Jiří Černický

Jiri Cernicky

* 1966, Ústí nad Labem

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

ObrazoBOREC, Galerie J. Koniarka, Trnava, Slovakia
Nobody Redable, CCC Art Museum, Peking, China
Jiří Černický, Galerie Masna, Slavonice, Czech Republic

S drakem v zádech, Galerie Futura, Prague, Czech Republic
Trump kontra Godzilla (Skok kobylky z cedulky na tabulku), DSC Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
Spiritistická Science, Galeria Arsenał, Białystok, Poland
Voliéra pro Aircraft, Muzej moderne i suvremene umjetnosti, Rijeka, Croatia

2017 War Zone (with Pavel Kopřiva), Gallery of Modern Art Roudnice nad Labem / Galerie moderního umění v Roudnici nad Labem, Czech Republic

2016 Wild Dreams / Divoký sny, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic

Real Minimalism / Reálný minimalismus, Josef Sudek Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
Steel Head / Ocelová hlava, Plató Gallery, Ostrava, Czech Republic
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, Czech Republic

Kefir Path / Kefírová dráha, Woxart Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
The Gagarin Thing / Gagarinova věc, Václav Špála Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
Minimally Intensive / Minimálně intenzivnější, Town Gallery, Blansko, Czech Republic
ABS, Muzeum Jed(y)nygo obiektu Toruń, Poland

2009 IFO Archive, Josef Sudek Studio, Prague, Czech Republic

ABS Video, Space Gallery, Cleveland, USA
ABS Video, Futura Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
You, Artsdepot Gallery (with Tereza Severová), London, United Kingdom
2006 Pincushions, Steinek Gallery, Vienna, Austria

2005 The Gagarin Thing, Vivid Centre for Media Arts, Birmingham, United Kingdom

2003 Spirit of the East in the West, Sokolská Gallery, Ostrava, Czech Republic

Bin Laden’s Lamp, Noname Gallery, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Au-Pair Medusa’s Room, Lara Vincy Gallery, Paris, France

META Pop, Miroslav Kraljević Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
Hard Pop Expo, MAMA Gallery, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Czech Front Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
The Luxury of Grief, Post Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

1999 Barock, Allergic, Prague City Gallery, Czech Republic

1998 Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany


Selected Group Exhibitions

Archaické aktuality, Signal Festival, Kasárna Karlín, Prague, Czech Republic
Graphics of the year 2020 / Grafika roku 2020, Císařská konírna, Prague Castle, Prague, Czech Republic

Boudník a Fraser Brocklehust: Pillow Talk, Moravská galerie, Brno, Czech Republic
Moc bezmocných. Kunsthalle Bratislava, Slovakia
Dialogs, OBJEKTívne, Kunsthalle Bratislava, Slovakia
Národní galerie v Praze, Salmovský palác, Prague, Czech Republic
Orient V, GHMP - Prague City Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
Retina, Možnosti malby, Galerie 8mička, Humpolec, Czech Republic
Jiná malba, Nová Galerie, Prague, Czech Republic
Sametová výstava, Galerie Emil Filla Gallery, Ústí nad Labem

Salm Modern #1: Možnosti dialogu / Dimensions of Dialogue, Salm Palace, National Gallery Prague, Czech Republic
Pohled z V4, Art Thema Gallery, Brusel, Belgium
Prodloužená malba – současná pražská malba, Galerija Bačva, Záhřeb, Croatia

Selected Public Collection

National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
GHMP-Prague City Gallery / GHMP-Galerie hlavního města Prahy, Prague, Czech Republic
Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, USA
Museum for Applied Art / Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria
Musee d’Art Moderne, Saint Etienne, France


Selected Private Collection

Czech Republic, USA, Netherlands



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