Martin Kohout


Born 1984 in Prague, Czech Republic.

Lives and works in Berlin and Prague.



2013 Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main, Class of Simon Starling
2010 BcA, Film Academy FAMU, Prague
2008- 2010 UdK Berlin, Class of Gregor Schneider


Selected Solo Exhibitions

Jokes Machines Make About Humans: 2nd infusion, Kunstraum Riehen

Jokes Machines Make About Humans: 1st infusion, Polansky Gallery, Prague

Sjezd, Etc., Prague
Skip the door, save 4s, 1822-Forum, Frankfurt am Main

Driving fast nowhere (curated by Martin Kohout), Polansky Gallery, Prague
Wrong Step, Percival Space, Oslo

Glare Inland, Quiet Attachment 2, Futura, Prague
Skinsmooth Sur+, Headquarters, Zurich

The Future Gallery, Berlin
FAQ, PMgalerie, Berlin
Watching Martin Kohout launched as an online solo show


Selected Projects and Group Exhibitions

F-holes, HHDM, New York, US
Grand New, Future Gallery, Berlin
Goethe Institute in Beijing, China
Apocalypse Me, Galerie Emila Filly, Ústí nad Labem
Sny na prodej, Drdova Gallery, Prague

HPSCHD 1969>2015, MAMbo, Bologna
Telepathy or Esperanto, Futura, Prague
Stoneroses 2, Grunewald park, Berlin
Typografie, Tsjechisch Centrum, Rotterdam

Jindrich Chalupecky Award 2014, Veletržní palác, National Gallery, Prague
Other Visions 2014 finalist, PAF festival, Olomouc
Me, Me Mirror, Hariviera, Tel Aviv
The Meditative Relaxation Cycle, Arcadia Missa, London

Come, all ye faithful, Florian Christopher, Zurich
Breathing Kevlar, Perforated Skin, VAULT, Berlin
left eye, right eye, V8, Plattform für neue Kunst, Karlsruhe
Gotthard, Martin Kohout runs through the Gotthard Road Tunnel from Airolo, Canton of Ticino, to Göschenen, Canton of Uri, Switzerland on June 13th
Atlas 2013, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn
Brand Innovations for Ubiquitous Authorship, A group exhibition stolen by Eva and Franco Mattes at Carroll / Fletcher, London

Superpositions, New Wight Biennial 2012, New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles
Brand Innovations for Ubiquitous Authorship, Higher Pictures, New York
Stream of Consciousness, Galleri Krets, Malmö, Sweden
6th Zlín Youth Salon 2012, Regional Gallery of Fine Arts in Zlín
In the shadow of the sun, Bel Etage, Berlin
Post studio tales, District Berlin
dotcom, BSNP at Centre d’Art Bastille, Grenoble
Gravity, Money, Concrete, Fabric, Galerie Suvi Lehtinen
Nobody Knows You’re a Dog, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar
Astral Projection Abduction Fantasy, Monster Truck Gallery, Dublin

Material Conversion, Grimmuseum, Berlin
Looking for Mr. McLuhan,Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York
Virgins Lives (with Michal Pechoucek), Jiri Svestka Gallery, Berlin
Rat Piss Virus give it to me, Yautepec Gallery, Mexico City
Life on the Screen, Joyce Yahouda Gallery, Montréal
READ/WRITE, 319 Scholes, New York
Als der Nachbar zum telefonieren kam, Galerie Petra Vankova, Berlin
Post Internet Survival Guide,Gentili Apri, Berlin

Liminal Work, Galerie Suvi Lehtinen, Berlin
Play Biennial, Guggenheim Museum, New York
Transgression, Videotage, Hong Kong
Bosch Young Talent Show, Den Bosch
Whole Earth Catalogue, Neoncampobase, Bologna

Musíme víceméně, Galerie Mladých, Brno
Herring under a fur coat, Program, Berlin
Projectables, 7a Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Biennale de Lyon, Lyon
Objekt animace. Třetí smysl, Krajská galerie výtvarného umění ve Zlíně, Zlín
GEIST #II, Berlin
Screengrab, James Cook University, Townsville



Finalist of Open Frame Award, goEast festival, Wiesbaden

Finalist of Jindřich Chalupecký Award 2014,  Veletržní Palace of the National Gallery, Prague


Scholarship at KHM Köln and finalist for 14. Marler Video-Kunst-Preis, Marl (De)

Other Visions2008, PAF, Olomouc (Cz)

Lab.Award, Lab30 festival, Augsburg (De)


Select Press and Publications

General Fine Arts Vol. 2. Issue 1 — “Values”, published by, Berlin

Two-part video interview / profile by Video In Common, London
Berlin’s top new artists, Dazed & Confused online
Labyrint Revue #35-36 ,interview and a profile by Karel Cisar

Jindrich Chalupecky Award exhibition catalogue

Wandering Magazine #2

User-Friendly, Essay by Jakob Schillinger featuring Watching Martin Kohout. Artforum, November issue
Martin Kohout, Essay by Marie Meixnerova, Fotograf magazine
Die U-30-Party, Der Tagesspiegel, 11.8. 2012
Martin Kohout, Arts & Antique magazine (Cz)

The Prosumer Version, essay by Jakob Shillinger, FlashArt international, October issue

Vernacular Video, essay by Domenico Quaranta for Flash Art Italy n. 285
Watching Martin Kohout, essay by Gene McHugh
Poučeni uměním spolupracují, an article by Lenka Lindaurova for Lidove Noviny
7a bienal do mercosul, exhibition catalog
14. Marler Video-Kunst-Preis, exhibition catalog
Berlin Athina, exhibition catalogue

Objekt animace. Třetí smysl (Object Animation. Third Sense), exhibition catalogue, ed. Cenek, Filip and Martin Mazanec

A2 #40 (01/10/2008), Kazalky in an article „Nové umění z kráteru“ by Pavel Sedlák
Lidové Noviny (09/08/2008), column Galerie curated by Katherine Kastner
Nový Prostor #306, p. 21, text by Jiří Ptáček

Umelec Inernational, text by Jiří Ptáček
IdN Magazine #5
Sticker City book (Thames & Hudson)
Hype magazine #23