Kateřina Šedá



Kateřina Šedá (1977) is a Czech artist whose work is
close to social architecture. In 1999–2005 she studied at
the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague with Professor
Vladimír Kokolia.
She is the author of a number of socially conceived
projects that she realised in the Czech Republic and
abroad. She was invited to make individual projects for
example by IHME, Helsinki (2016), SF Moma, San
Francisco (2013–2014), Tate Modern, London (2011), and
many others. She exhibited at the MMOMA, Moscow
(2016), the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2015 in Japan,
the Venice Biennale (2013), Kunstmuseum Luzern
(2012), the Mori Museum, Tokyo (2010), the New
Museum, New York (2009), Manifesta 7, Bolzano (2008),
the 5th Berlin Biennale (2008), the Renaissance Society,
Chicago (2008) and Documenta 12, Kassel (2007),
among others.
She received many awards for her work: Magnesia
Litera for journalism (Czech Republic), TAKU Production
Prize (Finland), The Most Beautiful Czech Books (Czech
Republic), Contemporary Art Society Award (Great
Britain), Jindřich Chalupecký Award (Czech Republic),
Fluxus Award (Germany), Essl Award (Austria), among
She has published more than thirty books and
publications, mapping her individual projects in detail.
She lectures about her work at schools, in cultural
centres and galleries, but also in villages and small
towns, trying to give an idea about her work to large
audiences, and thus prompt them to their own activity.