photographers Macku, Michal (CZ)

artwork infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

  • Michal Macku, Gellage 91, 2000
  • Michal Macku, Gellage 91, 2000

    Michal Macku, Gellage 91, 2000, silvergelatine collage on cardboard, 50 x 40 cm, Edition of 12 uniques, signed, dated and numbered, please contact gallery for price.

    picture 1 of 12
  • Michal Macku, Gellage 91, 2000
  • Michal Macku, Gellage 91, 2000

    Michal Macku, Gellage 91, 2000, silvergelatine collage on cardboard, 50 x 40 cm, Edition of 12 uniques, signed, dated and numbered, please contact gallery for price.

    picture 2 of 12
  • Michal Macku, Gellage 111, 2000
  • Michal Macku, Gellage 111, 2000

    Michal Macku, Gellage 111, 2000, silvergelatine collage on cardboard, 50 x 40 cm, Edition of 12 uniques, signed, dated and numbered, please contact gallery for price.

    picture 3 of 12
  • Michal Macku, Gellage 5, 1989
  • Michal Macku, Gellage 5, 1989

    Michal Macku, Gellage 5, 1989, silvergelatine collage on cardboard, 50 x 40 cm, Edition of 12 uniques, signed, dated and numbered, please contact gallery for price.

    picture 4 of 12
  • Michal Macku, Gellage 117, 2000
  • Michal Macku, Gellage 117, 2000

    Michal Macku, Gellage 117, 2000, silvergelatine collage on cardboard, 50 x 40 cm, Edition of 12 uniques, signed, dated and numbered, please contact gallery for price.

    picture 5 of 12
  • Michal Macku, Gellage 125, 2001
  • Michal Macku, Gellage 125, 2001

    Michal Macku, Gellage 125, 2001, silvergelatine collage on cardboard, 50 x 40 cm, Edition of 12 uniques, signed, dated and numbered, please contact gallery for price.

    picture 6 of 12
  • Michal Macku, Gellage 132, 2005
  • Michal Macku, Gellage 132, 2005

    Michal Macku, Gellage 132, 2005, silvergelatine collage on cardboard, 66 x 79 cm, Edition of 12 uniques, signed, dated and numbered, please contact gallery for price.

    picture 7 of 12
  • Michal Macku, Gellage 20, 1990
  • Michal Macku, Gellage 20, 1990

    Michal Macku, Gellage 20, 1990, silvergelatine collage on cardboard, 79 x 66 cm, Edition of 12 uniques, signed, dated and numbered, please contact gallery for price.

    picture 8 of 12
  • Michal Macku, Glass - Gellage - Object # IX, 2006
  • Michal Macku, Glass - Gellage - Object # IX, 2006

    Michal Macku, Glass - Gellage - Object # IX, 2006, silvergelatine and optical glass, 302 x 363 x 44 mm, Edition of 12 uniques, signed, dated and numbered, please contact gallery for price.

    picture 9 of 12
  • Michal Macku, Glass - Gellage - Object # IV, 2006
  • Michal Macku, Glass - Gellage - Object # IV, 2006

    Michal Macku, Glass - Gellage - Object # IV, 2006, silvergelatine and optical glass, 302 x 363 x 44 mm, Edition of 12 uniques, signed, dated and numbered, please contact gallery for price.

    picture 10 of 12
  • Michal Macku, Glass - Gellage - Object #III, 2006
  • Michal Macku, Glass - Gellage - Object #III, 2006

    Michal Macku, Glass - Gellage - Object # III, 2006, silvergelatine and optical glass, 302 x 363 x 44 mm, Edition of 12 uniques, signed, dated and numbered, please contact gallery for price.

    picture 11 of 12
  • Michal Macku, XXXVII, 2011
  • Michal Macku, XXXVII, 2011

    glass object, optical glass 30 x 40 x 4,5 cm, 2011, edition of 12 uniques, signed, dated and numbered, price on request.

    picture 12 of 12

biography infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

Michal Macku (prices of gellages 1500 € - 4000 €, glass objects 3200 € - 10000 €)

was born on April 17, 1963 in Bruntal, Czechoslovakia. He completed his secondary grammar school education there in 1981, and went on to graduate from the Technological Faculty of the Polytechnic Institute in Brno in 1985 and the Institute of Art Photography at Prague in 1989. Until 1991, he worked at the Sigma Olomouc Research Center. He then taught at the Pedagogical Faculty of Palacky University in Olomouc. He has lived as a freelance artist since 1992. Michal has started with photography since the age of 15. He is also interested in sculpture, drawing, and graphics. In 1989, he created his own photographic technique which he has named "Gellage". He continues to use and develop this technology in his still-photo art work, and, with the cooperation of Czech Television Brno, has made an animated Gellage film

shows infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

Michal Macku - single shows

1990
- Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco
- Kulturní Dùm, Bruntál, Czechoslovakia
- Galerie Centrum, Plzeò, Czechoslovakia

1991
- Galerie pod podloubím, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
- Fotografisk Galleri, Copenhagen

1992
- Galerie Bílá rùže, Prague
- Galerie Caesar, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
- Galerie Mladých, Brno, Czechoslovakia
- Umìlecká prùmyslovka, Palisády, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia

1993
- Galerie Aura, Olomouc, Czech Republic

1994
- Prague House of Photography, Prague
- Galerie Ambrosiana, Brno, Czech Republic

1995
- Photogalerie Bild, Aarau, Switzerland

1996
- Victor Barsokevitsch-Valokuvakeskus, Kuopio, Finland
- Gallery St.Gervais, Geneva
- Slezské muzeum, Opava, Czech Republic
- Galleri Karneval, Albrunna, Sweden
- Photoforum Feldeg, Zurich
- Photography Gallery, Perth, Australia

1998
- Galerie „U Øeèických", Prague

1999
- In focus Galerie am Dom, Köln, Germany
- Galerie Pennings, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

2000
- John Stevenson Gallery, New York

2001
- FotoGaleria Teatro San Martin, Buenos Aires
- Estudio Lisenberg, Buenos Aires

2002
- Galeria Omar Alonzo, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

2004
- Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea, UK
- Aberystwyth Art College, Aberystwyth, UK
- John Stevenson Gallery, New York
- In focus Galerie am Dom, Köln, Germany
- J&T Bank, Prague, Czech rep.

2005
- Galerie Brno, Brno, Czech rep.
- Gallery "pf", Poznaò, Poland
- Galerie Palais Breuner, Vien, Austria
- Mìstské divadlo Zlín, Czech rep.
- Státní zámek Tøeboò, Czech rep.
- Czech Centre, München, Germany

2007
- in focus Galerie, Cologne, Germany
- Galerie Caesar, Olomouc, Czech rep.
- Bilder vom Menschen, In focus Galerie, Köln, Germany
- Over the photo, Galleria PaciArte contemporanea, Brescia, Italy
- Bielske centrum kultury, Foto Art Festival, Bielsko-Biala, Poland

2008
- Galerie David Guiraud, Paris, France
- Sklenene Gelaze, Galerie V Kapli, Bruntal, Czech Republic

2009
- Galerie Art-St-Urban, St.Urban, Switzerland
- Wei-Ling gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Michal Macku - Glass Photo, Galleria PaciArte contemporanea, Brescia, Italy

2011
- Karin Weber Gallery, Hong Kong
- SCOPE MIAMI 2011
- ART FAIR COLOGNE 2011
- ART VERONA 2011
- ROMA. THE ROAD TO CONTEMPORARY ART, Italy
- ART CHICAGO
- MIART MILANO
- SCOPE NEW YORK
- ART FIRST BOLOGNA
- ART STAGE SINGAPORE

2012
- Wei-Ling gallery, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- ART VERONA 2012
- FOTOFEVER BRUSSELS
- THE ROAD TO CONTEMPORARY ART, Rome, Italy
- MILAN IMAGE ART FAIR
- ARTE FIERA BOLOGNA


2013
- Michal Macků - 3D photography, Paci contemprary, Brescia, Italy
- Michal Macků, Antonin Tesar - Galerie Mona Lisa, Olomouc, Czechia
- PULSE MIAMI
- PHOTO MARKET STOCKHOLM
- ARTE FIERA BOLOGNA 2013


2014
- Michal Macků - Gelages, verres, carbones, Czech Centre in Paris and Galerie David Guiraud, Paris
- Pulse Miami Beach
- Art Verona
- Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong
- THE HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART
- AIPAD SHOW 2014, NEW YORK
- PHOTO MARKET STOCKHOLM 2014
- ART14 LONDON
- ARTE FIERA BOLOGNA 2014

2015
- Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong
- Art15 London Global Art Fair
- Paris Photo Los Angeles
- Aipad New York
- Karin Weber Gallery Hong Kong
- Arte fiera Bologna
- ZÁŘIVÝ KRYSTAL
important groupshows:

1990
Tschechoslovakische Fotografie Des Gegenwart, Cologne
(traveled to Erlangen, Metz, Luxemburg, Strassbourg, Odense,
Freiburg, Barcelona, Texas, Lawrence)

1991
Bilder Lust, Galerie Rhanitzgasse der Landeshauptstadt, Sachsen
(travelled to Dresden; Museum Ludwig, Cologne)
The Male - Contemporary Male Nude, Photographs, Portfolio Gallery, London

1992
What´s New: Prague, The Art Institute of Chicago

1993
Czech Photography of the 1990s - Fotofeis,
Maclaurin Art Gallery, Ayr, Scotland

1994
After the Velvet Revolution, 15 Czech & Slovak
Photographers: 4 photos each, Photography Gallery, Perth, Australia
Revelations, Photographs of Male and Female Nudes, The Gallery at John Jones, London

1996
Institut tvùrèí fotografie 25/5, Slezské zemské muzeum, Opava, Czech Republic

1996
Jistoty a hledání v èeské fotografii 90.let (Certainty and Searching in Czech Photography of
the 1990s) Nejvyšší purkrabství Pražského hradu (Burgrave´s House of Prague Castle)

1997
The Body in Contemporary Czech Photography, Macintosh Gallery, Glasgow

1998
Sicherheit und Suche in der tschechischen Fotografie der neunziger Jahre, Berlin
The Body in Contemporary Czech Photography, London

1999
Czech Photography of the 1990s, The Art Institute of Chicago
Video Virtuale, Foto Fictionale, Museum Ludwig, Koln

2000
Optical Delusions: Jokes, Puns, and Sleights-of-Hand in Photography, The Art Institute of Chicago
Tre samtida fotografer fran Tjeckien, Replica Theater and Art Center, Stockholm
Akt v èeské fotografii (The Nude in Czech Photography), Císaøská konírna Pražského hradu
(The Imperial Stables at the Prague Castle), Prague

2001
Re-presenting Representation V - Arnot Art
Museum, Rockwell Museum of Western Art, New York

2003
Celebration of Light: Photographs from the
Collection of Cherye and Jim Pierce, Honolulu
Academy of Arts in Honolulu

2005
NEW ART Redefining „The Photograph" - collage,
overpainting, 3-dimensions, and more, John Stevenson Gallery, New York
Czech Photography of the 20th Century, The City, Gallery of Prague, Prague

2007
Cologne Fine Art mit in focus Galerie, Köln

Collections
Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Museum for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark; The Royal Library of Denmark, Copenhagen; Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris; Harvard Visual Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts; The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois; Moravská galerie v Brnì, Brno, Czech Republic; Muzeum Umìní Olomouc, Czech Republic; MOPA - Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, USA.

bibliography infocusgalerie burkhard arnold

Michal Macku - publications

- Tschechoslovakische Fotografie Des Gegenwart by Vladimír Birgus and Reinhold Misselbeck, Cologne,
1990;
- Souèasná èeská a slovenská fotografie, Prague 1991;
- Bilder Lust by Ulrich Domrose, Heilderberg 1991;
- Encyklopedie èeských a slovenských fotografù, Prague 1993;
- Graphis Photo, Zurich 1993;
- Contemporary Photographers, 3rd edition, St. James Press, Detroit, 1995;
- Fully exposed - The Male Nude in Photography by Emanuel Cooper, Routledge, London, 1995;
- Jistoty a hledání v èeské fotografii 90.let - Certainty and Searching in Czech Photography of the 1990s
by Vladimír Birgus and Miroslav Vojtechovský, Prague 1996
- Photographers Encyclopedia International - 1839 to the present, Maison Européenne de la
potographie, Paris, 1996;
- Photographie des 20.Jahrhundrets, Museum Ludwig Koln, Taschen, 1996;
- Katalog, Journal of Photography and Video, winter 1997, Museet for Fotokunst, Odense C. Denmark;
- Aktuelle Photokunst aus Mitteleuropa, 1997, Staatliche Galerie Moritzburg Halle, BRD;
- Kamera Obskura, No.3, 1998, Moscow;
- Èeská fotografie 90 let - Czech photography of the 1990s by Vladimír Birgus and Miroslav Vojtechovský,
Prague, Chicago 1999;
- Fotografie v Èeských zemích 1839 - 1999, Vladimír Birgus, Pavel Scheufler, Prague 1999;
- The AIPAD Photography Show, 2000 Membership Directory and Illustrated Catalogue, Washington,
- Akt v ceske fotografii - The Nude in Czech Photography, Vladimir Birgus + Jan Mlcoch, Prague 2001;
- Re-presenting Representation V, 2001, Arnot Art Museum, NY.
- Strange Genius, 2002, The Journal of Contemporary Photography, Volume V, USA;
- Vize, èin, sen, smrt (Vision, Deed, Dream, Death), 2005, Exhibition catalogue, Galerie Brno, CR;
- Schwarzweiss 46, Das Magazin für Fotografie, Juni-Juli 2005, Germany