Jiri David, born in 1956 in Rumburk, lives and works in Prague, Czech Republic. His art includes installation, object, photography, painting. He graduated from the Prague Academy of Fine Arts under professor Arnosta Paderlika and Jiri Ptaceka. 1995-2002 he was head of the Department of Visual Communication at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. Since 2004 he is the head of the Intermedia Department at the Academy of Applied Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague.
He took part in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Europe and in the world among others in: Riverside Studio, London (1988); Kunstverein, Cologne (1989); Biennale in Venice (1990, 1993, 1995, 2015); Art Institute, Chicago (1992); Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville, Paris (1992); Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw (1996); MUMOK, Vienna (1999); Musée de l’Elysee, Lausanne (2000); Ludwig Museum, Budapest (2003, 2018); National Portrait Gallery, London (2006); National Center for Contemporary Arts, Moscow ( 2006, 2015); Galerie Hlavního Města Prahy, Prague (2009); Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn (2009); Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest (2011); Zahorian & Van Espen, Bratislava (2012, 2015) and Prague (2020); China Czech Contemporary Art Museum, Beijing (2018); Thomas Erben Gallery, New York (2020).
His works are part of many private an institutional collections of art among others: National Gallery, Prague; B. Rejta Gallery, Louny, Czech Republic; Moravska Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic; Museum of Art in Olomouc, Czech Republic; Museum of the XXth century, Palais Liechtenstein, Vienna; The Art Institute of Chicago; Ludwig Museum, Budapest; Jack Tilton Gallery, New York; Tufts University, Boston.
Exhibitions in the gallery: Timelessness Time = Nothing Actually Happens...
Christian Boltanski, from the series Hidden Image, 1991-1995, gelatin silver print, 40 x 30 cm
Dennis Hopper, z serii Hidden Image, 1991-1995, odbitka zelatynowo-srebrowa, 40 x 30 cm
Kiki Smith, from the series Hidden Image, 1991-1995, gelatin silver print, 40 x 30 cm
Yehudi Menuhin, from the series Hidden Image, 1991-1995, gelatin silver print, 40 x 30 cm
Allen Ginsberg, from the series Hidden Image, 1991-1995, gelatin silver print, 40 x 30 cm
Francis Ford Coppola, from the series Hidden Image, 1991-1995, gelatin silver print, 40 x 30 cm
Goethe Non-Monument, 2015, Prague
MAD, 2015, Haus der Kunst, Munich
APOTHEOSIS, 2015, 56th International Art Exhibition La Biennale di Venezia
Mama, 1995, glass, metal, 32 x 25 x 4 cm
Cot, 1989, glass, metal, textile, 90 x 40 x 30 cm
Probes, from the cycle: Brutal abstractions, 1993, mixed media on canvas, 200 x 150 cm
Zdena, 2013, installation, 22 photographs, 30 x 30 cm each
Foot in Gold, 2014, mixed media, 30 x 20 x 20 cm
Darling 100-3, 2001, poppy heads on wooden panel, 103 x 68 cm
Photographs from Xi-an (China), 2013, photographs
Crutch, 2009, metal, leather, 120 x 30 x 3 cm
Pain of Water, 2006, ceramics, 35 cm
Green beech, from the cycle: Folk Songs, 2013/14, mixed media on canvas 116 x 83 cm
Coś mnie ma miła, from the cycle: Folk Songs, 2013/14, mixed media on canvas, 116 x 83 cm
Aneczko duszyczko, gdzie byłaś, from the cycle: Folk Songs, 2013/14, mixed media on canvas, 116 x 83 cm