Nepraš Jakub


Born in 1981, lives and works in Prague

Jakub Nepraš combines in his work two media – sculpture and video. He draws upon scientific and philosophical knowledge, as well as personal experience, emotions and (intuition). He tries to study the contemporary developmental tendencies and behaviour of our super-organism in relation to the position of the individual within the whole entity, and to monitor those natural principles that control or influence all of this. Jakub is reflecting the fundamental changes of society and technology and also its dangers and estrangement from human beings and nature. He is trying in his work to re-appropriate a more original and purer way of life and to give natural, organic forms to contemporary society and technology.


Education :

2000 – 2006 AVU / Academy of Fine Arts, Prague, CZ

2003 FAMU / Film Academy in Prague – Department of Animation, Prague, CZ


Awards :

2007 Euromobile Prize for best work at the Arte Fiera Bologna, IT

Essl Award, 2nd prize

International Biennale Florence, 3rd prize

2005 Essl Award 4th prize


Solo Exhibitions – selection from 2011 :

2016 State of flux, Lehmbruck museum, Duisburg, Germany

Natural selection, Waldburger Wouters, Brussels, Belgium

2015 – Processes, Choisi — One at a time, Cultural Association, Lugano, Switzerland

2014 Transforming cities, MaxmiliansForum, Munich, Germany

Museum Night, Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg, Germany

2013 Landscape, Arthobler gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

Transmitter, Church of St. Anthony of Padua, Sokolov, CZ

2012 Landscape, hunt kastner, Prague, CZ

2011 Jakub Nepraš, Waldburger Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

Culturas – Viaje, Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo, Monte Video, Uruguay

Jakub Nepraš, Prague House, Brussels, Belgium

3E, Arthobler gallery, Porto, Portugal


Group Exhibitions – selection since 2010 :


Things to come, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Israel


EXPO 2015, Milano, Italy

Art from Heart, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China

Et cetera, MAXXI, Rome, Italy


Dorothea Von Stetten Award, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany

I-Saloni, cooperation with Lasvit, Milan, Italy


Prague Biennale 6, Expanded Painting, Prague, CZ

À la recherche de la bohème perdue, CAN (The Art Center Neuchatel), Switzerland & NTK Gallery (National Library of Technology), Prague, CZ

2009 – 2013 After Velvet, long-term exhibition, Prague City Gallery – The Golden Ring House, Prague, CZ


SPOTLIGHTS video.kunst, Essl Museum,Klosterneuburg/Wienna, Austria


Una Nueva Aventura, SIART Biennale 11, La Paz, Bolivia

Spaceship Earth, Centre of Contemporary Art Znaki Czasu, Torun, Poland

PAF Festival, New York, USA


And_Writers, First Nanjing Biennale, Jiangsu Provincial Art Museum, Nanjing, China

DIGIFESTA 2010, Gwangju Biennial, Korea, Gwangju City Museum, Korea

Repair – Ready To Pull The Lifeline, Ars Electronica 2010, Linz, Austria

Fruits of Civilization, EXPO 2010, Czech Pavilion, Shanghai, China


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