VR LOUNGE SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019 @ 12:00PM – 5:00PM
GAZE Ida Kvetny • DENMARK • 2019 • VR • Documentary
In the VR art work GAZE, the audience takes on a surreal and virtual art experience, where the oldest art forms such as the sculpture and the painting meet the future and the digital age. Through the work, the audience will be able to challenge the law of gravity and experience floating in an inner landscape with recognizable city elements and 3D scanned ceramic sculptures. The work, is based on “a kind of new psychedelic revolution with references to surrealism and automatic drawing – now as an experience in four dimensions, where one will be able to move freely inside the work.
Ida Kvetny (b. 1980) lives in Copenhagen. She has a BA(hons) in Drawing and Painting (Edinburgh College of Art, 2006) and an MA Fine Art (Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design, London, 2007). She attended the Norfolk Summer School of Art at Yale University in 2005 (Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship Grant).
Since her graduation, Ida Kvetny has participated in several national and international exhibitions, e.g. the Art Hall at Brandt’s (DK), ARKEN Museum of Modern Art (DK), Holstebro Museum of Art (DK), Kunsthal Charlottenborg (DK), Trapholt museum (DK), Sophienholm (DK), Kastrupgaard (DK), Ystad Museum of Art (SE), Thorvalds Museum (DK), Nikolaj Kunsthal (DK), CLAY museum (DK), Den Frie Udstillingsbygning (DK) The Museum of Art at Seoul National University in Korea, The Torrance Art Museum (US), The Sovereign European Art Prize Exhibition, Sommerset House (UK). The Leroy Niemann Center (US), Abrons Arts Center (NYC).
She has also participated in several group shows in Chicago, New York, London, Berlin, Los Angeles and has been represented at the VOLTA SHOW in Basel and New York.
Ida Kvetny has received several grants and awards, including The Royal Scottish Academy Painters Prize and The Maclaine Medal (young promising painter), Aage and Yelva Nimb Honoray Scholarship and Niels Wessel Baggers Foundation grant. Several of her projects have been supported by the Danish Art Council. In early 2012 Ida Kvetny was included in “Kraks Blå Bog” (Danish Who is Who).
Ida has been artist in residence at RAID projects in Los Angeles, at the San Cataldo Institution in Italy, 18 Street Art Center in Santa Monica, NARS Foundation of Art, NYC and Paris at Statens Legatbolig.
In 2018 Ida showed new digital art works at the Leroy Neiman Center, Chicago Art Institute, US. She was nominated to take part in FOKUS Video Festival at Nikolaj Kunsthal and exhibited at Torvaldsens Museum. She took part in CopenX were she did an artisttalk about ‘Pioneering artforms through immersive experiences´.
In 2019 she had a har largest solo show at Rundetaarn where she showed a new Virtuel Reality installation alongside paintings, sculptures, textiles and a new animation in collaboration with author Ida marie Hede and curator Mette Woller.