Jiří Černický – Painting today

Jiří Černický (1966) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, he holds the Soros prize, Jindřicha Chalupecký Award and the October Salon award from Belgrade. He graduated from a number of study-abroad residencies, in Berlin, the USA and the Netherlands. Currently he is a professor of painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. Jiří Černický is proof that painting, today, can be approached in a lively and innovative way that brings interesting results. Černický's work is full of creative transformations, extreme gestures and peculiar humor. In each of his works lies a strong story in level of content, but also on a level of finding adequate means of expression. He creates as if in phases - strong conceptual installations alternate with the seemingly lightweight and aesthetically painting projects. Černický's new exhibition at dvorak sec contemporary in 2012 will present his new series of image-objects.

Jiří Černický


1993 – 97          Academy of Fine Arts in Prague
1990 – 93          Academy of Applied Arts in Prague
1987 – 90          Pedagogical Faculty in Ústí n. Labem
1983 – 87          School of Applied Arts in Jablonec n. Nisou


2006     Bindings, Galerie die Aktualität des Schönen…, Liberec
              Pincushions, Galerie Steinek, Vienna
2005     ABS Story, JIRI SVESTKA GALLERY, Prague
              The Gagarin Thing, Vivid Centre for Media Arts, Birmingham
2003     Spirit of the East on the West, Exhibition hall Sokolska 26, Ostrava
2002     Brand New Rubbish, JIRI SVESTKA GALLERY, Prague

2002     “Bin Laden’s Lamp,” Noname Gallery, Rotterdam, Holland
2002     “Au-pair Medusa’s Room,” Lara Vinci gallery, Paris, France

2002     “Brand New Rubbish,” Galerie Jiří Švestka, Jiri Svestka GalleryPrague
2002     “Brand New Rubbish,” Gallery 761, Ostrava, Czech Republic
2001     “META Pop,” M. Kraljevic Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia
2001     “Hard Pop Expo,” Mama Gallery, Rotterdam, Holland
2000     “Jiří Černický,” Czech Front Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2000     “The Luxury of Grief,” Post Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2000     “Bin Laden’s Lamp,” Spala GalleryPraguethe Czech Republic
1999     “BA ROCK, Alergik,” The Prague City Gallery, Praha
1998     “Jiří Černický,” Academie der Kunste Berlin, Germany
1998     “Gentlemans’s Room,” Centre of Polish Sculpture OroňskoPoland
1996     “St Game,” E. Filla Gallery, Ústí nad Labem, the Czech Republic
1996       MXM GalleryPraguethe Czech Republic


2006     Giardino – Places for Small Stories, Pan, Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli
            Hot/Cold? – Summer Loving, The Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw
            Shadows of Humour – Galerie Avantgarde, Wroclaw, Poland
            Zyklus 1.0 Tschechien – Ferne Nähen, Stift Lilienfeld, Austria 
            EUROPART – contemporary art from Europe, on “Rolling Boards” in Wien and Salzburg
2005     Cultural Domesticacion Instinctual Desire, The Centre for Visual Art, The University of Toledo
            Czech Photography of the 20th Century, Prague City Gallery
            Prague Biennale 2: Expanded Painting, International Contemporary 
            Art, Karlin Hall, Prague
            Nature´s Mirror, Otowa, Tokyo
            Domicile, Musée d´Art Moderne de Saint Etienne
            The Giving Person, Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, Naple
2004     I Grandi Magazzini dell ´Arte, Palazzo delle Papesse Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena
            E.U. Positive, Akademie Der Künste, Berlin
            Turning the Page, KOGART, Budapest
            Passage d´Europe, Musée d´Art Moderne de Saint Etienne
            Suit Yourself!, Museum for Communication, The Hague

2003     Exhibition on body of Nehad Bogdanovic, Man gallerySerbiaYugoslavia
2003     “Balkan Konsulat,” Rotor (Association For Contemporary Art), GrazAustria
2003     “Aus Liebe – Die Generation der neuziger Jahre aus Prag,” Landes Muzeum Bon, Germany
2003       Praguebiennale 1, “Pheripheries Become The Center,” National Gallery Praguethe Czech
2003     “Elektrobot,” Home galleryPraguethe Czech Republic
2002     “Art dans la Ville,” Sant Etienne, France
2002     “Fluxus und die folgen,” Wiesbaden, German
2002       The manifestation “September in Rotterdam” Tent Gallery, Rotterdam, Holland
2002     “Tělo,” Museé des beaux-arts de Nancy, Nancy, France
2002     “Junge Akademie,” Akademie der Kunste, Berlin, Germany
2001     “New connection,” National Gallery in Praguethe Czech Republic
2001     “Triennial of Smallscale,” FellbachGermany
2001     “A Sence of Wellbeing,” Place of the Imperial Thermal Baths, Karlovy Vary, the Czech
2001     “Close Circuit City,” art interventions to urban space, Zadar, Croatia
2001     “Art against tortures and executions,” Open social Network Art Project
              of National Center for Contemporary Art Kaliningrad, Russia
2001     “Young Salon,” Zagreb Fair Building, Zagreb, Croatia
2000     “Bohemian Birds,” Kunst Haus DresdenGermany
2000     “Male Digital,” Gallery Medium, Bratislava, Slovakia
2000     “East of Eden,” Centre of Culture Poznaň, Poland  
2000     “Art in the World 2000,” cuieé du pont Alexandre III, Paris, France
2000     “After the Wall,” Ludwig Museum BudapestHungary, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin Germany
2000     “Place and Between,” harbor in Bergen — Norway
2000     “All You Need Is Love,” The Centre of Polish Art Laznia, Gdaňsk, Poland
2002     “Actual Infinity,” The Prague City Gallerythe Czech Republic
2000     “Inner City Pressure,” Roxy GalleryPraguethe Czech Republic
1999     “After The Wall,” Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
1999     “Against All,” J. Chalupecký Award  — Young Visual Art of the 90’s,
              Central Exhibitional ManegeMoscowRussia Centre for Contemporary ArtsKievUkraine
1999     “Fauna,” Gallery of Contemporary Art ZachetaWarsawPoland
1999     “Rondo,” Ludwig Museum Budapest — Museum of Contemporary Art, Hungary
1999     “Flirting With Foreigners,” The Czech Centre, London, Great Britain                             
1999     “La nature en dix chapitresArtistes contemporaines tchéques” / “Czech Landscape,
              Crac Alsace – France, Karlsruhe – GermanyRethýmno – Crete
1998     “Black and White,” Club Otok GalleryDubrovnikCroatia
1997     “Geboden umę68, kunstler aus Prag,” The Czech Centre, Berlin, Germany
1996     “The Bienna of Young Artists,” The Prague City Gallerythe Czech Republic
1996     “LęArt – Au Corps,” Marseille, France
1991     “Biennial of Arts Colleges,” Barcelona, Spain


1996     The Soros Prize

1998     The Chalupecký Award


National Gallery Prague Collection
The Prague City Gallery Collection
Museum of Contemporary Miami Collection


Adam Rychard, Prague
Pavel Kneppo, Prague
Thomas Day Newbold, Prague, Washington
Bert-Jan van Egteren, Amsterdam
Santiago Eder, Amsterdam
Kenneth L. Freed, Boston
Habib Kheradyar, Los Angeles
Jürgen Flaskamp
Jerry Speyer, New York