Jindřich Chalupecký Award 1991

In 1991, a jury of Czech artists and theorists, with Mahulena Nešlehová as Head of Jury, nominated four finalists for the 2nd edition of the leading Czech award for visual artists under 35. Their works were presented at the collective exhibition of the finalists of Jindřich Chalupecký Award 1991 at Václav Špála Gallery.


The finalists of the 2nd edition of Jindřich Chalupecký Award in 1991 included Michal Gabriel, Petr Kvíčala, Markéta Othová and František Skála Jr.

Award Holder

Jindřich Chalupecký Award 1991 went to František Skála Jr. “The work of František Skála is highly personal and out of the box. It combines many often conflicting influences: tragedy and humor, humor and sentimentality, dead seriousness and unbridled joy. Skála’s manner is happy: as if he didn’t go through crises, insecurity, hesitation,” writes Jiří Hůla in his article The End of the World Is Near for Respekt in 1992. The award holder received CZK 100.000 for an exhibition, publication or a creative project of his choice and a six-week residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts, California. Honorable Mentions went to Michal Gabriel and Petr Kvíčala.


The head of the jury was visual arts critic and theorist Mahulena Nešlehová. The jury further included painter, graphic designer and illustrator Václav Boštík, sculptor Jiří Beránek, curator of the Czech Painting collection of the National Gallery Ivan Neumann, sculptor and graphic designer Karel Pauzer, visual artist Michael Rittstein, painter Zdeněk Sýkora, painter, graphic designer and sculptor Adriena Šimotová, and poet Jiří Valoch. The jury was the same as in the past edition.


The exhibition of works by Jindřich Chalupecký Award 1991 holder František Skála and Honorable Mention holders Michal Gabriel and Petr Kvíčala was held at Václav Špála Gallery.

Award Ceremony

The award ceremony of the 2nd edition of Jindřich Chalupecký Award was held at the Prague Castle in 1991.