ABOUT

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

Her work remains on the borderline of commercial and fine art photography. Her clients appreciate her 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 in post production. Both her free artwork and work on commission have been exhibited all over the world and many of them awarded international prizes.

Clients that have hired Bara to create photographs or entire campaigns are for instance Vitra, Ikea, The Czech National Theatre, Lasvit, Preciosa, Newsweek magazine and other.

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

Achievement highlights:

– Selected artist for the global NORRHASSEL fine art collection of IKEA (2018 – 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)

– Selected artist for the global limited fine art collection of IKEA (2016)

– Winner of the global Hasselblad Masters Award, Gotheburg (2014)

– European Quiksilver Ambassador (2009 – 2012)

– Finalist of the New York Photo Awards (2012)

– Member of the Jury at Red Bull Art of Can, Prague (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

– winner of The Look 2017 – category Advertising

– winner of the PDN Photo Annual Awards 2017 – advertising & corporate work

– Grand Prix of FotoFest Kosice 2017

– winner of the Hasselblad Masters 2014 – fashion & beauty category

– 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 / 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