• Selected solo exhibitions

  • Selected group exhibitions

  • In Collections / Choice

  • Books (monographs)

  • Other books (selection)

 

 

1961 born in Náchod, northeast Bohemia, on 1 February 1961

 

1977 – 81studied graphic arts at another specialized secondary school, Prague

 

1982 – 86 studied art photography at the Film and Television School of the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU), Prague

 

1986 -2004 worked as a freelance photographer. In 1994, published first monograph Dynastie. In 1998, together with Václav Jirásek and Robert V. Novák, published Memento Mori, a volume to accompany an exhibition of the same name, which was held in the Galerie Rudolfinum that year.

 

2004 Galerie Rudolfinum Praha organized „Heroes“ a preliminary retrospective of his photographs. At the same time, he published his second monography, Heroes, which recieved  a number of awards.

 

2005 – 2007 ran the photography studio at the Academy of arts, architecture and dessign, Prague

 

2008 – 20019 again freelance, lives in Oleško near Prague, making theatre posters with the graphic designer Robert V. Novák, devoted himself almost axclusively to art photography.

 

2009 published at the publishing house Torst his third monograph, Ivan Pinkava 

 

2010  taking part in the exhibition Decadence Now, Vision of Excess organized by Galerie Rudolfinum Praha, together with artists Cindy Sherman, Jürgen Klauke, Damien Hirst, Nobuyoshi Araki, Robert Mapplethorpe, Jan van Oost and others.

 

2012 American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center organized his extensive exhibition „Remains 1997 – 2011“ .

 

2012  published his fourth monography, Remains, to accompany an axhibition of the same name held by the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington, D.C.

 

 

 

Selected solo exhibitions

 

2018          Ivan Pinkava, Vznešený poutník, Galerie města Trutnova

2018          Ivan Pinkava, Zbývá jenom zlato, Lašské muzeum v Kopřivnici

2018          Ivan Pinkava / Eliáš Dolejší, Burning through / Napřed uhořet, GVUO Ostrava

2016          Ivan Pinkava, Temporary Conteemporary II, Nothing will come of Nothing. Speak Again. Lobkowiczký palác, Prague

2016          Ivan Pinkava, Shenzhen International Photography Week, Shenzhen

2015          Ivan Pinkava – Categorie of Fiction, See + gallery, Peking

2015          Stühle in der Nacht, Tschechisches Zentrum, Wien

2015          Trônes délaissés, Stimultania Gallery, Strassbourg

2014          Antropologie, Fait Gallery, Brno

2013          Stripped-off Ornament / Stržený ornament, Zahorian &co Gallery, Bratislava

2012          Remains, AU Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington DC

2012          Indexace, Galerie Dům, Broumov

2011          Opposite White, galerie Fiducia, Ostrava

2011          Opposite White, L’été photographique de Lectoure, Hotel de ville / Ancient tribunal, Lectoure

2010          Where the Place – Upon the Heath /Ještě místo – pustá zem (with  Josef Bolf), Západočeská Galerie, Pilsen

2010          Seul reste l’or, Galerie Seine 51, Paris

2009          Silence, Silence, Dream and Three Mattresses, Vernon international & in Stage, Padua

2007          Salome, Jižní zahrady Pražského Hradu, Prague

2006          Heroes – choice, Central exhibition hall „Manesh“, Moscow

2006          Ivan Pinkava, Galerie Ars, Brno

2004          Heroes – Ivan Pinkava, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague

2002          TNF, Atelier Josefa Sudka, Prague

2001          Theatre of Lost Soul, Mesaros Gallery, Morgantown, WV, USA

2001          Adam and Eve, Galerie Fiducia, Ostrava

1999          Cain and Abel, Galerie Allan, Wien

1999          Kain und Abel, Tschechisches Zentrum, Berlin

1999          Ivan Pinkava, Month of Photography, Bratislava

1998          Kain a Ábel, Galerie JNJ, Prague

1997          Ivan Pinkava, Centro de la Imagen, Palatio Bellas Artes, Mexico City

1996          Ivan Pinkava, Vrais Rèves Galerie, Lyon

1996          Ivan Pinkava, Galerie G4, Cheb

1996          Portraits, Frederiks Bastion Gallery, Kobenhavn

1995          Portréty, Galerie Pallas, Prague

1995          Memento Mori (with Václav Jirásek and Robert V. Novák), Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague; later in Mexico City

1992          Dynasty, Pražský dům fotografie, Prague

1992          Ivan Pinkava, Hippolyte Gallery, Helsinky

1990          Ivan Pinkava – Fotografien, Fotogalerie in der Brotfabrik, Berlin

 

 

Selected group exhibitions

 

2018          Dimension of Dialogue / Možnosti Dialogu, National gallery, Salm Palace, Prague

2018          Slunce v úplňku (Pinkava, Štech, Typlt, Kintera, Polách), DSC Gallery, Prague

2018          Sudek, Funke, Drtikol, Česká a slovenská fotografie ze sbírky PPF, Oblastní galerie Liberec

2016          Šum andělských křídel, Muzeum umění Olomouc

2016          Ornament masy (Fragmenty z biblie vizuality) #2, Nitrianska galéria, Nitra

2015          See + Gallery, Avant-Garde and Contemporary, Peking

2014          Zářivý Krystal, Bohumil Kubišta a české umění 1905–2013, The House of Arts GVUO, Ostrava

2014          Kouzla zátiší, Ateliér Josefa Sudka, Prague

2013          Solitude (Ivan Pinkava, Martin Gerboc, Jiří Petrbok) Zahorian &co Gallery, Bratislava

2012          The intimated Circle in Contemporary Czech Photograpy, Municipal Library, Prague

2011          Fundamenty & Sedimenty, GHMP, Prague

2011          Fotografie – mutující médium, Gallery Rudolfinum, Prague

2011          …a jiné věci, Galerie Caesar, Olomouc

2010          Decadence Now / Vision of Excess, Gallery Rudolfinum, Prague

2010          EGO, portrait × photography, Langhans Galllery Prague

2010          Darkness for Light – Czech Photography Today, Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo

2009          Černobílé Zlaté město 09, Topičův salon, Praha

2009          Tschechische Fotografie des 20. Jahrhunderts, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Bonn

2008          The Third Side of the Wall, The Moravian Gallery, Brno

2008          Nový urbanismus, Gallery Seiene 51, Paris

2007          My Favorites Photography, Gallery Seiene 51, Paris

2006          Sigmund Freud, Život – sen, Staroměstská radnice, Prague

2006          Closed Eyes,Museet for Fotokunst, Odense

2004          Il Nudo, Fra Ideale e Realità, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna

2004          Gods Becoming Men, Frissiras Museum, Athens

2002          Česká a slovenská fotografie osmdesátých a devadesátých let 20. století, Olomouc Museum of Art

2001          Czech Photography, Benham Studio / Gallery, Seattle

2001          GoEurope: the kaleidoscopic eye, Kunsthalle des Artmax, Braunschweig

2000          Gallery Replica, Stockholm

2000          Portrait, New Gallery, Houston

2000          Akt v české fotografii, Císařská konírna Pražského hradu, Prague

1999          Czech Photography in the 20th Century, The Eli Lemberger Museum of Photography at Tel-Hai Industrial Park, Israel

1999          Czech and Slovak Photography, Czech centrum, New York

1998          Tělo a fotografie, National Gallery, Salm palace, Praha

1996          Facing the End of the Centure, Five Czech Photographers, Taitemia Gallery, Kuopio, Tallin

1996          Certainty and Searching in Czech Photography of the 1990s , Burgrave´s House of Prague Castle, Prague, Berlin, Bratislava, Chicago

1996          The Body in Contemporary Czech Photography, Macintosh Gallery, Glasgow, Braga, London

1996          Soudobá fotografie NOX 1996, National Gallery, Palác Kinských, Prague

1993          Fotofeis, MacLaurin Art Gallery, Ayr; EBRD London, Lisabon, Porto

1993          Presences, The Photographer’s Gallery, Bill Brandt Room, London

1992          Photographes européens forts de leur Histoire, Salle des Fêtes, Arles

1991          Plastic Photography, Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Foto Biennale Enschede

1991          European Photography Award 1991, Berlin

1990          Choice, Fotofest, Houston

1990          Tchechoslowakische Photographie der Gegenwart, Museum Ludwig, Köln

1990          La Tchècoslovaquie à Arles, Palais de l’Archevêché, Arles

1990          Vision de l’homme, Galerie Municipale du Château d’Eau, Toulouse

1989          Contemporary Czech Photography, Nieuwe Kerk, Foto 89 Amsterdam

1988          Vize, Moravian Gallery, Brno

 

 

In Collections / Choice

 

National Gallery Prague

Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris

Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne

Museum of Fine Arts of Houston

Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego

Kinsey Institute art collection, Bloomington

Maison Européene de la Photographie, Paris

The Dali Photo Museum, Dali, China

Gernsheim Collection, Austin

Gallery Klatovy / Klenová

Moravian gallery, Brno

Olomouc Museum of Art

Robert Runták Collection

Collett Prague | Munich

Fait Gallery, Brno

GVUO Ostrava

PPF Collection, Prague

 

 

Books (monographs)

 

Burning through /Napřed uhořet, Ivan Pinkava, Eliáš Dolejší, text by Petr Vaňous,  BiggBoss a GVUO, Ostrava 2018

Petr Vaňous: Remains, Ivan Pinkava, Prague, Arbor  vitae  2012

Ještě místo – pustá zem, Josef Bolf, Ivan Pinkava, text by Petr Vaňous  a Petr Jindra

Západočeská galerie v Plzni 2010

Ivan Pinkava, text by Petr Vaňous, Prague, Torst 2009

Heroes, Ivan Pinkava, text by  M. C. Putna, Prague, Kant 2004

Memento Mori (V. Jirásek, R. Novák, I. Pinkava), text by Bohdan Chlíbec &Mojmír  Horyna, Prague, TORST 1998

Dynastie – Ivan Pinkava, text by Josef Kroutvor, Praha, ERM 1994

 

 

Other books (selection)

 

Inverse romanticism, Petr Vaňous: Galerie Rudolfinum a Visions Group, a. s., Prague, 2018

Obsese, Vladimir 518, StudioYinachi, Edice  Magnus art, Prague, 2015

Le Christ au miroir de la photographie contemporaine, Nathalie Dietschy, Editions Alphil, 2016

Zářivý krystal / Bohumil Kubišta a české umění, Karel Srp,  Arbor Vitae v Řevnicích, 2014

Šílený, aneb portrét umělce svého věku, Martin Gerboc, Edice Parter Praha, Bratislava, 2014

Central European Contemporary Art, Atsushi Miyazaki, Tokyo, 2014

WWW, Atomová včela, Bigg Boss, Prague, 2013

Antologie české fotografie, text by Josef Moucha, PPF Art a. s.Prague, 2013

Decadence Now! Za hranicí krajnosti, Otto Urban:,  Arbor vitae, Prague, 2010

Česká fotografie 20. století, Vladimír Birgus a Jan Mlčoch, Kant, Prague, 2010

Tschechische Fotografie des 20. Jahrhunderts, Vladimír Birgus a Jan Mlčoch, Kant, Prague, 2009

Il Nudo, Fra Ideale e Realita. Una storia dal Neoclassicismo ad oggi, Bologna, Weiermair, Peter, Galleria d´Arte Moderna, 2004

Gods Becoming Men, Lucie-Smith, Edward, Athény, Frissiras Museum, 2004

Tváře doby. Političtí vězni 50. let, text by Kristýna Vlachová & Zuzana Meisnerová-Widmer & Jiří Majer, Fundation od Gallery Langhans, Prague, 2003

Portraiturés „Be kind to me, Paul Ardenne & Élisabeth Nora, Editions du Regard, Paris 2003

Česká a slovenská fotografie 80. a 90 let 20. století, Helena Rišlinková & Lucia Lendelová & Tomáš Pospěch, Olomouc Museum of Art, Olomouc, 2002

Das Lexikon der Fotografen 1900 bis Heute, Koetzle, Hans-Michael, Mnichov, Knaur, 2002

Na prahu příběhu, Ivan Pinkava TNF, Věra Jirousová, Fotograf v zahradě, Ateliér Josefa Sudka, Praha, 2002

Theatre of  Lost Souls, Ivan Pinkava, text by Kristina Olson & Paul Krainak,& Josef Moucha, Morgantown, West Virginia, Mesaros Galleries, West Virginia University 2001

Black and White Photography, Luciana, James, Gloucester, Rockport Publishers, Inc., 2000

The Nude in Czech Photography, Vladimír Birgus , Jan  Mlčoch, Kant, Prague 2000

Česká fotografie 90. let, Vladimír Birgus,  Prague, Kant 1999

Certainty and Searching in Czech Photography of the 1990s, Vladimír Birgus & Miroslav Vojtěchovský, Kant, Prague, 1998

Jistoty a hledání v české fotografii 90. let, Vladimír Birgus, & Miroslav Vojtěchovský, Kant, Prague 1997

The sea inside the skin / Moře pod kůží, Min Tanaka: photo J. Krejčí & I. Pinkava, TORST, Prague, 1992

Second Internationale Foto-Trienale Esslingen, Manfred Schmalriede & Silke Schmalriede,  Stuttgart, Cantz, 1992