In Anna Hulačová’s world, nature is messy but endlessly admirable in its adaptability and creativity even in the face of its own degradation. Organisms mutate and our surroundings have become a kind of sci-fi hybrid landscape. In her approach to art, Anna Hulačová has always broken down hierarchies. She uses the subjects and materials traditionally associated with fine art in combination with that of applied and folk art across cultures and these in combination with contemporary media and aesthetics. Futhermore, her choice of material does not privilege the hardy over the ephemeral – she works with cement and wood but equally with putty, dough, straw and beeswax which highlight her enduring concern for our fragile condition, society and the environment as we continually negotiate ways of control and adaptation.
Anna Hulačová (b. 1984, Sušice, Czechoslovakia) studied at the Prague Academy of Fine Arts and lives and works in Klučov, near Prague. Her work has been widely exhibited over the past few years, both at home and abroad, and could recently be seen in exhibitions at MO.CO. Montpellier, FR; Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR, Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, 2019 Aichi Triennale, Casino Luxembourg; Baltic Triennial 13, Prague National Gallery and Prague City Gallery.