ABOUT

BIOGRAPHY

Bára Prášilová was born in the Czech Republic and got qualified as a photographer at the The Institute of Creative Photography at Silesian University.

She lives and works in Prague, Czech Republic.

A key role in her work plays her memory, mixture of real and fictional as well as her sense of absurdity. Her visual world consists of imaginary memories of what never happened and explorations of what could have happened if we dropped the habit of drawing our own limits.

Her photographs have a characteristic slightly somber and magical atmosphere and humor, which is obvious more or less, depending on specific projects.

Her objects are only mediators of the story, the role models.

Bara enjoys complicating her job with insisting on real props and objects, sometimes made by her, which could in other cases be easily replaced by Photoshop. She frequently distorts figures of her models. Specifically with their feet positioning she is referring to her childhood ballet era.

With all that said, Bara enjoys a satisfying carrier of a fine art and fashion photographer with a recognizable style. No matter if she`s working for a client or doing her own projects, she is always following her signature style.

Erasing the borderline between a commission photography and fine art, Bara is creating a category of her own.

With several awards in both fine art and commercial area and exhibitions in the Czech Republic and abroad, she has been selected one of the Quiksilver ambassadors in 2009. She won the Photographer of the year title awarded by the Academy of Design of the Czech Republic, Czech Grand Design in 2009 and 2011 and in 2014 became one of the prestigious Hasselblad Masters world competition winners.

AWARDS

– Grand Prix of FotoFest Kosice 2017

– winner of the Hasselblad Masters 2014

– winner of the Screenings Awards 2013

– finalist of the Photographer of the year 2013 (Czech Grand Design)

– finalist of the New York Photo Awards 2012

– winner of the Photographer of the year 2011 (Czech Grand Design)

– winner of the Photographer of the year 2009 (Czech Grand Design)

– finalist of the Hasselblad Masters 2009

– finalist of the Photographer of the year 2006 (Czech Grand Design)

– winner of the Frame 005 Awards

EXHIBITIONS

2017

solo exhibition – Rotunda / Košice / Slovakia

group show – Immediate Temples / Museum of Modern Art / Olomouc / CZ

solo exhibition “Evolve” / IPCI – Instituto de Producao Cultural e Imagem / Porto / Portugal

2016

School of Opava / Soiz Gallery / Passau / DE

The twenty-five years of the Institute of Creative Photography / House of Photography / Prague City Gallery /CZ

Quarter of the Century of ITF, Art Centre Gallery 4 / Cheb / CZ

2015

Bienal Internacional – Fotografica Bogotá / Espacio Artnexus / Bogota / Colombia

Past Future / Triennale der Photographie / Container City / Hamburg / DE

The twenty-five years of the Institute of Creative Photography / The House of Art / Opava/CZ

2014

solo exhibition / Evolve / PAC Gallery / Prague / CZ

solo exhibition / Photography Gallery / Panevezys / Lithuania

Virtue / Krehky Mikulov – Festival of Design / Chateau Mikulov / CZ

Minsk Fashion Week / Palace of Arts / Minsk / Belarus /

solo exhibiton Photogenia festival / Mayoral salon / Brno / CZ / solo exhibition

Czech Grand Design 2013 / National technical museum / Prague / CZ

2013

Prague Photo / Mánes Gallery / Prague / CZ Sensum / Slot Art Festiwal / Lubiaz / Poland 2012

Fragile Goods / Museum wspolczesne / Wroclaw / Poland

solo exhibition / Air Force / Czech Centre in Budapest / Budapest / Hungary

New York Photo Festival / Dumbo Art Festival / The Power House Arena / New York

Kitchen / Lola Gassin Gallery / Nice / France

Czech Grand Design 2011 / National technical museum / Prague / CZ

2012

Fragile Goods / Museum wspolczesne / Wroclaw / Poland

solo exhibition / Air Force / Czech Centre in Budapest / Budapest / Hungary

New York Photo Festival / Dumbo Art Festival / The Power House Arena / New York

Kitchen / Lola Gassin Gallery / Nice / France

Czech Grand Design 2011 / National technical museum / Prague / CZ

2011

Now and wow: The rebirth of street fashion photography / The Langhans Gallery / Prague / CZ

solo exhibition / Czech Fashion Project / Czech Centre in Milan / IT

Prague Photo / Mánes Gallery / Prague / CZ

Goldener Kentaur / Munchner Kunstlerhauses / Munich / DE

solo exhibition / Concrete Island / Fotografic Gallery / Prague / CZ

solo exhibition / Off Festival / X Gallery / Bratislava / Slovakia

2010

solo exhibition / Quiksilver women by Bára Prášilová / Designblok / Prague / CZ

Young Czech Women Photographers / Bratislava Castle / Bratislava / Slova- kia

The twentieth year of the Institute of Creative Photography / Opava/CZ Brno/CZ and Oxford/EN

Prague Photo / Mánes Gallery / Prague / CZ

Czech Grand Design 2009 / Museum of Decorative Arts / Prague / CZ

Young Czech Women Photographers / Bratislava Castle / Bratislava / Slova- kia

2009

solo exhibition / Quiksilver women by Bára Prášilová / Grand Palais / Paris / France

Hasselblad Masters of Photography 2009 / Milk Studios / New York

solo exhibition / Quiksilver women by Bára Prášilová / Designblok / Prague / CZ

Hasselblad Masters of Photography 2009 / ArtisTree Gallery / Hong Kong

Hasselblad Masters of Photography 2009 / The DASK Gallery / Copenhagen / Denmark

solo exhibition / Transfotografia Festival / Gdańska Galeria Miejska / Gdańsk / Poland

Transphotograpiques Festival / Palais Rameau / Lille / France

Lille Art Fair / Lille / France Quiksilver Women Night / Bush Hall / London / UK

2008

Prague Photo / Mánes Gallery / Prague / CZ

2007

Prague Fashion Week / Mánes Gallery / Prague / CZ

Young Czech Photographers / Prospektos Gallery / Vilnius / Lithuania

Fashion Session / Designblok / Prague / CZ

Disegno Interno / Karlin Studios / Prague / CZ

Young Czech Women Photographers / Bratislava Castle / Bratislava / Slova- kia

Czech Start! Brotfabrik Galerie / Berlin / Germany Frame / The Brno House of Art / Brno / CZ

2006

Frame 005 / Central European House of Photography / Bratislava / Slovakia

Czech Advertising Photographers / Martinický Palác / Prague / CZ

Fashion Session / Designblok / Prague / CZ

Six / Prague House of Photography / Prague / CZ