/// Alena Kotzmannova

From the series Lost Highway, I / IV, 2005. Black-and-white photograph, 100 x 70 cm

/// CV:

Alena Kotzmannova *1974, Prague

Studies:

1988-92 Vaclav Hollar School of Fine Arts, Prague
1992-98 Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, Prague
- Studio of Conceptual and Intermedial Arts
- Photography Studio

Workshops, Projects, Stipends:

2004 International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York
2000 Heart-Project, Helsinki, Finland
1998 Germinations X, Delphi, Greece
1997 Norwich School of Arts and Design, Great Britain

Exhibitions /selection/:

2006 Underway, The Czech Center, New York City /solo exhibition/
2005 Cultural Domestication – Instinctual Desire, The University of Toledo, Ohio
- Finalists of the 2005 Jindrich Chalupecky Award, City Gallery, Prague
- Impression, Gallery Rudolfinum, Prague
- InterCity Berlin-Prague, Gallery Manes, Prague
- Czech Photography of 20th Century, City Library, Prague
-Diamond Valley, Gallery G 99, Brno /solo exhibition/
- Insiders, Gallery Futura, Prague
- Photography ??, House of Lords of Kunstat, Brno
2004 Cyclone, Gallery Jeleni, Center of Coctemporary Art, Prague /solo exhibition/
- Certain Traces - Dialogue Prague-Los Angeles, Sipkarna, Prague
- Certain Traces, Gallery S.C.A.P.E, Los Angeles
- Armory Show, New York, collaboration with FUTURA Gallery
- Interkosmos 2004, Gallery Raster, Warsaw, Poland
2003 IN OUT, International Festival of the Digital Image, Prague-Bratislava-Budapest
- Survey’03, Gallery FUTURA, Prague
- Temporary Spaces, Gallery Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Elektrobot, Gallery HOME, Prague
2002 Fourth Biennial of Young Artists, The House of the Stone Bell, Prague
- Politik-Um / New Engagement, Old Royal Palace, Prague Castle
2001 The Film's End I, Gallery 761, Gallery Fiducia, Ostrava /solo exhibition/
- FOTOK, MEO, Budapest, Hungary
- Kyjev/Kiev, Gallery MXM, Prague / together with Jiri David /
- Vintage and Contemporary Czech Photography, SK Josefsberg Gallery, Portland
- Vintage and Contemporary Czech Photography, Benham Gallery, Seattle
- No Flash, Center for Contemporary Arts, Kiev, Ukraine
- Trip to the Hook, Gallery Mala Spalovka, Prague /solo exhibition/
2000 Heart-Project, House No.9, Prague-Helsinki 2000, / together with Marja Kanervo / Mankkaa, Finland/ Palackeho Sq. - subway station, Prague and Center for Contemporary Arts, Jeleni 9, Prague
- The Art of Survival, Gallery NBK, Berlin, Germany
- Castle Plassenburg, Kulmbach, Germany
1999 Germinations X, Gallery Kultur-Elzenfeld, Antwerpen, Belgium
- 99 CZ, Wenceslas Sq.15, Prague
- Perplex, Vaclav Spala Gallery, Prague
- Temporary Person II., Palais Jalta, Frankfurt am Main, Germany /solo exhibition/
1998 Germinations X, European Projects for Young Artists, Gallery Factory, Athens, Greece
- Temporary Person I., Krizanke, Ljublanja, Slovenia /solo exhibition/
- On the First Floor, Gallery U bileho jednorozce, Klatovy, CR /solo exhibition/

Catalogues /selection/:

-Cultural Domestication – Instinctual Desire, The University of Toledo, Ohio; Debra A. Davis
2005 Finalists of The Jindrich Chalupecky Award,
- Intercity-Prague-Berlin, Gallery Manes,
- Impression, Gallery Rudolfinum,
2004 Insiders, Pavlina Morganova,
- Certain Traces, Dialogue Prague-Los Angeles, Barbara Benish,
- Photography ??, Jan Freiberg, Pavel Vancat,
- Interkosmos,
- Michal Kaczynski, Gallery Raster, Warsaw, Poland,
2003 Temporary Spaces, Charlotte Brandt, Gallery Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark, DVD,
- IN OUT, International Festival of the Digital Image, DVD,
2002 Fourth Biennial of Young Artists, Michal Kolecek,
2001 PAS: Showcases,
- Kyjev/Kiev, Martin Dostal, MXM,
- No Flash!, Martin Dostal,
2000 Heart-Project, Helsinki Environmental Art Projects,
- The Second Zlin Youth Salon, /Tomas Pospiszyl/
- On a Free Theme but to the Point…,Vera Jirousova,
- The Art of Survival/ÜberlebensKunst, Jana and Jiri Sevcik,
-1999 Kocici, author's catalogue,
- Ordinary Fairy-Tales, Michal Kolecek,
1998 Germinations X, European Projects for Young Artists, Lucien Kayser,
- Temporary Person, author's catalogue, PHP,
- Body and Photography, PHP, Martina Pachmanova,
- Artwork in Public Spaces, NCSU,

Articles /english selection/:

DigiFoto 08/2005, What was won’t be anymore? by Josef Chuchma

Umelec/Artist 01/2005, Black-and-white Clones /by Simona Pavlicova /Cyclone

Fotograf/Photographer 04/2004, Photography?? Photography!! /by Martina Pachmanova

Fotograf/Photographer 03/2004, The Snares of the Negative /by Pavel Vancat

The Prague Post/January 24-30/2001, Sleepwalking /by Sarah Brock /Trip to the Hook

Art in America/April 2000, Report from Prague /by Susan Snodgrass

Helsingin Sanomat/Sept.09/2000, Kanervo ja Kotzmannova../by Marja-Terttu Kivirinta

The Prague Post/ March 22-28/2000, Double Vision /by Sarah Brock

The Irish Times/ November 03/1998, Gloomy Young Europeans /by Aidan Dunne

Delo/ September 26/1998, Temporary Person /by Jefka Susej Adamic

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