Jakub Nepraš

Jakub Nepras

* 1981, Prague

Jakub Nepraš draws upon scientific and philosophical knowledge, as well as personal experience, emotions and (intuition). He tries to study the contemporary developmental tendencies and behaviour of our super-organism in relation to the position of the individual within the whole entity, and to monitor those natural principles that control or influence all of this. Jakub is reflecting the fundamental changes of society and technology and also its dangers and estrangement from human beings and nature. He is trying in his work to re-appropriate a more original and purer way of life and to give natural, organic forms to contemporary society and technology.

Solo Exhibitions

2019
Prague – Berlin – Barter (with I. Svobodová, J. Kaláb, M. Cimala, J. Janovský, M. Škapa, J. Vytiska, R. Šalanda), org Trafo gallery, Urban Spree, Berlin, Germany

2018
Parallel Layers, Waldburger Wouters gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2017
Invisible Outer Space, Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg, opening, Germany
Exhibition and Residency at Motel Spatie, Arnhem, Netherlands
Parallel Layers, Stoeckle Hauser gallery, Stuttgart, Germany

2016
Natural Selection, Waldburger Wouters, Brussels, Belgium
State of Flux, curated by Ronja Friedrichs, Lehmbruck museum, Duisburg, Germany
Natural Selection, Arthobler gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
Parallel Layers, 59th festival Bezručova Opava, St Vaclav church, Opava, Czech Republic

2015
Processes, Choisi — One at a time, Cultural Association, Lugano
Milestone II, Berlínskej model, Prague, (book launch), Czech Republic
Landscape, solo show, Fraunhofer-Haus, Munich, Germany

2014
Transforming cities, MaxmiliansForum, Munich, Germany
Museum Night, curated by Kathrin Jaumann, Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg

2013
Landscape, Arthobler gallery, Zurich, Switzerland Transmitter, curated by Josef Vomáčka, Klášterní kostel sv. Antonína Paduánského, Sokolov, Czech Republic
Three of Trafačka, curated by Magdalena Deverová, Gallery of Modern Art, Roudnice nad Labem, Czech Republic
New Stage of National Theatre, long term instalation, 2011–2013, Prague, Czech Republic

2012
Landscape, Huntkastner gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
ROXY/NoD, long term instalation, 2012–2013, Prague, Czech Republic
New Stage of National Theatre, long term instalation in the foyer, 2011–2013, Prague, Czech Republic

2011
Jakub Nepraš, Waldburger Gallery & Prague House, Brussels, Belgium
3E, Arthobler gallery, Porto, Portugal
Culturas – Viaje, Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo, Monte Video, Uruguay

2009
Sediment, Galerie Alain Le Gaillard, Paris, France
Sediment II, Arthobler gallery, Porto, Lisbon, Portugal
Processes, Trafo gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
Reactor, Vernon Project, Prague, Czech Republic
Second Nature, curated by Simona Vladíková, Galerie Kritiků, Prague, Czech Republic

2007–2009 Laterna Magika Theatre, long term installation in the glass of entry, Prague

2008 Second Nature, curated by Simona Vladíková, Východočeská galerie v Pardubicích, Pardubice, Czech Republic

2006 Mycelium, curated by Jiří Machalický, Gallery Montanelli, Prague, Czech Republic

2003 Swimmers on subway, a video performance in subway station, Prague, Czech Republic

2002 Faces of the City, animation in the subway, Prague, Czech Republic

2000 Forests Towns, College and High Art School of Vaclav Hollar, Prague, Czech Republic

 

Awards

2014 - nominee at Drothea von Stetten Award, Kunst Museum Bonn, Germany
2007 - Euromobile Prize for best work at the Arte Fiera Bologna, Italy
International Biennale Florence, 3rd prize, Italy
Essl Award, 2nd prize, Austria
2005 - Essl Award 4th prize

www.jakubnepras.com