ARTIST PROFILE

Jiří Žák

  • Czech Republic (b. 1989 in Zlín)
  • Currently in Prague.
  • Jiří Žák utilises a video essayistic approach to his films, reflecting ideas, politics, and history. He tries to add a narrative to complex issues via their internalization and change of perspective.

CONTACT & LINKS

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

  • CZECH ASMR / DO THE LEFT THING, Galerie TIC / Čítárna / WWW, Brno, Czech Republic.
  • CZECH ASMR / DO THE RIGHT THING, Galerie TIC / Čítárna / WWW, Brno, Czech Republic.
  • CZECH ASMR / Chuť uhlí (Taste of Coal), Galerie TIC / Čítárna / WWW, Brno, Czech Republic.
  • CZECH ASMR / PROHLÁŠENÍ MZV ČR (2011 -2016), Galerie TIC / Čítárna / WWW, Brno, Czech Republic.
  • CZECH ASMR / PROHLÁŠENÍ MZV ČR (1999-2011), Galerie TIC / Čítárna / WWW, Brno, Czech Republic.
  • CZECH ASMR / ZBRAŇ, Galerie TIC / Čítárna / WWW, Brno, Czech Republic.
  • CZECH ASMR / BONBÓNY A MEZINÁRODNÍ VZTAHY, Galerie TIC / Čítárna / WWW, Brno, Czech Republic.
  • Post-Truth Timeline, Galerie ART, Brno, Czech Republic.
  • Shattered Epistemologist (Rozštěpený epistemolog), Prague City Gallery (GHMP), Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Czech ASMR / Putování Blízkým východem a Afrikou, Galerie TIC / Čítárna Galerie / WWW, Brno, Czech Republic.

2016

  • Mateřské město (Mother city), Galerie ART, Brno, Czech Republic.
  • En Plein Air 2 (with David Přílučík), GAVU, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Why Is It So Easy to Imagine the End of the World, Galerie D9, České Budějovice, Czech Republic.
  • Mateřské město (Mother city), Galerie Lauby, Ostrava, Czech Republic.
  • Mateřské město (Mother city), Galerie Kostka, Meetfactory, Prague, Czech Republic.

2015

  • Reziduum percepce (VÝ+TER = VSZ) (with Matěj Frank), Galerie OFF/FORMAT, Brno, Czech Republic.
  • Kolokvium Dvou (with Pavla Dundálková) , GAVU, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Du Forma, Galerie Klubovna, Brno, Czech Republic.

2014

  • Guide to Uncertainty (with Sarah Dittrich) , Galerie KIV, Karlín Studios, Prague, Czech Republic.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

  • Making Oddkin – for joy, for trouble, for volcano love, Nisyros Island, Greece.
  • Digitální tělo, Prototyp, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Zła Siostra Bliźniaczka / Evil Twin Sister, the Botanical Museum, Krakow, Poland.
  • Open Studios, Meetfactory, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Festival Transient Zones, Performance at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Public House, Meetfactory, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Open Studios, Meetfactory, Prague, Czech Republic.

2017

  • OTHER VISIONS CZ 2017, PAF, Olomouc, Czech Republic.
  • Podmínky nemožnosti ii/vii: Bezprostředí, Galerie Kurzor, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Security Garden, Galerie FAVU, Brno, Czech Republic.
  • Jak si rozumět?, Galerie Hraničář, Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic.

2016

  • A DIfferent End of the World is Possible (with Lucie Rosenfeldová, Pavel Sterec, Matěj Pavlík), The hydrological institute, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Vanity Fair (AVU Graduates), National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Inter-face, Galerie U mloka, Olomouc, Czech Republic.
  • Spectaculare: Ve snu to ale vypadalo jinak , Klementinum , Prague, Czech Republic.

2015

  • Pokoje 4 , palác Containall, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Cena EXIT , Galerie Emila Filly , Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic.

2014

  • VÝ+TER = VSZ, Výstavní prostor Archivu Masarykovy univerzity, Brno, Czech Republic.

2013

  • Lapidárium , Galerie Jaroslava Fragnera , Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Gardener or sculptor , Alšova jihočeská galerie, Hluboká nad Vltavou.
  • Even on a teaspoon the sun is reflected , Šaloun Studio, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Sandokan, Národní technická knihovna, Praha, Czech Republic.

LOCATION

  • Born 1989 in Zlín, Czech Republic.

EDUCATION

  • 2014 - 2016
    Academy of fine arts, Prague, Czech Republic
    Master of fine arts in Intermedia (Tomáš Vaněk)
  • 2014 - 2014
    University of Arts and Design , Karlsruhe, Germany
    Erasmus Intership in New media department (Studio of Isaac Julien, Studio of Vadim Fishkin)
  • 2013 - 2014
    Academy of fine arts, Prague, Czech Republic
    Intership at Saloun studio in Curatorial studies (Ruth Noack )
  • 2012 - 2013
    Academy Of Arts, Architecture And Design, Prague, Czech Republic
    Intership in Sculpture (Dominik Lang and Edith Jeřábková)
  • 2010 - 2012
    Academy of fine arts, Prague, Czech Republic
    Master of fine arts in Sculpture (Jaroslav Róna)

AWARDS & GRANTS

  • 2017
    Finalist of Other Vision competition 2017
    PAF - Festival of Film Animation and Contemporary Art, Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • 2015
    Laureate of EXIT AWARD 2015
    Fakulta umění a designu Ústí nad Labem, Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic

RESIDENCIES

  • 2018
    Residency, Meetfactory, Prague, Czech Republic

MEMBERSHIPS

  • 2015
    Galerie 207, Praha, Czech Republic
  • 2015 - Present
    Studio without master, Prague, Czech Republic

COLLECTIONS

  • Collection of Prague City Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic