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Matěj Hájek a.k.a Otto Horsi

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1982Born in Prague, Czech Republic
At presentHájek lives and works in Prague

Education

2010Graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, atelier of sculpture
2007 – 2010Studies at the atelier of sculpture of JAROSLAV RÓNA
2006 – 2007Sailing the North sea
2003 – 2006Studies at the atelier of new media of VERONIKA BROMOVÁ

Collaboration

2017Cooperation with Land05 Atelier on a landscape project - Husův park Čakovice
2016Designer and coordinator on a playscape project PECKA in National Park Krkonoše
2015Designer and coordinator on a project for reconstruction of a DHL Supply chain headquarters in Prague
2015 Art director and architect for a campaign of a Czech crystal brand PRECIOSA
2014Cofounder of PARALELNI POLIS, Prague Hacker space and Institute of Cryptoanarchy
2014Designer and coordinator of a project BORORO RESERVATION, playground in Prague ZOO, in co-operation with Jakub Nepraš and Molo Architects studio
2013Art direction and realization of an installation for H&M on Prague DESIGN BLOK - nominated for the best installation in the editor’s award and the CZECH GRAND DESIGN 2013
2013Coordinator and author of a sculpture symposium for University of South Bohemia in Vodňany, Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters
2012Coordinator and author of a landscape project RE:Vodňany Zátiší, revitalization of a park land in the city of Vodňany - project was awarded with the GRAND PRIX National Architecture Award 2013 in category Architectonic design.
2010Co-founded www.Protisedi.cz, (Against Grey), website monitoring cultural events which he initiated as an art director
2010Co-worked with “Drexler Vrbata Architects” on reconstruction and redesign of old factory to “Trafo Studios” now used by youngest generation of czech artists
2003Co-founded an art activist group ZTOHOVEN, where he is active since present, in 2007 Group was awarded with the NG 333 National Gallery Award for project Media reality

Exhibitions

2018Juxtapozice – Exhibition in tandem with Bet Orten, Vila 651, Prague
2017Vášeň - Group exhibition, sculptural instalation To the east IV, Chemistry gallery, Prague
2017Fragility - Exhibition in tandem with Bet Orten, Galerie Kabinet Chaos, Polička
2017Pop Up Orten Hajek - Exhibition in tandem with Bet Orten, sculptural instalation, Cowwarr Art Space, Victoria (AUS)
2016Spectaculare - Group exhibition, sculptural instalation Chemistry gallery, Prague
2016Universerum - Group exhibition, sculptural instalation Watcher, Piazzetta of New scene of National theater, Prague
2015Temporary Contemporary - Group exhibition, cooperation with Bet Orten, Lobkowicz Palace, Prague
2015Masa - Group exhibition, sculptural instalation To the east (1,2), Chemistry gallery, Prague
2015Roxy Visuals vol. IV. - Group exhibition, sculptural instalation Maginot line (1,2,3), Roxy club, Prague
2015Art Prague - Art fair, sculptural instalation Herd of sperm whales (Robots), Kafkův dům, Prague
2014'89 Conference. Civil Courage. Revolution. Democracy. Europe. Ztohoven: Masterclass Art & Activism lecture, De Balie, Amsterdam (NL)
2014H20 - duo exhibition with photographer Bet Orten in Khapka studio, Prague
2014Rezervace Bororo (Reservation Bororo) - Cooperation with Jakub Nepraš - complete realization of exceptional children playground in Prague Zoo garden, Prague
2014Temple of Freedom - Group exhibition of Trafačka collective, Red Galery, London (UK)
20137th Anniversary of Trafacka - Group exhibition, Trafacka, Prague
2013Ona a Vlk (She and wolf) - Cooperation with Bet Orten - Installation for H&M, Designblok 2013, Prague
2013Voda je věda (Water is science) - Organization and realization of sculpture park, realization of Beluga and Biomonitoring, made for The Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters of the University of South Bohemia, Vodňany (CZ)
2013Popis (Description) - Solo exhibiton, Bistro 19, Prague
2013The politics of the social in contemporary art - Presentation of work of Ztohoven group on international conference in Tate Modern Starr Auditorium, London (UK)
2012RE:Vodňany 2012 v Zátiší – Organization of workshop on revitalization of forest park in Vodnany (South Bohemia) realization of landart installation Archa, Vodňany
2012Morální reforma 1. a 2. kolo (Moral Reform 1st & 2nd round). 1st round Art activist group Ztohoven event, Prague. 2nd round Art activist group Ztohoven event, Prague DOX Galery
2012Kolaboratorio Vol.2 - Group exhibition - multimedia installation Lorelei - Cooperation with Bet Orten, Prague
2012A Znova (Once Again) – Group exhibitions, Trafo Gallery, Prague
2011Pátý přes devátý – Group exhibition, Trafo Arena , Prague
2011Sochařská škola Jaroslava Róny – Group exhibition of sculptors, Malostranská Beseda Gallery, Prague
2011Omo Jako Amo – Group exhibition of painters, Gallery Klubovna Druhé patro, Prague
2011Non multi sed multa - Art activist group Ztohoven event, Prague
2011International Sculpture Symposium - realization of Charybdis, Mugla (TR)
2010Papírové hlavy (Paper Heads) – Group exhibition, installation Bench on the waterfront (composition for poet Milan Koch) Trafo Gallery, Prague
2010Bravur Masochist –(A)Void Gallery, Group exhibition of sculptors, Prague
201063rd Saloon Polička – Group exhibiton, Polička (CZ)
2010Občan K (Citizen K.) - Art activist group Ztohoven event, Prague
2010Diplomanti 2010 - Exhibition of graduates of Academy of Fine Arts, installation of the file Fight of matter, Gallery of Modern Art, Veletržní palác, Prague
2009Pommmrd - Group exhibition - site specific installation, Trafo Gallery (Trafačka), Prague
2007Mediálni realita (Media Reality) - Art activist group Ztohoven event, hack of Czech Television live broadcasting
2006The Six in Prague – Group exhibiton, selected work of czech art and photographic schools, Gallery of photography, Prague
2006Jaro Fever (Spring Fever) - Group exhibition - multimedia instalation, Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts, Prague
2005Projekt Čistička (Severage Plant Project ) - Organization of Cultural event, realization of site specific multimedia installation Organisms
2005Contact Points - Group exhibiton - multi-media installation, Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts at Market Hall Holešovice, Prague
2003Znásilněný podvědomí (Raped Consciousness) - Art activist group Ztohoven event, Prague
2003Extreme Passions - International Group exhibiton, video instalation, Stockholm Kulture Huset, Stockolm (SE)
2003Otazník nad Hradem (Question mark under the Prague Castle). Art activist group Ztohoven event, Prague
2002Výstava několika mladých - Group exhibiton of young painters (Matěj Hájek, Jakub Matuška, Hynek Štětka), Gallery Velryba, Prague