Born in Prague, 1973.
Lives and works in Prague.
The aspects of movement, interaction and the social critique contained in Krištof Kintera’s work springs from a fusion of fine arts, performance and software design. His moving works are popular not just for their mechanical excellence but also their playful spirit and humour. The objects have, for the most part, also a deeper purpose than to entertain.
The transformative moment is important in Kintera’s work. He remodels mundane or common objects or places them in new, unusual contexts, using the principle of the ready-made. Along with story-telling and the humorous aspects of his works, a second glance reveals their deeper layers of meaning, their critical facets, serious undercurrent and the questions which they raise. They are inherently ambivalent.
Recent exhibitions include solo projects at Galerie Rudolfinum - Prague, Kunsthalle LAB - Bratislava, Kunsthall - Rotterdam and Tinguely Museum - Basel. Group shows include projects at Muzeul National de Arta al Romaniei - Bukurest, Kunstlerhause Bethanien - Berlin, Museum of Contemporary Art – Krakow and the Museum Quartier - Vienna.