Jirka Skála (1976) is a visual artist, a writer and a
pedagogue based in Prague. His work is close to the tradition of postconceptual
art and participative art, these tendencies being reflected through the mediums
of text, performance, installation, photography and videos.
Earlier works thematised the textual narrative and alternative modes of communication, later he investigated the duality of socially and privately determined relations to consumer productions by means of work or leisure resources.
Skála presented his works in a variety of group exhibitions, amongst others at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Secession in Vienna, UBS Art Gallery in New York, Wiels in Brussels, Seventeen Gallery in London, Manifesta 11 in Zurich as well as solo shows at Display Gallery in Prague, Art in General in New York, Hunt Kastner Gallery in Prague, Foksal Gallery in Warsaw and Etc Gallery in Prague. He received the Jindrich Chalupecky Award in 2009.