Martin Kohout

Berlin-based, Czech-born artist Martin Kohout’s early study background is in film (FAMU, Prague) and fine arts (UdK, Berlin and Städelschule, Frankfurt). His work has a strong grounding in research, both academic and qualitative. His practice spans a wide range of medium such as film, sculpture, installation, print, events, and publications. In addition to that he produces music under the name of TOLE and runs a small publishing house TLTRPreß. In 2017, Martin won the Jindřich Chalupecký Award for young Czech artists. Martin works with Exile in Vienna, Austria, and Polansky Gallery in Prague and Brno, Czech Republic. 

Solo Exhibitions: Alonso, I Just Want to Spoon You. That’s All, Vitrina Deniska, Olomouc, Czech Republic 2018; Shade at the Shapes without Names headquarters, Polansky Gallery, Prague, 2018; Victorian Basics and Martian Stories, duo show with Viktor Timofeev, Levy/Delval, Brussels, 2018; Close Personal Friends, duo show with Holly White, Firstdraft, Sydney, 2018; Slides, Exile, Berlin, 2018; Daylight Management, Auto Italia, London, 2018; Alonso! It’s Elastic, Riga (LV), 2018; Hungry, Wschód, Warsaw, 2017;Jokes Machines Make About Humans: 2nd infusion, Kunstraum Riehen Gallery,Basel, 2016; Lebensrhythmen Und Geschwindigkeit, Goethe Institut China, Beijing, China, 2016; Jokes Machines Make About Humans: 1st infusion, Polansky Gallery, Prague, 2015; DungeonTT, duo with Lars TCF Holdhus, Tromso Kunstforening, Oslo, 2015; DungeonTT, duo with Lars TCF Holdhus, Meetfactory, Prague, 2015; Sjezd, etc. galerie, Prague, 2014; Skip the door, save 4s, Forum-1822, Frankfurt, 2014; 5006 years of daylight and silent adaptation, Exile, Berlin, 2014; Wrong Step, Percival Space, Oslo, 2013; Glare Inland, Quiet Attachment 2, Futura, Prague, 2012; Skinsmooth Sur+, Headquarters, Zurich, 2012; Glare Inland, Quiet Attachment, Exile, Berlin, 2011.

Group Exhibitions: Halfway House, Exile, Vienna, 2019; Healing 2.0, Meetfactory, Prague, 2019; (Dis)connection, Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, Netherlands, 2019; Realism with a Bow, Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof, Hamburg, 2019; Liquid Bodies, AQB Project Space, Budapest, 2018; The Undisciplined, Kreuzberg Pavillon, Berlin, 2018; Jindrich Chalupecky Award 2017, Moravian Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic, 2017; The Brutalism Appreciation Society, HMKV, Dortmund, Germany, 2017;Medium: Figure, Prague City Gallery, Prague, 2017;Its blueness soothes the sharp burn in your eyes, Loris, Berlin, 2017; Preparatory portrait of a Young-Girl, PLATO Gallery, Ostrava, Czech Republic, 2017; New Scenario Residency, Mariina Skala, Czech Republic, 2017;vSurvival Guides for Ballroom Dancers, Renovators,…, Vleeshal, Middelburg, 2016; Thirsty Garden, The Composing Rooms, Berlin, 2016; Episode 9: Dinner Room Terravore, Oslo10, Basel, 2016;Lock Up International, Ks Wave, Nakano Broadway, Tokyo, 2016; States of Flux, Swimming Pool, Sofia, 2016;Пикник на обочине, Exo Exo, Paris; 2016 F-Holes, HHDM, New York, 2016; Latent Fiction, Sperling, Munich, 2016; Grand New, Future Gallery, Berlin, 2016; Aufloesung / Neuo rdnung, D21, Leipzig, Germany, 2015; HPSCHD 1969>2015, MAMbo, Bologna, 2015;Telepathy or Esperanto, Futura, Prague, 2015; Typografie, Tsjechisch Centrum, Rotterdam, 2015; Jindrich Chalupecky Award, Veletrzni Palac, National Gallery, Prague, 2014; Redrawing Sol LeWitt, Exile, New York, 2014; The Meditative Relaxation Cycle, Arcadia Missa, London, 2014.

Image: Martin Kohout, Slides (filmstill), 2017, video full HD; courtesy the artist.