"Aleš Čermák has captivated the jury by his thorough elaboration of hybrid forms of local exploration and exposition of the social and political issues of today’s globally interconnected world which is unique in the context of the Czech art scene." (jury statement)

Aleš Čermák (*1984) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague at the Studio of Intermedia Work II / Jiří Příhoda School. He has spent one semester at the Cooper Union School of Art in New York. He is the founder of Ausdruck Books publishing house. His work is primarily based on text and image in the widest sense of the word as an engaged antipole of lived reality. The artist creates publications, exhibition and dramatic situations dealing with globalized sociopolitical conditions and their relation to the driving force of the individual or the community. He has introduced his work in the Czech Republic and abroad; for instance at the International Biennial of Photography and Visual Arts in Liège and at the Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei. He has cooperated on theater projects with Prague’s MeetFactory, Studio ALTA and NoD experimental space. He has already been in the final of JCHA in 2013.

Videoprofile of Aleš Čermák

Video: Jan Vidlička