Vojtěch Fröhlich

Finalist of Jindřich Chalupecký Award 2015

Vojtěch Fröhlich

"Vojtěch Fröhlich has developed a distinctive approach using the human body to create art and interpret social situations and institutional spaces." (jury statement)

Vojtěch Fröhlich (*1985) studied at FAMU in Prague and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague from which he graduated last year. He works in the media of photography, video, installation and live action. He puts his body and mind in difficult situations, frequently coping with the very architecture of the gallery space in a physical manner, literally as well as symbolically carrying over “outdoor” activities such as climbing and parachuting into the interior. The resulting installation is usually a strong gesture; such as walking on a tightrope stretched across the atrium of the Veletržní Palace, transferring the color of the sky onto the large surface of the gallery ceiling or a recording capturing the artist as he climbs the building housing the gallery. However, what is crucial is not the very physical act but rather the liberating spiritual exercise. Fröhlich has participated in a whole range of exhibitions in the European context and was selected among six finalists of Berlin’s Szpilman Award in 2013.

Video profile of Vojtěch Fröhlich

Video: Jan Vidlička

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