Markéta Šenkyřík

I am a Czech born and a world citizen, living and working in South of Italy since October 2020. I studied book-design in Ostrava in the Czech Republic and fine arts in Clermont-Ferrand in France before I moved to London. In London I was working as a bookbinder for Shepherds Bookbinders where I learned the craft from the besties, I co-runed an independent non-profit gallery 139artspace and was developing my own and collaborative artistic projects. Now, I am adapting to my new domicile which happened to be the South of Italy. Continuing exercising my craft and connecting it with my artistic practice.

Sono nata in Repubblica Ceca e sono una cittadina del mondo, vivo e lavoro in Italia da ottobre 2020. Ho studiato design del libro a Ostrava, in Repubblica Ceca, e Belle Arti a Clermont Ferrand, in Francia, poi mi sono spostata a Londra. A Londra ho lavorato come rilegatrice da Shepherds Bookbinders dove ho imparato il mestiere dai migliori, ho co-gestito uno spazio d’arte indipendente, il 139artspace e ho sviluppato personali e collaborativi progetti artistici. Adesso mi sto adattando al mio nuovo domicilio che è, per caso, diventato l’Italia del Sud. Sto continuando a fare artigianato combinandolo con la mia arte. 

 

https://139artspace.com

https://instagram.com/marketa_senkyrik

 

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SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

 

2020

(11) – In the collection of Lewisham Hospital - Birth Centre, crowdfunding and donation as an act of gratitude, London (UK)

 

(9) – Reality and it's disorders - exhibition curated by Degrees of Freedom, Espacio Gallery, London (Shoreditch) UK

http://www.degreesof-freedom.com/#

 

(5) – Lost in Isolation - online exhibition curated by Void Collective

https://www.void-collective.com/exhibitions/lost-in-isolation

 

2019
(10) - I Like to CU DanceInk, personal exhibition in 139artspace, Greenwich, London, UK
https://139artspace.com

(8) - (9) - Ombellico, personal exhibition and workshop in La Nouvelle Manufacture, Ardèche, France
https://www.lanouvellemanufacture.org/expomarketa

2017

(6-7) – looking for a geometry - drawing and light installation, production and distribution of a limited edition of print/drawing, 139artspace window-gallery, www.139artspace.com, Greenwich, London, UK

 

2016

(11) – trust the space in front of you, exhibition by Markéta Šenkyřík (drawings) and Hugo Livet (photography and volume) in homealonE, curation Bruno Silva, www.homealone.tk, Clermont-Ferrand, France

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AWARDS AND PUBLICATIONS:

 

2022

Limited edition of 24 illustrated booklets as a presentation of script for F.F.Coppola’s film project Megalopolis

 

2020

(7) – Gatherine Zine - published in zine created as a part of Make it Public Festival in partnership with The Design Museum
https://designmuseum.azurewebsites.net/digital-design-calendar/learn-with-the-design-museum/make-it-public

 

(3)  – Tothemic, published in the March issue of the Mass - a monthly online collection of discursive art, articles, opinions, prompts, thoughts, and questions, gathered in response to global issues
https://www.the-mass.com/march-2020

 

2018

– M.A.M.A. Issue n.31:  Marketa Senkyrik and Robin Silbergleid - mother's diary (for Kaya)

https://www.procreateproject.com/mama-issue-n-31-marketa-senkyrik-robin-silbergleid/

 

2012 

– Aide individuelle à la création «Individual help in creation», DRAC Auvergne

– La Belle Revue 2011 – Revue rétrospective d’art contemporain en Centre France «retrospective revue of contemporary art in Centre of France»

 

2009 

– illustrations, typography, graphic design and cover for the first edition of czech translation of Saga o Hervör a Králi Heidrekovi Moudrém «Saga of King Heidrek and Hervör the wise,» Publisher Perplexed (www.perplex.cz)

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INTERNSHIPS AND WORK EXPERIENCES:

 

2015 – 2020 co-founder and co-manager of non-profit alternative contemporary art space - 139artspace

www.139artspace.com

 

2015 (3) – 2020 (9) conservation and sewing department assistant, Shepherds, Sangorski & Sutcliffe, London, UK

 

2015 (2) – Introduction to typeset and 2 colour reduction lino printing with the Adana 8/5 hand printing press.

3 day course for a beginner/improver/refresher/book artist, Studio 5, London, UK

 

2013 – Initiation à la conservation du document graphique «Initiation of conservation of graphic document», C.F.R.P.E - Centre de Formation de Restauration du Patrimoine Ecrit «Centre of Formation of Restauration of Written Heritage», Formations Olivier Maupin, Châteauneuf sur Loire 

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EDUCATION:

 

2011 - DNSEP - (Diplôme national supérieur d’expression plastiques) with honors (equivalent to a master), École Supérieure d’Art de Clermont Métropole «Higher school of Art», Clermont-Ferrand, France 

 

2009 - BcA (Bachelor of Art) with honors, Ostravská University in Ostrava, Faculty of Fine Arts, Departement of Graphics and Drawing, Atelier of Book design, Ostrava, Czech Republic