MeetFactory, o. p. s.
Ke Sklárně 3213/15
150 00 Praha 5
13:00 do 20:00 + based on evening program
Conrad Eric Armstrong (1980) is a Kenya-born U.S. citizen who has lived and worked in Prague since 2004. His work is concerned with the distinctions and similarities between things, with cause and effect, and by the relations thereof across time and space. Some of his works employ mnemonic techniques to visually encode sets of information, while others use visual linkages to create interrelated arrays of images. Often, he also uses aspects of verbal and visual storytelling that may either have clear narrative content (e.g. the history of King Philip’s War in colonial New England) or that may more obliquely imply stories through the juxtaposition of elements.
Conrad is also currently employed as the tutor of the Visual Arts master’s program at UMPRUM, and since 2016 has collaborated with Viktor Valášek as part of the artistic duo CONVICT.
Conrad earned his BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design, and continued his studies under the tutelage of Jiří David and Milena Dopitová at UMPRUM in Prague, where he earned a master’s degree. He also recently completed a PGCEi course through the University of Nottingham.
Selected solo exhibitions:
2019: Sprawling Array, Studio Alta, Prague (CZ)
2017: Rukozabávky, Anglo-American University, Prague (CZ)
2016: Jména tvarů (The Names of Shapes, Městská galerie Týn nad Vltavou, Týn nad Vltavou (CZ)
2015: Artifice and Wilderness (with Viktor Valášek), Currier Center, The Putney School, Putney, VT (USA)
Selected group exhibitions:
2020: LUCA 2020, Karpuchina Gallery, Prague (CZ)
2019: Stopy Krajiny, Galerie G18, Zlín (CZ)
2018: Zas a Znova, Galerie Emila Filly, Ustí nad Labem (CZ)
2014: Therefore & After, Inex Film, Belgrade (SRB)
2014: Paper for the Sky, Interstate Projects, New York, NY (USA)
2014: Cross and Stag / Kříž a Paroží, Kalvarie, Ostré u Uštěka (CZ)
2014: Ptolemy's Children, NTK (National Technical Library), Prague (CZ)
Date of residency: 07. 8. 2021 – 31. 12. 2021