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Finalist - 2001

Pavel Kopřiva

Born in 1968

Kopřiva’s conceptual works include installations, which is the most frequent art form employed by the artist, however, they are also characterized by an interest in and reflection of various technologies and design; techniques that are often employed by artists for their utilitarian value. His artworks, too,  look like products of pattern aesthetics. However, Kopřiva shifts them further to the sphere of visual arts. By means of these objects; not only artistic ones; he subjects the society to criticism, pointing out its desire for power as well as the vulnerability of human behaviour and intimacy.

1987–1989 Department of Art Education, Pedagogical Faculty of Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem
1989–1995 Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague
2000–2004 Acadme of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, PhD studies

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