HANI CHLADILOVá

As a maker, I have always been fascinated by the world of online, especially the world of social media and its possibility to offer an alternative to the physical world. Within this alternative, I aspire to investigate the influence of digitalization on the human body and mind, search for alternative safe spaces for women, and address the consequences of a patriarchal capitalist society. Within these themes, it is important for me to seek the duality of the dangers and the benefits for us, women.

All my projects start from a personal point of struggle. However, my aim is to continuously collaborate with other makers and involve the public both in the process and the outcome of my works, which combine an exploration of a variety of techniques ranging from photography, video, performance, AI, AR, and game design, to 3D.

Emerging media is very present in my work, as I see technology being the extension of our current reality, and the main driver of the upcoming generations. I am curious about the impact of technology and strive to research its new tools to create glitchy, hyper-realistic visuals in vibrant colors in order to bring across the idea of constant restlessness that represents the online space.

With my current artistic practice, I am exploring the question:

How can we, women, exist within the online world?

I grew up in the Czech Republic, in a village close to the second largest city which gave me the opportunity of living the double life of both the countryside serenity and the metropolitan rush. This duality provided me with a love for the safe and never-changing, and a hunger for the new and uncertain.

In pursuit of self-discovery, at 19, I decided to leave the country to study for my first degree in International Communication and Industrial Design in the Netherlands and subsequently interned at Amsterdam-based media agency Natwerk as a photographer and a social media strategist.

This, however, did not satisfy my rediscovered passion for design and photography, therefore, in the year of graduating with my first degree, I decided to apply for the photography degree at The Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague, where I realized I might not be just a photographer after all.

 

Throughout the years, I found joy in working with other media such as videos, games, performances, or 3D; the latter two I applied during my second internship with Agnieszka Polska in Berlin. Currently, near the end of my studies, my topics of interest include feminist activism, trauma healing, social media, virtual realities, and the future of beauty.

From a commercial standpoint, I photograph portraits, fashion editorials, and music and fashion events – the most recent clients include MY BABY, PAARD, Stroom Den Haag, The Municipality of The Hague, and Kunstmuseum Den Haag.

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SElection of clients

exhibitions & publications

ALLISON'S FALL
CULTUR VULTUR

JUST PEACE THE HAGUE

KUNSTMUSEUM DEN HAAG

THE HAGUE UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

THE HAGUE CONVENTION BUREAU

THE HAGUE BUSINESS AGENCY

THE MUNICIPALITY OF THE HAGUE

TECHNOLOGY PARK YPENBURG

LITTLE BIG DOLLHOUSE
MURA MUNE

MY BABY

VINTAGE ISLAND
HAGUE TALKS

PAARD

PAARDCAFÉ

FEBO
HET PLATFORM NL

OPPO NL

BOLS NL

ENACTUS

STREAMLINE

STROOM DEN HAAG

2022

EYE FILM MUSEUM

THE GRAY SPACE IN THE MIDDLE

KINO ART - BRNO

2021

ALL COCKROACHES ARE BEAUTIFUL
UNDER HER GAZE WE FEEL GOLDEN

COCKROACH COLLECTIVE

THE 35MM FILM DIARY

MODE FABRIEK

METRO NL

HET KAN WEL NL

FEMINA & CO

MARIE CLAIRE

2020

LOCAL WOLVES

SANDBERG INSTITUTE