ABOUT

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Bára Prášilová is art director, conceptual photographer and director based in Prague & London.

Bara’s work is appreciated for her strong signature style combining absurd humour, alarming beauty, playfulness, mild cruelty as well as her persistent passion for perfection.

Her job frequently involves her own demanding props production which she later combines with advantages of digital photography. Her artwork have been exhibited all over the world and many of them awarded international prizes.

Bara’s personal goal is to cultivate beauty and feminine style along with sense of lightness in visual arts.

 

Achievement highlights:

Art Directors Club Award Gold Winner in Photography category, Prague (2019)
Global Hasselblad Ambassador (2017 – 2018)
Member of the Jury at Hasselblad Masters Award, Gothenburg (2016, 2018)
Winner of the global PDN Photo Annual Award, New York (2017)
Winner of the Grand Prix of FotoFest, Kosice (2017)
Winner of the global Hasselblad Masters Award, Gothenburg (2014)
Finalist of the New York Photo Awards (2012)
Photographer of the Year by the Academy of Design of the Czech Republic (2009, 2011)
Winner of the Frame 005 Awards, Brno (2005)

AWARDS

– Gold Award – Art Directors Club Awards 2019, Photography category, Prague, 2019

– winner of The Look 2017 – category Advertising, New York

– winner of the PDN Photo Annual Awards 2017 – Advertising & Corporate work, New York

– Grand Prix of FotoFest Kosice 2017, Kosice, Slovakia

– winner of the Hasselblad Masters 2014 – Fashion & Beauty category, Gothenburg, Sweden

– winner of the Screenings Awards 2013, Berlin, Germany

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

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

– winner of the Frame 005 Awards, Brno, Czech Republic

EXHIBITIONS

2019

upcoming – group exhibition / Just Kids / Hala 17 / Prague / CZ

recent – group exhibition / I AM WOMAN / Centre of Photography Art in Yekaterinburg / Russia

2017

solo exhibition / One & Three Photographs / Galerie Claude Samuel / Paris

group exhibition / Young Czech photography / Muzeum Gornoslaskie / Bytom / Poland

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