Jindřich Chalupecký Award 1995

In 1995, a jury of Czech visual artists and theorists nominated a single artist for the 6th edition of the leading Czech award for visual artists under 35. His work was exhibited at Václav Špála Gallery in 1996.


In 1995, Petr Nikl was the finalist of the 6th edition of Jindřich Chalupecký Award.

Award Holder

Jindřich Chalupecký Award 1995 went to Petr Nikl. “It is binding for me to receive this award, it motivates me to continue my work. It is a confirmation that my attempts have a certain code through which I communicate with others, and that is important to me. At the same time, however, it might tempt me to rest on my laurels, so I’m really hoping it will rather get me going,” Petr Nikl said to Lenka Lindaurová in an interview for Lidové noviny in 1995. The award holder received CZK 100.000 CZK for an exhibition, publication or a creative project of his choice and an international residency.


The Head of the Jury of the 6th edition of Jindřich Chalupecký Award was art historian and curator Milena Slavická. The jury further included painter Tomáš Císařovský, Czech art historian and theorist of Greek origin Kaliopi Chamonikola, painter and textile artist Olga Karlíková, photographer and art historian Jan Kříž, painter Jan Merta, art historian and poet Karel Miler, art historian Marcela Pánková, curator Alena Potůčková, sculptor Jaroslav Róna, conceptual artist Václav Stratil and painter Květa Válová. The jury was the same as in the past edition.


The Jindřich Chalupecký Award 1995 exhibition featuring the work of Petr Nikl was held at Václav Špála Gallery in Prague in 1996.

Award Ceremony

The award ceremony of the 6th edition of Jindřich Chalupecký Award was held at the Prague Castle in 1995. The award holder received the award wearing one of his theatrical masks.