Adam Vackar (Czech Republic) creates a chronicle of life and technology, history and myth, poetry and politics, deploying disparate images with swampy hybrid creatures. His more recent projects deal with the theme of environmental crisis, toxicity and the vanity of destruction. Through his work he seeks to contribute to shaping the future while also improving his individual actions. In his projects he upcycles materials and seeks to make them with as close to zero emissions as possible.

During his residency at Delfina Foundation, Adam intends to work on an ongoing extensive video project around the dystopian synthesis of human and biological cultures, and human perception of nature. He will collaborate with a biologist at the University of Oxford, filming interviews and field research in the university’s Wytham forest.

Adam holds an MA from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-arts in Paris and BA from the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague, he has participated in le Pavillon, the artist-in-residence program in Palais de Tokyo and Residency Unlimited in New York. He has presented his work in diverse international group and solo shows, including at Centre Pompidou, Centre Pompidou Metz, Palais de Tokyo, Bucharest Triennial, Prague Triennial, City Gallery Prague, National Gallery in Prague, Art Basel – Statements and Film, Cologne Kunstverein, Museum Morsbroich, SMAK and others. Adam is a co-founder of the Prague-based collective Hope Recycling Station, which organises lectures and projects by international artists, curators, writers and philosophers.

With support from

Arts and Theatre Institute, Czech Centre London, and Kunsthalle Praha


Autumn 2021

Artist’s website



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