Jiří Příhoda (CZ)

Jiří Příhoda is a Czech visual artist who works at the intersection of sculpture, object and architecture. He graduated from the Secondary Industrial School of Graphic Arts in Prague and the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, where he attended the studios of Stanislav Kolíbal and Aleš Veselý. In 1997, he received the Jindřich Chalupecký Prize. In 1998, together with musician and sound artist Brian Eno, he exhibited the installation Music for Prague in Prague’s New Hall. He later returned to it – again with Brian Eno – in the NAVE project, which was exhibited this summer at the Rudolfinum Gallery. Between 2005 and 2015, he headed the studio of intermedia at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. He specializes in site-specific installations which respond to a given architectural space. In his installation of 3274.8 cubic metres, he juxtaposed the exterior and interior of the Libeň Synagogue. Since 1994, he has also been involved in video projection. He manipulates and projects borrowed film materials, such as footage of natural disasters and scenes from famous films, in various ways in specific spatial situations. His biggest gallery project to date, however, was the solo exhibition Void at Prague’s Rudolfinum Gallery in 2022. Jiří Příhoda lives and works in the United States and Prague.