"Alma Lily Rayner made the serious theme of rape and rape culture the center of her works. The phenomenon, based on her personal traumatic experience, is rendered with chilling painfulness, yet seen and articulated as a much more complex societal issue." (jury statement) 

Alma Lily Rayner (*1984, Tel Aviv) is an Israeli-born artist and activist based in Prague. She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and has also studied at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design and FAMU in Prague. She went to a residency at Q21 Artists in Residence in Vienna and in the studio program of the cultural space Nová Cvernovka in Bratislava. In her work, Rayner addresses sociopolitical themes linked to gender, trauma and invisible forms of violence. While her projects are very personal, they are linked to long-term research and challenge dominant power systems. The artist works with various digital media, audiovisual “residual materials” as well as text and spoken word. She has introduced her work, which often transcends into public space, in Prague, Berlin, Paris, Jerusalem, and Venice. She is the founder of the Barvolam association. 

Jindřich Chalupecký Award 2020 Exhibition

Videoprofile of Alma Lily Rayner