Assistant Professor, Photography, Art and Technology (2010). BFA, 2002, Jerusalem School of Photography; MFA, 2007, Bezalel Academy of Arts, Tel Aviv; MFA, 2009, School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Exhibitions:  Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Santa Barbara Museum of Art; Kunsthalle Osnabrueck, Germany; Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago; The Broad Museum, Michigan State University. PublicationsArtforum; Art in America; Frieze; Domus. Bibliography: Aesthetics of Terror; Chicago Makes Modern; After Architecture. Collections: Museum of Modern Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Magasin 3 Stockholm Kunsthall. AwardsNathan Gottesdiener Foundation; Council for Advancement and Support of Education.

Personal Statement

Jan Tichy is a contemporary artist and educator. Working at the intersection of video, sculpture, architecture, and photography, his conceptual work is socially and politically engaged. Born in Prague in 1974, Tichy studied art in Israel before earning his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he is now Assistant Professor at the Department of Photography. Tichy has had solo exhibitions at the MCA Chicago; Tel Aviv Museum of Art; Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago; CCA Tel Aviv; Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; No Longer Empty, NY and Chicago Cultural Center among others. In 2011, he created Project Cabrini Green , a community-based art project that illuminated with spoken word the last high rise building at the Cabrini Green Housing Projects in Chicago during its month long demolition. In 2014 Tichy started to work on a long-term, NEA supported, community project in Gary, IN—the Heat Light Water Project.

image credits: profile photo- Hynek Alt, documentation - Jan Tichy


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