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

2016 Wild Dreams / Divoké sny, Rudolfinum Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
2015 Real Minimalism / Reálný minimalismus, Josef Sudek Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
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, Czech Republic
2010 Kefir Path / Kefírová dráha, Woxart Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
2010 The Gagarin Thing / Gagarinova věc, Václav Špála Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
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, Czech Republic
2008 ABS Video, Space Gallery, Cleveland, USA
2008 ABS Video, Futura Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
2008 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
2002 Bin Laden’s Lamp, Noname Gallery, Rotterdam, 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, Netherlands
2000 Czech Front Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2000 The Luxury of Grief, Post Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
1999 Barock, Allergic, Prague City Gallery, Czech Republic
1998 Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany


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