Kateřina Šedá (CZ)

Kateřina Šedá (1977) is a Czech artist whose work is close to social architecture. In 1999–2005 she graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, having studied under Professor Vladimír Kokolia. She is the author of many socially conceived projects that she has implemented in the Czech Republic and abroad. She was invited to create independent projects by LIAF in Norway (2019), the IKON gallery in Birmingham (2019), IHME in Helsinki (2016), SF Moma in San Francisco (2013–2014), the Tate Modern in London (2011) and many others.

She has exhibited, for example, at the 16 th International Biennial of Architecture in Venice (2018), at the MMOMA in Moscow (2016), at the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2015 in Japan, at the Venice Biennale (2013), at the Kunstmuseum Luzern (2012), the Mori Museum in Tokyo (2010), the New Museum in New York (2009), Manifesto 7 in Bolzano (2008), the 5 th Berlin Biennale (2008), the Renaissance Society in Chicago (2008) and Documenta 12 in Kassel (2007).

Her work has received a number of awards: Architect of the Year 2017 (Czech Republic), Magnesia Litera for Journalism (Czech Republic), TAKU Production Prize (Finland), The Most Beautiful Czech Books (Czech Republic), Contemporary Art Society Award (Great Britain), Jindřich Chalupecký Award (Czech Republic), Fluxus Award (Germany), Essl Award (Austria) and others. She has published over 30 books and publications in which she maps individual projects in detail. She lectures about her work not only in schools, culture houses and galleries, but also in villages and smaller towns, where she tries to bring her activities closer to the widest possible audience.