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PAVEL MARIA SMEJKAL, psmejkal@stonline.sk, 00421 905 346 552

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Pavel Maria Smejkal, DM, MA, born in 1957 in Ostrava, Czech Republic.
Graduated his studies at the Veterinary University, Kosice, in 1983 and the
Institute of Creative Photography at Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic,
2009 (MA). Works as free lance photographer, curator, lecturer. A chairman
of non profit organization PhotoART Centrum in Kosice, Slovakia.
www.photoartcentrum.net

Solo exhibitions:
2001, M.E.C.C.A., IMAGINE 21. 8. 2473, Terezin, CZ
2004, Tatranska galleria – A Factory, Open Your Eyes, Poprad, SK
2004, Galeria Panoptikum, Open Your Eyes, Kosice, SK
2005, Galerie Fiducia, The Family Of Man, Ostrava, CZ
2006, The Month of Photography, STARS, Bratislava, SK
2007, Cabinet of Photography, House of the Art, STARS, Opava, CZ
2007, Muzeum Vojtecha Lofflera, Forget Your Fears, Kosice, SK
2010, East Slovak Gallery, Fatescapes, Kosice, SK
2011, East Slovak Museum, FotoFest Kosice, Pornoorno, Kosice, SK

Selected group exhibitions:
2000, M.E.C.C.A., Terezin, CZ
2003, House of Culture, Opava, STARS, Opava, CZ
2006, Fotofestiwal, Manufaktura, Lodz, STARS, PL
2006, Prague House of Photography, Six, Prague, CZ
2006, Galeria Szara, Freedom, Egality… Art!, Polski Ciesyzn, PL
2007, Katowice, Freedom, Egality… Art!, Galeria Szara, PL
2007, Brotfabrik Galerie, Czech Start 1, Berlin, DE
2008, Pingyao International photography festival, Pingyao, China
2008, Domus Gallery, Lyon Septembre da la Photographie, STARS, Lyon, FR
2008, VAM Design Center, New Slovak Photography, STARS, Budapest, HU
2009, Prague Photo Biennale, New Slovak Photography, Prague, CZ
2010, 20 years of ITF, Silesian University, Brno, Prague, CZ, Oxford, UK
2010, Borders of Document, Galeria Sztuki Wspólczesnej, Przemysl, PL
2010, Slovak Photography 1990-2010, The Month of Photography, Bratislava, SK
2011, Critical Mass, Photo Center NW, Seattle, WA, USA
2011, Critical Mass, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR, USA
2011, Critical Mass, RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco, CA, USA
2011, Les Rencontres d'Arles, From Here On, Arles, FR
2012, Delete, Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, SK /in preparation/

Curator project's
2007 - 2012, Second Cities, www.2ndcities.net
2010, 2011,  FotoFest Košice – www.foto-fest.eu

Teaching experience:
2007 – 2008 Private film school, photography, Košice, Slovakia
2009 – 2010 private lectures and lessons in photography, Košice, Slovakia
2010 – 2011 Faculty of Art, Photopraphy, Technical University, Košice, Slovakia

Awards
Critical Mass Book Award finalist 2010

Collections
Private collections - USA, France
Collections – Musée Français de la Photographie, Bi?vres

Bibliography
2012, Vrij Nederland, 11th February 2012, Jaargang 72, nr. 06, Amsterdam, NL
VN ISSN 0165 666
2012, New Your Times Lens blog, 4th January
http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/04/iconic-scenes-revisited-and-reimagined/
2011, Katalog, Journal of Photography and video, 23.3, Museet for Fotokunst Brandts, ISSN 0904-2334, Odensee, DK
2011, Photoworks Magazine, No. 17, 2011, Photoworks, ISSN 1742-1659, Brighton, UK
2011, Photonews, Nr. 9/11, September 2011, p.4, Photonews Verlag, ISSN 1612-4413, Hamburg, DE
2011, Paris Match, p 38-40, du 5 au 12 Juillet 2011, Paris Match, Paris, FR
2011, Les Rencontres d'Arles 2011, festival catalogue, ISBN 978-2-7427-9804-9, Actes Sud, Paris, FR
2011, From Here On, exhibition catalogue, Les Rencontres d'Arles 2011
2010, Takí sme boli, project catalogue, PhotoART centrum, Košice, Slovakia
2010, Second Cities, project catalogue, PhotoART centrum, Košice, Slovakia
2010, 20 years of Institute of Creative Photography, Silesian University, Opava, CZ
2010, Selected elected, Slovak elections in photography,1994-2006, Jozef Ondzik and col., INY, Bratislava, SK. ISBN 978-80-970375-0-5
2009, Kaunas Photo Recycled, Šviesos Raštas, festival catalogue, ISBN 978-609-8032-03-1, Kaunas, LT
2008, Round table, Catalogue IPFF Summit, ISBN 978-7-5059-6048-0, Pingyao, China
2008, Second Cities, Košice 2008, Pavel Maria Smejkal, Košice
2008, Fotóhónap – Photodialogue, A Magyar Fotómüvészek Szövetsége Fesztiválja, HU
2008, Lyon Septembre de la photographie, Silvana Editoriale, Milano
2008, New Slovak Photography, Macek, V., Fišerová, L., FOTOFO, Bratislava
2007, Imago No. 23, FOTOFO, Bratislava, SK, pp. 44 - 49
2007, Second Cities 2007, Pavel Maria Smejkal, Košice
2003, Institute of Creative Photography FPF SU in Opava, works 1998-2003, Katalog. Kant, Praha