Born 1966, Počátky, Czechoslovakia

Education

1990 –1997
Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, studios of Jiří Sopko and Vladimír Kokolia

Teaching activities

2014-
Head of the Intermedia Academy of Fine Arts, Prague – conceptual experimentation studio

2015-
Rector of the Prague Academy of Fine Arts

Stipends

ISCP Studio Residency, New York, NY, USA, 2006
Camden Arts Centre, Delfina Studio, London, UK, 2004
Museums Quartier 21, artist in residence, Tranzit, Vienna, AT, 2003
Her und Hin, Künstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin, Schloss Solitude Stuttgart, Berlin, DE, 2003
Residency stipend – Headlands Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA, USA, 2002
Jindřich Chalupecký Award for Young Artists, 2001

Solo exhibitions

2021

Who Sleeps as He Eats. Retrospective and Particip. No. 222, hunt kastner, Prague

2020

Particip č. 220 – Schémata vybraných vět z participu č. 39 & Particip č. 219 – Kniha sms kreseb vytvořených pod participem č. 191, Měsíc ve dne, České Budějovice

2019

Tomáš Vaněk – Věčnost | Eternity, Galerii Luxfer, Česká Skalice

2017

Particip. č. 199, Galerie Proluka, Prague
Legenda Tomáš Vaněk, Galerie Havelka, Prague

2016

Tomáš Vaněk PARTICIP č. 197, Kabinet T. Gallery, Zlín
We Can, But We Don´t Know How, PAS – produkce aktivit současnosti (Vit Havránek, Jiří Skála, Tomáš Vaněk), Karlin Studios, Prague
Particip 193, Galerie Měsíc ve dne, České Budějovice
Kaše Kašeová, Hidden Gallery, Tachovské nám., Prague

2015

Particip 187, Galerie Kaple, Valašské Meziříčí

2014

Particip 178, curated by Marek Pokorný, Plato Platforma, Trojhalí Karolina, Ostrava

2011

Particip 123, Present-action, hunt kastner, Prague
OFF Biennale Budapest, Gallery Urányi, Budapest, HU

2010

Particip No. 39, Minikino Gallery, Ostrava
The Lost Highway, with Alena Kotzmannová, Villa Reykjavik, Reykjavik, IS
Particip 102, commissioned work for the façade of an apartment building, m.odla gallery, Antoninska 6, Prague 7

2009

Before Particips | Particip No. 93, Kabinet T Gallery, Zlín
Particip No. 92, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Dům umění České Budějovice
Shared Surfaces, Particip No. 90, Gallery 207 Gallery, Academy of Applied Arts, Prague

2008

Listening Comprehension, with Marlene Haring, Czech Cultural Center, Vienna, AT
Shared Surfaces, Gallery 207, Academy of Applied Arts, Prague

2007

Particip No. 71, what happened, is happening now… , Galerie Na bydýlku, Brno
Particip No. 70, Moravian Gallery, Brno Particips, Bastart galerie, Bratislava, SK
Synonyms, Index Foundation, Stockholm, SE

2006

Particip No. 56, Galerie 36, Olomouc
Live Score, live sampling performance, with Tomáš Dvořák aka FLOEX, Alfréd ve dvoře Theatre, Prague and Theatre 29 in Pardubice
When Watching TV, I Do Not Think, hunt kastner, Prague

2005

Particip No. 46, Think Round, Act Square, ETC Gallery, Prague
Particip No. 45, Take Airways and Breath Freely, Galerie AM180, Prague

2004

Particip No. 39, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK
Particip No. 15/4, Swiss Cottage Central Library, London, UK
Particip No. 15/3, Kunstbibliothek, Matthäikirchplatz 8, 10785, Berlin, DE

2003

Particip No. 31, Dean’s boardroom at FAMU (commissioned work by the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts) in Prague

2002

A Škoda is Not a Lada, Particip No. 18, Gallery Display, Prague Art Museum of Mills College in Oakland, CA (commissioned work), USA

2001

Particip No. 15, Library of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague

2000

Idea – Stencil – Shift – Spray, Na bydýlku Gallery, Brno

1999

Monokiny, Druhá Modrá Gallery, Brno

1998

Barvy Laky (Paints and Varnishes), U bílého jednorožce Gallery in Klatovy
Lov | The Hunt, Černý pavouk Gallery, Ostrava

Group exhibitions

2022

4+4 Days in Motion: To Be Someone Else, Somewhere Else, Sometime Else, curated by Gabriela Kotiková & Denisa Václavová, former sports center Erpet, Smíchov, Prague

2021

Rozhraní (Interface), curated by Jiří Machalický, Galerie GKK, White Unicorn Gallery, Klatovy

2019

Penetration (Fluid Painting), curated by Jiří Černický, Pragovka Artdistrict, Prague
Quodlibet, curated by Karel Císař, hunt kastner, Prague
Sen o výstavě / A Dream of an Exhibition, curated by Zuzana Blochová, Jiří Ptáček, Jiří Machalický & Pavel Kubesa, Galerie NoD, Prague

2018

OBJEKTívne / OBJECTive, curated by Vladimír Beskid, Kunsthalle Bratislava, SK
Legends of Gr2, Galerie Havelka, Prague

2017

Conditions of Impossibility III/VII: The Work of Indolence, curated by Vacláv Magid, Galerie Kurzor, Prague

2016

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
Intervention Nr. 3 (Eva Koťátková, Dominik Lang, Tomáš Vaněk), GAVU – Cheb Museum of Fine Arts, Cheb
Vanity Fair, curated by Otto Urban, Prague Academy of Fine Arts graduates exhibition, Veletržní palác, Prague National Gallery

2015

Silver Lining, 25 Years of the Jindřich Chlaupecký Award, Veletržní palác, Prague National Gallery

2014

Who is the Director?, 4 + 4 Days in Motion, Palác U Stýblů, Prague
VII. New Zlín Salon, Regional Gallery of Art, Zlín

2011

The Height of Fashion, curated by Radek Wohlmut, Egon Schiele Art Center, Český Krumlov
Turned Down, Wannieck Gallery, Brno
Casual – Formal – Playful / Tomáš Vaněk – Jan Šerých – Eva Koťátková, Czech Center New York, USA
Czech Painting from the 1990s, curated by Richard Adams, DUMB: Brno House of Arts, Brno

2010

Jindřich Chalupecky Award – 20 Years,  curated by Lenka Lindauerova, Dox Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague
Residents IV, curated by Dušan Zahorbensky, MeetFactory, Prague
Manisfesta 8, curated by Tranzit.org, Particip 116, Demonstration of Think Round, Act Square, Murcea & Cartagena, SP
Erased Walls, Mediations Biennale, Poznan, PL & Galerie Space, Bratislava, SK
From the Liberty Square to the Independance Square, Lodz Biennale, Lodz, PL
It is written, a project by Adam Vackar, Pompidou Metz, FR
1, 2, 3 / Particip No. 105, site specific sound installation, GASK – Gallery of Central Bohemia, Kutná Hora
Apartment Adventure Tour, PLACC Festival – Art That Takes You By Surprise, Pécs, Hungary, HU
Collectors, The Czecho-slovak Pavilion, curated by Lucia Drdová & Martin Mazanec, Brot Kunsthalle, Vienna, AT
Space Demonstration, curated by Ladví, Street for Art Festival, Blox Doucasne centrum umen i TOUX, Prague

2009

After Velvet, curated by Sandra Baborovská, Prague City Gallery, House of the Golden Ring, Prague
Visual Illusion Traps, Recent Forms of Trompe l’Oeil, Nitranská Galéria, Nitra, SK
Historical Work, curated by Edita Jeřabkova, Václav Špála Gallery, Prague
Sleepwalking, with Marlene Haring, curated by Amer Abbas, Temporary Gallery, Cologne, DE
Erased Walls, Contemporary Art in Central and Eastern Europe, curated by Juraj Cierny, Freis Museum, Berlin, DE
City Dreamers, Galerie Emil Filla, Usti nad Labem
Entry, with Stano Masar, Galerie SPACE, Bratislava, SK
Something of Myself, hunt kastner, Prague
From Plaster to Gum – artistic techniques and strategies, curated by Barbora Gerzová, Nítrianská Galéria, Nitra, SK
White Paper and Black Bride, curated by Edita Jeřabková & Jiří Kovanda, Prague Biennale IV, Karlín Hall, Prague
New Millenium, Minor Sensations – The Jindřich Chalupecký Award, curated by Jiří Ptáček, Museum of Art, Seoul National University, South Korea, KR
Sculpture in the Street, Brno Art Open 09, organized by DUMB: Brno House of Arts and the City of Brno
Particip No. 97, Institute of Light Design, Designblok 09, Superstudio A, Holešovice, Prague
Particip No. 96, Offcity Festival, Pardubice
Particip No. 78, Centre for Contemporary Art – DOX Prague
Particip No. 81, Experimental venue Roxy/NoD Prague

2008

Spoken Words, curated by Mathieu Copeland, Tranzitdisplay, Prague
Manual CC, uqbar projects space, Berlin, DE
Reflecting Words, curated by Zdeněk Freisleben, Summer Star Palace at the White Mountain, Prague

2007

STILL: Another Exhibition of Painting, FUTURA, Prague
The Collectors: LIVE RE-EDIT, from the Marek art collection, Brno
House of Arts, Brno
My Thing, Which Might Not Be Mine, Bastart Contemporary, Bratislava, SK
Invisible Things, curated by Vjera Borozan, Trafo House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest, HU
Particip No. 58: Monument to Transformation, Societe Anonyme, Le Plateau-Frac Ile-de-France, Paris, FR
Economy of Purpose, curated by Galerie Display at Galerie Eskort, Brno

2006

Hotel Chalupecký *****, Motoren Halle, Dresden DE
tranzit: Auditorium, Stage, Backstage – An Exposure in 32 Acts, curated by Vít Havránek, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, DE
GRAND 1ST: CULT MEDIA, Galeria BASTART, Bratislava, SK
I Invited Some Friends to Come and Watch, curated by David Kulhánek, Galerija M. Kraljevic + Galerija Nova, Zagreb, HR
Spoken Words, Gallery Blow De La Barra, London, UK
COMIC festival, OTAs club, Bucharest, RO
Indikace, a selection of Czech conceptual artists, 4 Days in Motion Festival, Prague

Ideal Identity, with Vacláv Stratil and Jasper Alvaers, Czech Cultural Center, New York, USA
Office Art, curated by Zuzana Štefková, Gallery C2C, Prague

2005

1811197604122005, Plan B, Cluj, RO
Prague Biennale 2, Definition of Everyday, curated by Vít Havránek, Karlin Hall, Prague
More than Meets the Eye, University Gallery, University of Essex in Colchester, UK
ABS Story, guest of Jiří Černický, Gallery Jiří Švestka, Prague
Every Bone Broken, together with Alice Nikitinová, Gallery Doubner, Prague
Biennale of Young Artists, curated by Karel Císář, Prague, City Gallery at the House of the Stone Bell, Prague
Insiders, curated by Pavlina Morganová, Brno House of Art, House of the Lords of Kunštát, Brno and Futura, Prague

2004

Neutral, organized by Display Gallery in Prague, Motorenhalle, Dresden, DE
Challenge, Jána Koniarka Gallery, Synagogue, Trnava, SK
Metro, Priestor Gallery, Bratislava, SK
Space Camp, Na Příkopě 7, Prague
Like Beads on an Abacus to Calculate Infinity, Rockwell, London, UK
Things You Don’t Know, Gallery K und S, Berlin, DE

2003

Instant Fusion, collaborative project with gallery Priestor (Bratislava), SK
Museums Quartier 21, Vienna, AU
ARTKLIAZMA, Moscow, RU
Bunky, Public space in Prague Československo, curated by Jiří & Jana Ševčik, Slovak National Museum, Bratislava, SK
Artcubicle, Gallery HOME in Prague; Galerie und Projekte Mathias Kampl in Berlin, DE
Particip No. 36, web gallery Holec

2002

From Prague, Strasbourg, FR
Slimvolume, Poster publication, Slimvolume in London, UK
Art dans la ville, Musee de L’art Modern, Saint Etienne, FR
D’un printemps l’autre, Ecole d’Art Gérard Jacot, Belfort, FR
FAIR, project of PAS, Royal College in London, UK

2001

Finalists of the Jindřich Chalupecký Award, Veletržní Palace, National Gallery in Prague
20%, Discount, House of Arts in České Budějovice
Probably is Here, Sýpka Gallery, Vlkov-Osová Bitýska
Glued Intimacy, Gallery Jelení at the Foundation and Center for Contemporary Arts-Prague
Art Moskva, Dom Chudožnikov, (with the BJ), organized by Umělec art journal, Moscow, RU

2000

Konfrontace, Czech Cultural Center in London, UK
BJ, 267 Gallery, Ostrava
Nests of Games, project of the artist Petr Nikl, Gallery Rudolfinum, Prague
“Recycled” exhibition Idea – Stencil – Displacement – Spray for Jiří David´s exhibition, Krajiny, Na bydýlku Gallery in Brno
Bezhlavý jezdec, Jelení Gallery of the Foundation and Center for Contemporary Arts-Prague and galerie NoD, Prague
Salon of Young Artists, with BJ, Zlín
Targets, BJ concept, Center for Contemporary Arts Public Art Project, Prague
Cottagers, alternative space, Římská Street, Prague

1999

Distant Similarity – Something more than Cosmetics, Veletržní Palace, National Gallery in Prague
Maxisklad, Mánes gallery, Prague Perplex, Vaclav Spala Gallery, Prague
Malamut, Ostrava
Open House, (with the group BJ), organized by the Foundation and Center for Contemporary Arts-Prague, Čimelice castle, Čimelice
Colony, (with Jan Merta), Jelení Gallery at the Foundation and Center for Contemporary Arts, Prague
C:R:A:N:E:, (with Ján Mančuška), international symposium, Quincerot, FR
No Sex until Marriage, Holečkova Street, Prague
Metro, Černý pavouk Gallery, Ostrava
Pipe Dreams, NoD Gallery, Prague
New Zlín Salon

1998

Bistro, with Ján Mančuška, as a part of V. Kokolia´s exhibition, Mánes Gallery, Prague
Elektroaspik, with Pavel Šmíd, Pecka Gallery, Prague
Megavision, with P. Šmíd and M. Nedvěd, alternative space in Jungmanova St., Prague
Down in the Bunker, Bunkr, Prague

1997

Artwork in Public Space, organized by the Foundation and Center of Contemporary Arts, with the group BJ, Prague National Gallery at the Veletržní Palace, Prague
Graduates of the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, Strahov Monastery, Prague
Fruit from Prague, Czech Cultural Center in Berlin, DE

1996

BJ, Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Prague

1995

Recommended Paintings, Béhemót Gallery, Prague, CZ
Students of the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, Mánes Gallery, Prague, CZ
Haus am See, Gallery in Hannover, DE