Vojtěch Fröhlich

Vojtěch Fröhlich graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague in the studio of Tomáš Vaněk and also studied at the Film and Television Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. He works with the media of photography, video, installation, and live events. In his early work, he exposed himself to physically and mentally challenging situations, often physically confronting the very architecture of the gallery spaces. The resulting installation was then typically a bold gesture. The core of his work, however, is not so much the physical act itself as it is a liberating spiritual exercise, a ritual relating to society, a thematization of his own life, or an exploration of the limits of art. In 2015, he was a finalist for the Jindřich Chalupecký Award and completed a residency at Villa Arson in France, where he participated in the project −1. He also prepared a performance for Triangle Arts in New York and a performance and installation at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn. After a several-year period in which he focused on developing Klub AVU – a project balancing on the line between performance, live sculpture, art, and life in general – he returned to the art scene with the project Pauza in the Czechoslovak Pavilion at the 2022 Venice Biennale.