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Jirka Skála

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Jirka Skála's work is mainly focused on the relation of a man to his production equipment. He observes this topic mainly in a tercial industry as art world and other parts of the creative industry. Sometimes his works refer to other a human field as a heavy industry, in case the book One family of Object. His work has been exhibited widely including the following: Tirana Biennale I in Albania; Palais de Tokyo in Paris; Art in General in New York; Wiels in Brussels; Foksal Gallery in Warsaw; and Manifesta 11 in Zurich. He is a co-founder of the Etc. Gallery in Prague, established in 2004, a member of the PAS group, together with the artist Tomáš Vaněk and curator Vít Havranek, and for last seven years he teaches in Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. He is listed in the Younger than Jesus Artist Directory compiled by the New Museum in New York, and in November of 2009 was awarded the Jindřich Chalupecký Award for young artists in the Czech Republic by Vaclav Havel. He is represented by hunt kastner, Prague since 2005.

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