Aleš Čermák creates publications, exhibitions and performances that follow the movements of structures and systems within a globalised socio-political context. The body acts as the locus of these investigations, as a fundamental element of performance but also generally as a subject, object, quasi-object or quasi subject, as a tool, a source and victim of violence, and, lately, as an obstacle, a boundary. His projects are predominantly process-based and take the form of open systems that have the potential to modify and develop themselves in a manner akin to a body or organism.
During his residency at Gasworks Aleš will continue to work on the project AoTOF_ ADUMBRATION OF THE ONCOMING FAILURE, an episodic work presented in different parts of Europe that analyzes the figure of the migrant. He will also develop #WeCanHelpYouGetAhead, a performative study of movement and hybrid bodies in the virtual age.
Aleš Čermák lives and works in Prague. Recent performances include #WeCanHelpYouGetAhead Ed. 1, HALLE 14 - Centrum for Contemporary Arts, Leipzig (2016); ALL OF THIS IS YOURS, Studio Alt@, Prague; The Earth Trembles, Experimental Space NoD, Prague; and POLO SHIRT [DISCIPLINE] 2. Episode, MuseumsQuartier, Vienna (all 2015). Recent solo exhibitions include A situation, when anything is possible once more, The Brno House of Arts (2015) and The Real Gatekeepers, Armaturka, Ústí nad Labem (2014). Aleš was a finalist of the 2016 Jindrich Chalupecký Award.
Aleš Cermák's residency is supported by Czech Centre, London and Arts Institute, Prague and is hosted in the Sackler Residency Studio.