• City Gallery of Contemporary Art



Exhibition opening day:

Jindřich Chalupecký Award 2020

  • cancelled
  1. PLATO, Porážková 26

Admission fee


Due to the latest government measures with a view to the development of the COVID-19 pandemic, the exhibition will be opened in an alternative date. At this point, we do not dare to set a new date for the opening, we will do so as soon as the situation allows.

Opening of the 31st year of the Jindřich Chalupecký Award exhibition.

Artists: Jakub Choma, Anna Slama and Marek Delong, Extrasensory-Aesthetics Working Group (Jan Kolský, Vojtěch Märc, Matěj Pavlík, Peter Sit), Alma Lily Rayner, Marie Tučková, Jiří Žák

Guests: Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz
Curators: Karina Kottová, Veronika Čechová
Architecture: No Achitects
Visual identity: 20YY Designers

During the opening day, a performance by Jakub Choma will take place as part of the art project “Gears of Life”.

From 7 pm there will be a public reading within the art project of Alma Lily Rayner “Survival Manual” in collaboration with Andrea Tobolová, Katarina Slezáková, Mirka Slívová, Jakub Černý, Magdalena Šipka, Elena Gorolová, Martin Novák, Zuzana Fialová, Alex Sihelská, Radek Šabacký, Ladislav Fabian, Tess, Anastasia Klemensová and Alex Vonsík.
In the performance each participant offers a piece of themselves. Each came to read a text meaningful for their existence. Some wrote their own words and some borrowed from the words of others. All are here to transform silence into collective action.
The reading will take place in the stage with a limited capacity of 30 seated visitors.

Jindřich Chalupecký Award, named in honor of the leading Czech theorist and critic of visual arts and literature, essayist and philosopher, was founded in 1990 by Václav Havel, Jiří Kolář and Theodor Pištěk. It is awarded to visual artists up to the age of 35 who live or work in the Czech Republic.

Held by Jindřich Chalupecký Society.

Co-organizer: PLATO

Partners of Jindřich Chalupecký Society:

Main Partners: Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, Prague City Hall, J&T Bank
Main Media Partner: Czech Television
Partners: Brno City Municipality, State Cultural Fund of the Czech Republic, Prague 7, Trust for Mutual Understanding, Czech Centers, Arts and Theatre Institute, The Moravian Gallery in Brno, Center and Foundation for Contemporary Arts Prague, Residency Unlimited, MeetFactory, Papyrus Bohemia s.r.o., Biofilms, Fair Art
Media Partners: Artyčok.tv, Artmap, Artalk.cz, Radio Wave, A2, Art + Antiques, Art Viewer, Flash Art, Rail Reklam, GoOut
Partners of the JCHA 2020 Exhibition: Cyrkl, Graffneck, Jami s. r. o., Zlatá loď
Special Partners of the exhibition by Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz: Czech-German Future Fund, ifa – Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen, Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia

The exhibition is held with financial support of Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, Prague City Hall and J&T Bank.

The exhibition is held under the auspices of Mr. Tomáš Macura, Mayor of the City of Ostrava.