Matěj Frank is a visual artist currently based in Wrocław, Poland and Opava, Czech Republic. In his
work he deals with a space in relation to time, motion, body and sound.


Although the base of his work lays in sculpture, he moves across different media, such as
performance, drawing or sound art. Frank usually focuses on basic phenomena, processes it with
his own sensitivity and then re-creates and re-presents it through own perspective. He finds the
closest surrounding and its constant change as a main source for his work. He is interested in
layering of information resulting in illegibility and confusion while keeping the simplicity of the
form and/or process. He is also interested in conjunction of image and sound, and searches for
new ways of listening to what is already known.


As a member of the cultural association Bludný kámen, Frank organizes exhibitions of
contemporary art and experimental music concerts. Currently, he teaches at the Sculpture
department at the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design in Wroclaw. He participates in
numerous national and international projects and exhibitions.

Education
2011 – 2014 Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, Sculpture; Wrocław, Polska (best diploma work)
2012 – 2013 Universidad del Pais Vasco, Faculty of Fine Arts, Bilbao, Spain (Erasmus)
2008 – 2011 University of Ostrava, Faculty of Fine Arts, Sculpture, Ostrava, Czech Republic

 

Awards, scholarships, residencies (selection)

2018 The Creative Scholarship of Minister of Culture and National Herritage, Poland

2017 ART BnB, Artist in Residence at HaMiffal, Jerusalem, Israel

2017 CBM Art Prize, Area creativa 42, Torino, Italy

2017 Styria Artist-in-Residence, Graz, Austria

2015 honorable mention at the „Xawery Dunikowski XX/XX” sculpture competition, Poland

2014 ZaiKS Prize for Diploma Work, Gdańsk, Poland

2014 Best Diploma Work Prize, Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław, Poland
2014 Artistic Journey by Hestia
2014 Aesthetics and Bias, Izrael and Poland
2013 – 2014 Minister of Culture and National Herritage scholarship, Poland
2013 – 2014 Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław scholarship for best students, Poland
2013 Mayor of Wrocław scholarship, Poland

 

Exhibitions, performances, realizations in public space (selection)

2018 Entropia rośnie 3.0, Wrocław, Poland

2018 Silence Matters; AIL, Vienna, Austria

2017 Chronolog (solo); Lauby gallery, Ostrava, Czech Republic

2017 entering continuities (duo, Jasmin Schaitl); Opava, Czech republic

2017 Nomads; DEPO2015, Pilsen, Czech republic

2017 m3 Umění v prostoru, Prague, Czech Republic

2017 Spaces (solo); Industra, Brno, Czech Republic

2017 Jednoczesność zdarzeń; CSW Toruń, Poland
2016 Spaces sculpture in public space,Ergo Hestia collection, Sopot, Poland
2016 Tasks; collaboration with Jasmin Schaitl and William ‚Bilwa‘ Costa, Plato
          Gallery, Ostrava, Czech Republic
2016 Work in Process (solo); Szewska pasja, Szewska street, Wrocław, Poland
2016 Absichtlich unvollendet Schloss Trebnitz, Müncheberg , Germany
2016 Before, now, later; Municipal Gallery, Plzeň, Czech Republic
2015 Przestrzenie [Spaces] (solo); Nowa Gallery, Poznań, Poland
2015 Survival art review; collaboration with Jakub Frank, Wrocław, Poland
2015 WRO Media Art Biennale; collaboration with Jakub Frank, Wrocław, Poland
2015 Kukačka; collaboration with Jakub Frank, Ostrava, Czech Republic
2015 Noise Walls; collaboration with Jakub Frank, CSW Kronika, Bytom, Poland
2014 Best Diploma Works 2014; Wielka Zbrojownia, Gdańsk, Poland
2014 Noise Walls; collaboration with Jakub Frank, Koresh 14, Jerusalem, Israel
2014 Artistic Journey by Hestia; Dom towarowy braci Jabłkowskich, Warszawa, Poland
2014 Canti Illuminati 2 festival; collaboration with Jakub Frank, Wrocław, Poland
2013 From A to B; Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain