Jindřich Chalupecký Award 2019

30th edition of the most prestigious award for visual artists up to 35 years of age

An exhibition of the finalists of the Jindřich Chalupecký Award, Comunite Fresca (Dana Balážová, Markéta Filipová and Marie Štindlová), Andreas Gajdošík, Baptiste Charneux, Marie Lukáčová and Pavla Malinová this time addresses climate change and the proclaimed climate emergency. The whole exhibition will be powered with energy from solar panels. The unifying element of the event will be electrical wiring cables pulled through to all exhibition rooms. The curators are Karina Kottová and Barbora Ciprová.

Due to health problems Alma Lily Rayner has been rescheduled among the finalists of next year's edition. 


TAI SHANI: Tragodía
British conceptual artist, performer, photographer and video artist who creates dream-like and fantasy installations, videos and images across different genres, based on experimental texts. She will stage a temporary intervention in the permanent exhibition ART IS HERE in collaboration with the Jindřich Chalupecky Society.


The annual award given to young Czech artists up to 35 years of age was established in 1990 from the impetus of the dramatist, novelist and former Czech president Václav Havel, the artist Theodor Pištěk and the poet and visual artist Jiří Kolář. It bears the name of the leading Czech art and literary critic, essayist and philosopher Jindřich Chalupecký.

It is awarded for an outstanding oeuvre in visual art. It is intended for the advancing generation of artists whose work has the potential to be acclaimed in the context of the Czech and international art scene and embodies an exceptional approach in terms of content and form.

The Award is organised by the Jindřich Chalupecký Society acting as a platform for Czech post-revolutionary and contemporary art which it supports and presents in a local and international context through exhibitions, residential stays for artists and curators, programmes for the public and research projects.

Partner of Jindřich Chalupecký Society: Moravian gallery 

Main Partners of Jindřich Chalupecký Society:

ministerstvo kultury PRAHA   JT


Main Partners of the JCHA Exhibition:

 Fit craft energy_CJCH  baumit     papyrus     


Main Media Partner:

ceska televize 


Special Partners of the Tragodía Exhibition: 

   british             british


The exhibition and the publication of the catalog are financially supported by the Ministry of Culture Czech Republic, Brno City Hall, Prague City Hall and J&T Bank.

Co-organizer: Moravian gallery

Partners: Statutární město Brno, Státní fond kultury ČR, Městská část Praha 7, Trust for Mutual Understanding, Česká centra, Institut umění - Divadelní ústav, Národní galerie Praha, Centrum a nadace pro současné umění Praha, Residency Unlimited, MeetFactory, Stuchlíková & Partners, Fair Art.

Media Partners: Art + Antiques, Artyčok.tv, Artmap, Artalk.cz, Radio Wave, Art Viewer, A2, Flash Art, Dopravní podnik hl. m. Prahy, Rail Reklam, GoOut.

Partners of the JCHA Exhibition: Biofilms, Elektro-Pegas, Duro Design, Fermacell GmbH, Glazura, Kremer Pigmente, Zlatá loď.

Partners of the Moravian Gallery: Pivovar Moravia, Technické sítě města Brna, Víno 77.

The exhibition is held under the auspices of Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Minister of Finance JUDr. Alena Schillerová, Ph.D., JUDr. Bohumil Šimek, Governor of the South Moravia Region, and JUDr. Markéta Vaňková, Mayor of the City of Brno.



27/9/2019 - 19/1/2020
Barbora Ciprová, Karina Kottová, Tereza Jindrová - kurátorka zahraničního hosta Tai Shani
Comunite Fresca (Dana Balážová, Markéta Filipová, Marie Štindlová), Andreas Gajdošík, Baptiste Charneux, Marie Lukáčová, Pavla Malinová
Graphic design
Tereza Hejmová, Robert Jansa a Petr Bosák
No Architects
Entrance fee
80 / 40 / 150 Kč (základní / snížené / rodinné)
Pražák Palace (Hlavní výstavní prostor)
Date of exhibition opening
26/9/2019 18:00