Sofie Švejdová

A graduate of the Painting Studio of Stanislav Diviš and Jiří Černický at the Academy of Arts and Crafts in Prague, Sofie Švejdová (*1990) is a personality who challenges the clichés about female painting with her directive and lively painting style. She tends towards abstract expression, and her expressive handwriting has at times a certain amount of ironic distance, and at other times an admittedly deep inner fervor. Motifs, identifiable with reality, are for Sofia only a pretext for a duel with colour and the emergence of winning chords in a dynamic composition. Although she focuses primarily on large-scale painting, the haptic impression of densely applied paint and the occasional, deliberate undulation of the canvases pushes the impression of her paintings to the spatial object.

SELECTION OF SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020

  • 50 C, Pragovka gallery, Pop up, Prague

2019

Sofie Švejdová | Andreas Schmitten, Jiri Svestka Gallery, Prague

2018

9058, Atrium Žižkov, Prague

2017

In the Shade, House of Arts, Opava, Czech Republic (with Lucie Skřivánková)

2014

Big Hug Mug / TV series paintings, Jiri Svestka Gallery, Berlin

2013

Situation 26, Pavilon Gallery, Prague

SELECTION OF GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021

Salon Pes, Karpuchina gallery, Prague

2020

Dark Room,UNIT OF TEMPORALITY, Prague

2019

DARK Matter does not MATTER_Black Friday_Worm up #1, White Pearl Gallery, Prague

Young and Lush, Gallery City of Trutnov, Czech Republic

2018

BEZ OBAV. PAPÍR HOŘÍ!, Gallery City of Pilsen, Czech Republic

Young and Lush, Galerie 101, Prague

Young and Lush, Gallery City of Pilsen, Czech Republic

2017

Mildly intoxicating quality of feeling, Knot Gallery, Villa P651, Prague

2016

Art Dialog - Interspaces 2016, Galerry Klatovy/ Klenová, Czech Republic

2015

L´Accrochage, Jiri Svestka Gallery, Berlin

2014

Art Dialog – Interspaces 2014, Galerie Klatovy/ Klenová, Czech Republic

Wail of Silence, Culture center Radlická, Prague

Decent people know how to have fun, NTK Gallery, Prague

Lunchmeat festival, Trade Fair Palace, Prague

2013

  • Supported format, Medium Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia

  • Arts meet Art, Tiskárna Gallery, Prague

  • Long time laughing at the joke before we understand that it is a task, Wannieck Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic

2012

At 307, Emil Filla Gallery, Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic

ART FAIRS

2019 Artisima - TORINO, Italia, Jiri Svestka Gallery

2018 VOLTA NY - solo presentation, Jiri Svestka Gallery

2016 VOLTA 12- Jiri Svestka Gallery