Šárka Radová

Šárka Radová

"If an artist wants to create something new, something from his own personal experience must be reflected in his work. Art actually is a means of making your opinion heard in a certain discussion."

“Being a sculptor is a beautiful lot but if a man has to prove something, he must have the wings of a muse, calloused hands and a butt of iron.”

Born 1949 in Prague, Šárka lives and works in Prague. She is a member Artists’ Associations, Association of Fine Artists of Ceramics and ART.I.UM. She works mostly with porcelain and other ceramic masses, as well as with paper and other additional materials. She creates sculptures and reliefs, both as separate artworks and as part of bigger architectonic projects. Since the 1970s, she has realised 54 solo exhibitions in Czech Republic and in European countries and has participated in more than sixty collective exhibitions at home and abroad. Her works are represented in numerous galleries and private collections both at home and abroad.

 

Studies

1967 – 1973 • Academy of Arts, Architectur and Design in Prague, Czech Republic

 

Exhibitions

2014 • together with F. Hodonský, Malovaný dům Gallery, Třebíč, Czech Republic

2014 • Galledy Reistna, Valtice, Czech Republic

2014 • Ceramic Sculpture at the chatteau gardens in Roztoky u Prahy, Czech Republic

2014 • Reliefs, Gallery of the Viola Theater, Prague, Czech Republic

2013 • Exhibition of the Bechyně Ceramics Symposium, Nová síň Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2013 • Member Exhibition of Umělecká beseda, Riding School, Litomyšl, Czech Republic

2013 • solo exhibition at the International Museum of Creamics in Bechyně, Czech Republic

2013 • Art Ceramics, New Town Hall, Prague, Czech Republic

2013 • Member Exhibition of Umělecká beseda, Chatteau Budyně nad Ohří, Czech Republic

2013 • Member Exhibition of Umělecká beseda, Clam Gallas Palace, Prague, Czech Republic

2012 • group exhibition at the Franciscan Monastery in Kadaň, Czech Republic

2012 • Art Ceramics, Kolín, Czech Republic

2012 • Paper and Clay, Municipal Gallery in Pilsen, Czech Republic

2011 • Czech Ceramics at the Centre Giroussens, France

2011 • Garden Ceramic Sculpture, Klenová, Czech Republic

2011 • retrospective ad the Municipal Gallery in Kladno, Czech Republic

2010 • group exhibition of Association of Ceramics, Gallery 10, Prague, Czech Republic

2009 • together with Jindřiška Radová and Pravoslav Rada, Litoměřice, Czech Republic

2008 • Born into Space, Member Exhibition of Umělecká beseda, Mánes Gallery, Sovinec Castle, Czech Republic

2008 • Exhibition of Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture, St. John the Baptist’s Church, Kostelec nad Černými Lesy, Czech Republic

2008 • together with Pravoslav Rada and Joan Miró, Gallery Art Chrudim, Chrudim, Czech Republic

2007 • Member Exhibition of Umělecká beseda, Mánes Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2007 • Member Exhibition of Umělecká beseda, Gallery of Visual Arts in Most, Czech Republic

2007 • Member Exhibition of Umělecká beseda, New Town Hall, Prague, Czech Republic

2007 • Member Exhibition of Umělecká beseda, National Gallery Rychnov nad Kněžnou, Czech Republic

2007 • together with František Hodonský at the Municipal Library in Týn nad Vltavou, Czech Republic

2007 • International Exhibition of Ceramics in Piarists’ Cloister, Vienna, Austria

2007 • International Exhibition od Ceramic Sculpture, Chodov Fort, Prague, Czech Republic

2006 • Triennial of International Ceramics, Bildhoven, the Netherlands

2006 • Prague City Center, Prague, Czech Republic

2006 • Reliefs and Sculptures, Pod Radnicí Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2005 • International Exhibition of Ceramics in Piarists’ Cloister, Vienna, Austria

2005 • solo exhibition at the Beseda Gallery, Ostrava, Czech Republic

2005 • group exhibition Gedok, Karlsruhe, Germany

2005 • solo exhibition at the Atrium Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2004 • solo exhibition at the Golden Cock Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2003 • solo exhibition at the Museum of Ceramics in Bechyně in honour of Pravoslav Rada, Czech Republic

2003 • International Exhibition of Ceramics at the Chatteau Cellars in Český Krumlov, Czech Republic

2002 • International Exhibition of Ceramics in Selb, Germany

2002 • International Exhibition of Ceramics Keramuze4, De Bilt, the Netherlands

2002 • solo exhibition at the Municipal Museum in Břeclav, Czech Republic

2001 • solo exhibition at the Jindřichův Hradec Chatteau Gallery, Czech Republic

2001 group exhibition, Devon, UK

2001 solo exhibition at Chodov Fort, Prague, Czech Republic

1999 • solo exhibition at the Gallery of Mikoláš Aleš in Bechyně, Czech Republic

1999 • solo exhibition at Gallery Art in Chrudim, Czech Republic

1999 • solo exhibition at Gallery Fronta

1997 • solo exhiition at the Wolfsburg Rathaus, Wolfsburg, Germany

1996 • solo exhibition at the Chatteau Cellars in Český Krumlov, Czech Republic

1994 • AIC, House At the Stone Bell, Prague, Czech Republic

1993 • Gallery U Prstenu, together with J. Kavan, Prague, Czech Republic

1992 • group exhibition ART.I.UM, French Parliament, Paris, France

1992 • exhibition dedicated to J. A. Kommenský, Naarden, the Netherlands

1982 • group exhibition at the Gallery Fronta, Prague, Czech Republic

1981 • group exhibition at Gallery of Visual Arts in Cheb, Czech Republic

1980 • group exhibition at Bauhaus, Dessau, Germany

1980 • Galerie Am Graben, Vienna, Austria

1977 • together with J. Valterová, Gallery Fronta, Prague, Czech Republic

1974 • Youth’s Gallery at Mánes, Prague, Czech Republic

 

Symposia

2007 • Architects’ Community Exhibition, Belveder, Prague

2000 • International Symposium at the Rabas Gallery in Rakovník, Czech Republic

1994 • International Symposium in Louny, Czech Republic

1988 • International Symposium in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

1980 • International Symposium in Bechyně, Czech Republic

1978 • International Symposium in Siklós, Hungary

1975 • International Symposium of Ceramics, Bassano del Grappa, Italy

 

Awards

1981 • Silver Medal at the Internationa Exhibition in Vallauris, France

1977 • Golden Medal at the International Exhibition of Applied Arts, Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic

 

Memberships

since 1992 • member of Umělecká beseda