Biography



Pavel Mrkus



e-mail pmrkus(at)yahoo.com
represented by Büro für Kunst Dresden



Study

1989 – 1995 Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, Prague, prof. Vladimir Kopecký

1991Polytechnic University, Stoke on Trent, England

1998 – 1999Faculty of Theology, Charles University, Prague

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015Radiolaria, Emil Filla Gallery, Ústí nad Labem

2014Velký Render, Die Aktualität des Schönen..., Liberec

2012Next Planet, Pori Art Museum, Pori, Finland

2011Next Planet, House of Art, Brno

2008Space Walk, Galleria Contemporaneo, Mestre/Venice
Water Tales, Gallery Jeleni, Prague
Iris, Büro für Kunst, Dresden, Germany




2007F.A.Q., Kunsthalle Dresden, Germany (+D. Hanzlik)

2006Space Walk, House of Art, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Rep.

2005Seagull, Büro für Kunst, Dresden,Germany
Scanner, Kunstverein Viernheim, Germany
Shift, Gallery Jan Koniarek, Synagoga Trnava, Slovakia (+D. Hanzlik)




2004A Prayer of PW20/LW, Kunstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf, Germany
KotoPlay, Chromosome, Gallery for International Media Art, Berlin
Patterns, Daimaru Dept. Store,Osaka
Stray Currents, Mau Fine Art Gallery, Toyama (+J.Hongo)





2003Fragmented, Gallery BAU, Toyama
A Prayer off, Büro für Kunst, Dresden, Germany
In Between, Gallery Enomoto, Osaka




2000Es fiel ein Reif. Atrium, Moravian Gallery, Brno

1999 Unreacheable. Gallery by the White Unicorn, Klatovy


Selected Group Exhibitions

2014Drak se probouzí, National Gallery, Prague
Rekurze 1.618, Liberec Regional Gallery, LÁZNĚ, Liberec



2013Problem is Here. 4+4 dny v pohybu, Prague
Social Design. Emil Filla Gallery, Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic
Doteky hudby / Touches of Music. North Bohemian Gallery of Fine Arts, Litoměřice
Fußnoten zum Aufbruch, Motorenhalle, Dresden, Germany





2012Geometrův zlý sen. Topičův salon, Prague
CAMP 12, international festival for visual music, Württenbergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany
Play Well. Czech Center, New York
Sinnesrausch. OK Offenes Kulturhaus Linz, Austria
Future. Landscape. Parco del Contemporaneo, Venice, Italy
Generator. Emil Filla Gallery, Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic








2011Parallel History. North Bohemian Gallery of Fine Arts, Litoměřice, Czech Republic
Edge Park, Forte Marghera, Venice
Parallel History, Severočeská galerie výtvarného umění, Litoměřice
Rhytmic Exercises, BWA Sokol, Nowy Sacz, Poland
Scheinbar Sein. Faktisches und Virtuelles, Altana Gallery, Dresden






2010Formate der Transformation 89 - 09. Museum auf Abruf - MUSA, Vienna, Austria
Play, Mánes, Prague


One Day You Will Lose It All, 4+4 dny v pohybu, Uluv, Prague
Fertile Ground, Museum of Glass, Tacoma
A Part of No-Part, Chelsea Art Museum, New York




2009Moving Artist, Motorenhalle, Dresden
Labyrint světla, Ekotechnické muzeum, Prague
Place in Heart, Galerie E.Filly, Ústí nad Labem
Hell of Things, Galerie Kronika, Bytom, Poland




2008Once is Nothing, Brussels Biennial, Brussels
Obraz, komunikace, styl, funkce, koncept, Veletržní palác, National Gallery, Prague
Spiknutí, Galerie E.Filly, Ústí nad Labem
Place In Heart, Galeria Arsenal, Bialystok, Poland
Be A Happy Worker: Work-To-Rule!, Galerija Miroslav Kraljevic, Zagreb
Close Encounters, Fine Arts Center Galleries, University of Rhode Island, Kingston






2007New Video Art from Central Europe, RISD Museum, Providence, US

2006New Mystics, Sala de Arte Contemporaneo, Tenerife, Canarias
Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale, Niigata, Art front Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
Modern Time Work, Machineries and Automation in the Arts of 1900, Palazzo Ducale, Genova
Frisbee, Contemporary Czech Video and Media Art, House of Art, Brno
The Destiny of Paradise is in its Geometry, KISS., Untergroningen, Germany
ArteFiera Bologna, Italy
Arco, Madrid, Spain









2005Helden Heute, Centre PasquArt, Biel Bienne, Switzerland
Roboter, Opelvillen Rüsselsheim, Germany
Der Rote Teppich, Kunstverein KISS e.V., Untergroningen, Germany
Captured in Light and Space, EXPO 2005, Shimin Plaza Gallery, Toyama, Japan
Vladimir Kopecky and his Sphere, Chappell Gallery, New York






2004Sputniza, Kunsthaus Dresden
Loop 04, videoart festival, Barcelona
Frisbee, (Contemporary Czech Video Art), MNAC, Bucurest, Romania
Paralel Projections, House of Art, Opava, Czech Rep.
Individual Systems, Museo Archeologico, Potenza, Italy
Art Brussel, Belgium
The International Exhibition of Glass, Kanazawa
Hot Destination/Marginal Destiny, House of Art, Brno, Czech Rep.
Video Programm of BDV Paris, Georges, Centre Pompidou, Paris










2003La Biennale di Venezia, Individual Systems, Arsenale, Venice
Mission Possible, 1st Prague Biennale, National Gallery, Prague
Another Movement, Kanazawa, Japan
Glass Works 2003, Art Gallery Shimin Plaza, Toyama
Vessels, Koganezaki Crystal Park, Koganezaki






2002IV. Biennial of Young Artists, Gallery of Prague City
Monochromy in Czech Art of the 90ties, Czech Museum of Fine Art, Prague
Walking, Gallery Skuc, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Japan Contemporary Glass Exhibition, Notojima





2001KK. House of Art, Opava

2000Melancholy. Moravian Gallery, Brno
Unclear Evidence. House of Art, Ceske Budejovice
2nd Zlin Show of Young Artists. State Gallery, Zlin
Via 2000, Gallery Via Art, Prague





1999Art for Hospital. Gallery V. Spala, Prague
K nebi. Gallery Sternberk
KK. Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava
L`arte contemporana Ceca. Palazzo Coen, Salo, Italy
Laboratory. Gallery Sypka, Vlkov u Brna






Works in collections

Center for Contemporary Arts Prague
Anita Beckers Gallery, Frankfurt
Toyama City Collection
Glass Museum Notojima
Crystal Park Koganezaki
other private collections


COMMISIONS IN PUBLIC SPACE AND INSTITUTIONS

2014Vně a uvnitř, exhibition design and videos for Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague


2011Indikátor, Permanent data video installation for Czech Statistical Office, Prague
Exposition of Astronomy, 12 videos for the National Technical Museum, Prague



2010Neuron, light object for Faculty of Arts and Design at J. E. Purkyně University, Ústí nad Labem

1998Czech Center, Brussels


Symposiums

2000 International Glass Symposium, Crystalex Novy Bor, Czech Rep.

1997 Near The Beginning, Center For Metamedia, Plasy, Czech Rep.


Scholarships

2004 Künstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf, Germany


Awards

2013 Osobnost roku 2012 / Personality of the Year 2012, Art and Antiques, Prague

2003 Honorable Mention, Vessels, Koganezaki, Japan

2002 Silver prize, Japan Contemporary Glass Art, Glass Museum, Notojima, Japan
Honorable Mention, Contemporary Glass Triennial, Toyama, Japan



Teaching positions

1995 – 2000TA in glass studio at Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague

2000 – 2004visiting associate professor at Toyama City Institute of Glass Art, Toyama, Japan

2005 – 2008TA at Studio of Digital Media at Liberec University of Technology, Czech Rep.

2006faculty in Glass and Digital Media depts. at Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, US

2007 – 2008Artcrossing - Art (in) Motion, developing art-educational program for National Gallery Prague

since 2008Time-based media studio at Faculty of Art and Design, J.E. Purkyně University Ústí nad Labem