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Exhibitions — 2017

Hynek Martinec

The Birth of Tragedies

25 May – 15 July 2017


Press Release (PDF)

Selected Works


Full Biography (PDF)

Hynek Martinec (born Broumov, Czech Republic, 1980) lives and works in London and has exhibited extensively internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include Hybrid, The Factory, London (2016), Intellectual Properties, Vaclav Spala Gallery, Prague (2015) and Every Minute You Are Closer to Death, Parafin, London (2014). Important recent group exhibitions include Fascination with Reality, Olomouc Museum of Modern Art (2017), the John Moores Painting Prize 2014 at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, as part of the Liverpool Biennial (2014), Beyond Reality: British Painting Today at the Galerie Rudolfinium, Prague (2012) and the Prague Biennial (2009). He was included in the BP Portrait Prize exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, London in 2007, 2009 and 2013, winning the Young Artist award in 2007. Martinec’s work is in private and public collections internationally including the National Gallery, Prague and the British Museum, London.


Martinec will have a major solo exhibition at the National Gallery in Prague in November 2017.

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