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* 1988 Domažlice (CZ)

Markéta Jáchimová studied art at various schools, including the Zámeček High School in Pilsen and the University Institute of Art and Design at the Glasgow School of Art. In 2009 she moved to Prague and studied at the Academy of Art, Architecture and Design, where she received a Bachelor's degree -Degree in sculpture and a master's degree in painting.

The artist has a wide portfolio of exhibitions and participated in the exhibition at the National Gallery in Prague up to the Taipei Contemporary Art Biennale in 2015. She was one of the finalists of the Critics' Prize for Young Painting in 2016 and 2019. After completing a six-month stay in Zurich-Schlieren in the AZB art residence in 2017, she began a second master's degree at the ZhdK and graduated 2020. Markéta works as a curator at the Kali Gallery Lucerne.

Although her beginnings took place as an engraver and painter, in 2009 she devoted herself to sculpting, for which she is known today with numerous exhibitions in various institutions in the Czech Republic and abroad. The early sculptures by Markéta Jáchimová consist of organic materials such as human hair, plaster and found wood. In the last few years she began to do her work in crystal and glass, and the pieces themselves became larger and more referenced to what is becoming a dominant theme of her work: her childhood. Deeply symbolic, her work uses her relationship with the body and role journeys in the forest early family life as vocabulary to understand and recreate history. The anthropomorphic forms that her pieces take on - female and male bodies are continually referenced and recreated - are charged with sexuality and death, and the interaction between the two.

Today the artist focuses on painting. For three years she has been dealing with the subject of "Enter the Void", where she tries to penetrate the darkness of the meadow with life and death. The monumental dark forests emerge.

She creates her own black color. Her works are very distinctive, both brutal and romantic, shaped by the topic and the material that connects with each other.

Markéta Jáchimová lives and works in Zurich and Lucerne (CH).

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