Eva Maceková

Eva Maceková, born in 1984 in Martin, Slovakia, is a graduate of the Illustration and Graphic Design Studio at UMPRUM in Prague. Her artistic practice encompasses a variety of techniques, including painting, illustration, printmaking, and handmade textiles. Her distinctive style is characterized by powerful draughtsmanship and vibrant use of color.

She describes herself as having a calm nature. But somewhere inside her lives a hellion and a playful child that she likes to unleash on paper or canvas. She is interested in myths, creatures on the edge and medieval visions. Her work often hovers between naive decadence and tragicomic apocalyptic motifs. Many of her paintings are elemental references to subconscious states. In her series of paintings Garden of Uroboros, she explores the nooks and crannies of a mysterious garden inhabited by intermingling unearthly beings and wild plants.

She has exhibited her works at DOX, City Surfer Office, Ville Pellé, Etc. gallery, Trafo Gallery, and Halle Saint Pierre in Paris. In 2018, she was nominated for the Czech Grand Design Awards in the Illustrator of the Year category, and in 2022, she achieved 3rd place in the same category.

SELECTION OF SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023

Garden of Uroboros: Organic Bodies, Karpuchina Gallery, Prague

2022

Poutníci, kostel sv. Maří Magdalény, Zubrnice

2020

AXN-5920-1, Aquarium - Karpuchina Gallery, Prague

Auxin, Page Five, Prague

2019

Šťastné konce, Lobster Space, Prague

2018

Píchlá včela, DESKA, Ústí nad Labem

Zóna, Automatické Mlýny, DUP07, Pardubice

KŽNJVPSSP, Walk Thru Gallery, Galerie Podchod, Hradec Králové

2017

KŽNJVPSSP, Xaoxax, Prague


SELECTION OF GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2024

Amoma, Galerie Špejchar, Chomutov

Imaginární ekologie, Oblastní galerie Vysočiny, Jihlava

ECOSEX, Slovenský institut, Prague

2023

Foreign Bodies, Galerie Pekelné sáně, Kroměříž

Jezdec, Magnus Art Gallery, Prague

2022

Somnambulists, Kunstverein Eisenstadt, Eisenstadt

Hluboká voda, nejhlubší les, Horácká galerie, Nové město na Moravě

Fighting Aikor, Karpuchina Gallery, Prague

2021

Tranchée Racine, Halle Saint Pierre, Paris

2020

LUCA 2020, Karpuchina Gallery, Prague

2018

Projektil 33, DOX, Prague

2017

Amor Bikini Armor, City Surfer Office, Prague

Život je bolestný a přináší zklamání, Trafo Gallery, Prague

Život je bolestný a přináší zklamání, Gallery of the City of Pilsen

2016

Festival Lustr - NO. 3, Prague

2015

Město svět - Villa Pellé, Prague

Okamžik medvěda, Etc. galerie, Prague

Festival Lustr - NO. 2, Prague

2014

Festival Lustr - NO. 1, Galerie Art Salon, Microna, Prague

2013

Lord of the Flies, Wannieck Gallery, Brno

2012

Apocalypse - Wall num. 2, City Surfer Office, Prague

2009

Můj šálek čaje, Gallery of AVU, Prague