ABOUT

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

Her surreal images balance on the edge of beauty and weirdness, in between real and fictional set ups, originating from her sense of absurd humour and affinity for lightness that helps her to cope with serious topics. Instead of solely relying on post production as to render a magical ambience, Prasilova works with real props and objects, which lend her subjects a rare authenticity. She meticulously plans all of her shoots in advance, and her detailed sketches, custom-made props and costumes are usually part of her exhibitions.

Including a Hasselblad Masters award in 2014, Prasilova has been a recipient of numerous awards, such as the winner of the Photographer of the Year 2009 and 2011 by Czech Grand Design, equally many commercial assignments have been requested by clients, such as Vitra, Ikea, The Czech National Theatre and the Newsweek magazine.

Recently, she has branched out into the world of moving images, creating videos based on her stills, which has created another outlet for her to build a new reality.

 

Achievement highlights:

Clio Awards – bronze / Audio visual category / New York (2019)

Art Directors Club Award Gold Winner in Photography category, Prague (2019)

Global Hasselblad Ambassador (2017 – 2018)

Member of the Jury at Hasselblad Masters Award 2016, 2018)

Winner of the global PDN Photo Annual Award, New York (2017)

Winner of the Grand Prix of FotoFest, Kosice (2017)

Hasselblad Masters Award (2014)

European Quiksilver Ambassador (2009 – 2012)

Finalist of the New York Photo Awards, New York, (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

– Clio Awards – bronze / Audio visual category / New York (2019)

– 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

– Hasselblad Master 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

2020

upcoming exhibition / The Edge of Fiction / Deák 17 Gallery / Budapest

2019

group exhibition / art fair Art Market Budapest / Milenáris / Budapest

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

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