IGS - International Glass Symposium

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IGS 2018: TGK

Datum narození/Birthdate: *26. 1. 1966

Země původu/Country of origin: Československo / Czechoslovakia
Země současného pobytu/Country of present residence: Česká republika / Czech Republic



Mezi nebem a zemí / Between Heaven and Earth,
melted glass, goose wings, 110 x 70 x 20 cm
foto: Ondřej Kocourek

Kukaččí hnízdo / Cuckoo´s nest
Mold melted glass, birds nest, stuffed bird, ostrich egg, 49 x 40 x 116 cm
foto: Gabriel Urbánek

Růže z Edenu / Eden Rose
Mold melted glass, ø 35 cm
foto: Gabriel Urbánek

Vzdělání/Education

2000–2005 PhD. Vysoká škola umělecko-průmyslová v Praze, Ateliér skla, Prof. Vladimír Kopecký / Ph.D. study at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, Prague, Czech Republic
2003 5ti měsíční stipendium / 5-month fellowship, The National Glass Centre and The University of Sunderland, s podporou / with support of the Arts Council North East and Visiting Arts, British Council in London, UK
1995 2-month study in Glasgow School of Art, Ateliér keramiky a porcelánu / Ceramic Department, Prof. Archie McCall, UK
1989–1997 Mgr. A. Vysoká škola umělecko-průmyslová v Praze, Ateliér skla, Prof. Vladimír Kopecký / M.A., Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, Prague, Czech Republic Glass Department led by Prof. Vladimír Kopecký
1981–1985 Střední umělecko-průmyslová škola v Kamenickém Šenově / Secondary School of Glassmaking in Kamenický Šenov, Czech Republic

Samostatné výstavy/Solo exhibitions

2015 Between Heaven and Earth, Glasgalerie Stölting, Hamburg, Germany
2015 Heartbeat, Galerie Welti, Düsseldorf, Germany
2013 3 x 1, Vlastivědné muzeum Česká Lípa / City Museum in Česká Lípa, Czech Republic
2011 Gallery ARP, Prague, Czech Republic
2011 The Sixth Floor Gallery, Koerich, Luxembourg
2008 The Sea Between Us, Galerie Nová Síň, Praha, Czech Republic
2007 Das geklonte Mariechen, Glasgalerie Hittfeld near Hamburg, Germany
2005 Klonovaná Máňa / Cloned Máňa, Gallery Nová Síň, Prague, Czech Republic
2004 Cesta-Létající koberce / The Path - Magic Carpets, Uměleckoprůmyslové muzeum, zámek Kamenice nad Lipou / Museum of Decorative Arts, Kamenice nad Lipou Castle, Czech Republic
2004 W/M Sculptures, (together with Lars Widenfalk), Falun, Sweden
2004 Magic Carpets, The National Glass Centre in Sunderland U.K.
2002 Artlantis, Gorlice, subterranean halls of Vyšehrad, (together with Lars Widenfalk), Prague, Czech Republic
2002 Art from the Czech Republic, Gallery ARTRA, (together with Zdeněk Lhotský) Amsterdam, Holland
2001 Neue Generation von Böhmischem Glas, Helason Design, Wiena, Austria
2001 Leichtigkeit & Finsternis, Gallery Ars Temporis, Klagenfurt, Austria
2000 Gallery ARTRA, Amsterdam, Holland
1999 Gallery SKLO, Atlanta, USA
1998 Glass in the Church, Zwiesel, Germany
1998 Investment and Post Bank, (together with Joska Skalník), Prague, Czech Republic
1998 Four, The Church of All Saints, Kamenice nad Lipou, Czech Republic
1997 Cesta / The Path, Gorlice, Vyšehrad, Prague, Czech Republic
1994 Stone and Glass, quarry, Kamenický Šenov, Czech Republic
1994 Alena Matějková – Sklo, Central Europe Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

Společné výstavy (výběr)/Collective exhibitions (selection)

2016 Femme Fatale, Muzeum skla a bižuterie in Jablonec nad Nisou, CZ
2016 20 Years Glasmuseum Alter Hof Herding, Ernsting Stiftung, Coesfeld, Německo
2015 Sklo. Vladimír Kopecký a z jeho školy / Glass. Vladimír Kopecký and from his School, Gallery Minea, Karlovy Vary, CZ
2015 10 Jahre Glas im Glashaus, Galerie Welti, Düsseldorf, Germany
Sklo. Vladimír Kopecký a z jeho školy / Glass. Vladimír Kopecký and from his School, MA’MA Club Gallery, Ostrava, CZ
2014 Dialogue With Emperor Qin, EU and China Sculpture Show, Industrial Art Space - Union of Bulgarian Artists, Sofia, Bulharsko
Skleněná Republika /Glass Republic, Nosticův palác / Nostic palace, Praha, CZ
Tavená skleněná plastika, Železný Brod, CZ
Homo Faber/Mindcraft, Complesso di S. Agostino e MUSA Pietrasanta, Italy
Skleněná Republika / Glass Republic, Muzeum skla a bižuterie, kostel sv. Anny /Museum of Glass and Jewellery, St. Anna church, Jablonec nad Nisou, CZ
Dialogue With Emperor Qin, EU and China Sculpture Show, National Museum of the Romanian, Bucharest, Rumunsko
Glass Republic, Fair Ambiente, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Tavená skleněná plastika / Mold-melted Glass, Železný Brod, CZ
Dialogue With Emperor Qin EU and China Sculpture Show, Museu Nacional de Historia Natural e da Ciencia, Lisboa, Portugal
Coburg Glass Prize, Coburg, Germany
2013 Gallery Nova Prize, Bratislava, Slovakia
25 Jahre Glasgalerie Hittfeld und Neueröffnung Glasgalerie Stölting, Hamburg, Germany
Dialogue With Emperor Qin EU and China Sculpture Show, Art Foundation (Silk Road) Tsinandali Museum, Georgia
Špičky: Glass as Concept, GASK, Galerie Středočeského kraje, Kutná Hora, CZ
Dialogue With Emperor Qin EU and China Sculpture Show, Museum of Art Tallinn, Tallin, Estonia
2012 Dialogue With Emperor Qin, EU and China Sculpture Show, Zhongshan Art Museum, Dalian, Liaoning Province, Čína
Dialogue With Emperor Qin, EU and China Sculpture Show, Fujian Art Museum, Fujian, China
Dialogue With Emperor Qin EU and China Sculpture Show, Fuzhou Art Museum, Fushou, China
Glass Symposium Vysočina, Horácká galerie, Nové Město na Moravě, Czech Republic
Dialogue With Emperor Qin EU and China Sculpture Show, Changchun Sculpture Museum and Park, Changchun, China
Sculpture Exhibition, Het Depot Sculpture Gallery, Holland
Dialogue With Emperor Qin EU and China Sculpture Show, Hubei Museum of Art, Hubei, China
Glass Symposium Vysočina, Muzeum Vysočiny, Havlíčkův Brod, Czech Republic
2012 Dialogue With Emperor Qin EU and China Sculpture Show, Ningbo Art Museum, Zhejiang, China
Dialogue With Emperor Qin EU and China Sculpture Show, Suzhou Art Museum, Jiangsu Province, China
Interesting Times, University of Leicester Annual Sculpture Show, Harold Martin Botanic Garden, Leicester, UK
Dialogue With Emperor Qin EU and China Sculpture Show, Heilongjiang Art Museum, Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China
2011 Dialogue With Emperor Qin EU and China Sculpture Show, Shaanxi Province Art Museum, Xi'an, China
Villa Borghese, Roma, Italy
Glass Festival, Luxembourg
7 Artists in Collonata, Collonata, Italy
Contemporary Sculptures, Embassy of Sweden, Roma, Italy
2010 Lughnasadh 2010, Museum Beroun, CZ
Galerie Pokorná, Praha, CZ
Prague Festival 2010, Gorlice, subterranean halls of Vyšehrad, Prague, CZ
2009 - 2010 Glas Link: Stockholm - Prague. Swedish glass of 20th century, CZ
2009 Crossing Borders, Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark
Anima Mundi, Glazen Huis, Lommel, Belgium
Connections, Contemporary European Glass Sculpture, Manes, Prague, CZ
Biennale Kijkduin, Den Haag, Holland
9th Festival of Art Glass, Minea Gallery, Karlovy Vary, CZ
2008 20 Jahre Glasgalerie Hittfeld, org. Glasgalerie Hittfeld, Germany
Zdeněk Lhotský & studio Pelechov, The Czech Museum of Fine Arts, Prague, CZ
8th Festival of Art Glass, Minea Gallery, Karlovy Vary, CZ
2007 Crystalex 1967-2007, 40 years anniversary of glass factory Crystalex Nový Bor, Glass Museum, Nový Bor, CZ
LCA Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway
Bridge for Peace, Material Matters Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Pilane Sculptur 2007 / Contemporary Sculptures in Ancient Landscape, Tony Cragg, Claes Hake, Kristian Blystad, Hagbart Solløs, Viktor Korneev etc., Pilane, Sweden
Contemporary Czech Glass Art, Ministerstvo zahraničních věcí, Berlin, Germany, org. Glasgalerie Hittfeld, Germany
2006 20 years on, Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark
X Years of Studio of Casting Lhotský Pelechov, Centre for Contemporary Visual Arts University of Brighton, Brighton, U.K.
Coburger Glaspreis 2006, Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg, Coburg, Germany
Glass and Light, 150 Years of the Secondary School of Glassmaking in Kamenický Šenov, Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, CZ
Mikael Kihlman / Alena Matejkova / Lars Widenfalk, Galleri Blå, Gärsnäs, Sweden
2005 Contemporary Czech Glass Art, Art and Crafts Museum, Hamburg, Germany, org. Glasgalerie Hittfeld, Germany
Lhotský Glass - X let tavené plastiky, Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic, Bratislava, Slovakia
Czech Glass from the Reinessance to the Present, Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimaki, Finland
2005 Prof. Vladimír Kopecký und sein Glasatelier, Glasgalerie Hittfeld, Hamburg, Germany
Kleppesommeren 2005, Kleppe, Norway
Global Glass Art, International Glass Trienial, Borgholm Castle, Sweden
Vladimir Kopecký and His Sphere, Chappell Gallery, New York, USA
Skulptur Skien, Skien, Norway
Vetri. Nel Mondo. Oggi, Instituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti, Venice, Italy
EXPO Aichi, Czech Studio Glass – Bound by Light and Space, Aichi, Japan
Skulptur 2003 Aker Bryge, Oslo, Norway
Lhotský Glass - X Years of mold melted glass, Moravien Gallery, Brno, CZ
2004 - 2005 Zeit genössische tschechische Glaskunst“, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, org.: Glasgalerie Hittfeld, Germany
2004 Zeit genössische tschechische Glaskunst in historischen Räumen, Burgkloster, Lübeck, org. Glasgalerie Hittfeld, Germany
In Glut geformt – Moderne Glas aus Tschechien, Kulturelle Forum, Lagenfeld, org. Glasgalerie Hittfeld, Germany
In Glut geformt – Moderne Glas aus Tschechien, Papierfabrik, Neumünster, org. Glasgalerie Hittfeld, Germany
České studiové sklo – V zajetí světla a prostoru / Czech Studio Glass – Bound by Light and Space, Nosticův palác / Nostitz Palace, Prague, CZ
Kleppesommeren 2004, Kleppe, Norway
Formed Into Embers / Modern Glass from Czech Republic, Papermill, Neuműnster, org. Glasgalerie Hittfeld, Germany
Boulevard des Sculptures 2004, Kijkduin, Holland
Formed Into Embers / Modern Glass from Czech Republic, Municipal Museum, Langenfeld, Germany, org. Glasgalerie Hittfeld, Germany
Instead of Snow, Konstens Hus, Luleå, Sweden
2003 Czech Glass from the Renaissance to the Present, Museum of Decorative Applied Arts, Riga, Latvia
Querschnitt, Glassgallerie Hitfeld, Hamburg, Germany
Our Daily Companion - Contemporary Czech Design, Municipal House, Prague, CZ
Přírůstky do sbírek Uměleckoprůmyslového musea v Praze v letech 1992 – 2002 / Addition to the Collection of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague in years 1992 - 2002, Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, CZ
Kopeckého škola / Kopecký’s School, Galerie města Ostrava / Ostrava towns Gallery
Skulptur 2003 Aker Bryge, Oslo, Norway
Kopeckého škola / Kopecký’s School, Hrad Sovinec / Sovinec Castle, Czech Republic
Czechmania, Young Czech Designers, The National Glass Centre Sunderland,U.K.
2002 Design českého skla / Design of Czech Glass, Národní galerie – Veletržní palác / National Gallery, Trade-fair Palace, Prague, CZ
Seeberg 2002, Městské muzeum / Museum of the City, Františkovy Lázně, CZ
Instead of Snow, Konstens Hus, Luleå, Sweden
2001 Kulturbro – Frölunda Kulturhus, Göteborg, Sweden
Kulturbro – Rödasten, Göteborg, Sweden
2000 Living Space, Míčovna, Prague’s Castle, Prague, CZ
5th Auction Saloon of Artists – humanitarian auction for the Barriers Account, Prague, CZ
St’art 2000, Strasbourg, France
2000 De Kunst van Škoda, Holland
Koganezaki Crystal Park, Koganezaki, Japan
Handwerksform, Hanover, Germany
1999 Contemporary Czech Glass Art, Czech Centre Berlin, org. Glasgalerie Hittfeld, Seevetal near Hamburg, Germany
Professor Kopecký and His Sphere, Sogetsu Hall, Tokio, Japan
Wessels, Sklo Gallery, Atlanta, USA
Centre of Czech Culture, Wiena, Austria
1998 Zeitgenossische Tschechische Glaskunst, Czech Centre in Berlin, org.: Glasgalerie Hittfeld, Germany
Beloved Country, Sklo Gallery, Atlanta, USA
10 Years Glasgalerie Hittfeld, Hittfeld, Seevetal near Hamburg, Germany
Lughdnasadh, Gorlice, Vyšehrad, Prague, CZ
Verres & Papiers, Liége, Belgium
1997 Edition ’97, Kassel, Germany
Young Czech Glass, Glasgalerie Hittfeld, Seevetal near Hamburg, Germany
Young Glass ’97, Ebeltoft, Denmark
Czech and German Glass Art, Glasgalerie Hittfeld, Seevetal near Hamburg, Germany
Venezia Aperto Vetro ’96, Murano, Italy
1996 Talente ’96, Munich, Germany
Four Glass Schools, Schalkwijk, Holland
1995 Ars Temporis Gallery, Klagenfurt, Austria
1994 Czech Cultural Centre, London, UK
Synagogue, Synagogue in Libeň, Prague, CZ
Abu Dabhi, United Arab Emirates
1993 Vetro Gallery, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Sovinec, Sovinec Castle, CZ
1992 Vojanovy sady / Vojan Park, Vojan Park, Prague, CZ
1991 Galerie Vyšehrad / Vyšehrad Gallery, Prague, CZ

Ceny/Awards

2014 Coburg Prize for Contemporary Glass, Special Jury Award, Germany
2005 Ocenění za důstojnou reprezentaci České republiky na Světové výstavě EXPO 2005 / Award for dignified representation of the Czech Republic at the World Exhibition EXPO 2005 in Aichi, Japan
2000 Výroční cena Františka Wolfa Českého fondu výtvarných umění / František Wolf Annual Award of the Czech Fund of Fine Arts, Czech Republic
1997 První cena / First Prize at the Young Glass (Michael Bang Award), Glasmuseet, Ebeltoft, Denmark
1996 První cena / First Prize at the exhibition of art colleges “Venezia Aperto Vetro ’96”, MuseoVetrario, Murano, Venice, Italy

Veřejné sbírky/Public Collection

  • Východočeské muzeum / East Bohemian Museum, Pardubice, CZ
  • Glas Museet, Ebeltoft, Denmark
  • Landesmuseum, Kassel, Germany
  • Municipal Museum, Langenfeld, Germany
  • Uměleckoprůmyslové museum / Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, CZ
  • Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, Kamenice nad Lipou Castle, CZ
  • Museum of Modern Art, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Collection of Glass, City Council Toyama, Japan
  • Ernsting Stiftung, Coesfeld, Germany
  • Institute for International Research in Glass, Sunderland, U.K.

Public places

  • Eide, Norway
  • Emaar sculpture Collection, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Falun Sculpture Park, Falun, Sweden
  • Městský park v Písku / Municipal Park in Písek, CZ
  • Orsa, Sweden
  • Vlásenice, park Magická zahrada / park Magic Garden, CZ

Pedagogické zkušenosti/Select Teaching

2016 Creative Hands, workshop in Toyama City Institute of Glass Art (TIGA), Toyama, Japan
2009 Instructor in Pilchuck Glass School, course “Aestetics of Pattern”, USA
2003 3-month teaching as visiting artist in The University of Sunderland, UK

Sympozia/Symposiums

2015 International Sculpture Symposium, Vlásenice, CZ
2014 International Sculpture Symposium, Vlásenice, CZ
2013 LSD - Letní sklářská dílna, Železný Brod, CZ
2012 Glass Symposium Vysočina, Glass factory Svoboda, Karlov by Žďár nad Sázavou, CZ
2012 International Sculptural Symposium, Eide, Norway
2011 7 artists in Colonnata, Colonnata, Cava Querciola, Italy
2007 Emaar International Art Symposium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2006 IX. International Glass Symposium IGS 2006, Nový Bor, CZ
2005 International Granit Symposium, Falun, Sweden
2004 Luleå Winter Biennial, Luleå, Sweden
2003 Mezinárodní sympozium Čajová konvice, Thun / International Symposium of the Teapot, Thun Karlovy Vary, CZ
2002 International Swedish / Czech Sculpture Symposium, Písek, CZ
2002 Stensymposium i Orsa, Orsa, Sweden
2002 Luleå Winter Biennial, Luleå, Sweden
2001 Svenskt – Tjeckiskt Stenskulptur Symposium, Gerlesborg, Sweden
1999 Mezinárodní sympozium rytého skla / International Symposium of Engraved Glass, Kamenický Šenov, CZ
1994 Sympozium ve sklárně bratří Jílků / Symposium at the Jílek brothers Glassworks, Kamenický Šenov, CZ
1994 Glass Goblet Symposium, Varnsdorf, CZ

Vybraní klienti/Selected clients

2009 ICArt Royal Caribbean Cruises, skleněná socha na zámořské lodi / Glass Sculptures on the board of cruising boat Oasis of the Seas
2007 Létající koberec / Magic Carpet, realizace v architektuře pro soukromý dům / Realization in architecture, private house, Barcelona, Spain
2007 Dar – socha pro prezidenta České republiky od města Kamenice nad Lipou / Gift – sculpture of the town Kamenice nad Lipou for president of The Czech Republic
2007 Ocenění pro partnery Zentiva / Award for Zentiva partners, org. HMS Design, Praha
2006 Alfa and Omega, kamenné sochy / stone sculptures, Falun, Sweden
2005 Cena Andreje Nikolaje Stankoviče za českou konematografii / Andrej Nikolaj Stankovič´s Prize for The Czech Cinematography
2003 LCA Royal Caribbean Cruises, Skleněná plastika na palubě záoceáncké lodi / Glass Sculptures on the board of cruising boat Serenade of the Seas
2003 Okno / The Window, kamenná socha / stone sculpture in a park in Písek, Czech Republic
2002 The Boat, kamenná socha / stone sculpture in Orsa, Sweden
2000 Výroční cena pro prodejce společnosti Škofin / Annual prizes for Škofin dealers
2000 Realizace v architektuře / Realization in architecture, Senát české republiky/ Senate of the Czech Republic, Valdštejnský palác / Wallenstein Palace
1996 – 2007 Cena pro sportovce roku / Prize for the Best Athlet of Czech Republic
1994 - 1997 Cena Lidových novin pro hokejistu roku ČR / Prize of the newspaper Lidové Noviny for the hockey coach of the year of Czech Republic