b. 1979 in St Petersburg; lives and works in Prague
At this year's Biennial Václav Magid combines beauty as seen by the German philosophers of the 18th century with a Soviet TV series of 1973, his aim being to expose the hidden underbelly of art education. Artist, essayist and curator, Magid intends his works as projects for conceptual exhibitions focusing on various social and cultural issues. Texts, models, maps, posters and videos give fresh expression to personal experiences and other biographical details, transforming them into stories whose scope is universal.