In her sculptural arrangements, reservedly placed in the space as if lost in a dream, Denisa Lehocká relates found objects (which seem to tell of their quiet lives and the traces of memory attached to them) to serial notes, modular studies and textile objects. Lehocká’s works are sediments of a lengthy artistic working process based on a concrete reference to the object, which is then processed through the endless possibilities of combining graphic elements. Lehocká thus develops a “poetics of the succinct”, which appears both light and ephemeral and deals with the multifaceted and obscure relationships between the real and the imaginary. She interweaves these with references to conceptual techniques, modular procedures of Modernism as well as with those to Surrealist object languages.
Denisa Lehocká, born 1971, lives and works in Bratislava, SK. Studied
at Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava, SK. Amongst many
exhibited individually at Sammlung Friedrichshof, Vienna AT; Gallery
of contemporary Arts, České Budějovice, CZ; Badischer Kunstverein,
Karlsruhe, DE or Basis voor Actuele Kunst, Utrecht, NL and
collectively at The School of Kyiv / Kyiv Biennale, UI; Thirty One,
Galeria Kombetare, Pristina, Kosovo; Cutting Realities - Gender
Strategies in Art, Austrian Cultural Forum, NYC, USA; Report on the
Construction of a Spaceship Module, New Museum, NYC, USA; Gender
Check, MUMOK, Stiftung Ludwig Vienna AT; Auditorium, Stage, Backstage,
Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main, DE; Narratives, Kunsthaus
Graz Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, AT; Body-Space / Nets and other
creations, Kunsthalle Basel, Basle, CH or Manifesta 3, Ljubljana, SIamongst many. Publications on her work include eponymous Denisa Lehocká by Sammlung Friedrichshof (Schlebrügge, 2014), Denisa Lehocká
(Slovak national gallery, 2012) and Denisa Lehocká (tranzit, 2010) or Landscape (Bak, 2005).