Curriculum Vitae

Alena Matejkova

Srobarova 17, 130 00 Praha 3
phone and fax: +420 272 740 888
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1966 Born in Jindrichuv Hradec


1981 - 1985 High School of Applied Arts in Kamenicky Senov, Czech Republic
1989 - 1997 Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, Prague, Czech Republic Glass Department led by Prof. Vladimir Kopecky
1995 Glasgow School of Art, Ceramic Department, UK
2000 - Ph.D. Study of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, Prague, Czech Republic


2003 3 month stage in The National Glass Center and The University of Sunderland with support of Arts Council North East and Visiting Arts in London

Solo Exhibitions:

1994 Central Europe Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
1994 "Stone and Glass", quarry, Kamenicky Senov, Czech Republic
1997 Gorlice, Vysehrad, Prague, Czech Republic
1998 "Four", Kamenice nad Lipou, Czech Republic
1998 Investmen and Post Bank, Prague, Czech Republic
1998 "Glass in the Church", Zwiesel, Germany
1999 Gallery SKLO, Atlanta, USA
2000 Gallery ARTRA, Amsterdam, Holland
2001 "Neue Generation" von Böhmischem Glas, Gallery Helason Designe, Wien Austria (together with Zdenek Lhotsky)
2001 "Leichtigkeit & Finsternis", Gallery Ars Temporis, Klagenfurt, Austria
2002 "Art from the Czech Republic", Gallery ARTRA, Amsterdam, Holland
2002 "Artlantis", Gorlice, Vysehrad, Czech Republic (together with Lars Widenfalk)
2004 "Magic Carpets" The National Glass Center in Sunderland U.K.
2004 "W/M Sculptures", Falun, Sweden (together with Lars Widenfalk)


1996 First Prize at the exhibition of art colleges "Venezia Aperto Vetro ´96", Museo Vetrario, Murano, Venice, Italy
1997 First Prize at young Glass (Michael Bang Award), Glass Museum, Ebeltoft, DK
2000 Frantisek Wolf Annual Award of the Czech Fund of Fine Arts

Carried-out Designs:

1994 1997 Prize of the newspaper Lidove noviny for the hockey coach of the year
1996 Annual prize for The Best Czech Athlete of the year
2000 Annual prizes for Skofin dealers
2000 Realization in architecture for the Senate of the Czech Republic, Wallenstein Palace
2002 "The Boat" stone sculpture in Ursa town, Sweden
2003 "The Window" stone sculpture in a park in Pisek , Czech Republic
2003 London Contemporary Art Royal Caribbean Cruises, Glass Sculptures on the board of cruising boat "Serenade of the Seas"

Represented in Collections:

Glass Museum, Ebeltoft, Denmark
Landesmuseum, Kassel, Germany
East Bohemian Museum, Pardubice, Czech Republic
Museum of Applied Arts, Prague, Czech Republic
Museum of Modern Art, Thaipei, Thaiwan
Institut for International Research in Glass, Sunderland, U.K.
Private collections in The Czech Republic and abroad
Participated in Symposiums:

1994 "Glass Goblet" Symposium, Varnsdorf, Czech Republic
1994 Symposium at the Jilek brothers Glass Factory, Kamenicky Senov, Czech Republic
1999 International Symposium of angraved glass in Kamenicky Senov, Czech Republic
2001 Swedish -Czech Symposium of granit, Gerlesborg, Sweden
2002 Lule" Winter Biennial, Lule", Sweden
2002 Stensymposium i Orsa, Orsa, Sweden
2002 Czech " Swedish symposium of granit, Pisek, Czech Republic
2003 International symposium of Teapot, Thun Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
2004 Lulea Winter Biennial, Lulea, Sweden

Group Exhibitions:

1991 Vysehrad Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
1992 Vojan Park, Prague, Czech Republic
1993 Sovinec, Sovinec castle, Czech Republic
1993 Vetro Gallery, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
1994 Abu Dabi, United Arabic Emirates
1994 Synagogue, Prague, Czech Republic
1994 Centre of Czech Culture, London, UK
1995 Ars Temporis Gallery, Klagenfurt, Austria
1996 Four Glass Schools, Schalkwijk, Holland
1996 Talente ´96, Munich, Germany
1996 Venezia Aperto Vetro ´96, Murano, Italy
1997 Tschechische und Deutsche Glaskunst, Hittfeld, Germany
1997 Young Glass ´97, Ebeltoft, Denmark
1997 Young Czech Glass, Hittfeld, Germany
1997 Edition ´97, Kassel, Germany
1998 Verres & Papiers, Liége, Belgium
1998 Lughdnasadh, Gorlice, Vysehrad, Prague, Czech Republic
1998 Beloved Country, Sklo Gallery, Atlanta, USA
1998 Zeitgenossische Tschechische Glaskunst, Czech Center in Berlin, Germany
1999 Center of Czech Clture, Wiena, Austria
1999 Wessels, Gallery Sklo, Atlanta, USA
1999 Prof. Kopecky and His Students, Sogetsu Hall, Tokio, Japan
1999 Glass Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
2000 Handwerksform, Hannover, Germany
2000 Kaganezaki Crystal Park, Koganezaki, Japan
2000 De Kunst van ©koda, Holland
2000 St´art 2000, Strasbourg, France
2000 Living Space, Míèovna, Prague´s Castle, Prague, Czech Republic
2000 5th Auction Saloon of Artists - humanitarian auction Konto Bariery
2001 Kulturbro " Rödasten, Göteborg, Sweden
2001 Kulturbro " Frölunda Kulturhus, Göteborg, Sweden
2002 "Instead of Snow", Konstens Hus, Lule", Sweden
2002 Seeberg 2002, Muzeum mesta Frantiskovy Lazne, Czech Republic
2003 "Design of Czech Glass" National Gallery Veletrzni palace, Prague, Czech Republic
2003 "Czechmania" Joung Czech designers, The National Glass Center Sunderland, U.K.
2003 "Kopecky's School" The casle Sovinec, Czech Republic
2003 "Skulptur 2003" Aker Bryge, Oslo, Norway
2003 "Kopecky's School" Gallery Ostrava, Czech Republic
2003 "Querschnitt" - 15years of Glasgalerie Hittfeld, Hamburg, Germany
2003 "Addition to the collection of The Museum of Arts and Design", Prague, Czech Republic
2004 "Instead of Snow" Konstens Hus, Lulea, Sweden
2004 "Boulevard des Sculptures 2004", Kijkduin, Holland
2004 "Kleppesommeren 2004",Kleppe,Norway
2004 "The Path / Magic Carpets", The Museum of Arts and Design, Castle Kamenice nad Lipou, Czech Republic

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