Jindřich Chalupecký Award 2006

An international jury nominated six artists for the 17th edition of the leading Czech award for visual artists under 35. The collective exhibition, featuring exclusively conceptual works, was held at the Brno House of Arts.


The finalists of the 17th edition of Jindřich Chalupecký Award in 2006 included Barbora Klímová, Jan Jakub Kotík (died in 2007), Dominik Lang, Rafani, Dušan Skala and Tomáš Svoboda.

Award Holder

Jindřich Chalupecký Award 2006 went to Barbora Klímová. “We award her for a sensitive dialogue with recent art history. She explores the specific works of Czech artists dealing with performance and the lasting importance of their work,” said the jury statement. The award holder received CZK 100.000 for an exhibition, publication or a creative project of her choice and an international residency.


The head of the jury was art theorist, curator and director of the Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art of the National Gallery Prague Milena Kalinovská. The jury further included photographer and multimedia artist Milena Dopitová, German art historian and former director of Tate Liverpool Christoph Grunenberg, curator and performer František Kowolowski, painter Jan Merta, art historian and journalist Jana Oravcová, Italian professor and curator Roberto Pinto, and De Veemvloer director Radek Váňa. The jury was the same as in the past edition.


The collective exhibition Jindřich Chalupecký Award – Final 2006 was held at the Brno House of Arts.

Award Ceremony

The award ceremony of the 17th edition of Jindřich Chalupecký Award was held at the Brno House of Arts in 2006.