Jindřich Chalupecký Award 2020

The jury has examined over 80 portfolios sent in by artists who are currently active on the Czech art scene. The criteria the jury had in mind when selecting this year’s finalists included originality, consistency and high quality as well as aspects of social sensitivity. We are happy to welcome artists who trust methods of artistic research and combine visual arts with scientific and philosophical disciplines.”, the jury says in its statement.


An international jury has shortlisted five finalists from the ranks of visual artists up to the age of 35 for the 31st edition of Jindřich Chalupecký Award. These include Jakub Choma, artistic duo Anna Slama & Marek Delong, Marie Tučková, Jiří Žák and the Extrasensory-Aesthetics Working Group including Jan Kolský, Vojtěch Märc, Matěj Pavlík, and Peter Sit. Artist Alma Lily Rayner, whose participation in JCHA 2019 was suspended due to health reasons, enters 2020 year’s edition as well.


The collective exhibition of the finalists and the exhibition of the international guest artists Pauline Boudry a Renate Lorenz was held for the first time in the history of Jindřich Chalupecký Award in PLATO gallery Ostrava.