About Evžen Sobek

Born on the 4th June 1967 in Brno.

Graduated from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Technology in Brno and the Institute of Creative Photography of the Silesian University in Opava.

He works as a freelance photographer and as a photography teacher (Institute of Creative Photography, Opava; Fotoškola Brno; Philosophical Faculty, Masaryk University, Brno; South Moravia Photoworkshops)

The focal point of his work is documentary photography.

Awards
2010
LensCulture Award, Honorable Mention for Life in Blue series, France
2001
Talentinum, 2nd prize in documentary photography, Czech republic
2000
M.I.L.K. competition
General winner in "Love" category, U.S.A.
MiO Photo Award, Grand Prix Winner, Japan

Scholarship
2004
CHOICE - Credit Suisse Masterclass for Photojournalists from Central and Eastern Europe, Budapest - New York

Residences

2010
Internationales Haus der Autoren Graz, Cultural City Network Graz, Graz, Austria
Stiftung kunst:raum sylt quelle, Sylt, Germany

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012
Life in Blue, Central European House of Photography, Bratislava
Looking Back. Salon Daguerre, Brno
Life in Blue, Mala galerie ?eské sporitelny, Kladno
Life in Blue, Fotofestival, Blatná
Life in Blue, Kino Hv?zda, Uherské Hradi?t?

2011
Life in Blue, BlueSky Gallery, Portland
Life in Blue, Pictura Gallery, Bloomington

2010
Life in Blue, Hidden Landscapes, Fotogalerie im Grazer Rathaus, Graz
Life in Blue, Fotografic Gallery, Prague

2009
Life in Blue, Galerie Zluta ponorka, Znojmo
Hidden Landscapes, Reich Steinhof, Poysdorf

2007
Life in Blue, Galerie Artistu, Brno
Home Sweet Home, Galerie113, Bialystok
Life in Blue, Home Sweet Home, Galerie Opera, Ostrava
Gypsies in Brno City, Galerie auf der Pawlatsche, Wien
Gypsies in Brno City, ONE WORLD documentary movies festival, Zlin

2006
War?, GM Gallery, Pardubice, Galerie Artistu, Brno

2004
Ecce Homo, Leica Gallery Prague, Prague

2003
Ecce Homo, French Cultural Institute, Amman
Ecce Homo, Leica Gallery, Solms
Ecce Homo, Galerie Artistu, Brno
Ecce Homo, Summer Cultural Festival, Boskovice

2002
Ecce Homo, Fiducia Gallery, Ostrava
Ecce Homo, Many Gallery, Tel Aviv

2001
Ecce Homo, Velryba Gallery, Prague
Ecce Homo, MiO Gallery, Osaka
Ecce Homo, Das BildForum, 6. Internationale Fototage, Herten Ecce Homo, Aero Gallery, Prague

2000
Sun and Shadow, Ambit Gallery, Praha
Ecce Homo, Zvíkov castle Gallery, Zvíkov
Ecce Homo, Fotogalerie Migros, Thun

1999
Gypsies in Brno City - second chapter, Gallery Cpilar, Brno
Ecce Homo, FOMA Gallery, Brno
Ecce Homo, Moravian-Silesian National Theatre - Theatre of Jirí Myron, Ostrava

1998
Gypsies in Brno City, New Town Hall Gallery, Brno

Collections
Collection of Union of Czech Photographers, Prague
Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Kiyosato
Moravian Gallery, Brno
Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Museum of Romany Culture, Brno
National Museum of Photography, Jindrichuv Hradec
The Olomouc Museum of Art, Olomouc
School of Visual Arts, Osaka
Silesian Museum, Opava
private collections in Europe, Israel, Japan and USA

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012
Civilised ilusions, Museum of Arts, Olomouc
GRID 2012, International Photo Festival, Amsterdam
Sylt in Spigel zeitgenossischer Fotografie, Willy-Brandt-Haus, Berlin
Element F, Moravian Gallery, Brno

2011
Lens Culture International Exposure Awards 2010, San Francisco - New York - Paris
Revival - ChoiceImages, Galerie G4, Cheb

2010
Escapes and returns, Moravian Gallery, Brno
Noorderlicht 2010 Photofestival, Groningen
Perception Meets Reality, Bruges
Photographers: Network selection 2010, Studio Thomas Kellner, Siegen

2009
CHOICE Choice, Fotografic Gallery, Prague
Humor or Irony, Galeria 2piR, Poznan
Second Cities Photo Project, Fotogalerie in Grazer Rathaus, Graz
Contemporary Czech Photography, Space Gallery, Pittsburgh
Tschechische Fotografie des 20. Jahrhunderts, Kunst- und Ausstellunghalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn
Czech It, Space Gallery, Pittsburgh
FotoGrafia. Festival Internazionale di Roma - VIII edizione, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Roma

2008
Czech Press Photo, Old Townhall, Prague
Contemporary Czech Photography, PDNB Burt Finger Gallery, Dallas
Kaunas Photo08, Kaunas
Second Cities, Kosice
Who doesn't know history has no future, Leica Gallery Prague, Prague

2007
CHARTA77, Czech Centers, Budapest, (Budapest, Warsaw, Wien)
Second Cities - Photo Project, Ko1ice
We live here, House of Arts, Opava

2006
Choice, Puffin Cultural Forum, New Jersey
CHOICE - photo agency, Month of Photography, Bratislava

2005
Czech Photography of 20th Century, Mestská knihovna, Galerie hlavního mesta Prahy, Prague
Backlight05, Museum Center Vapriikki, Tampere
National Museum of Photography Collection, Congres Centre of Czech National Bank, Prague

2004
City in Contemporary Czech Documentary Photography, Fotobienale / Month of Photography, Museum of Russian History,Moscow
M.I.L.K. Exhibition, Las Vegas

2003
M.I.L.K. Exhibition, Waitemata Plaza, Auckland
Contemporary Czech Documentary Photography, Opera Gallery, Ostrava

2002
Junge tschechische Kunst, Kulturabteilung Bayer, Leverkusen
Photographs by the Next Generation: Young Portfolio, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Kiyosato
Being Black, Archa Theatre, Prague
Czech and Slovak photography of the 1980s and 1990s, Olomouc Museum of Art, Olomouc
Backlight02, Museum Centre Vapriikki, Tampere
Czech Documentary Photography, Leica Gallery, New York

2001
M.I.L.K. Exhibition, Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Station, New York
Talentinum, Center of Czech Photography, Prague
Das BildForum, 6. Internationale Fototage, Herten
M.I.L.K. Exhibition, Museum of Science, London
Czech Press Photo, Old Town Hall, Prague

2000
Gypsies in the Czech republic, Brussels
MiO Photo Award, MiO Gallery, Osaka

1999
Another World?, House of Arts, Opava
Czech Press Photo, Old Town Hall, Prague

1996
New names, Prague House of Photography, Prague
The Studio of Jindrich Ctreit, Uherské Hradi1te, Cheb, Ko1ice, Cieszyn
On the Edge, Salzstadel Gallery, Regensburg, Ceský Krumlov, Augsburg
Contemporary Czech Documentary Photography, Fotogalerie Migros, Thun

Teaching and Lectures

2012
Fotofestival, Blatná, Czech Republic
Prague House of Photography / City Gallery Prague, Czech Republic

2011
BlueSky Gallery, Portland, USA
DOX - Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic
Leica Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2010
Museum für Gegenwartskunst e.V., Siegen
Workshop on documentary photography, University of Ostrava, Atelier of Photography, Czech Republic
Workshop on new landscape photography, Cultural Centre Mikulov, Czech Republic

2009
South Moravia Photo Workshop, Lednice, Czech Republic

2008
since 2008 - Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic - lectures on history of photography
Leica Gallery Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

2006
Univerzita Tomase Bati, Atelier fotografie, Zlin, Czech Republic

2005
FAMU, Prague, Czech Republic - series of workshops on documentary photography & fiction

2003
Leica Gallery Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

2002 - 2008
teaching at the Institute of Creative Photography, Silesian University Opava, Czech republic - lectures on theory of photography, documentary portrait and documentary photography & fiction

2001
University of Arts, Osaka, Japan

2000
School of Arts, Osaka, Japan

since 1997
teaching at Fotoškola Brno, Czech Republic - workshops and lectures on documentary photography

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