater in Brooklyn

2011 “Re-Do-Re-Think-Re-Play”, Czech Center NY, curated by Marek Milde

2010 “Melting The Pot”, Czech Center NY, curated by Marek Milde

 

Memberships:

International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), Founding Members NYC Alumni Section, since September 2017

Chance Ecologies, framework for artists researching projects exploring the un-designed landscapes and wilderness found in abandoned spaces, since 2016

Project Vortex, group of international artists, designers, architects around the world who are actively intercepting the plastic waste stream as a part their practices,  since 2017

Shift Alumni, Shift residency at EFA Project Space, since 2014

 

Kristyna Milde Related Experience:

2017   Mentor at New Your Foundation for the Arts Immigrant Artist Program

2014 – 2015 Head of the Panorama Europe Film Festival

2011 – 2015 Program Manager at the Czech Center New York, NYC, www.czechcenter.com

2012 – 2013 Executive Coordinator of the European Union National Institute for Culture (EUNIC) New York Cluster

2011 – 2015 Executive Member of the Panorama Europe Festival formerly know as Disappearing Film Festival

2011 – 2015 Executive Member, New Literature from Europe Festival, an annual festival of European Literature in NYC

2011 – 2013 Executive Member, Moving Sound Festival, annual int. festival of electronic exp. music and dance in NYC

2008 – 2010 Program and Office Manager at the Czech Tourism in New York

 

Kristyna Milde Education:

2004 – 2007 Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Queens College, CUNY, Queens, NY, USA

1999 – 2003 Assenza Malschule, Painting, Basel, Switzerland

2011 Basic Finances For Artist Program (BFA) at the LMCC, NYC, USA

2003 Art Students League, Painting, NYC, USA

1997 – 1998 Freies Jugendseminar Engen, Germany

1993 – 1997 Gymnasium pod Vysehradem, Prague, Czech Republic

 

Marek Milde Related Experience:

2017   Mentor at New Your Foundation for the Arts Immigrant Artist Program

2008 – 2015 Production Manager at the Czech Center New York, NYC, www.czechcenter.com

2008 – 2015 Supporting Organization Member, Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP), NY

2009 – 2013 Executive Member, Moving Sound Festival, annual int. festival of electronic exp. music and dance in NYC

2008 – 2014 Executive Producer, Czech Street Festival, NYC, an annual celebration of Czech culture

2008 – 2011 Czech Showcase Producer, International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), NYC

 

Marek Milde Education:

2004 – 2007 MFA, Queens College, CUNY, Queens, NY, USA

2001- 2003   Goetheanum, Art Section, Freies Studium Projekt/Painting, Dornach, Switzerland

2003 Art Students League, NYC, USA, Painting

1997- 2001 Atelier Dodekaeder, Germany, Sculpture

1994 – 1996 School of Applied Art – Prague, Czech Republic, Wood and Design

 

 

Selected Press:

 

“Artists like Kristyna and Marek Milde can help lead the way.“

Little Patuxent Review, Feb. 6, 2015. Review by Dyllen Bargteil

 

“Like a hike through the mountains, their art practice involves a well thought-out navigation through our environment that offers new perspectives and views on what we humans might have forgotten in our Anthropocene era.”

Sarah Crown, Flash Art, Spring 2017

 

“There are, of course, the eco-warrior overtones here of the wasteful carelessness of humanity, and city life specifically—that a perfectly habitable rooftop deck could be made so by simply hunting for what has been deemed worthless but still has life or meaning left inside it…In the hands of Kristyna and Marke Milde, rusty, sun-bleached chairs become as peculiarly heartbreaking and gently humorous as awkwardly-mended one-eyed teddy bears or cracked and carefully glued porcelain dollies.”

Brooklyn Rail, Sep. Iss. 2011, Review of the Milde’s installation “In Loving Memory” at Nurture Art, Brooklyn 

 

Czech Television CT1, “Polopate”, October 22, 2017

TV Reportage about Milde’s permanent installation In-Tree-Net at the Chateau Trebesice in the Czech Republic

 

The Riverdale Press, “Call & Response’ celebrates 10 years of emerging Wave Hill artists”, October 6, 2017

Review about the anniversary group exhibition Call & Response at Wave Hill,

 

News 12 Bronx, “NY gallery offers space for young artists”, September 10, 2017

TV Reportage from the Call and Response Exhibition at Wave Hill, featuring our site-specific installation In-Tree-Net,

 

Flash Art, “Lost Connection”, Czech and Slovak Edition # 43, Pg. 33 – 35, March – May 2017

Article by Sarah Crown about Milde’s art practice focusing on a variety of projects about environment

Quote: “Like a hike through the mountains, their art practice involves a well thought-out navigation through our environment that offers new perspectives and views on what we humans might have forgotten in our Anthropocene era.”

 

Form, Art and the Environment: Engaging in Sustainability published by Routledge, 2017, 224 pages

New publication on environmental and sustainable art by Barbara Benish and Nathalie Blance, featuring Milde’s work.

 

Untapped Cities Studio in the Park’s ‘Chance Ecologies’ Takes an In-Depth Look at NYC’s Flushing River, July 20, 2016

Article by Jenna Bagcal about the Chance Ecologies: Flushing River residency at the Studio in the Park at the Queens Museum, in which Kristyna and Marek Milde participated

 

The New York Times At Exhibitions in Peekskill, Art in Plain English“, March 25, 2016

Article by Susan Hodara about the exhibition Word at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY featuring Kristyna and Marek Milde installation Home in a Home in the Art Westchester section.

“Each of the more than 70 works in “Word” incorporates text: isolated letters, bold words, enigmatic phrases, provocative sentences or fragments of stories…Lines of text create diamond patterns in the wallpaper in Kristyna and Marek Milde’s living-room-like installation, Home in a Home”

 

The Highlands Current “Words as Art“, August 30, 2016

Exhibition review by Alison Rooney about the exhibition Word at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY featuring Kristyna and Marek Milde installation Home in a Home

 

Hudson Valley News Network HVCCA Works “WORD” Wonders , March 1, 2016

TV reportage by Jay Behrke about the exhibition Word at the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY.

Quote: “Much of the work on display here is both provocative and groundbreaking.”

 

Czech National TV “Toulava Kamera”August 2, 2015

In-Tree-Net featured on the Czech National TV Ceska Televize In the Travel and History Series Toulava Kamera

The TV show features Renaissance Chatteau Trebesice near Prague that contains prominent contemporary art collection of Alberto di Stefano and Eugenio Percossi that includes permanent installation In-Tree-Net by Kristyna and Marek Milde.

 

Art Daily “New York Ceramics and Glass Fair announces loan exhibition featuring contemporary Czech ceramicists“, February 18, 2015,

Review of the Loan Exhibition It is Always Tea Time in the Wonderland curated by Kristyna Milde as part of the New York Ceramic and Glass Fair.

 

Editor at Large “NY Fair Delves Into The Art of Ceramics and Glass“ January 19, 2015

Review of the Loan Exhibition It is Always Tea Time in the Wonderland curated by Kristyna Milde as part of the New York Ceramic and Glass Fair. Quote: “The New York Ceramic and Glass Fair hits the Big Apple on Jan. 21, and it’s poised to bring together works by global exhibitors, but also highlight an Alice in Wonderland-themed loan exhibition from the Czech Center New York and programming that delves into the art of ceramics and glass….“The surrealistic moment of suspended time in Wonderland inspired the selection of the objects for this show,” said curator Kristyna Milde of the Czech Center.”

http://editoratlarge.com/articles/4964/ny-fair-delves-into-the-art-of-ceramics-and-glass?page=2

 

ArtfixDaily “New York Ceramics and Glass Fair Announces Loan Exhibition Featuring Contemporary Czech Ceramicists ”

Dec. 17, 2015, Review of the Loan Exhibition It is Always Tea Time in the Wonderland curated by Kristyna Milde as part of the New York Ceramic and Glass Fair. “Because of their mundane references, the objects may at first seem familiar, but on closer inspection are revealed to be strangely unsettling, mixing the familiar with the surreal, shifting our expectation of pottery.“ http://www.artfixdaily.com/artwire/print/9571-new-york-ceramics-and-glass-fair-announces-loan-exhibition-featur

 

New York Times, January 23, 2015

“Emporiums of the Waggish and Weird; Browsing at Metro Curates and the Ceramics and Glass Fair”

Review of the New York Ceramic and Glass Fair, which featured the Loan Exhibition It is Always Tea Time in the Wonderland curated by K. Milde.

 

Little Patuxent Review”What You Eat: Shopping Cart to Table“ February 6, 2015

Review by Dyllen Bargteil about the project A la Cart at Dumbo, Brooklyn by Kristyna and Marek Milde

http://littlepatuxentreview.org/2015/02/06/what-you-eat-shopping-cart-to-table/

Quote: “Artists like Kristyna and Marek Milde can help lead the way.“

 

Little Patuxent Review “Kristyna Milde Interview about Á la Cart“, February 6, 2015

The Interview appeared as part of the article „What You Eat: Shopping Cart to Table“ by Dyllen Bargteil on the Little Patuxent Review

https://lprjournal.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/km-milde-a-la-cart-interview.pdf

 

Hyperalergic “Artist probe urban Architecture“ July 1, 2014

Review of the exhibition Food Shed in the Smack Mellon Gallery by Allison Meier featuring Kristyna and Marek Milde’s project A la Cart.

Quote: Another of the neighborhood projects is from Brooklyn-based artist team Kristyna and Marek Milde. Called À la cart, the artists corralled some shopping carts into vegetable gardens at Old Fulton Street, and in Smack Mellon are coordinating food workshops focused on what can be grown collaboratively on the city streets.

http://hyperallergic.com/135615/artists-probe-urban-agriculture/

 

Radio Free “Artist probe urban Architecture“ July 2, 2014

Review of the exhibition Food Shed in the Smack Mellon Gallery by Allison Meier featuring Kristyna and Marek Milde’s project A la Cart. http://www.radiofree.org/us/artists-probe-urban-agriculture/

 

NYFA Current “Kristyna and Marek Milde from the Czech Center New York (CCNYC)“May 29, 2014

Interviewed by Felicity Hogan with Kristyna Milde in the Con Edison Immigrant Artist Program

Newsletter Issue No. 57 http://current.nyfa.org/post/87201155664/iap-newsletter-issue-57

 

Expats.cz“East or West, Home Is Best” October 22, 2013

Review of the exhibition „Where is My Home“ at the Dox Center for Contemporary Art in Prague by Lisette Allen, featuring Kristyna Milde project “Home in a Home “

Quote: „At first glance, “Home in a Home” by Kristyna and Marek Milde is merely an old-fashioned writing bureau and a chair. However, the desk is not merely an item on display but instead invites visitors to sit down and complete a questionnaire on the non-functional objects in their home, that help to personalize the otherwise blank boxes we inhabit. A selection of the most interesting responses – a rusty nail found in a forest, a collection of meteorites and a dead rosemary plant –are displayed on the wall above the desk.“ http://www.expats.cz/prague/article/art/east-or-west-home-is-best/

 

Czech Television, CT 24 Culture “Kde, co a s kým tvoří domov, zjišťují umělci v DOX“October 12, 2013

English Title: “Where, what and with whom to form a home, examine artists in DOX“

http://www.ceskatelevize.cz/ct24/kultura/245798-kde-co-a-s-kym-tvori-domov-zjistuji-umelci-v-dox/

 

Psychology Tomorrow Magazine “Poison Green”: Ecology as Ideology“ June 26, 2013

Review of the exhibition Poison Green curated by Kristyna and Marek Milde at the Czech Center Gallery by Radka Salcmannova and Matthew Ortiz.

http://www.psychologytomorrowmagazine.com/radka-salcmannova-and-matthew-ortiz-poison-green/

 

City Farmer News “Dinner Garden’ on the rooftop of the Bohemian National Hall, New York City“, August 18, 2013

Review by Michael Levenston of the project “Dinner Garden” by Kristyna Milde

Quote: Curators of the show Kristyna and Marek Milde invited a group of local people associated with the Bohemian National Hall to collaborate and experience together the process of growing just enough food for one dish.

http://www.cityfarmer.info/2013/08/18/dinner-garden-on-the-rooftop-of-the-bohemian-national-hall-new-york-city/#more-44623

 

Artycok TV “Needles Cleanup” September 9, 2013

Video reportage reviewing the group exhibition Needles Cleanup in the Meat Factory in Prague, which features Kristyna Milde’s work

http://artycok.tv/lang/en-us/20338/zbytecny-uklidneedless-cleanup

 

Art Clue “Karlin Studios, Prague: KRISTÝNA AND MAREK MILDE: THE HOMESCAPE“, December 23, 2013

http://en1.artclue.net/karlin-studios-kristyna-and-marek-milde-the-homescape/

 

Flash Art Italia Lessico Famigliare English Title: “Family Talks”, July – September Issue 2012, pg 20

Review of the show Family Talks at the Futura Gallery in Prague, Czech Republic by Simone Ciglia

http://www.flashartonline.it/interno.php?pagina=rivista_det&id_riv_let=67&titolo=luglio-agosto-settembre-2012

 

Brooklyn Rail “Kristyna and Marek Milde In Loving Memory” Sep. Iss. 2011

Review by Gail Victoria Braddock Quagliata of the site-specific installation In Loving Memory by Kristyna Milde at Nurture Art, Brooklyn. Quote: „Their use of visually loaded cues like memorial plaques and a giant informational panel feels more like winking at the viewer than furiously pointing out his deplorable chair-wasting tendencies, simply because these particular visual cues are so patently absurd…In the hands of Kristyna and Marek Milde, rusty, sun-bleached chairs become as peculiarly heartbreaking and gently humorous as awkwardly-mended one-eyed teddy bears or cracked and carefully glued porcelain dollies.”

http://brooklynrail.org/2011/09/artseen/kristyna-and-marek-milde-in-loving-memory

 

W+G News Kristyna and Marek Milde In Loving MemoryOctober 2011

Review of the installation In Loving Memory by Milde as part of Trent’s Top Gallery Pick

Quote: “The chairs alone are a ramshackle and hideous bunch, but the artists have outfitted each one with a commemorative plaque—much like the plates affixed to park benches in dedication to deceased loved ones—that elevates them to objects of conceptual intrigue…. But it also shows that, by labeling an object as uncool, it suddenly becomes cool. Such is the power of irony.”

 

Artribune “Siamo tutti newyorkchesi” July 25, 2011

Review by Charlotte Cyril of the installation In Loving Memory by Milde as part of the We Are project series at Nurture Art in Brooklyn. Quote: “… let us note that as fractionated and different, we all are part of a set. A potentially harmonious whole. 
Perfectly in line with this feeling is a permanent installation on the rooftop of the gallery, In Loving Memory, formed by the Czech couple Marek & Kristyna Milde. A place where the entropy of New York has found a point of arrival, along with a new, but increasingly heterogeneous identity.” http://www.artribune.com/2011/07/siamo-tutti-newyorchesi/

 

BQE Media: Leader / Observer + Greenpoint Star“Artists to Audience Express Local puts 15 city artists in Queens”

February 9, 2011, Express Local exhibition review by Valeen Kalimooto published in several printed BQE newspapers such as Leader / Observer; Greenpoint Star.

http://www.leaderobserver.com/pages/full_story/push?article-Artists+to+Audience-+Express%2BLocal+puts+15+city+artists+in+Queens%20&id=11329241

 

Queens Tribune “QC Exhibit Asks: Does Home Matter?”, February 3, 2011

Review of the exhibition Express Local at the Queens College Art Center

 

Metro, USA “Getting to know Queens trough art” March 23, 2011, Review by Jami Attenberg of the exhibition Express Local at the Queens College Art Center.

http://www.metro.us/entertainment/getting-to-know-queens-through-art/tmWkcw—c5vWFmtA5zGIE/

 

Estetica Comunicacione Kristyna Milde: Conventions, Consumerism, Art and WomenMarch 16, 2011

Interview with Kristyna Milde by Natalia Liquinano,

http://esteticacomunicacion.blogspot.com/2011/03/kristyna- milde-conventions-consumerism.html

 

KUVAR,  Text book by Boris Miljkovic, a history of the visual arts featuring Kristyna Milde photographic series cUMENI.

Published in 2013 by Geo Poetica in Serbia, 299 pg (Pg .46, Pg. 123), ISBN: 978-86-6145-140-9

 

Designboom kristyna milde: cUmeni”, August 27, 2009, Review of Kristyna Milde photographic series cUMENI.

Quote: “Czech artist Kristyna Milde poses barbies in the role of historical icons from famous works of art to examine 
how modes of representation distort our perception of women.”

www.designboom.com/art/kristyna-milde-cumeni

 

Trend Hunter, “Kristyna Milde Recreates Famous Paintings with Posed Dolls”, Aug 28, 2009

Review of Kristyna Milde photographic series cUMENI. Quote: “Very impressive work, as the recreations are near perfect.” http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/kristyna-milde

 

Pittsburgh Tribune – Review, ”Czech It’ looks at family of photographers“, April.22, 2009

Review by Kurt Shaw of the exhibition “Czech it” Space Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pa featuring Kristyna Milde photographic series cUMENI. Quote: “Also with a focus on humor and feminism, Kristyna Milde’s work, in which she replaces female figures in scenes from famous paintings with Mattel’s Barbie, is a real showstopper. Staged in scenes from paintings of Old Masters like Titian and Peter Paul Rubens, they reflect a transformation of cultural values and role models. For example, with her piece “Diana and Actaeon,” she recreates a painting by Giuseppe Cesari (Italian Mannerist Painter, 1568-1640) in which similarities between stereotypical representations from the past and present collide to make an impact on the stereotypes of female identities, both as victims and savior. Milde is just one of five emerging artists represented in this exhibit whose work represents an interesting peak in the contemporary Czech photographic scene.“

http://triblive.com//x/pittsburghtrib/ae/museums/s_621818.html#axzz3NQk6OAeJ

 

Pitt News, Art deserves to be Czeched out”, April 13, 2009

Exhibition Review “Czech it” Space Gallery, Pittsburgh, Pa by Colleen Counihan featuring Kristyna Milde photographic series cUMENI. Quote: “Kristina Milde’s work stands out on the walls because her subjects are not human, but rather Barbies. The plastic figures are posed nude, other times clothed, in the scenes of famous paintings. With her work, Milde comments on the shaping of female identity.”

 

The New York Times, Misplaces”, March 5, 2006

Review by Helen A. Harrison of the exhibition Misplaces at The Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, SUNY College at Old Westbury featuring Kristyna Milde installation.