Michal Trpák

Born 1982 in České Budějovice.

He studied stone sculpture at the Secondary School of Applied Arts of St. Anežka Česká in Český Krumlov. He then graduated from the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague in the Studio of Sculpture with prof. ak. soch. Jiří Beránek (2007) and doctoral studies under prof. ak. mal. Boris Jirků at the Academy of Fine Arts in Banská Bystrica (2012). During his studies, he attended an annual internship at Taideninstitut in Lahti, Finland, and then at Emily Carr Institute in Vancouver, Canada. In 2000, he attended an international student meeting on cultural heritage in South Korea organized by UNESCO.

Michal Trpák created dozens of sculptures from various materials that are exhibited in the Czech Republic and abroad. The sculptures he creates often work with the themes of contemporary society and with the specific space they are installed in.

In addition to sculpture, he also devotes himself to architecture and organizing and curating various sculptural presentations. Since 2007 he has been organizing the Art in the City exhibition in České Budějovice, and in 2015 he was the founder of the Sculpture Line Festival in Prague.

Individual exhibitions

2019 – Ornament is not a crime, Lucerna Gallery

2018Gallery of Josef Liesler

2017 – In SItu, Arles, Francie

2017 – Lauefen Gallery

2015Swept up, Leicester Square, London, Great Britain

2015Faces, hotel Rott, Prague

2014Exhibition in Sýpka, castle Dub u Prachatic

2014Part of the Whole, Gallery at the Golden Sun, Týn nad Vltavou

2013Looking for Happiness – Hotel Mosaic House, Prague 2

2013Back to the Cave – Aragonite Caves Zbrašov

2012Contemporary Cherub, Spejs, Prague

2012exhibition within the festival Meeting with Music, Kulturní dům, Soběslav

2012exhibition in the streets of Banská Bystrica

2012Dialogues of  microorganisms, A7 Office center, Prague Holešovice

2011Dialogues of  microorganisms GKK, the church of St. Vavřinec in Klatovy

2009Dialogues 2 – Palladium Prague

2009Dialogues, Danube House, Prague

2009Another dimension of reality- Gallery FX, Banská Bystrica

2008Form and idea – Palace Křižík, Prague

2007Humanoids – exhibition of diploma thesis, pedestrian zone in České Budějovice

2002Aleš South Bohemian Gallery in České Budějovice

Common exhibitions

2018 – Saint Quentin, Francie

2018 – Agueda, Portugalsko

2018Art in the City, České Budějovice

2017Art in the City, České Budějovice

2016Art in the City, České Budějovice

2015Art in the City, České Budějovice

2015Sculpture line, Ministry of Culture, Prague

2015Strassacker bronze edition, Hotel Meridien, Stuttgart, Germany

2015Art Gen, Prague Holešovice

2014Art in the City, České Budějovice

2014River Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia

2014Secret garden party – art and music festival, Abbots Ripton, England

2014Arezzo, historic center, Arezzo, Itálie

2013Sculptures in garden, Kroměříž

2013Art in the City, České Budějovice

2012Art in the City, České Budějovice

2011Art in the City, České Budějovice

2011Young Meeting, Gallery of Fine Arts Hodonín

2010Thinkers, University of Economics, Prague

2010Thinkers, Palladium Prague

2010Art in the City, České Budějovice

2009BAF, Brno Art Fair

2009Art in the City, České Budějovice

2008Sculptural Quartet in the City – České Budějovice (exhibition with the group 4sculptors)

2008 Aeronale – airport Ruzyně, Prague

2007 – Exteriors and underground city, Zwiesel, Germany

2006Ayden Gallery, Vancouver, Canada

2005Klementinum, Prague (collective exhibition of the studio sculpture2, Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague)

2003Students of Karlín, Karlín, Prague (collective project for Prague affected by floods)

2002Gallery Tunnel, Prague (collective exhibition of the studio sculpture2, Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague)

1998Gallery Hrozen, České Budějovice (collective exhibition of Secondary School of Applied Arts)

Realizations

2018 – The Parallel World of Angels, Jindřichův Hradec

2018 – Gaia, Micrarium – Biological Center of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

2018 – Ascensio Domini, Prachatice

2017 – Looking for Freedom, Hotel MOOO, Prague

2016Mirroring, Fountain in private garden, Prague

2015Slight Uncertainty, installation in foyer of overseas ship Mein Schiff

2014Looking for Happiness, hotel Mosaic House, Prague

2014Fountain, private garden, Olomouc

2013The Curious Guys, house Split, České Budějovice

2012Atheistic Prayer, Klenová, Klatovy

2012Slight Uncertainty, European Business Center, Prague

2009Humanoids, pedestrian zone in České Budějovice

2008Going…, Palace Křižík, Prague

2008Sculpture Studio České Budějovice

2006Rock Stage, ZOO in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

2005Tornado, brewery, Litovel

2003Readers, Révové nádvoří Klementinum, Prague

2001Sitting Girl, Český Krumlov

Books

201710 years of Art in the City

2015Unexpected Art

2013Creacity

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