Pavel Matela

Pavel Matela

Pavel Matela is a Prague-based artist with a wide range of experiences in photography.

Matela completed his bachelors degree in creative Photography at Silesian University in Opava.   His masters degree is from J.E. Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, where he is now enrolled in the new PhD program.

Aside from his own studies, Matela is an experienced photography educator.  He founded Studio PvM in 2000, where he offers a wide range of courses in photography, from introductory courses to the intensive year long "Academy of Contemporary Photography."

Matela also has worked as a commercial photographer and has participated in a number of international residency programs.  His work has appeared in numerous exhibitions, including the following:

Solo Exhibitions:
2010 - Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Islands,
       Australia: "Place for the Performace"
2010 - Vida Restaurant, Paddington, Australia: "It
       never ends"
2009 - Unijazz, Prague: “Marching Parade”
2009 - Gallery Skolska 28, Prague: "Reunion of
2003 - Academy of Fine Art Prague: "Way of Light"
2003 - Unijazz Prague: „Portraits of Artist“
2003 - City Theatre Žďár nad Sázavou: “Quinqe“
2003 - Triglav Slovenia: “The Point“
2001 - High Mount in Jesenik mountains: “Corpus
2000 - City Theatre Nový Bor: “Calligraphy of
1999 - Unijazz Prague: „Calligraphy of Landscape“ 

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2010 - Galerie Louvre, Prague: "Rekonstrukce" (Art
       Collection of PPF)
2010 - Emil Filla Gallery in Ústí nad Labem:
       "Tvoření světů/Making Worlds"
2008 - National Gallery in Praze: “Image,
       Communication, Style, Function, Concept”
2008 - Hunting Museum of Finland v Riihimäki: "Jana
       Vyborna-Turunen & Pavel Matela"
2008 - Štefánik observatory Prague:  
2007 - Gallery of Collegium Hungaricum Vienna:
       "Fresh Europe"
2007 - Kogart Gallery Budapest: "Fresh Europe"
2007 - Emil Filla Gallery in Ústí nad Labem:
       "Dissertation works - Faculty of Art and
2007 - Open Show University of Derby: "Free Range
2003 - New Town Hall Prague: "Dissertation works
       1998–2003 - ITF Opava, Silesian University"
2003 - Centre of Art Opava: "Dissertation works
       1998–2003 - ITF Opava, Silesian University"
2003 - C&K Solnice České Budějovice: "Z okraje do
2003 - Letna tunnel Prague: "Na první dobrou"
2001 - Gallery Elekráreň Poprad
       Centre of Art Zlín: “Zlín a jeho lidé 1998-

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