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Matěj Frank is a visual artist often being on highways between Vienna (AT), Chudobín (CZ) and Wrocław (PL). He is interested in slow transformations and transience. He explores space through sculptures and sound installations and captures time through processual drawings and durational performances. Frank's measure of time and space is often a human body, both his own, living body, as well as a depicted one. An important role in his practice plays a chance, his works are often based on a free scenario with a more or less predictable result. He seeks the relationships between fullness and emptiness, transience and permanence, he is interested in intersections and layering, while trying to maintain the simplicity of form and / or process.


As a member of the Bludný kámen association, Frank is a curator and organizer of contemporary art exhibitions. Since 2016 he has been an assistant at the Department of Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Wrocław. He regularly participates in international projects and exhibitions, his work has been awarded in international competitions, he has received scholarships from the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and the Czech Ministry of Culture.


He believes in human responsibility and mutual respect.

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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)

2022      Major of the city of Wrocław scholarship, Wrocław (PL)

2021-24 Scuplture Quadriennal Riga, Artist in residence, Riga (LV)

2020      3rd Prize, Competition for a memorial of victims of the attack at the Ostrava Hospital, (CZ)

2019-21 Minister of Culture scholarship (CZ)

2019       MoKS, Artist in Residence, MoKS, Mooste (EE)

2018       Minister of Culture and National Heritage scholarship (PL)

                ADATA, AiR as a part of preparations for the European Capital of Culture 2019, Plovdiv (BG)

                AiR in Associazione Barriera & Areacreativa42, Torino & Rivarolo (I)

2017      ART BnB – art residency HaMiffal, Jerusalem (IL)

2017      CBM Art Prize, Areacreativa42, Torino (I)

               Styria Artist in Residence, Graz (A)

2014      Best Diploma Work Prize, Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław (PL)

               ZaiKS Prize for Diploma Work, Gdańsk (PL)

               Artistic Journey by Hestia (PL)

               Aesthetics and Bias (IL & PL)

2013-14 Minister of Culture and National Heritage scholarship (PL)

2013-14 Rector of the Academy of Fine Arts in Wrocław scholarship (PL)

2013       Mayor of Wrocław scholarship (PL)


2023     Dolů, Galerie Dole, Ostrava (CZ)

2022     visual DISTANCING (for Leo) 8smička Light, Humpolec (CZ)

              Triggers with J. Schaitl, Blansko Municipal Gallery (CZ)

              Monolog (Dialog) Proluka, Prague (CZ)

              Ničí těla Galerie Kaple, Valašské Meziříčí (CZ)

2020     It Could Start Anywhere Contemporary Museum Wrocław (PL)

             Obecność Galeria Foucoulta, Gliwice (PL)

             Monologue public space, Seestadt, Vienna (AT)

             Archiving the Presence with J. Schaitl, 139Artspace, London UK

2019    Entering Continuities with J. Schaitl, Pragovka Gallery, Prague

            ˈdrɪpɪŋ ˈdrɔːɪŋ Altán Klamovka, Prague (CZ)

2018    present / absent QL-galerie, Graz (A)

             Monologue (IN-OUT) Zinzedorfstrasse, Graz (A)

             entering continuities: sleeping drawings with J. Schaitl, Galerie XY-1, Olomouc (CZ)

2017    1-x, 24.10.-21.11. 2017 Schaufenstergalerie SCHARF, Graz, (A)

             Chronolog Lauby gallery, Ostrava (CZ)

             entering continuities with J. Schaitl, Bluný kámen, Matiční dům, Opava(CZ)

             Prostory Industra, Brno (CZ)

2016    Spaces Ergo Hestia Sculpture Park, Sopot (PL)

             Work in Process Szewska pasja, Szewska street, Wrocław (PL)

2015    Noise Walls with J. Frank, CSW Kronika, Bytom (PL)

            Przestrzenie [Spaces] Nowa Gallery, Poznań (PL)

2014   Noise Walls with J. Frank, Koresh 14, Jerusalem (IL)


2023   Volume EPO1, Trutnov (CZ)

            Rezonance Galerie Josefa Jambora, Tišnov (CZ)

            Sites of Reverberation architect of the exhibition, 8smička, Humpolec (CZ)

            Sculpture park, Bechyně Castle, Bechyně (CZ)

            Topography of the Nest, GAFU, Ostrava (CZ)

            NOTGALERIE, OGV, Jihlava (CZ)

            Academia Film Olomouc, exhibition in public space, Olomouc (CZ)

            Burning re:collection vol.II, Galeria Geppart, Wrocław (PL)

            Art with a Spark, Galeria Neon, Wrocław (PL)

2022   Landscape public space, Prague (CZ)

            Burning re-collection Industra Gallery, Brno (CZ)

            How to Disappear Kunstraum Super, Wien (A)

2021   Landscape festival public space, Krnov (CZ)

           Umění ve městě public space, České Budějovice (CZ)

           Point of view Gallery BOHCXY, Łuck (UA)

2020  Od-do ASP im J. Matejki, Kraków, Polska

2019  Kunstland Nord public space, NOT Gallery, Wien (A)

           Art in Space public space, Hluboká nad Vltavou (CZ)

           We Will All Meet At The Same Place BWA Wrocław Główny, Wrocław (PL)

           Performance crossings performance festival, Praha (CZ)

2018  Sanatorium Dzwięku sound art festival, Sokolowsko (PL)

           Entropy incerases v.3.0 Entropia Gallery, Wrocław (PL) 

           Młoda rzeźba / Young Sculpture Nowy Targ, Wrocław (PL)

           Aesthetics & Bias Arsenal, Poznań (PL)

           Silence Matters AIL, Vienna (A)

2017  M3 / Art in Space public space, Praha (CZ)

           Nomads DEPO2015, Pilsen (CZ)

           Jednoczesność zdarzeń CSW Toruń (PL)

2016  Tasks J. Schaitl and William ‚Bilwa‘ Costa, Plato Gallery, Ostrava (CZ)

           Absichtlich unvollendet Schloss Trebnitz, Müncheberg (D)

           Wśrod twarzy National Gallery of Art, Sopot (PL)

           Before, now, later Municipal Gallery, Plzeň (CZ)

2015  Survival art review with J. Frank, Wrocław (PL)

           WRO Media Art Biennale with J. Frank, Wrocław (PL)

           Kukačka with J. Frank, Ostrava (CZ)

2014  Vy Troubo! Pro Jiřího Koláře Velká Galerie, Hradec nad Moravicí

           Best Diploma Works 2014 Wielka Zbrojownia, Gdańsk (PL)

           MY‘14 Best Diploma Works BWA Awangarda, Wrocław (PL)

           Artistic Journey by Hestia Dom towarowy braci Jabłkowskich, Warszawa (PL)

2013  From A to B Sala Rekalde, Bilbao (E)

Projects realized in 2022 were supported by the City of Wrocław, Poland


Projects realized in years 2019-2021 were supported by
the Ministry of Culture, the Czech Republic


Projects realized in 2018 were supported by
the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Poland

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