Artist in Residence November: David Helan

artist in residence david helan

Czech artist David Helan will be the current Artist in Residence in quartier21 / MuseumsQuartier in Vienna. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, School of Conceptual Tendencie, Prof. Milos Sejn and took interships in New York and London. David Helan lives and works in Brno and Prague.

The artist about his residency: “Just as I had been trying to have time to keep my activities free and wild as long as possible and go through all possible media, my main interest right now is to observe a potential for an activity called LP, based in the decision that with every activity I will start collaterally it is not ever possible to end with. The so called Long Play maxicycle considers change to be a process closed in a very specific playground. A very good example for this is the so called Encyclopedeia, which also documents my recent activities in a complex way. In cooperation with David Hrivnacky or with Milos Sejn I have found a way for showing my performative character and to multiconnect myself with other performance artists in the future.”

Recent Solo Exhibitions:
2013: Crash Course of Slow Typing, CC Gallery, Bratislava (SK) – Saints Fiction History Since a Crucufiction Story, Koncept MU, Prague (CZ) – Institute for Unteach Cooking, Berlinskej Model, Prague (CZ) – Haló kompl, Phone Booths, Opava (CZ) – Lie! Cella Gallery, Opava (CZ), 2012: Symfonia Three, Studio Letná, AVU, Prague (CZ), 2011: Situation 6, Pavilon Gallery, Prague (CZ) – Elascendence I., Stolen Gallery, Český Krumlov, (CZ) – Encyclopedeia, Slowly-Bar, Brno, (CZ) – Public Transcendence (Phantorama), Glasscheibe, Petra Vankova Gallery, Berlin (D), 2010: Phantomimiq, New Scene of National Theatre, Prague (CZ) – Dictionary of Foreign Words, 100m3 Gallery, Všetaty u Mělníka, (CZ) – 2009: Superdžungle – Level 1, Galerie mladých, BKC, Brno (CZ), 2008: Dravověda, Vyšehrad Gallery, guest Jitka Nesnídalová, Prague (CZ) – Mainly in front of the School, academical club Piano, Prague (CZ) – Hot Water Breakdown, portable Gallery Cell in front of the Fine Art Academy Prague (CZ) – I dont want to know more about your pivotal projects and no others, Jelení Gallery, Prague (CZ).

You can find more news about the artist and the programme on or have a look at the artist’s portfolio.

This Artist-in-Residence programme at quartier 21/MuseumsQuartier in Vienna is part of ERSTE Foundation and tranzit’s endeavour to support contemporary art, as it provides young artists from Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania and Slovak Republic with a guest studio at MuseumsQuartier in Vienna.