Kristyna and Marek Milde are interdisciplinary artists and curators working together as a collaborative tandem, based in Brooklyn, originally from Prague, Czech Republic. Their work explores cultural mechanism, conventions, and codes of the modern lifestyle while investigating its connection to the context of environment and nature. Mildes projects have a variety of forms that include interactive installations, in-situ interventions, and socially engaged actions functioning as interactive environments for exploration and experience. Mildes study and revisit cultural phenomena, conventions and established norms, and explore possibilities for transformative action – both as symbolic gestures and constructive solutions.
Mildes exhibited and presented their work nationally and internationally including at MoMA Studio, Queens Museum, NURTURE art, EFA Project Space; Wave Hill Sunroom Project Space, Smack Mellon Gallery, Anna Wallace Gallery, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA), Temple Contemporary, Space Gallery Pittsburg, Dumbo Street Festival, Knockdown Center, Abrons Art Center, Silent Barn, DOX Center for Contemporary Art; Futura Center for Contemporary Art; Meet Factory; Karlin Studios, Galerie Caliﬁa. They gave presentations and participated in panel discussions in venues such as MoMA, Queens Museum, Pratt Institute, Tranzitdisplay, Bohemian National Hall, and Mildreds Lane.
Their work has been featured and reviewed in the New York Times, Brooklyn Rail, Flashart, Hyperallergic, Artribune, NYFA current, WG News, ArtClue, Artycok TV, and Czech National Television among others. Their work is part of private and public collections including the permanent public installation at Chateau Trebesice, Czech Republic and Manitoga, Russell Wright Design Center, Garrison, NY.
They have been awarded the LMCC Process Space Residency 2016 at Governors Island, NYC and are recipients of the Studio in the Park at the Queens Museum Residency, NYC, in 2016, Shift EFA Residency, NYC, 2014 – 2015, A - Z West Residency in California in 2015, and the Russell Wright Design Center Residency, Garrison, NY in 2014. From 2008 till 2015 they both worked at the Czech Center NY, the Czech cultural institute on the Upper East Side, where they curated and organized a wide range of international program, events, exhibitions, and residencies. They received their MFAs from the Queens College, New York in 2007.