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

Digitální endemity / Digital Endemits, Trafo Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
Visibility - interactive video-object for public space, Mariánské square in Prague, curated by Marie Foltýnová, GHMP, Czech Republic
Transmitter, University Hospital in Motol, Prague, Czech Republic

Energie Fénix, Expo 2020, Czech Republic Pavilion, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Cultural Swarm, outdoor public space instalation in New scene of National Theater, Prague, Czech Republic
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

Parallel Layers, Waldburger Wouters gallery, Brussels, Belgium

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Group Exhibitions – Selection since 2010

T 9-2-7 Jednota v rozmanitosti, Trafo Gallery, Prague, Czech Republc

Artikl. Sedm let s uměním, GASK, Kutná hora, Czech Republc
Trafačka 4 Třinec (with Michal Cimala and Jan Kaláb), Galerie města Třinec, Czech Republic

Laterna magika: Paměť experimentu, Meet Factory, Prague, Czech Republic

Jak lesy myslí, Oblastní galerie Vysočiny v Jihlavě, Jihlava, Czech Republic
Art Fair Art Paris, Cermak Eisenkraft gallery, Grand Palais, Paris, France

Ser e estar, curated by Rita Lougares, Berardo Museum, Lisbon, Portugal
Svetlobna gverilla, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Junge Prager Junge Berliner, Cermak Eisenkraft gallery, Smetana Q, Prague, Czech Republic
Junge Prager Junge Berliner, org. by Cermak Eisenkraft gallery, Czech Centre, Berlin, Germany

Things to come, curated by Doreet LeVitte Harten, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Israel
Structure, curated by Caroline Gustafsson and Kenneth Linder, Avesta Art, Avesta, Sweeden
The Art of Urban Interference, curated by Jaroslav Anděl, Apollonia – art exchange, Strasbourg, Germany
Independent research of subjectivity, curated by Pavlína Morganová, Municipal houses, 4+4 days in motion, 21st festival of contemporary art, Prague, Czech Republic

Art from Heart, curated by Miroslav Ambroz, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China
Orient Express – 6th Moscow Biennale, Center MARS, Moscow, Russia
EXPO 2015, Czech pavilion, Milan, Italy
Digital_Analog.Indifferenz, curated by Frank Eckhardt, Denise Ackermann and Zuzana Musilová, Motorenhalle, riesa efau Kultur Forum Dresden, Germany
Et cetera, curated by Genny Di Bert and Ottaviano Maria Razetto, MAXXI museum, Rome, Italy
Burning Man festival, Nevada, United States of America
Spotlight on Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
City Leaks, urban art festival, Köln, Germany
Directions, European Video Art Screenings and Artist Talks, Vlaams Cultuurhuis De Brakke Grond and Yunus Emre Instituut, Amsterdam, Nedherland

Dorothea Von Stetten award, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany.
Plavci, Oblastní galerie v Liberci, Czech Republic
Nad Hladinou, Pod Hladinou, Regionální museum v Chrudimi, Chrudim, Czech Republic
Temple of Freedom, RED gallery, London, Great Britain
Designer of a BORORO RESERVATION, playground in Prague ZOO, in co-operation with Matěj Hájek and Molo Architects studio
Colours of Ostrava, festival, Ostrava, Czech Republic
I-Saloni, cooperation with Lasvit, Milan, Italy

Prague Biennale 6, Expanded Painting, curated by H. Kontova, Giancarlo Politi and Nicola Trezzi, Freight Station Žižkov, Prague, Czech Republic
À la recherche de la bohème perdue, curated by Divo institute and CAN, CAN (The Art Center Neuchatel), Switzerland & NTK gallery (National Library of Technology), Prague, Czech Republic
Po Sametu, curated by Karel Srp and Sandra Baborovská, 2009 – 2013, City Gallery Prague – The Golden Ring House, Prague, Czech Republic
SIGNAL festival, installation under the Charles Bridge – Kampa, Prague, Czech Republic

SPOTLIGHTS video.kunst, Essl Museum, curated by Anna Szöke, Andreas Hoffer, Klosterneuburg/Wienna, Austria
Generátor, Galerie Emila Filly, Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic
FRAMEART festival, CAAA, Guimaraes, Portugal
Hamburg Art week, Hamburg, Germany
Freeze fest, cultural festival, Bartošovice, Czech Republic

Una Nueva Aventura, SIART Biennale 11, curated by Norma Campos Vera, Fundación Visión Cultural, La Paz, Bolivia
Spaceship earth, Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu, curated by Dobrila Denegri, Toruń, Poland
Výběr/Selection, Mikulov Symposium, curated by Petr Zubek, Malostranská beseda, Prague, Czech Republic
Illuminations festival Lichtströme, organized by Bettina Pelz and Tom Groll Koblenz, Germany
Contemporary Czech Video Art, Piazzetta of the National Theatre, Prague Quadriennale, Prague, Czech Republic
PAF festival, New York, United States of America

And_Writers, First Nanjing Biennale, curated by Zhu Tong, Wonil Rhee and Eleonora Battiston, Jiangsu Provincial Art Museum, China
DIGIFESTA 2010, Speed of Earth, curated by Wo-nil Rhee, Gwangju Biennial, Korea, Gwangju City Museum, Korea
Fruits of Civilization, curated by Lenka Lindauerová, EXPO 2010, Czech Pavilion, Shanghai, China
Video Art Screening, Roppongi Art Night, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Transgression, curated by Gabriela Jurkovič, Videotage, Asia’s Media Art Organisation, Hong Kong
About Architecture, curated by Georg Elben, Plan project 10 – Forum aktueller Architektur in Köln, Germany
Across today nebo-li napříč dneškem, curated by Karolína Dolanská Veletržní palác, National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
Repair – ready to pull the lifeline, Ars Electronica 2010 – Festival for Art, Technology and Society, Linz, Austria


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



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