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Hynek Martinec
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Hynek Martinec

Born 1980 Broumov, Czech Republic, Hynek Martinec graduated in 2005 from the Academy of Fine Art in Prague. During his studies he spent one term as an exchange student at Middlesex University, London (2002), and another at The Cooper Union, New York (2004). Martinec's work has been exhibited in both national and international venues including National Portrait Gallery and the Prague Biennale. He is represented in numerous private collections in Europe, including the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum, London and at the National Gallery, Prague. In 2007 he won the BP Young Artist Award. Hynek Martinec lives and works in London.


2004  Cooper Union, New York
2002  Middlesex University, London
1999-2005  Academy of Fine Art (MgA.), Prague
1996-1999  College and High Art School of Václav Hollar, Prague
1995-1996  The Secondary School of Applied Art, Uherské Hradiště


2008The Changing Faces, London
BP Visitor Choice, National Scottish Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh
2007BP Young Artist Award, National Portrait Gallery, London
BP Visitor Choice, National Portrait Gallery, London
2003Studio Prize, Academy of Fine Art, Prague

Selected Solo exhibitions

2012"Zuzana in London", ASC Brixton studios, London
2011"Lost in Time" Part II. Voyager I., DegreeArt gallery, London
2010"Lucky Man", Caroline Wiseman Modern & Contemporary, London
2009"At The Same Time" project, Cosa Gallery, London
"After Holiday 1986" project, Czech Centre Gallery, Sofia
2008"Lost in Time" project, Cosa Gallery, London
Hynek Martinec paintings, Bedford
2007"Zuzana in Paris studio", Czech Centre Gallery, Paris
2006"Codex" I. and II. drawings, public art display, Prague
2005"Disappear", public art display, Prague

Selected group exhibitions

2012"Ein Weisses Feld" curated by Gregor Hildebrandt, Aschaffenburg
Coal and Steel, Candid Arts Trust Gallery, London
Coal and Steel, Czech Centre Gallery, Prague
STUDIOSHOWSTUDIOSHOW, curated by Andreas Blank, London
ARTitecture, Architectural Association School of Architecture gallery, London
2011Uamo, curated by Friedrich Grafling, London – Munich
Fenster zur (Kunst) Welt, public art display, Aschaffenburg
Encoded Systems, Read Gate Gallery, Londo
2010BP Portrait Award, National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh
Passion for Freedom, UNIT 24 Gallery, London
London art fair, Cosa Gallery, London
TRANSFER, Czech National Building, New York
Portrait Prize Painters, Wanted Gallery, London
2009BP Portrait Award, Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton
BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London
PRAGUE BIENNALE 4 (Flash Art), Prague
TRANSFER, MG Gallery, Brno
2008TRANSFER, WhiteBOX Gallery, Munich
International Triennale of Contemporary Art, National Gallery, Prague
RE-READING THE FUTURE, Project Mobility, National Gallery, Prague
Defenestrace, Novoměstská radnice Gallery, Prague
BP Portrait Award National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh
2007BP Portrait Award, Tyne & Wear Museums, Newcastle
BP Portrait Award, National Portrait Gallery, London
S.V.U. Manes gallery, Prague
2006BLACK Art Festival, Pardubice
2005Prague Biennale, National Gallery, Prague
Gallery Foundation M + J Anderle, Prague
Prague's Studios, Novoměstká Radnice Gallery, Prague
2004Cooper Union Gallery, New York
2003Čtvercová leč ARTTODAY, Nová Síň Gallery, Prague


2009 - 2010  Contemporary Art, Phillips de Pury, London


British Museum, Department of Prints and Drawings, London
Collection "sammlung FIEDE", Aschaffenburg
National Gallery, Prague
Standard Chartered Bank, London


2012Beyond Reality British Painting Today, Rudolfinum GalleryPrague
2011500 Portraits, National Portrait Gallery London
Umění vnímat Umění, Michael Třeštík, Gasset Prague
2009Prague Biennale 4, Giancarlo Politi, Giancarlo Politi Editore Milan
2008RE-READING THE FUTURE, Mobility, National Gallery Prague
Hynek Martinec Paintings 1999-2008, Czech Centre London





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