First Art Residency in the Skaftfell Centre for Visual Art, Iceland

The Skaftfell Centre for Visual Art in East Iceland hosted the first Czech artist Jan Krtička for an artist residency during the months of October and November 2022. The author dedicates his artistic focus on long term working with space and sound. In his artistic work, Krtička transcribes experiences and sound records from specific places into visual or multichannel installations. He focused on the working with the sound recording during his residency, but also he used a photography and video as a preparation for new creation of artwork. November 10th he realised a Artist Talk for the gallery.


On photo / up: View to the exhibition of Jan Krtička – Records in gallery Jilská 14 (Prague, CZ), artwork Calling of the Forest (2021) / Photo: Adam Helma


Curator Adéla Machová from the Jan E. Purkyně University joined the art residency of Jan Krtička to Island. She spent two weeks doing her own teoretical research on the main topic of the project and to establishing a partnership. She helped with the production of the documentation of two artworks (created at Seydisfjordur) for the first project exhibition Gardening of Soul: Introduction.


On photo / down: Seydisfjordur (ISL) – art resident Jan Krtička (CZ) with Julia Martin (DE/ISL) from Skaftfell Art Centre and with curator Adéla Machová (CZ) & creation in a process

Photo: Jan Krtička