born 1976 in Sušice, Czech Republic

Education and Pedagogical Activities:

1998-2004: Academy of Fine Arts, studios of Jiří David and Vacláv Stratil, Prague

2003: Palais de Tokyo, post-graduate program, Paris, FR

Since 2014: Prague Academy of Fine Arts, Conceptual Art Studio together with Tomáš Vaněk and Jiří Kovanda

Awards and Residencies:

2010: ISCP – International Studio and Curatorial Program residency, N.Y., New York, USA

2009: Recipient of the Jindřich Chalupecky Award for Young Artists, Prague

2006: Residency in Bucharest, Rumania, as a part of the project How to Do Things? – In the Middle of (No)where…organized by uqbar-Gesellschaft für Repräsentationsforschung, Berlin, DE
2006: Art in General, artist residency program, N.Y., New York, USA

2004: Quartier 21, artist residency program, Muzeum Quartier, Vienna, AT

Other activities:

Member of PAS – production of contemporary activities, together with Tomáš Vaněk and Vit Havranek, established in Prague in 2000

Co-curator and founder of etc. galerie in Prague

Curator of I’m History, exhibition and publication of the works of Vacláv Stratil, Tranzit, 2005

Artist Book: Jiří Skála: One Family of Objects, JRP Ringier, 2011. A poetic take on serious topics such as new labor conditions, economics in the new Europe and globalization, published as part of the series “Tranzit,” edited by Vit Havranek, focusing on Central and Eastern European artists.

artist web page

Solo exhibitions:


In the Shadow of the Lion, Jirka Skála and Lukáš Havlena, Fotograf Gallery, Prague


Genres of Everydayness, curated by Tereza Velíková Entrance Gallery, Prague


Jiří Skála, Playground: Documents of leisure activities, unpaid jobs, vacation rest and idleness, curated by Markéta Vingerlová and Radim Langer, etc gallery, Prague

We Can, But We Don’t Know How, Pas – produkce aktivit současnosti (Jiří Skála, Vit Havranek & Tomáš Vaněk), Karlin Studios, Prague


Get on with your work, Jirka!, Měsíc ve dne Gallery, České Budějovice

Between Agora and Arena (in collaboration with Tomáš Uhnák), INI Gallery , Prague

I Love Things, Silent Comrades (in collaboration with Barbora Kleinhamplová and Tereza Stejskalová), INI Gallery, Prague


Jabberwocky, curated by Michal Jachula, Galeria Foksal, Warsaw, PL


Jiří Skála and Aleš Čermak, Center for Contemporary Arts – galerie Jeleni, Prague

Monument of Coercion, SubUrban Video Lounge, Rotterdam, NL


Third Family of Objects and Confrontational Readings, hunt kastner, Prague


Guide (with Aleš Čermák and Filip Jakš), Topičův Salon, Prague

My Favorite Flag, a public project, Gallery SPZ, Prague

Augur no.1 and Third Family of Objects, Gallery 207, Prague


Messages in an Emergency, Czech Center New York, N.Y., USA

You are the Object, I am the Pronoun, Václav Spála Gallery, Prague


Two Families of Objects, hunt kastner, Prague


Exchange of Handwriting, Prazak Palace (Atrium), The Moravian Gallery, Brno

Exchange of Handwriting, Art in General, New York, USA


The Pacific Has No Memory, Galerie Eskort, Brno


Local Stigma, FUTURA, Prague

DOS, Labour Union House, public art project on a billboard, Prague-Žižkov


Hygiena, Galerie Display, Prague


The Japan Crossing, a public project (with Mark Ther), Prague
Microfiltration, (with Mark Ther), Galerie Jelení, Foundation and Center for Contemporary Arts, Prague

Group exhibitions:


Allied – Kyiv Biennial 2021
Heihou, curated by Anežka Jabůrková & Miljan Mirovic, Czech Center Vienna, AU



Bienále Ve věci umění / Biennale Matter of Art, curated by, Prague City Gallery at the Municipal Library

Archipalego / Souostroví, curated by Jakub Frank, Matěj Frank, Martin Klimeš, Slezanka, Opava


Kuna carries Nanuk: The Art of Reading Art, 8SMIČKA, Humpolec

BOUDNIK, curated by Ondřej Chrobák and Petr Ingerle, Moravian Gallery, Brno

ZA PRAVDU…(For Truth), curated by Milena Bartlová, Tomáš Pospiszyl, Filip Šenk & Dan Merta, Lapidárium Betlémské kaple, Galerie Jaroslava Fragnera, Prague

A Field of Meaning, curated by Lynn Maliszewski, Callicoon Fine Arts, NY, New York, USA

Quodlibet, curated by Karel Císař, hunt kastner, Prague


ART IS WORK, curated by APART collective, Galeria Krokus, Bratislava, SK
Orient, curated by michal novotný, Kim?, Riga, LV / Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow, PL

Who is the Victor?, curated by Yvona Ferencová, Galerie výtvarného umění in Ostrsv
Happy End, SVIT, Prague

Civilization at the Crossroad: Engineers of Scientific-Technical Revolution, Diplay, Prague


what is not visible in not invisible, the performance series, National Museum of Singapore, SG

Up for Grabs! Laureates of the Jindřich Chalupecký award from the magnus art collection, curated by Ondřej Chrobák and Karina Kottová, Moravian Gallery in Brno
In my hands, every day, in my sight, every day, Kajsa Dahlberg & Jirka Skala, curated by Laura Amann, hunt kastner in Prague
Conditions of Impossibility III/VII: The work of indolence, curated by Vacláv Magid, Galerie Kurzor in Prague


Manifesta 11, historical section curated by Christian Jankowski and Francesa Gavin, Zurich, CH

Neighborhood Boogie-woogie 2016, curated by Jan Vitek, Pracovna, Prague

Plain Text, curated by Jen Kratochvil, galerie Fotograf, Prague


The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people, Studio Gallery, Budapest, HU

Families of Objects, Random Institute, Zurich, CH

Unblinkingly, Futura Gallery, Prague

Silver Lining – 25th anniversary of The Jindrich Chalupecký Award, National Gallery, Veletrzni Palace, Prague

Families of Objects, Abrons Arts Center, New York, USA

Kdo na moje místo (Where is my Place), Plato, Ostrava


Litany of Precariat, Physical Exercises With Digital Images, Berlínskej model, Prague

The Sky is Blue in Some Other Way: A Diagram of a Possible Misreading, curated by Adam Budak, Galería Elba Benítez, Madrid, ES

Goodbye Sadness, Desire, Lassitude, Appetite, Pleasure, La Galerie, Centre d’art contemporain, Ville de Noisy-le-Sec, Paris, FR

About the Chair, curated by Aleksandra Vajd, Karina Kottova and Hynek Alt, 9th International Biennial of Photography and Visaul Arts, Liege, BE


The Earth Turns and All Things Slip Away, curated by Edith Jeřabková &Jiří Kovanda, hunt kastner, Prague

Things and People, Galerie Arsenal, Białystok, PL

The Beginning of The Century, curated by Pavlina Morganová, Galerie výtvarného umění, Ostrava


Ça & là (This & There), curated by Claude Closky, Fondation d´entreprise Ricard, Paris, FR

Family Talk, curated by Marco Antonini, Futura, Prague

Beginning of the Century, curated by Pavlina Morganová, Pilsen, Regional Gallery, Pilsen

Between the First and Second Modernity, 1985-2012, curated by Jiří Ševčík, Edith Jeřábková and Jana Ševčíková, National Gallery in Prague, Veletřžní Palace, Prague

A Plea for Tenderness, curated by David Raymond Conroy, Seventeen Gallery, London, UK

The Eleventh Hour, curated by Michal Novotny, Futura, Prague

Uchronie 2, Saline Royal, Arc-et-Senans, FR


Young Visual Artist Awards, curated by Rita Kalman, Tijana Stepanovic and Lucia Gavulová, Slovak National Galerie, Bratislava, SK

Mistrust of the Intelligencia, curated by Pavel Sterec and Tereza Stejskalová, Open Gallery at the Foundation and Center for Contemporary Arts, Bratislava, SK

12 POINT: Petr Babák, Petr Bosák, Robert Jansa, Jiří Kovanda, Jan Nalevka, Radim Pesko, Jiří Skála, Jan Šerých, curated by Adela Svobodova, 35m2, Prague

Les amis des mes amis sont mes amis, Homage a Ján Mančuška, Galerie Jocelyn Wolff, Paris, FR

VI NEW ZLIN SALON, Zlin Regional Art Gallery, Zlin

Sculpture in the Street II, curated by Karel Císař, organized by DUMB: Brno House of Arts, streets and public spaces in Brno

The Other Tradition, curated by Elena Filipovic, Wiels, Brussels, BE


U bUdU tU bUdU, curated by Viktor Čech, Skolska 28, Prague
Jindřich Chalupecký Award Winners – 20 Years, Dox Center for Contemporary Art, Prague
Image at Work, curated by Helena Holmberg, a project initiated by Xposeptember, Romanian Culture Institute, Stockholm, SE
There has been no Future, There will be no Past, ISCP, New York, N.Y., USA
A Map Bigger than its Surface, Rotor Gallery, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, SE
Space Demonstration, curated by Ladví, Street for Art Festival, BLOX Docasne centrum umeni by TOUAX, Prague
After Velvet, curated by Sandra Baborovská, Prague City Gallery, House of the Golden Ring, Prague
Gaspard of the Night, curated by Vaclav Magid, Futura, Prague, CZ
Oral Fixations, Jiří Skála and Radím Labuda, gumSTUDIO, Carrara, IT


Chalupecký Award finalists exhibition, DOX Center for Contemporary Art, Prague
The Situation, 3rd Moscow Bienale of Contemporary Art, curated by Elizabeth Grady, Solyanka Gallery, Moscow, RU
SKUTR II, Biennale of Young Artists, Kopplova Villa, Trnava, Slovakia

Psychologie budoucností, A.M.180, Prague


2008 Jindřich Chalupecký Award Finalists Exhibition, House of the Lords of Kunštát, House of Arts, Brno
X+X 2008: 10 plus 10 artists from the Pilsen and Oberfalz region, curated by Jurgen Huber and Edith Jerabková, Galerie Klatovy / Klenová, Klatovy
ARS TELEFONICA, site-specific interventions in phone booths, Centre for Visual Introspection, Bucharest, RO
6th Biennale of Young Artists, curated by Karel Císář, Prague City Gallery, House of the Stone Bell, Prague
Die Gehilfe, Galerie Klatovy / Klenová, Klatovy
Monument to Transformation, Fragment # 6: Labour Day, (with Gintaras Makarevicius & Ciprian Muresan), LABOR,Budapest, HU


25 Years Later: Welcome to Art in General, UBS Art Gallery, New York, N.Y. , USA
FORM FOLLOWS… RISK, curated by Jana and Jiri Švečík, Karlín Studios and FUTURA, Pragueů Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, SK
Gross Domestic Product, curated by Kryštof Kintera, Prague City Gallery, Municipal Library, Prague
Festival of Regions 2007, Exits and Dead-ends, region of Kirchdorf-Krems, AT
Autovision, (with Ondrej Brody, Viktor Freso & Evzen Simera), Prague City Gallery, Old Town Hall, Prague


tranzit: Auditorium, Stage, Backstage – An Exposure in 32 Acts, curated by Vít Havránek, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, DE
ACNE, Contemporary Czech Painting from the Richard Adam Collection, Rudolfinum Gallery, Prague
I Invited Some Friends to Come and Watch, curated by David Kulhánek, Galerija M. Kraljevic + Galerija Nova, Zagreb, HR
I, an exhibition in 3 acts, curated by Vit Havranek-Tranzit CZ, Futura, Prague; Galerie Grafisches Kabinett, Vienna, AT
Slepí muži přeměřují slona / Blind Men Measuring an Elephant, curated by Rafani, Gallery C2C, Prague
How to Do Things? – In the Middle of (No)where…, International Center for Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania, and Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin, DE
Office Art, curated by Zuzana Štefková, Gallery C2C, Prague


1811197604122005, organized by Galerie Display, Plan B, Cluj, RO
Narrow Focus, Tranzit Workshops, Bratislava, SK
Definition of Everyday, Prague Biennale 2, curated by Vít Havránek and Karel Císář, Karlín Hall, Prague
5th Biennial of Young Artists, curated by Karel Císář, Prague City Gallery, House of the Stone Bell, Prague, CZ
The Need to Document, curated by Vít Havránek, Kunsthalle Baselland, Basel, CH
Markéta Vaňková, (with Ondřej Brody, Viktor Frešo, Evžen Šimera, Marek Ther), Galerie NoD, Prague, CZ


2004 Jindřich Chalupecký Award Finalists, Brno House of Arts, Brno
Take it Personally, A.M.180, Prague

The 3rd Seoul International Media Art Bienale, Seoul, Korea


Incomprehension, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR
GNS, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR
Art Klazma, Moscow, RU
Imagética, Curitiba, BR


Lift, public art project, Ripská street, Prague
00. Exhibition Which Grows from the Middle, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR


1st Tirana Biennale, Tirana, AL
Glued Intimacy, curated by Vít Havránek, Galerie Jelení, Foundation and Center for Contemporary Arts, Prague
Casino, Galerie NoD, Prague


Source of New Style, Prague Castle Riding Hall, Prague
Enclave, Kamenická Street, Prague
Spring Wankers, Myslíkova Street, Prague
Autumn Sleeper, Myslíkova Street, Prague