Tereza Zelenkova  




Interview for The Nearest Truth podcast available to listen here.


Tereza Zelenková (*1985 in Czech Republic) is an artist working primarily with black and white analogue photography. She received her BA (Hons) in Photographic Arts at the University of Westminster in London in 2010 and her MA in Photography at the Royal College of Art in London in 2012. She had received multiple awards for her work, among them Jerwood Photoworks Award (2015). Her first book Supreme Vice (2011) was published by Mörel Books and she has also several self-published books to her name. Her recent solo exhibitions had been at The Ravestijn Gallery in Amsterdam (2018), Foam Museum in Amsterdam (2018), and at NoD Gallery in Prague (2017).  Zelenková has also shown at Frac Île-de-France in Paris (2020), Unseen Photography Festival in Amsterdam (2019), Silver Eye Photography Centre in Pittsburgh (2019), Whitechapel Gallery in London (2017), Le Bal in Paris (2015) and Musée de l’Élysée in Lausanne (2015). Her photographs are in collections of Victoria & Albert Museum, Foam Photography Museum, Musée de l’Élysé, Saatchi Gallery and Fotomuseum Winterthur.

Upcoming solo exhibitions:

Dead Language, Ateliér Josefa Sudka, Prague, Czech Republic: November 2020 (postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic)

The Double Room, Campbell House Museum, Contact Photography Festival, Toronro, Canada: May 2021 (postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic)





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b. 1985 in Ostrava, Czech Republic


Education

2010 - 2012 MA Photography, Royal College of Art, London, UK 
2007 - 2010 First Class Honors, BA Photographic Arts, University of Westminster, London, UK


Public Collections

V&A Museum, London, UK.
Foam Photography Museum, Amsterdam, NL.
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, CH.
Musée de l’Élysée, Lausanne, CH
Saatchi Gallery, London, UK.

Awards

2016  ING Unseen Talent Awards, NL. (finalist)
2015  Jerwood Photoworks Award, UK. (winner)
2015  reGeneration3, Musée de l’Élysée, CH. (finalist)
2012  1000 Words Magazine Award, UK. (winner)
2012  Saatchi New Sensations, UK. (finalist) 
2012  Metro Imaging Award, UK. (winner)
2012  Plat(t)form, Fotomuseum Winterthur, CH. (finalist)
2011  Fresh Faced & Wild Eyed, The Photographer’s Gallery, UK. (finalist)
2011  Flash Forward, Magenta Foundation, UK Honorable Mention.


Solo Exhibitions

2020  Dead Language, Ateliér Josefa Sudka, Prague, CZ
2020  The Double Room, Campbell House Museum, Contact Photography Festival, Torornto, CA (postponed to 2021)
2018  The Essential Solitude, The Ravestijn Gallery, Amsterdam, NL.
2018  A Snake that disappeared through a hole in the wall, Foam, Amsterdam, NL.
2017  Had, ktery zmizel v dire ve stene, NoD Gallery, Prague, CZ.
2016  Two and two is five, Rough Print Gallery, London, UK.
2014  Two and two is five, Galerie Jeleni, Prague, CZ.
2013  The Absence of Myth, Legion TV, London, UK.

Selected Group Exhibitions

2020  Le Cabaret du Néant, Frac île-de-france, Le Château, Paris, FR.
2020  Paris Photo New York, New York City, USA. (cancelled, C-19)
2019  Unseen Photography Festival, Amsterdam, NL.
2019  a Handful of Dust, Polygon Gallery, Vancouver, CA.
2019  Gothic Fictions, Silver Eye Photography Center, Pittsburgh, USA.
2019  Tender, Czech Center New York, New York, USA.
2018  a Handfull of Dust, California Museum of Photography, Riverside, USA.
2018  Jaipur Photography Festival, Jaipur, IN.
2017  a Handfull of Dust, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK.
2017  At Home She’s A Tourist, Copeland Gallery, London, UK.
2016 Jerwood / Photoworks Award, Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool, UK.
2016  ING Unseen Talent Awards, Unseen Photography Festival, Amsterdam, NL.
2016  Jerwood / Photoworks Award, Belfast Exposed, Belfast, UK.
2015  Jerwood / Photoworks Award, Jerwood Art Space, London, UK.
2015  a Handfull of Dust, Le Bal, Paris, F.
2015  reGeneration 3, Museo Amparo, Mexico.
2015  reGeneration3, Musée de l’Élysée, Lausanne, CH.
2014  Re-becoming, Flowers Gallery East, London, UK.
2014  Continental Shift, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK.
2013  Unnatural Selection, Unseen Photography Fair, Amsterdam, NL.
2013  New Order, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK.
2013  Thresholds, Belfast Exposed, Belfast, UK.
2012  Lianzhou Foto Festival, Lianzhou, China. 
2012  RCA Show 2012, Royal College of Art, London, UK. 
2012  Black Thorns in The White Cube, Western Exhibitions, Chicago, USA.
2012  Hijacked III, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, AU.
2011  The Wonders of The Visible World, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK. 
2011  Altitude +1000 Festival de Photographie de Montagne, Rossiniere, CH.
2011  The Collector’s Guide to New Art Photography Vol. 2, Chelsea Museum of Art, New York, USA. 
2010  This Must be The Place, Jerwood Art Space, London, UK.
2010  Women in Art Photography U.K., Taaschen, London, UK.

Residencies

2013  Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth, UK.
2011  School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, USA.
2011  Altitude 1000+, Rossiniere, CH.

Selected Publications

Artist Books

2018  The Essential Solitude, (self-published)
2013  The Absence of Myth (self-published)
2012   Index of Time (self-published book - with P. Watkins and O. Shamlou)
2011   Supreme Vice (Morel Books)

Group Publications

2015  a Handful of Dust, by David Campany (MACK Books)
2012  Seeing for Others (Black Dog Publishing)
2012  Hijacked III (Big City Press)
2011  The Collector’s Guide to Emerging Art Photography (HAFNY)


Educational work

2019 - present  SOŠG and VOŠG Hellichova, teacher, History of Photography
2019  Krakow Photobook Festival, Paperlust, workshop leader
2018  University of Westminster, BA Photography, visiting lecture, tutorials
2018  Foam Photography museum, artist presentation, workshop leader
2017  University of Westminster, BA Photography, visiting lecture, tutorials
2017  University of Plymouth, BA and MA Photography, visiting lecture, tutorials
2017  Swansea College of Art, BA and MA Photography, visiting lecture
2017  University of Brighton, MA Photography, visiting lecture, tutorials
2017  Belfast School of Art, BA and MA Photography, visiting lecture, group crits
2016  London College of Communication, BA and MA Photography, visiting lecture, tutorials
2016  University of Westminster, BA Photography, visiting lecture, tutorials
2015  University of Westminster, BA Photography, visiting lecture, tutorials
2013 - 2014 University of Portsmouth, BA Photography, Lecturer in Photography (fixed term)





Contact:

tereza.photography@gmail.com


Gallery:

The Ravestijn Gallery

Westerdok 824
1013 BV  Amsterdam
The Netherlands

T: +31 (0)20-5306005
E: info@theravestijngallery.com





Copyright: Tereza Zelenkova, 2020