Kristyna and Marek Milde
Kristyna and Marek Milde are Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artists, originally from Prague, Czech Republic, working together as a collaborative tandem. Their work investigates diverse forms of modern lifestyles and its alienation from nature and the wider environmental context. In their works, Mildes examine themes that include domesticity, food and cultural rituals of daily reality offering the public an active role in various actions and situations that allow to reframe given cultural norms and stereotypes. In their practice, the artists use multidisciplinary forms, which include situationist interventions, workshops, sculptures and installations that serve as platforms for an environmental experience.
Kristyna and Marek Milde have exhibited internationally in numerous solo and group exhibitions including Queens Museum, EFA Project Space, Wave Hill, Smack Mellon, MoMA Studio, Abrons Art Center, Knockdown Center, Silent Barn, HVCCA, Temple Contemporary, DOX Center for Contemporary Art; Futura; Meet Factory; Karlin Studios. Mildes have been awarded the ISCP Residency, SHIFT Residency, Queens Museum Studio in the Park Residency, A-Z West and LMCC Process Space Residency. Their work has been featured in the New York Times, Brooklyn Rail, Flash Art, Hyperallergic, and Czech National Television, among others. Their work is part of private and public collections such as at Chateau Trebesice, Czech Republic, and Manitoga, Russell Wright Design Center, New York, and Mildred’s Lane. In 2007 they received their MFAs from the Queens College, CUNY.