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Martin Zetová

Czech Republic

Martin Zetová is a Czech visual and multimedia artist, primarily a performer and sculptor, though his work also includes drawings, photographs, video and artist’s books. In 2013, he received the Umělec má cenu prize (Artist Has a Prize), which is awarded by young visual artists, critics and theorists to inspiring members of older generations. In his work, Zet combines personal and socially engaged themes, for example in his long-term artistic research into the sculptural legacy of his father Miloš Zet, where he has pointed out the links to the period and personal context that determine their creation and ideological focus. His strongly conceptual work is based on an engagement with temporality, materiality and memory, as well as humour and metaphorical hyperbole.