1966 Born in Jindřichův Hradec, Czech Republic

Before Alena Matějková, from 2011 uses family name Matějka

Studies:

2000–2005 Ph.D. study at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, Prague, Czech Republic

1995 2-month study in Glasgow School of Art, Ceramic Department, UK

1989–1997 M.A., Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, Prague, Czech Republic Glass Department led by Prof. Vladimír Kopecký

1981–1985 Secondary School of Glassmaking in Kamenický Šenov, Czech Republic

Awards:

2014 Coburg Prize for Contemporary Glass, Special Jury Award, Germany

2005 Award for dignified representation of the Czech Republic at the World Exhibition EXPO 2005 in Aichi, Japan

2000 František Wolf Annual Award of the Czech Fund of Fine Arts, Czech Republic

1997 First Prize at the Young Glass (Michael Bang Award), Glasmuseet, Ebeltoft, Denmark

1996 First Prize at the exhibition of art colleges “Venezia Aperto Vetro ’96”, MuseoVetrario, Murano, Venice, Italy

Teaching:

2016 Creative Hands, workshop in Toyama City Institute of Glass Art (TIGA), Toyama, Japan

2009 Instructor in Pilchuck Glass School, course “Aestetics of Pattern”, USA

2003 3-month teaching as visiting artist in The University of Sunderland, UK

Scolarship:

2003 5-month fellowship at The National Glass Centre and The University of Sunderland with support of the Arts Council North East and Visiting Arts/British Council in London, UK

Jury member:

2014 Stanislav Libenský Award, Praha, Czech Republic

Carried-out Designs:

2009 ICArt Royal Caribbean Cruises, Glass Sculptures on the board of cruising boat Oasis of the Seas

2007 Magic Carpet, Realization in architecture, private house in Barcelona, Spain

2007 Gift – sculpture of the town Kamenice nad Lipou for president of The Czech Republic

2007 Ocenění pro partnery Zentiva, org. HMS Design, Praha

2006 Alfa and Omega, stone sculptures in Falun, Sweden

2005 Andrej Nikolaj Stankovič´s Prize for The Czech Cinematography

2003 LCA Royal Caribbean Cruises, Glass Sculptures on the board of cruising boat Serenade of the Seas

2003 The Window – stone sculpture in a park in Písek, Czech Republic

2002 The Boat – stone sculpture in Orsa, Sweden

2000 Annual prizes for Škofin dealers

2000 Realization in architecture for the Senate of the Czech Republic, Wallenstein Palace

1996 – 2007 Prize for the Best Athlet of Czech Republic (cena udělovaná každoročně od roku 1996)

1994 - 1997 Prize of the newspaper Lidové Noviny for the hockey coach of the year of Czech Republic

Represented in Collections:

Museums
East Bohemian Museum, Pardubice, Czech Republic
Glas Museet, Ebeltoft, Denmark
Landesmuseum, Kassel, Germany
Municipal Museum, Langenfeld, Germany
Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, Czech Republic
Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, Kamenice nad Lipou Castle, Czech Republic
Museum of Modern Art, Taipei, Taiwan

Collections
Collection of Glass, City Council Toyama, Japan
Ernsting Stiftung, Coesfeld, Germany
Institute for International Research in Glass, Sunderland, U.K.

Public places
Eide, Norway
Emaar sculpture Collection, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Falun Sculpture Park, Falun, Sweden
Municipal Park in Písek, Czech Republic
Orsa, Sweden
Vlasenice, park Magic Garden, Czech Republic


Private collections in the Czech Republic and abroad

Solo Exhibitions:

2015 Between Heaven and Earth, Glasgalerie Stölting, Hamburg, Germany

2015 Heartbeat, Galerie Welti, Düsseldorf, Germany

2013 3 x 1, City Museum in Česká Lípa, Czech Republic

2011 Gallery ARP, Prague, Czech Republic

2011 The Sixth Floor Gallery, Koerich, Luxembourg

2008 The Sea Between Us, Galerie Nová Síň, Praha, Czech Republic

2007 Das geklonte Mariechen, Glasgalerie Hittfeld near Hamburg, Germany

2005 Cloned Máňa, Gallery Nová Síň, Prague, Czech Republic

2004 The Path / Magic Carpets, Museum of Decorative Arts, Kamenice nad Lipou Castle, Czech Republic

2004 W/M Sculptures, (together with Lars Widenfalk), Falun, Sweden

2004 Magic Carpets, The National Glass Centre in Sunderland U.K.

2002 Artlantis, Gorlice, subterranean halls of Vyšehrad, (together with Lars Widenfalk), Prague, Czech Republic

2002 Art from the Czech Republic, Gallery ARTRA, (together with Zdeněk Lhotský) Amsterdam, Holland

2001 Neue Generation von Böhmischem Glas, Helason Design, Wiena, Austria

2001 Leichtigkeit & Finsternis, Gallery Ars Temporis, Klagenfurt, Austria

2000 Gallery ARTRA, Amsterdam, Holland

1999 Gallery SKLO, Atlanta, USA

1998 Glass in the Church, Zwiesel, Germany

1998 Investment and Post Bank, (together with Joska Skalník), Prague, Czech Republic

1998 Four, The Church of All Saints, Kamenice nad Lipou, Czech Republic

1997 The Path, Gorlice, Vyšehrad, Prague, Czech Republic

1994 Stone and Glass, quarry, Kamenický Šenov, Czech Republic

1994 Alena Matějková – Sklo, Central Europe Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

Group Exhibitions:

2016 Femme Fatale, Muzeum skla a bižuterie in Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic

2016 20 Years Glasmuseum Alter Hof Herding, Ernsting Stiftung, Coesfeld, Německo

2015 Glass. Vladimír Kopecký and from his School, Gallery Minea, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

2015 10 Jahre Glas im Glashaus, Galerie Welti, Düsseldorf, Germany

2015 Glass. Vladimír Kopecký and from his School, MA’MA Club Gallery, Ostrava, Czech Republic

2014 Dialogue With Emperor Qin, EU and China Sculpture Show, Industrial Art Space - Union of Bulgarian Artists, Sofia, Bulharsko

2014 Glass Republic, Nostic palace, Praha, Czech Republic

2014 Tavená skleněná plastika, Železný Brod

2014 Homo Faber/Mindcraft, Complesso di S. Agostino e MUSA Pietrasanta, Italy

2014 Glass Republic, Museum of Glass and Jewellery, St. Anna church, Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic

2014 Dialogue With Emperor Qin, EU and China Sculpture Show, National Museum of the Romanian, Bucharest, Rumunsko

2014 Glass Republic, Fair Ambiente, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

2014 Tavená skleněná plastika, Mold-melted Glass, Železný Brod, Czech Republic

2014 Dialogue With Emperor Qin EU and China Sculpture Show, Museu Nacional de Historia Natural e da Ciencia, Lisboa, Portugal

2014 Coburg Glass Prize, Coburg, Germany

2013 Gallery Nova Prize, Bratislava, Slovakia

2013 25 Jahre Glasgalerie Hittfeld und Neueröffnung Glasgalerie Stölting, Hamburg, Germany

2013 Dialogue With Emperor Qin EU and China Sculpture Show, Art Foundation (Silk Road) Tsinandali Museum, Georgia

2013 Špičky: Glass as Concept, GASK, Galerie Středočeského kraje, Kutná Hora, Czech Republic

2013 Dialogue With Emperor Qin EU and China Sculpture Show, Museum of Art Tallinn, Tallin, Estonia

2012 Dialogue With Emperor Qin, EU and China Sculpture Show, Zhongshan Art Museum, Dalian, Liaoning Province, Čína

2012 Dialogue With Emperor Qin, EU and China Sculpture Show, Fujian Art Museum, Fujian, China

2012 Dialogue With Emperor Qin EU and China Sculpture Show, Fuzhou Art Museum, Fushou, China

2012 Glass Symposium Vysočina, Horácká galerie, Nové Město na Moravě, Czech Republic

2012 Dialogue With Emperor Qin EU and China Sculpture Show, Changchun Sculpture Museum and Park, Changchun, China

2012 Sculpture Exhibition, Het Depot Sculpture Gallery, Holland

2012 Dialogue With Emperor Qin EU and China Sculpture Show, Hubei Museum of Art, Hubei, China

2012 Glass Symposium Vysočina, Muzeum Vysočiny, Havlíčkův Brod, Czech Republic

2012 Dialogue With Emperor Qin EU and China Sculpture Show, Ningbo Art Museum, Zhejiang, China

2012 Dialogue With Emperor Qin EU and China Sculpture Show, Suzhou Art Museum, Jiangsu Province, China

2012 Interesting Times, University of Leicester Annual Sculpture Show, Harold Martin Botanic Garden, Leicester, UK

2012 Dialogue With Emperor Qin EU and China Sculpture Show, Heilongjiang Art Museum, Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China

2011 Dialogue With Emperor Qin EU and China Sculpture Show, Shaanxi Province Art Museum, Xi'an, China

2011 Villa Borghese, Roma, Italy

2011 Glass Festival, Luxembourg

2011 7 Artists in Collonata, Collonata, Italy

2011 Contemporary Sculptures, Embassy of Sweden, Roma, Italy

2010 Lughnasadh 2010, Museum Beroun, Czech Republic

2010 Galerie Pokorná, Praha

2010 Prague Festival 2010, Gorlice, subterranean halls of Vyšehrad, Prague, Czech Republic

2009/2010 Glas Link: Stockholm - Prague. Swedish glass of 20th century, Czech Republic

2009 Crossing Borders, Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark

2009 Anima Mundi, Glazen Huis, Lommel, Belgium

2009 Connections, Contemporary European Glass Sculpture, Manes, Prague, Czech Republic

2009 Biennale Kijkduin, Den Haag, Holland

2009 9th Festival of Art Glass, Minea Gallery, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

2008 20 Jahre Glasgalerie Hittfeld, org. Glasgalerie Hittfeld, Germany

2008 Zdeněk Lhotský & studio Pelechov, The Czech Museum of Fine Arts, Prague, Czech Republic

2008 8th Festival of Art Glass, Minea Gallery, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

2007 Crystalex 1967-2007, 40 years anniversary of glass factory Crystalex Nový Bor, Glass Museum, Nový Bor, Czech Republic

2007 LCA Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway

2007 Bridge for Peace, Material Matters Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2007 Pilane Sculptur 2007 / Contemporary Sculptures in Ancient Landscape, Tony Cragg, Claes Hake, Kristian Blystad, Hagbart Solløs, Viktor Korneev etc., Pilane, Sweden

2007 Contemporary Czech Glass Art, Ministerstvo zahraničních věcí, Berlin, Germany, org. Glasgalerie Hittfeld, Germany.

2006 20 years on, Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, Denmark

2006 X Years of Studio of Casting Lhotský Pelechov, Centre for Contemporary Visual Arts University of Brighton, Brighton, U.K.

2006 Coburger Glaspreis 2006, Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg, Coburg, Germany

2006 Glass and Light, 150 Years of the Secondary School of Glassmaking in Kamenický Šenov, Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, Czech Republic

2006 Mikael Kihlman / Alena Matejkova / Lars Widenfalk, Galleri Blå, Gärsnäs, Sweden

2005 Contemporary Czech Glass Art, Art and Crafts Museum, Hamburg, Germany, org. Glasgalerie Hittfeld, Germany

2005 Lhotský Glass - X let tavené plastiky, Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic, Bratislava, Slovakia

2005 Czech Glass from the Reinessance to the Present, Finnish Glass Museum, Riihimaki, Finland

2005 Prof. Vladimír Kopecký und sein Glasatelier, Glasgalerie Hittfeld, Hamburg, Germany

2005 Kleppesommeren 2005, Kleppe, Norway

2005 Global Glass Art, International Glass Trienial, Borgholm Castle, Sweden

2005 Vladimir Kopecký and His Sphere, Chappell Gallery, New York, USA

2005 Skulptur Skien, Skien, Norway

2005 Vetri. Nel Mondo. Oggi, Instituto Veneto di Scienze Lettere ed Arti, Venice, Italy

2005 EXPO Aichi, Czech Studio Glass – Bound by Light and Space, Aichi, Japan

2005 Skulptur 2003 Aker Bryge, Oslo, Norway

2005 Lhotský Glass - X Years of mold melted glass, Moravien Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic

2004/2005 Zeit genössische tschechische Glaskunst“, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, org.: Glasgalerie Hittfeld, Germany

2004 Zeit genössische tschechische Glaskunst in historischen Räumen, Burgkloster, Lübeck, org.:Glasgalerie Hittfeld, Germany

2004 In Glut geformt – Moderne Glas aus Tschechien, Kulturelle Forum, Lagenfeld, org.:Glasgalerie Hittfeld, Germany

2004 In Glut geformt – Moderne Glas aus Tschechien, Papierfabrik, Neumünster, org.:Glasgalerie Hittfeld, Germany

2004 Czech Studio Glass – Bound by Light and Space, Nostitz Palace, Prague

2004 Kleppesommeren 2004, Kleppe, Norway

2004 Formed Into Embers / Modern Glass from Czech Republic, Papermill, Neuműnster, org. Glasgalerie Hittfeld, Germany

2004 Boulevard des Sculptures 2004, Kijkduin, Holland

2004 Formed Into Embers / Modern Glass from Czech Republic, Municipal Museum, Langenfeld, Germany, org. Glasgalerie Hittfeld, Germany

2004 Instead of Snow, Konstens Hus, Luleå, Sweden

2003 Czech Glass from the Renaissance to the Present, Museum of Decorative Applied Arts, Riga, Latvia

2003 Querschnitt, Glassgallerie Hitfeld, Hamburg, Germany

2003 Our Daily Companion - Contemporary Czech Design, Municipal House, Prague Czech Republic

2003 Addition to the Collection of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague in years 1992 - 2002, Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, Czech Republic

2003 Kopecký’s School, Ostrava towns Gallery, Czech Republic

2003 Skulptur 2003 Aker Bryge, Oslo, Norway

2003 Kopecký’s School, Sovinec Castle, Czech Republic

2003 Czechmania, Young Czech Designers, The National Glass Centre Sunderland,U.K.

2003 Design of Czech Glass, National Gallery, Trade-fair Palace, Prague, Czech Republic

2002 Seeberg 2002, Museum of the City of Františkovy Lázně, Czech Republic

2002 Instead of Snow, Konstens Hus, Luleå, Sweden

2001 Kulturbro – Frölunda Kulturhus, Göteborg, Sweden

2001 Kulturbro – Rödasten, Göteborg, Sweden

2000 Living Space, Míčovna, Prague’s Castle, Prague, Czech Republic

2000 5th Auction Saloon of Artists – humanitarian auction for the Barriers Account, Prague, Czech Republic

2000 St’art 2000, Strasbourg, France

2000 De Kunst van Škoda, Holland

2000 Koganezaki Crystal Park, Koganezaki, Japan

2000 Handwerksform, Hanover, Germany

1999 Contemporary Czech Glass Art, Czech Centre Berlin, org. Glasgalerie Hittfeld, Seevetal near Hamburg, Germany

1999 Professor Kopecký and His Sphere, Sogetsu Hall, Tokio, Japan

1999 Wessels, Sklo Gallery, Atlanta, USA

1999 Centre of Czech Culture, Wiena, Austria

1998 Zeitgenossische Tschechische Glaskunst, Czech Centre in Berlin, org.: Glasgalerie Hittfeld,Germany

1998 Beloved Country, Sklo Gallery, Atlanta, USA

1998 10 Years Glasgalerie Hittfeld, Hittfeld, Seevetal near Hamburg, Germany

1998 Lughdnasadh, Gorlice, Vyšehrad, Prague, Czech Republic

1998 Verres & Papiers, Liége, Belgium

1997 Edition ’97, Kassel, Germany

1997 Young Czech Glass, Glasgalerie Hittfeld, Seevetal near Hamburg, Germany

1997 Young Glass ’97, Ebeltoft, Denmark

1997 Czech and German Glass Art, Glasgalerie Hittfeld, Seevetal near Hamburg, Germany

1996 Venezia Aperto Vetro ’96, Murano, Italy

1996 Talente ’96, Munich, Germany

1996 Four Glass Schools, Schalkwijk, Holland

1995 Ars Temporis Gallery, Klagenfurt, Austria

1994 Czech Cultural Centre, London, UK

1994 Synagogue, Synagogue in Libeň, Prague, Czech Republic

1994 Abu Dabhi, United Arab Emirates

1993 Vetro Gallery, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

1993 Sovinec, Sovinec Castle, Czech Republic

1992 Vojan Park, Vojan Park, Prague, Czech Republic

1991 Vyšehrad Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

Participated in Symposiums:

2015 International Sculpture Symposium ,Vlásenice, Czech Republic

2014 International Sculpture Symposium ,Vlásenice, Czech Republic

2013 LSD - Letní sklářská dílna, Železný Brod, Czech Republic

2012 Glass Symposium Vysočina, Glass factory Svoboda, Karlov by Žďár nad Sázavou, Czech Republic

2012 International Sculptural Symposium, Eide, Norway

2011 7 artists in Colonnata, Colonnata, Cava Querciola, Italy

2007 Emaar International Art Symposium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2006 IX. International Glass Symposium IGS 2006, Nový Bor, Czech Republic

2005 International Granit Symposium, Falun, Sweden

2004 Luleå Winter Biennial, Luleå, Sweden

2003 International Symposium of the Teapot, Thun Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

2002 International Swedish / Czech Sculpture Symposium, Písek, Czech Republic

2002 Stensymposium i Orsa, Orsa, Sweden

2002 Luleå Winter Biennial, Luleå, Sweden

2001 Svenskt – Tjeckiskt Stenskulptur Symposium, Gerlesborg, Sweden

1999 International Symposium of Engraved Glass, Kamenický Šenov, Czech Republic

1994 Symposium at the Jílek brothers Glassworks, Kamenický Šenov, Czech Republic

1994 Glass Goblet Symposium, Varnsdorf, Czech Republic