Tomas Predka (born 1986 in Česká Lípa) is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (2006– 2013) in studio of printmaking (Vladimir Kokolia). In 2011 he studied at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (Jiri Černický). In the year 2012 studied at the Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien studio of Expanded Pictorial Space (Daniel Richter).

Tomas Predka has won in 2017 the Critics Prize in Czech Republic. Predka’s works were shortlisted in Contemporary Visions VI / London (2016). His notable solo exhibitions include Melted Routine, Industra Gallery, Brno (2017), Man who didn‘t take himself seriously (with David Postl), NoD Gallery, Prague (2016), High Voltage, The New Stage of the National Theatre, Prague (2016), Peace Race, New Joerg, Vienna (2015), Taste of Water, Berlínskej model, Prague (2015),Commands from the Ether, SPZ Gallery, Prague(2014), A Sleeping Cinema, NAU Gallery, Prague (2014). Tomáš Predka lives and works in Prague.

Tomas Predka is an abstract painter. His paintings deals with contemporary flashes of world and its fundaments. The works are based on process of painting itself and collective memory. There are many signs of derived photography combined with a personal experience. He follows intuitive touch and attention on texture, line and used material. With his cross – processed paintings he is balancing with a notion of contemporary phenomena.

 

born:  1986, Česká Lípa

email adress : t.predka@gmail.com

Studies:

2006  2013 Academy of Fine Arts in Prague / Prof. Vladimír Kokolia

2012   Akademie der bildenden künste Wien/ Expanded Pictorial Space studio/ Prof.  Daniel Richter

2011    Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague / Jiří Černický

2005 – 2006 University of Arts and Design, Pilsen

 

Scholarhips/ Prizes:

2017  Winner of The Critics Prize in Czech Republic 

2016  The Critics Prize finalist

2015  Contemporary Visions VI ( shortlisted), Beers Contemporary, London

2012  AKTION programme Czech Republic - Austria

 

Selected Exhibitions:

2017 Melted Routine, Industra Gallery, Brno

2016 Man who didn't take himself seriously, Tomáš Predka + David Postl (AT), NoD Gallery, Prague

2016 High Voltage, The New Stage of the National Theatre, Prague

2015 Peace Race, New Joerg, Vienna

2015 Taste of Water, Berlínskej model, Prague

2015 Zeitgeist, Galerie KOD + Stefan Reiterer, Prague

2014 A Sleeping Cinema, NAU Gallery, Prague

2014 Commands from the Ether, Galerie SPZ , Prague + Lucie Česálková

2011 „Cut & Paste“, Galerie AVU , Prague + Pavel Příkaský

 

Group exhibitions:

2017 Parallel Vienna (Art Fair) with Robert Šalanda and Lukaš Machalicky, Vienna

2016  Parallel Vienna (Art Fair) with Lukáš Machalický, Robert Šalanda, Vienna

2016  9. ročník Ceny kritiky za mladou malbu, Galerie kritiků, Prague

2015  Inverze (Petr Krátký), Entrance Gallery, Prague

2013  Diplomanti AVU, Národní Galerie, Prague

2013  „ Viď " , Galerie Orlovna, Kroměříž

2012  ,,Obraz za roh‘‘ Galerie Koridor, Ostravská Univerzita, Ostrava

2012  „A4„ APIS Gallery, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2011   "Koncentrát V", Galerie Crux, Brandýs nad Labem

2011   „Do krajiny“, Galerie Jamborův dům, Tišnov

2009 „Toto nejsme my“, Galerie - Aula FAVU, Brno

2009 „Mémy“, Wortnerův dům Alšovy Jihočeské Galerie, České Budějovice

2009 „Konfrontace“, Galerie Nové radnice – Ars kontakt, Brno

2009 „Konfrontace“, Galerie Lapidárium, Prague

2007 „Skandál“, Galerie Sýpka, Valašské Meziříčí