"Kateřina Šedá was nominated because of her commitment to implementing conceptual ideas in cooperation with the country population whom she does not take advantage of for her art but quite on the contrary, boosts their feeling of togetherness." (Jury Statement)
Kateřina Šedá (*1977) is the graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, Studio of Vladimír Kokolia. She took part in a number of foreign study visits and residencies, among others e.g. ISCP in New York or CNEAI in Paris. She devotes herself to social-aligned events and happenings, whereby she tries to change some stereotypes and established patterns of conduct in their actors. Her artworks are based on communication, interconnections and interpersonal relationships. Šedá often works with people from excluded locations or persons in social isolation. Kateřina Šedá is the holder of Finnish TAKU Production Prize and the Austrian Essl Art Award. She also acquired the Magnesia Litera Award for her book Brnox and Architect of the Year Award. Šedá had her solo exhibition at Tate Modern in London and many more. She also exhibited at the Biennale di Venezia, Manifesta 7 or at Documenta 12 in Kassel.