Macku Michal

Macku Michal

1985 Technological Faculty of the Polytechnic Institute in Brno.
1989 Institute of Art Photography at Prague.

Until 1991 he worked at the Sigma Olomouc Research Center. Then he taught at the Pedagogical Faculty of Palacky University in Olomouc. He has lived as a freelance artist since 1992. Michal has started with photography since the age of 15. He is also interested in sculpture, drawing, and graphics. In 1989, he created his own photographic technique which he has named "Gellage". He continues to use and develop this technology in his still-photo art work. He also works with historical large format negative photographic processes and. At the cooperation of Czech Television Brno, has made an animated Gellage film named Process From 2000 he started to work also with historical photography techniques, especialy carbon printing. From 2005 he expands his photography work to the third dimension making glass photographic objects.

His works were showed all over the world and can be find in many important collections.

Excerpt Individual Exhibitions (2006-2009)

 Galerie Art Affair, Regensburg, Germany - Photo Event, Turnhout, Belgium | Ottoman Mint complex,  IFSAK, Istanbul, Turkey
2007 Bilder vom Menschen, In focus Galerie, Köln, Germany Galerie Caesar, Olomouc, Czech rep. - Galery Na Soljanke, Moscow, Russia | Over the photo, Galleria PaciArte contemporanea, Brescia, Italy | Bielske centrum kultury, Foto Art Festival, Bielsko-Biala, Poland
2008 Galerie David Guiraud, Paris, France | Sklenene Gelaze, Galerie V Kapli, Bruntal, Czech Republic
2009 (Glass) Gellages, Wei-Ling Gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Selected Group Exhibitions/Účast na skupinových výstavách:

 Tschechoslovakische Fotografie Des Gegenwart, Cologne (traveled to Erlangen, Metz, Lucenburg, Strassbourg, Odense, Freiburg, Barcelona, Texas, Lawrence)
 Bilder Lust, Galerie Rhanitzgasse der Landeshauptstadt, Sachsen (traveled to Dresden; Museum Ludwig, Cologne) The Male - Contemporary Male Nude Photographs, Portfolio Gallery, London
 What´s New: Prague, The Art Institute of Chicago
 Czech Photography of the 1990s - Fotofeis, Maclaurin Art Gallery, Ayr, Scotland

 After the Velvet Revolution, 15 Czech & Slovak Photographers: 4 photos each, Photography Gallery, Perth, Australia
 Revelations, Photographs of Male and Female Nudes, The Gallery at John Jones, London

 Institut tvůrčí fotografie 25/5, Slezské zemské muzeum, Opava, Czech Republic

 Jistoty a hledání v české fotografii 90.let (Certainty and Searching in Czech Photography of the 1990s) Nejvy??í purkrabství Pra?ského hradu (Burgrave´s House of Prague Castle)
 The Body in Contemporary Czech Photography, Macintosh Gallery, Glasgow

 Sicherheit und Suche in der tschechischen Fotografie der neunziger Jahre, Berlin
   The Body in Contemporary Czech Photography, London

 Noble Processes, in a Digital Age, John Stevenson Gallery, New York Autopoesis, Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia,
2007 Expressive Bodies: Contemporary Art Photography from The Kinsey Institute, Herron Gallery, Indianopolis, USA
2008 Love ? frammenti visivi di un discorso amoroso, Gallerie Civiche d´Arte Contemporanea di Palazzo Ducale, Modena, Italy
2009 Tschechische Fotografie des 20. Jahrhunderts, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn link

Collections/Zastoupení ve sbírkách:

Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Museum for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark; The Royal Library of Denmark, Copenhagen; Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris; Harvard Visual Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts; The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois; Moravská galerie v Brně, Brno, Czech Republic; Muzeum Umění Olomouc, Czech Republic;  MOPA - Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, USA, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts, USA.



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