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Kristof Kintera

Czech, b. 1973

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Kristof Kintera

Czech, b. 1973

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Known for his humorous mechanical sculptures, typically made from found objects, Kristof Kintera creates works that “bend and warp” the reality of ordinary items and occurrences. In Revolution (2005), a robotic replica of a child stands facing a gallery wall as if punished for bad behavior, periodically (and humorously) banging its head against the wall like a human woodpecker. Kintera has said his works “should not need verbal explanation. They are just here and that’s it. Let’s see what they can do without protecting them by explaining what they are.”

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Biography

Known for his humorous mechanical sculptures, typically made from found objects, Kristof Kintera creates works that “bend and warp” the reality of ordinary items and occurrences. In Revolution (2005), a robotic replica of a child stands facing a gallery wall as if punished for bad behavior, periodically (and humorously) banging its head against the wall like a human woodpecker. Kintera has said his works “should not need verbal explanation. They are just here and that’s it. Let’s see what they can do without protecting them by explaining what they are.”

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Collezione Maramotti
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Manifesta