Curriculum Vitae


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

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

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

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


Awards:


2014             Special Jury Award - Coburg Prize for Contemporary Glass, 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:


2018             Workshop in Shanghai Polytechnic University, school of Applied Arts Design, Shanghai, China

2018             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:


2020             GCVC Glass Cutting World Cup 2020, Světlá nad Sázavou, Czech Republic

2014             Stanislav Libenský Award, Praha, Czech Republic


Auctions:


2018             Arthouse Hejtmánek, Prague, Czech Republic


Commission:


2019             Glass wings for First soloist of Ballet of National Theatre in Prague Michal Štípa and Nikola Márová

2019             Hotel & Museum Royal Clasic Osaka Namba, Osaka, Japan, glass sculpture “Between Heaven and Earth”

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             Award for Zentiva partners, 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

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

1996–2021    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
    Collection of Glass, City Council Toyama, Japan
    Glas Museet, Ebeltoft, Denmark
    Glasmuseum Lette, Ernstimg Foundation, Coesfeld, Germany
    Horácká galerie, Nové Město na Moravě, Czech Republic
    Landesmuseum, Kassel, Germany
    Municipal Museum, Langenfeld, Germany
    Museum of Modern Art, Taipei, Taiwan
    Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, Czech Republic
    Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, castle Kamenice nad Lipou, Czech     Republic
    East Bohemian Museum, Pardubice, Czech Republic

    Collections
    Institute for International Research in Glass, Sunderland, U.K.

    Public places
    Eide, Sculpture park, granite sculpture, Norway
    Emaar Collection, marble sculpture, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Falun Sculpture Park, Falun, granite sculpture Sweden
    Pisek, town park, granite sculpture, Czech Republic
    Orsa, sendstone sculpture, Sweden
    Vlasenice, Magic Garden, 3 granite sculptures, Czech Republic


    Private collections in the Czech Republic and abroad


Art fairs:


2017             Exempla ‘Material - Values in the Crafts’, Galerie Handwerk, International Trade Fair, München, Germany

2014             Ambiente, Messe Frankfurt, Museum of Glass and Jewellery in Jablonec nad Nisou, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

2005             EXPO Aichi, Czech Studio Glass – Bound by Light and Space / V zajetí světla a prostoru, Aichi, Japan

2000             ST-ART 2000, Contemporary Art Fair of Strasbourg, France

1996             Exempla , Talente ´96, Galerie Handwerk, International Trade Fair, München, Germany


Solo Exhibitions:


2020-2021    Omnia Mea, Portheimka Glass Museum, Prague, Czech Republic

2020-2021    Cabinet of Curiosities, Galerie Kuzebauch, Prague, Czech Republic

2019-2020    Dreams, Glasgalerie Stölting, with Lars Widenfalk, Hamburg, Germany

2018             Journey to the mystic world, Toyama Glass Art Museum, Toyama, Japan

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, Prague, 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:


2021             Lette Glass Museum. Exhibitions and Collection 2016-2020, Coesfeld, Germany

2021             Element Glass - Materia of imagination, Oblastní galerie Vysočiny v Jihlavě, Jihlava, Czech Republic

2019             Beauty and his Beast, Legnica, Poland

2019             Beauty and his Beast, Wroclaw, Poland

2019             Glas Begegnungen, St. Pölten, Austria

2019             Pleiad of Glass 1946 - 2019, Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, Czech Republic

2019             International Glass Symposium 2018 Novy Bor, Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, Czech Republic

2019             ‘NGC 21’, National Glass Centre, Sunderland, UK

2019             Le Verre en Mouvement, Sars-Poteries, France

2018             project Portheimka, Museum Kampa - Foundation of Jan and Meda Mládek, Prague, Czech Republic

2018             Dots, circles and spheres, Galerie Handwerk Exhibition, Munich, Germany

2018-2019    Egeskov castle exhibition, Odense, Denmark

2017             Glass Dialogs, Museum of Photography and Modern Visual Media, Jindřichův Hradec, Czech Republic

2017             Dialogue With Emperor Qin, EU and China Sculpture Show, Zaha Hadid building “Diamond Vessel” in Antwerp, Holland

2017             Dialogue With Emperor Qin, EU and China Sculpture Show, School of Economics and Management, Brussels, Belgium

2017             Dialogue With Emperor Qin, EU and China Sculpture Show, Summerhall’s Church, Galleries in Hope Park Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.

2016             Glass now! Galerie Handwerk München, Germany

2016             Dialogue With Emperor Qin, EU and China Sculpture Show, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, U.K.

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:


2018             IGS, Nový Bor, Czech Republic

2018             International Sculpture Symposium, New York, Long Island, USA

2016             International Sculpture Symposium ,Vlásenice, Czech Republic

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