doc. Mgr. A. Pavel Mrkus

Artist, university lecturer and head of Studio Time-Based Media, dean of Faculty of Art and Design at Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem.

Pavel Mrkus is an audiovisual artist who makes use of digital moving images and sound often in relation to specific space. He graduated from the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. His later study of Religious Studies at the Charles University in Prague together with experience of four years teaching position at Toyama City Institute of Glass Art in Japan lead him to unique mixture of cultural paradigms within his work. After showing at 50th Venice Biennial in 2003, he participated in many group and solo shows around the world. He was awarded a Personality of the Year 2012 for his exhibition Next Planet in The Brno House of Arts. Together with visual artist Daniel Hanzlik they established Time-Based Media studio at Faculty of Art and Design at J. E. Purkyne University in Usti nad Labem. In 2015 he became the dean of the faculty.


Selected Solo exhibitions: 2003 A Prayer off. Büro für Kunst, Dresden, 2008 Space Walk. Galleria Contemporaneo, Venice, 2011 Next Planet. The Brno House of Arts, Brno, 2012 Next Planet. Pori Art Museum, Pori, 2015 Radiolaria. Emil Filla Gallery, Usti nad Labem, 2017 R.E.D. Museum of Art Olomouc

Selected Group exhibitions: 2003 Individual Systems. La Biennale di Venezia, Mission Possible. 1st Prague Biennale, National Gallery, Prague, 2004 Frisbee, Contemporary Czech Video and Media Art. MNAC, Bucharest, 2006 Modern Time Work, Machineries and Automation in the Arts of 1900. Palazzo Ducale, Genova, New Mystics. Sala de Arte Contemporaneo, Tenerife, 2008 Once is Nothing. Brussels Biennial, 2012 Play Well. Czech Center, New York, 2015 Breaking out of Dilemma. Rotor Centre for Contemporary Art, Graz, 2016 Space. Gallery NOD, Prague