Jiří Skála (*1976) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (Studios of Jiří David and Vladimír Skrepl) and went on a study stay at the Palais de Tokyo Center for Contemporary Art in Paris. In 2004, he co-founded Prague’s Etc. Gallery with Jiří Franta and was a member of the PAS (Production of the Activities of the Present) art group with Vít Havránek and Tomáš Vaněk. He works in diverse media, though in a very minimalist way, often employing text and the gallery space. His artworks claim the full attention of the viewers while having a strong will to communicate. They enter various semiotic systems and have a formal yet subversive character. In some projects, Skála even provides political commentary. He employs literary approaches and contents, addressing personal relationships while also analyzing societal relations. Skála presented his work at solo exhibitions at the Czech Center in New York, Suburban Video Lounge in Rotterdam and Foksal Gallery in Warsaw.

Record of Jiří Skála's project

Video: Jan Vidlička