Vaněk Tomáš (bio_ENG)
Tomáš Vaněk studied painting under professor Sopek and printmaking under professor Kokolia at Prague’s Academy of Fine Arts between 1990 and 1997. During his studies, he and Josef Bolf, Ján Mančuška, and Jan Šerých co-founded the art group BJ. In 1998, he defined and began to apply to concept of “Particips,” a term he uses to define performances and objects conceived for a specific place and situation.
In the year 2000, he joined with Vít Havránek and Jiří Skála to found Production of Contemporary Activities, which among other things helped to prepare and realize, in cooperation with the Projektil architectural studio, an overall concept for the works of art to be placed within the new National Technical Library in Prague 6. In 2001, he was awarded the Jindřich Chalupecký Award for artists under 35. At the time, his work involved the creation of inconspicuous situations in public space and playing with the phenomenon of stereotypes in semantics as well as the media. Around the year 2006, he began to create audio situations using binaural microphones and worked with Floex on the project Living Score. He is currently involved in the Tranzit and Tranzitdisplay associations. Tomáš Vaněk lives and works in Prague.