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Tereza Zelenkova (b. 1985, Czech Republic) is an artist who works predominantly with black and white photography, creating series based on ephemeral and poetic relationships between the individual images. Her work often enquires into the possibility of myth within the rationally structured modern world.
She received her MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art in London in 2012 and BA (Hons) in Photographic Arts from the University of Westminster in London in 2010. She is a recipient of the 1000 Words Magazine Award 2012, she was shortlisted for the Saatchi New Sensations 2012 award, and was finalist of Fresh Faced & Wild Eyed 2011 awarded by The Photographer’s Gallery in London. She has several self-published books as well as Supreme Vice published by Mörel Books. Her self-published book, Index of Time (2012), made in collaboration with Peter Watkins, was selected as one of the best books of 2012 by Photo-Eye and latest publication, The Absence of Myth, was selected as one of the best black and white photobooks of 2013 by Telegraph.
Jerwood / Photoworks Awards 2015
Each artist has received an award of £5,000 to support the making of new work for exhibition, with a significant production fund and mentoring support. The three artists will present their work in a group exhibition as part of the Jerwood Visual Arts programme which will open at Jerwood Space in November 2015 and tour to other partner venues including Impressions Gallery, Bradford.
For more of Tereza’s work, see her website here.
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