Jiří Černický

Jiri Cernicky

* 1966

is a Czech visual artist, who is mostly recognized as the author of experimental and intermedia projects. This characteristics lead us to Cernicky´s art world where he often balances between different spaces and media. It is not entirely clear which kind of media is superior in his particular projects, but he mostly expresses himself with the video art, visual poetry, photography or installations. His work often refers to social and political engagement and is frequently associated with hitting the taboos or creating fictitious scenarios. These themes are ususally accompanied with irony, humor, emotions, social criticism and sometimes even future predictions.

Cernicky´s academic background was defined at the University of Applied Arts in Prague as well as at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague where he graduated in 1997.
Jiří Černický is a laureate of several art prizes comprising of  Jindrich Chalupecky Award /1998/, Soros Award /1996/ and 48th October Salon Award in Belgrade /2007/ and was one of the finalists of Francis Alice Award /2012/.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016 WildDreams (Divoké sny), Rudolfinum Gallery, Prague
2015 Real Minimalism (Reálný minimalismus), Josef Sudek Gallery, Prague
2015 Steel Head (Ocelová hlava), Plató Gallery, Ostrava,Czech Republic
2015 Dolby Painting – Conquest of Dante’s Hell by Thor Heyerdahl (Dolby malba – dobytí Dantova pekla Thorem Heyerdalem), Adam Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic
2014 Dolby Painting (Dolby malba), Dvorak Sec Contemporary Gallery, Prague
2010 Kefir Path (Kefírová dráha), Woxart Gallery, Prague
2010 The Gagarin Thing (Gagarinova věc), Václav Špála Gallery, Prague
2010 Minimally Intensive (Minimálně intenzivnější), Town Gallery, Blansko, Czech Republic
2010 ABS, Muzeum Jed(y)nygo obiektu Toruń, Poland
2009 IFO Archive, Josef Sudek Studio, Prague
2008 ABS Video, Space Gallery, Cleveland, USA
2008 ABS Video, Futura Gallery, Prague
2008 You, Artsdepot Gallery, London, UK (with Tereza Severová)
2006 Pincushions, Steinek Gallery, Vienna, Austria
2005 The Gagarin Thing, Vivid Centre for Media Arts, Birmingham, UK
2003 Spirit of the East in the West, Sokolská Gallery, Ostrava, Czech Republic
2002 Bin Laden’s Lamp, Noname Gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2002 Au-Pair Medusa’s Room, Lara Vincy Gallery, Paris, France
2001 META Pop, Miroslav Kraljević Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
2001 Hard Pop Expo, MAMA Gallery, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2000 Czech Front Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2000 The Luxury of Grief, Post Gallery,Los Angeles, USA
1999 Barock, Allergic, Prague City Gallery
1998 Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany