is an emerging artist, who is working in lens-based media. Her latest projects explore the relationship between performance and the sociology of the self through the medium of photography and her own body


She was brought to Ireland on a journey of personal discovery.


                 1974 born in the Czech Republic

          since 2007 has lived and worked in Ireland, currently based in Dublin


2015    BA (Hons) in Photography     Dun Laoghaire IADT, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland

2011    FETAC Level 5 in Visual Arts    KCAT Art & Study Centre, Callan, Ireland

solo exhibition

2011    Private (self-curated) (Arts Festival, Wine Academy Ireland, Thomastown

group exhibitions

2017    Lass Struggle    FiLiA 2017 (Feminism in London) Conference Exhibition, The Institute of Education, London 

2017    Hotron ART WORKS'17    Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow 

2017    The 187th Annual Exhibition 2017     Royal Hibernian Academy Gallery, Dublin 

2016    Hennessy Portrait Prize 2016    National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin 

2016    135th Royal Ulster Academy of Arts Annual Exhibition    Ulster Museum, Belfast, NI

2016    Hotron ART WORKS'16    Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow

2016     The 186th Annual Exhibition 2016    Royal Hibernian Academy Gallery, Dublin

2015     Emergence    Steambox Galleries, Dublin

2015     Open Submission Exhibition (curated by Geraldine O'Reily)    Arts Festival, The Maltinsgs, Birr

2015    BA (Hons) Photography Graduates Show    Dun Laoghaire IADT, Dun Laoghaire

2014    Residency    The Library Project, Dublin

2013    Alternate Voices    2nd Year BA (Hons) Photography Students Show, Moxie Studios, Dublin

photobook dummies

2014    15 IN 1989    reflection on self-portraits that I had taken as 15 years old over the last summer of The Czechoslovak Socialist                                     Republic in 1989 while putting them into context of westernized culture that has reached the former Eastern Bloc countries,                                     including comments in English and Czech language

2012    My Goodwood Revival 2012 Race    documentary piece on popular historic motor race meeting in UK, including written essay

grants and awards

2017    winner    of Hotron ART WORKS Prize for work by a recent graduate

2017    awarded    Professional Development Grant    Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council

2016    short-listed    for Hennessy Portrait Prize

2016    short-listed    for Hotron ART WORKS Prize  for work by a recent graduate


Trinity College Dublin

online features and photographic reviews

2017    Graduate Photography 2007 - 2017: The Long List     Source Magazine Online October 2017

2015    Source Graduate Photography 2015     Source Magazine Issue 83                     

gallery education/experience

2017     Curator of group exhibition RE:VIEW, The Complex, Dublin

              Collaboration with 15 recent graduates of BA Honour Photography course at Dún Laoghaire IADT.  Medium: photography,

              video, film and installation

2015     Curator of group exhibition Emergence    Steambox Galleries, Dublin

             initiating and organizing this exhibition, which featured work of 13 artists, including myself

2011    Photographic assistant to Gwen Wilkinson    Co. Carlow

           assisting for 2 weeks in the field and the studio on collodion wet-plate process project, whose results the same year G. Wilkinson

             had brought together in her solo exhibition Edifice at The Norman Gallery, Enniscorthy


2010 - present

2010 - present

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