Monika Fryčová *1983 (Czechoslovakia)

Audiovisual artist, performer, writer

based in Seydisfjordur, Iceland



Master’s degree from the Fine Arts, Brno University of Technology, Atelier of Video, Czech Republic (2010).

She studied in Academy of Arts in Reykjavík (2006) Iceland and independently in California/Mexico (2004/5)

From 2013 to 2014 PhD. studies /Thematic Area:  Spiritual identity in contemporary art as public space.

Fryčová works with any sort of media and techniques including performance art, video, photography, installation art
experimental sound, performance scripts, chronicles and poetry. She frequently deals with untranslatable experiences,

trying to per/form under their own rhythms – the HERE and the NOW – the search for the primal source

constantly found, only to be deserted again. In her work is evident behavior of certain nonlinear dynamical systems,

the relationships between the seen and the indicated (unseen), constantly in motion and ephemeral, via symbols,

aesthetics and the lens of history, she is casting it forth again to re-enter the physical world in the form of art.

She tries to discover poetic and biased formula of social, artistic and spiritual questions. Fryčová has been exploring

intercultural issues and border culture, exotic minorities and experimental languages. Her research now speculates

upon the less charted regions of human existence: principles of chaos, intuition, perceptions and mythology.

Since 2003 developing, touring her independent work – involved in different collaborative projects

(CERN/ Geneva;5th ALT SILL Silver Lake /Hollywood; Santa Monica/LA; Kling & Bang/ Reykjavik;

European Pépinières/Luxemburg; ELIA/Amesterdam; SPOR/ Aarhus; Ammassalik/Greenland;

Dorothea Schlueter/ Hamburg; Okuparte/ Huesca; Thorstrasse 111/Berlin; Santra Putra/Bali; Kit/Trondheim;

ZDB Negócio/Lisbon; Amorphy/Athens; Egon Schiele c. /Český Krumlov; Essel Award NG/Prague;

KUNSTRAUM Düsseldorf; Triangle Network London/Lisbon; PARTAGE/Mauritius; Art Festival Reykjavík etc.)

In recent years she has been focused on Iceland due to its intense confrontations of the elements

and unique meetings,  as a curator of few international projects mainly Czech – Icelandic

(ISLANDIA, NoD, gallery SKOLSKA28/Prague, OPEN SPRINGS/Reykjavik, Untitled Festival/Bildudalur,

DIRECTRIX with E. Isleifsdottir etc.)


From 2016 co-founder of Open space initiative Blue Factory in Seydisfjordur, east Iceland  together with  þorgeir and Sigurbergur Sigurdsson.

Currently works on permanent project Fantasy versus Discipline, The Artist as an Etnographer and organizes intercultural dialogue between

Iceland and Mauritius, Czech Republic and Portugal.



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