How to get to us

MeetFactory, o. p. s.
Ke Sklárně 3213/15
150 00 Praha 5


Opening hours:
13:00 do 20:00 + based on evening program

Jiří Žák

Jiří Žák mainly works with video. A specific political issue – arranged in an imaginative and an immersive form - always is the base of his work. He oscillates between video-essay and hybrid forms of an experimental cinematic performance or a video installation. He is specifically preoccupied with the historical socio-political themes as well as contemporary ones. He is particularly interested in how we shape the nature of objects by projecting into them; the discrepancy between our perception of the world and its actual state. Jiří Žák asks a question how to create a meaningful story of our lives in the complexity and the uncertainty of our era.

He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts (AVU) in Prague in Tomáš Vaněk’s studio. He participated in the internships at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design (UMPRUM)
in Prague, in the Academy‘s of Fine Arts Saloun studio in curatorial studies, and in the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design. In 2015, he was awarded with EXIT award; he also became a finalist of Other Visions 2017 competition at PAF – Festival of Film Animation and Contemporary Art in Olomouc. He has been shown within the cycle “Start-Up“ at the Prague City Gallery (GHMP) in 2017. He was a member of the curatorial team of the Gallery 207 (2015). He is active in the Studio without Master initiative collective. He also works for Artyčok TV