Ondřej Oliva

Ondřej Oliva

"Generally, I aim to create visually interesting and attractive objects that are trasparent form- and content-wise even to a common viewer. That's why the major part of my subject matter originates in everyday-life objects. This way a person can quite easily project their own experiences, scales and criteria onto these things."

Czech visual artist and sculptor born May 25, 1982.

 

Studies

2005 – 2010 • Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, studio Sculpture I. under supervision of Jaroslav Róna

2004 – 2006 • University Palacky, Olomouc, Czech Republic

2002 – 2004 • Private Higher Vocational School of Art in Zlín, Czech Republic, subject sculpture under supervision of the academic sculptur R. Hanke

1998 – 2002 • Secondary School of Applied Arts in Uherské Hradiště, Czech Republic, subject stone sculpting under supervision of the academic sculptor Z. Tománek

 

Solo Exhibitions

2015 • Malina x Oliva, together with M. Malina, Orlovna Gallery, Kroměříž, Czech Republic

2015 • (An)Organic, Beseda Gallery, Ostrava, Czech Republic

2015 • (An)Organic Codes, together with T. Tichý, Kotelna Gallery, Říčany u Prahy, Czech Republic

2013 • Objects, Panský dům Gallery, Uherský Brod, Czech Republic

2013 • Tomáš Tichý | The Theater, as a guest Ondřej Oliva, Chemistry Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2012 • Degustation, Primavesy Gallery, Olomouc, Czech Republic

2012 • Ondřej Oliva | Objects, Agustinian House, Luhačovice, Czech Republic

2012 • Ondřej Oliva | Objects, Tomáš Tichý | Paintings, Minsk, Belarus

2012 • Ondřej Oliva, ProArt Fest, Prónay Castle, Alsópetény, Hungary

2011 • Ondřej Oliva | Objects, Tomáš Tichý | Paintings, Hydroelectric power station in Semily, Czech Republic

2011 • Gourmet, Art-pro Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2010 • Robondra, together with R. Paluch, Trafo Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2009 • oLLa, together with J. Lauterkranc, Vyšehrad Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

 

Group Exhibitions

2017 • Sculpture Line, Prague, Czech Republic

2017 • Art Safari, Studio Bubec, Prague, Czech Republic

2017 • The Sculpture Garden, The Odney Club, Cookham, England

2016 • Art autumn of Bzenec XII., International Exhibition of Conterporary Art, Czech Republic

2016 • Universerum, Piazzeta of the National Theatre, Prague, Czech Republic

2015 • Potato Salad, Mariánská Gallery, České Budějovice, Czech Republic

2015 • Masa, Chemistry Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2015 • What I eat here and so I drink, Caesar Gallery, Olomouc, Czech Republic

2015 • Et Cetera, Maxxi Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Roma, Italy

2015 • Art Prague, Kafka House, Prague, Czech Republic

2014 • The Demolition, Inpost Area, Uherské Hradiště, Czech Republic

2014 • Ostrale, Dresden, Germany

2014 • Meat object, 4D gallery, Pisztory palace, Bratislava, Slovakia

2014 • Le truc, Gallery at the White deer, Uherské Hradiště, Czech Republic

2014 • Dark Depths of the Luck, Orlovna Gallery, Kroměříž, Czech Republic

2013 • Forum Young Art Czech Republic – Bavaria 2013, Gallery of the City of Regensburg, Germany

2013 • 7 Years Old Temple of Liberty, Trafo Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2013 • Meat object, 4D Gallery, Galanta, Slovakia

2013 • Et Cetera, Italian Culture Institute in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

2013 • Statue and Objects XVIII., Bratislava, Slovakia

2013 • Forum Young Art Czech Republic – Bavaria 2013, Gallery of the City of Pilsen, Pilsen, Czech Republic

2013 • Dark Depths of the Luck, New Town Hall Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2012 • Original Perspectives, Galery At the White Unicorn, Klatovy, Czech Republic

2012 • Zlín Youth Salon 2012, House of Art, Zlín, Czech Republic

2012 • Art Prague, Mánes Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2011 • higgledy-piggledy, Trafo Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2011 • Sculptors School of Jaroslav Róna, Malostranská beseda Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2011 • Original & Perspective, Bohemia Modern Art Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2011 • Disappointed of Paradise 2, UFFO Gallery, Trutnov, Czech Republic

2011 • Mugla II., International Wooden Sculpture Symposium, Turkey

2011 • Artbank, Kick off, Dvorak Sec Conterporary Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2010 • The Chemistry Selection of Art and Design from Young Conterporary Artist, Chemistry Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2010 • PHA x OVA, Aula Gallery, GET ART, Brno, Czech Republic

2010 • Art Autumn of Bzenec, International Exhibition of Conterporary Art, Czech Republic

2010 • Cast of Joy and Utility, Alucast Foundry, Tupesy, Czech Republic

2010 • Young Art for Hotel Hilton, Cloud9, Hotel Hilton, Prague, Czech Republic

2010 • Graduates 2010, National Art Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2008 • AVU18, National Art Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

 

Selected Art Commissions

2017 • Sepulchral statue for Josef Masopust’s grave, Vyšehrad Cemetery, Prague, Czech Republic

2016 • Tree of Knowledge, CST Modrá, Czech Republic

2015 • Fountain, Uherské Hradiště, Czech Republic

2014 • Terra Parna Logo, Slovakia

2014 • Uherské Hradiště City Athlete Award, Czech Republic

2013 • New Well Spring Jubilee, Luhačovice, Czech Republic