Monika Fryčová (1983) is Czech audiovisual artist, performer, writer.
Trained athlete - javelin thrower. After finishing grammar school in Prostějov, received Master's degree from the Faculty of 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) with various artist.
Fryčová works with any sort of media and techniques. (digital art, film, music, sculpture, performance, theater, installation, etc.) 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 behaviour of certain nonlinear dynamical systems, the relationships between the seen and the indicated (unseen), constantly in motion and ephemeral, an obvious urge or need to create something unexpected by daring the forces. 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.
In recent years she has been focussed on Iceland due to its intense confrontations of the elements and unique meetings. Currently works on permanent project Fantasy versus Discipline.
Since 2003 she has been developing, touring her independent work to Europe, Indonesia and USA - involved in different collaborative projects with various artists. Her work has been exhibited at galleries, festivals, open public spaces, theaters and conferences (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 etc.) Fryčová assisted work for Amy Knoles, Hekla Dögg Jónsdóttir & Gelatin, prof. Jürg Nänni, Ona B., Tomas Saraceno, and has worked as a curator of international projects focused mainly on the Icelandic and Czech culture and its relationship. ( ISLANDIA, NoD, gallery SKOLSKA28/Prague, OPEN SPRINGS/Reykjavik, Untitled Festival/Bildudalur) From 2006 she is member of artistic duet DIRECTRIX with Eva Isleifsdóttir. They together co-founded residency program with Gallery Dynjanda and Jón Thórðarson ( Bíldudalur, Westfjörds of Icleand.)