Daniela & Linda Dostálková work as a duo, live in Prague. Linda graduated from Werkplaats Typografie in Arnhem (2015) and Scenography at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Brno (2005). She was a researcher at Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht (2016). Daniela studied at Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Department of New media, prof. Grzegorz Kowalski (2005). Both sisters took part in Artists-in-Residence programme of Tranzit and ERSTE Foundation at MuseumsQuartier in Vienna (2017), residency at Goethe Institute—Institute of Anxiety (2018) and land-art project Haunt in Ægean, Nisyros Island (2017), initiated by ARE. They work as curators at PLATO Ostrava. Represented by Piktogram Gallery in Warsaw.
The work of Daniela&Linda Dostálková deals with a concept of the autonomous hybrid social ‘art practice’—blurring the lines between disciplines, challenges accepted distinctions, in the questioning of identity. They trace unexpected articulations of alternative/commodified forms of organizations that are based in the art world and its institutional structures; understanding social phenomena, objects, things, and concepts and the fluidity of boundaries between them.
Daniela&Linda Dostálková approach art as a form of articulation that deals with the ways by which a commodity and its economic environment activate us. They have been interested in the paradoxical relationship between the apparently mutually contradictory logic of the world of corporate strategies and the world of art. Their work can be perceived as a form of commentary on and critical observation of aspects of contemporary society, which they are representing by using associative means from psychology and corporate strategies.
Since 2016, they provide comprehensive service Institutional Homeopathy© The Hybrid Social Art Agency which aim to promote an exchange between institutions that opens to a mutual understanding. The proposition of para-agency is commenting on a kind of generalized aesthetic practice that thrives on a pragmatic stretching of boundaries or on the exploitation of the increasing permeability of both institutions and social fields—the fluidity of boundaries among artists, designers, and communities.
Uncertainty Seminars: Other Than Art's Sake, curated by Ilga Minjon & Radna Rumping, Stroom Den Haag, 2019
Art Berlin Fair, Joinery Gallery Video Programme by LISTE, 2019
Letzte Lockerung, with works by Daniela und Linda Dostálková, Loretta Fahrenholz, Anne Jud, Klara Lidén, Lili Reynaud-Dewar, Philipp Timischl, Amalia Ulman, curated by Valérie Knoll, Kunsthalle Bern, 2019
LISTE Art Basel, Joinery Gallery Video Programme, 2019
... and whan he cam there he fond a doore of yron thikk & strong ... , curated by Café Utopia, Brno Art Open, 2019
Campaign, curated by Edith Jeřábková, Center for Contemporary Arts Prague, 2019
Hello World, curated by Adi Gura, Bravermann Gallery, Tel Aviv, 2019
A from Animism, Atlas, Adrift, curated by Dragos Olea, The Loft, 37th Art Brussels, 2019
Conditions of Impossibility VII — Psychopathology of the Planet Earth, curated by Václav Magid, Center for Contemporary Arts Prague, 2018
Self-fulfilling Prophecy, curated by Michał Woliński, Piktogram, Warsaw, 2018
Character Roots, curated by Ondřej Báchor, Kaj Lehmann and Xavier Erni, Kunsthalle Luzern, 2018
Making Oddkin – for joy, for trouble, for volcano love, curated by Nadja Argylopoulou, Nisyros, 2018
We Are Still the Same and You Are Always More, curated by Jiří Ptáček, Fotograf Gallery, Prague, 2018
I sit down and they tell me lemme tell you they say and i don’t wanna be told and i’m told and told and told and told, invited by Nora Turato, Future Gallery, Berlin, 2018
Ester Krumbachová, Yeti—Wear the Amulet—Tangle Up the Archive, curated by Zuzana Blochová and Edith Jeřábková, Tranzitdisplay, Prague, 2017
Conditions of Impossibility I — Loss of Time, curated by Václav Magid, Center for Contemporary Arts Prague, 2017
Extensions, curated by Marika Kupková, TIC Gallery, Brno, 2017
Other Visions, curated by Michal Novotný, PAF Olomouc, 2017
Open Studios, Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, 2016
Which Mirror Do You Want to Lick?, curated by Åbäke, Sofie Dederen, Radim Peško, Brno Biennial, 2016
Transcultural Emancipation, curated by Ursula Maria Probst, FLUC Vienna, 2016
The Exhibition, PLATO Ostrava, 2015
Shepherds, Temporary Structures 5, PLATO Ostrava, 2019
Garden of the Future, Temporary Structures 2, with Marek Pokorný, PLATO Ostrava, 2018
Dynasty, Temporary Structures 1, PLATO Ostrava, 2018
Heroic vs Holistic, erotic eco-drama, PLATO Ostrava, 2017
Marek Meduna, Od/Do Win/Win, TIC Gallery, Brno, 2017
Preparatory Portrait of a Young-girl, with Michal Novotný, PLATO Ostrava, 2017
Cold-Pressed, Low-Heat: virginorganicvegankosher, Brno House of Arts, 2016
Perceiving at a Low Speed, Film theatre De Uitkijk, Amsterdam, 2015
We would like to thank Jakub Straka for incorporating our flexible practice into this stretching on-line frame.