ROBERT HAIS

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Robert Hais

Kronobränneriet

302 38 Halmstad

Konvojvägen 11

302 72 Halmstad

0735-35 43 03

robert.h@a-priori.se

 

Halmstad 1978

Live in Halmstad, Sweden

 

University of the Arts, London, BA Fine Arts, Art and Space

2000 - 2003

University of Halmstad, Art History

2004

KKV, Göteborg, Practices of Public art

2005

A selection of exhibitions:

 

laholms stadsgalleri, exitman, installation

vårsalongen, hallands konstmuseum, delar ur: reassemble the future, objects

konstnärscentrum väst, 365, installation

halmstad konsthall, zipper park, installation

mjellby konstmuseum, delar ur: for god´s sake dont sneeze, installation

hallands konstmuseum, 365, installation

hallands konstförening, ducks in a row, installation

galleri sigma, its all fake, paintings

waterfront hotel, artcollector, paintings/installation

torntorget, interact pt 2, paintings

era bobyrån, public space, objects/sculpture

hayward gallery, its broken, paintings / objects

la spighetta, connect, objects

tom and dicks, connect, objects

galleri impar, interact pt 1, paintings / objects

green olive, interact pt 1, paintings

konstnärscentrum väst, duplo exploration, objects

 

 

2016, laholm

2016, halmstad

2015, göteborg

2015, halmstad

2014, halmstad (coll)

2013, halmstad

2013, halmstad (coll)

2012, växjö

2012, stockholm

2010, halmstad

2007, stockholm

2006, london

2006, london

2006, london

2005, halmstad

2005, london

2005, göteborg (coll)

 

 

 

 

 

2019, new york

2019, stockholm

2018, omihachiman

2017, halmstad

2017/18 laholm

2017, halmstad

2016, halmstad

2016, halmstad

2016, halland

2016, jönköping

2015, varberg

2015, kalmar

2015, halmstad

2014, halmstad

2014, halmstad

2012, halmstad

2012, halmstad

2011, halmstad

2010, halmstad

2009, helsingborg

2008, borås

 

 

 

 

2018

2017

2015

2015

2014

2017

 

A selection of commissions:

 

exitman squared, city-animation, temporary installation

exitman squared, city-animation, temporary installation

focus, biwako bienniale, japan

exitman squared, city-animation, temporary installation

tillsammans genom livet (procurement), commission 1%

culture-jenga, temporary installation

follow nature, temporary installation

change, temporary installation (int. street-art festival)

collective communication, commission

temporary images (procurement), commission 1%

stop! (on tour) temporary installation

stop! (on tour) temporary installation

its about time, commission

stop! (on tour), temporary installation

zipper park, (procurement), commission 1%

puzzle painting memory, (procurement), commission 1%

capsule communication, (procurement), commission 1%

earth bench, (procurement), commission 1% (landart)

six places, (procurement), commission 1%

acrylic pillars, commission

suspended display, commission

 

 

 

 

Representation:

 

Region Halland

Hallands konstmuseum

Region Halland

Göteborgs Konst

Halmstad Konst

Kronobergs län

Grants and Scholarships:

 

Express grant

Project grant, Halmstad,

Project grant, Region Halland,

Pre-study grant, ALMI,

Lars Johanssons Scholarship,

Residency, Hallands konstförenings, Berlin

 

Assignments:

 

Art Center West Region, vice president and art director for the land art group, Göteborg,  2013-

Halmstad Art Club, secretary, member of the exhibition group, Halmstad, 2010-

Hallands Musieförening, boardmember, sub., Halland, 2016-

Art consultant and jury commissions for municipalities, 2015-

VSBK 2.0, Civic/Social-projects for Västra Götalands Regionen (VGR), 2016-

Culture planning development, Artistic reference to the investigation, Halmstad, 2017-

Regional Dialogue, art reference to the cultural planning, Region Halland, 2016

Partner in pre-study for the ”Revelation” project, Kulturbryggan, Czech Rep., Sweden,  2017/18

Pre-study (X)Sites Land-art Project, Sjuhäradsrundan, Boråsregionen, 2016

Pre-study (X)Sites Land-art Project, Kattegattleden, VGR, Halland, Skåne, 2016

(X)Sites Land-art Project Sjuhäradsrundan, (Art director), Boråsregionen, 2017/18

(X)Sites Land-art Project Kattegattleden, (Art director), VGR, Halland, Skåne, 2017/18

Art in School, Art and integration, Halmstad, 2016

Art and Youth project, commission, Falkenberg, 2016

Project Österskans, art reference to the cultural planning project, Halmstad, 2017-

Curator for Public Art, Halmstad, 2015/16

Art in School, various projects, Halland, 2012-

Member of KRO/ International Artist Association (IAA), 2003-

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013-, Göteborg

 

2010-, Halmstad

2016-, Halland

2015-, Alingsås

2016- Västra Götaland

2017-, Halmstad

2016, Region Halland

2017/18, Czech Rep., Sweden

 

2016, Boråsregionen

2016, VGR, Halland, Skåne

2017/18, Boråsregionen

2017/18, VGR, Halland, Skåne,

2016, Halmstad

2016, Falkenberg

2017-, Halmstad

2015/16, Halmstad

2012-, Halland

2003-

 

Artist Statement:

 

I think in pictures and volume. Sometime the site comes first other times a volume or a situation, and when the two meet the process starts to develop and come together to a coherent art piece. Narratives, time and space is the foundation of all projects and exhibitions, as well as interactive gestures that communicates with the public. Wood, steel and concrete are the materials used in almost all structural works.

 

The work includes installations, both structural and digital, objects, sculptures, video and animations within the public spaces. Patterns of repeating forms are connected to a larger coherent installation in many of the works. There is always a narrative behind every work that shapes the artwork and connects to its site.

 

Boundaries and obstacles, chaos and order are everywhere in life and communication is the key to unlock it. No matter what language is used, we all need to relate to everyone and everything around us. The essence of my work revolves around this.

Bio:

 

Robert Hais was born in Halmstad Sweden 1978, by immigrants parents from Czechoslovakia, that fled the 1968 disturbances. He moved to London, England for education at the University of the Arts, fine art, and stayed there for some time before moving back to Sweden. Briefly staying in Gothenburg and Stockholm before moving back to the south of Sweden where he lives and practice art professionally today.

 

Ever since the early childhood he has had an obsession to communicate visually. When coming in contact with Peter Stickland, Artist/course director at the UAL, who introduced  the powerful language of space as a means to communicate he embraced it fully and continues to developed new methodologies to this day. The journey in to the arts also made him look back to the roots for personal depth, revisiting the memories of an abusive father, not having access to family in Czechoslovakia, persecuting phone calls from Prague in the early years, the loss of loved ones, and a destructive behaviour.

 

Humbled by the life experience putting the pieces back again with the arts as a new foundation. During the process it became apparent that in order for him to communicate fully neither the object based or the concept based art could hold the narrative needed. The art is physical and structural often large scale communicating boundaries and interconnectivity, order and chaos, confinement and open space, all closely connected to the sites and places integrating with the public. Some of the works are digital, videos and animations, and deals with the same themes or narratives as the structural works, always in contact with the space around the work itself.

 

 

Robert Hais©