milena dopitova

*1963, Sternberk (cz)

from the project Sixtysomething
(2003 - digital prints, edition of 5 - each 150 x 100 cm / 100 x 150 cm)

Does wind also have rays?
(2005 - colour photographs, edition of 5 - each 80 x 120 cm)

Next time at your place
(2010 - wood, elastic bands - dimensions variable)

Ok 90°
(2010 - digital prints, edition of 10 - dimensions variable)

Soul of Rose
(2010 - canvas - 110 x 110 cm)

Soul of Rose
(2010 - series of 4 photographs, edition of 10 - each 70 x 70 cm)

All the best!
(2010 - series of 5 photographs - each 50 x 70 cm resp. 70 x 50 cm)

milena dopitova

born in 1963, in Sternberk (former czechoslovakia)
lives and works in prague (czech republic)


1986 - 1994 Academy of Fine Arts in Prague


2003 Tranzit
1997 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, INC., New York
1997 The Central European Culture Initiative Prize, Wien

solo exhibitions
Where My First End?, City Gallery Blansko
whith your magic i can change you, amt _ project, bratislava
come, i’ll show you the way through paradise, american center, prague
does wind also have rays?, city gallery, karlovy vary
sixtysomething, jiri svestka gallery, prague
everything what i want you may wish too, exhibition hall sokolska, ostrava
washing day, display gallery, prague
sixtysomething, ronald feldman fine arts, new york
green plateaus, house of lords of kunstat, brno
i´m gonna make you wonder if you are my friend, czech centre, new york
come,i´ll show you the way through paradise,
museum ostdeutsche galerie, regensburg; together with jasansky/polak (catalogue)
come,i´ll show you the way through paradise, jiri svestka gallery,
prague, foyer of the czech parliament´s house of commons,
refused works for expo 2000 hannover
installations 1992 – 1999, the brno house of arts; ludwig museum,
budapest, kunsthalle krems (catalogue)
jiri svestka gallery, prague
i’m gonna make you wonder if you are my friend, 761 gallery, ostrava
gallery mxm, prague
prague city gallery (catalogue)
don’t be afraid to take that big step, gallery 86, trier
you must remember this, ronald feldman fine arts, new york (with david cerny)
leo model exhibition hall, jerusalem (with pavel humhal) (catalogue)
milena dopitova in context, the institute of contemporary art, boston
milena dopitova in context, carpenter center, boston
gallery mxm, prague
gallery mxm, prague (with jiri kovanda)
objects and installations, city gallery, sternberk

Group Exhibitions

Mutating Medium, Gallery Rudolfinum, Prague
The Art of Urban Intervention, Emil Filla Gallery, Usti nad Labem
The Salon of Zlin, House of Art, Zlin
Prague Biennale 5, Prague
Inter-view, Nitranska Galeria, Nitra, SK
...And Don't Forget the Flowers, Moravian Gallery, Brno
Esprit Vakuum, Mikulov Castle
A Part of No-Part, Chelsea Art Museum NY
Formate der transformation, MUSA - Museum auf Abruf Vienna
Gender Check" Zacheta, National Gallery of Art in Warsaw
Photography and Concept, Prague House Brussels
Gender Check, Rollenbilder in der Kunst Osteuropas
Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien
Family peace, Nostic Palace, Prague
Czech Photography of the 20th Century, Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal
Republic of Germany, Bonn
Behind the Velvet Curtain: Contemporary Art from the Czech Republic,
Katzen Ars Center, Washington, D.C.
Crossing frontier, City Prague Gallery n Municipal Library, Prague 2008
IN/visible festival of visual art, Flora, Olomouc
Close Encounters:Central European Video Art, Fine Arts Center Galleries,
University of Rhode Island, USA
Self-portrait in Czech art of the 20th Century, AJG – Ales South Bohemian Gallery,
Hluboka nad Vltavou
IN/visible festival of visual art, Flora, Olomouc
Close Encounters:Central European Video Art, Fine Arts Center
Galleries,University of Rhode Island, USA
Self-portrait in Czech art of the 20th Century, AJG n Ales South
Bohemian Gallery, Hluboka nad Vltavou
Locws 3, Swansea Museum, Swansea, Great Britain
Global Feminism, Brooklyn Museum, New York
Crossing Frontiers. Looking for an Artistic Identity in Eastern Europe,
Ludwig Museum, Budapest
Punctum, Futura – Centre for contemporary art, Prague
Gross Domestic Product, Municipal Library, City Gallery Prague
Grenzgänger – Künstlerische Identitätssuche im Östlichen Europa,
KOG Regensburg
AMOR VINCIT OMNIA, Palais am Festungsgraben, Berlin
I invited some friends to come and watch, Galerija Nova, Zagreb
Autopoesis, Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava
Giardino – Places for Small Stories, PAN, Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli, Naples
Praagse Tuin – beelden uit Praag, Gouverneurstein van Assen, Holland
Frisbee - Contemporary Czech videoart and new media, The Brno House of Arts
Zyklus 1.0 Tschechien – Ferne Nähen, Stift Lilienfeld, Austria
Artstars, making of, Galerie du Moulin d’Asselborn
Czech Photography of the 20th Century, City Gallery Prague
Prague Biennale 2: Expanded Painting, International Contemporary Art,
Karlin Hall, Prague
Heart Nightwatch, Summerhouse Hvezda, Prague
Cultural Domestication - Instinctual Desire, Center for the Visual Arts,
University of Toledo, Ohio
E.U. positive - Kunst aus dem neuen Europa, Akademie der Künste, Berlin
Flipside, Artists Space, New York
Troubled Times, Gruppo 78 I.C.A., Gallery LipanjePuntin, Trieste
Glamour - British Council, Prague
Phantom of Desire - Visions of Masochism in Art, Neue Galerie Graz
Generations – Galerie K&S, Berlin
Aus Liebe - Die Generation der 90er in Prag, Galerie der Stadt Remscheidt
Imagination - Romanticism, Galway Arts Centre, Galway, Ireland
Monday - Plain Air, City Gallery Ostrava
Corps et traces, Musée de Beaux-Art de Nancy (catalogue)
Extradiction, Aqua museum, Lisbon
Politik-um/New Engagement, Prague Castle
Imagination – Romanticism, The Brno House of Arts
Extended Transformation, Art Gallery Zagreb
A Sense of Wellbeing, Palace of the Imperial Thermal Baths, Karlovy Vary
Imagination – Romanticism, Botho-Graef-Kunstpreis der Stadt
Jena, Germany (catalogue)
Object - Metamorphoses in Time, Czech Museum of Modern Art, Prague
Milano Europa 2000, Triennale di Milano (catalogue)
Dead, The Roundhouse, London (catalogue)
Extended Transformation, City Gallery Ljubljana
Up in Smoke, Castle Museum and Art Gallery Nottingham
Bohemian Birds – Positions of Czech Contemporary Art, Kunst Haus
Dresden (catalogue)
ArtWORKS, The Whitechapel Art Gallery, London
Girls Show 2000, Art Expo Gallery, Bucharest
Emila Filly Gallery, Usti nad Labem
Human Touch, West Bohemian Gallery, Cheb
Confrontation, Czech Centre, London
Girls Show, MXM Gallery, Prague
Transformation II, Venice Biennial, Italy
Aspect - Positions – 50 Years of Art in Central Europe 1949-99,
Ludwig Museum Budapest, Museum of 20th Century, Wien
L´Autre motié de l´Europe, Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris
Interactus 5, Accademia D´ungheria, Rome
Sensibilities (Contemporary Art from Central Europe), European Academy of Art, London
Born ‘68, Czech Centre, Berlin
Art in the Public Space, National Gallery, Prague
Urban Legend, Staatliche Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden (catalogue)
Preobrazaj, Bosnia and Hercegovina Art Gallery, Sarajevo
Interior versus Exterior, Factory Cosmos, Bratislava
A New Europe - Supranational Art, Venice Biennial
Artists of Central and Eastern Europe, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh
After the Velvet Revolution, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
Beyond the Borders, Kwangju Biennial
The Image of Europe, Nicosia
After the Spring, Museums of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne
Contemporary Art from the Czech Republic, South London Gallery
22nd Biennial, Sao Paulo (catalogue)
Auszeit, Galerie der Künstler, Munich
Biennial of Young Artists, Stone Bell House, City Gallery Prague
Aperto, Venice Biennial
Art by Women, Old Town Hall, City Gallery Prague (with Mio Shirai, Pipilotti
Rist, Jennifer Bolande)
Double Exit, Ludwig Forum, Aachen
Situation Prague, Dialogue of Two Generations, Kampnagel Internationale
Kulturfabrik, Hamburg
That, what is left, Stenc’s House, Prague
Sirup, Pasinger Fabrik, Munich
D’une génération á l’autre, Musée d´Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
Slovaks and Czechs, Maeght Gallery, Paris
Between Aesop and Mowgli, Vaclav Spala Gallery, Prague
Frontiera 1/92, Bolzano
Ninth Biennale - The Boundary Rider, Sydney
Contribution to Luck, Artist’s Gallery, Munich
New Intimate, ULUV Exhibition Hall, Prague
Grand Concours International De Peinture 1990, Musée 2000, Luxembourg


Milena Dopitova, Director Branka Bogdanov, Editor Reb Butler, 25 minutes,
produced by ICA, Boston, 1994
A Live Man is Playing, work of M. Dopitova, produced by Fabric Workshop,
Philadelphia, 1996

Selected Fellowships

2002 International and Curatorial Programme, New York
1997 MAK Schindler Residency, Los Angeles
1997 The Sculpture Place, Utica New York
1996 The Fabric Workshop, Philadelphia
1995 The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh
1994 Canberra School of Art, Canberra
1994 The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
1993 Progetto 93, Civitella d’Agliano
1992 Nottingham Polytechnic, Nottingham
1991 Galerie 68elf, Cologne
1990 Internationale Sommerakademie, Salzburg

Selected Public Collections

The Brooklyn Museum, New York
The Art Collection of Erste Bank Group, Vienna
City Gallery Prague
Czech Museum of Modern Art, Prague
Modern and Contemporary Art Collection, National Gallery, Prague
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg
GASK, Kutna Hora

with your magic i can change 17 Mar 2011 - 16 Apr 2011