Published: 24 Sep 2015

Visiting Artist series 2015 - 2016

This semester we welcome a number of visiting artists and graphic designers for our annual series of lectures. The Thursday evening events are held at our art and design studios at Bishop's Court in Prague 1

Thursday 22 October, 6pm at Bishop's Court

Martin Blažíček

For the first talk of the season, we welcome film and video-maker Martin Blažíček. Based in Prague, his work includes short films, videos, live image performances and objects. He has been involved in a number of solo and collaborative projects including Ultra (2000-02) and Mikroloops (2007-11); and he recently participated with the open live coding group Kolektiv. Projects he has curated include ‘NoLab’ (2007-09), ScreenLab series at Školská 28 Gallery Prague (2010-12) and a site-specific sound gallery, The Hole (2013).

Thursday 5 November, 6pm at Bishop's Court

Tomáš Brousil and Radek Sidun

Tomáš Brousil devotes himself primarily to fonts and typography. He graduated from the Prague Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design and founded the Suitcase Type Foundry in 2003 to serve as an outlet for his creative work.

Radek Sidun's speciality is the design and use of diacritics in world languages. As a result, he is a sought-after consultant to international font designers and foundries.  He has received several awards for his projects, including a gold medal at the European Design Awards 2013

Thursday 19 November, 6pm at BOTAS66, Old Town

Jan Kloss and Jakub Korouš

We welcome the designers and initiators of the BOTAS 66 brand. Their stores are places where you can not only try on and buy all models from the current collection, but also look into the archives, learn about the materials and reveal the magic of one of the icons of Czech design.

 

Thursday 3 December, 6pm at Bishop's Court

Štěpánka Šimlová

Štěpánka Šimlová graduated from the Prague Academy of Fine Arts in 1996. She is a member of a dynamic generation of young female artists who began exhibiting in the early 1990s, when they were still students. Šimlová is mainly known for her work in digitally manipulated photo-montages, although she is also an impressive illustrator, whose drawings and paintings have been described as graffiti freestyle, and she has most recently returned back to her earlier work with installations and objects.

Thursday 14 January 2016, 6pm at Bishop's Court

Camille Hunt

For nearly a decade Camille Hunt has been co-running Hunt Kastner, a private Prague gallery that represents leading local artists such as Eva Koťátková and Dominik Lang. In 2013 the gallery moved to Žižkov from the Letná district, which the Canadian-born Hunt has long called home.