Petr Kratky

  • Czech Republic (b. 1985 in Klatovy)
  • Currently in Prague, Czech Republic.
  • visual artist


Knees getting weak in front of a painting at a museum, tapping out the sound of sculptures at public spaces, a personal account of the course of an art residency; these are but a few subjects of the works of Petr Krátký commenting on the gallery scene as well as on his creative approach to art and its presentation.

In his videos, he is often featured as a protagonist or at least a guide. Besides performative events, the artist also creates curatorial concepts, systematically giving his opinion for instance on classic painting. “Across media, I have always been fascinated by their formal criteria, limitations and givens that also often become the subject of works in which they meet, complement or exclude each other. In fact, I am interested in the same thing, be it in a painting, video, sculpture or an exhibition, which I also consider to be a distinctive artistic medium.”

Petr Krátký (born 1985) lives in Prague and runs the independent Gallery 207 at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. His works were included in awards and selections such as the Szpilman Award, - Chimera Art Award or Other Visions (PAF).