Jiri Anderle Representing Czech Republic
Jiri Anderle studied painting and graphic arts at the Prague Academy of the Creative Arts. He has taught at the Academy of Applied Art in Prague and the Salzburg Summer Academy. Throughout the 1960s he participated as a mime in Jiri Srnec's internationally renowned Black Theatre, performing with the ensemble throughout Europe. Since then, Anderle has had over one hundred solo exhibitions and has participated in at least twice as many group exhibitions worldwide. He won the Grand Prize at the Slovenia Biennial, one of some forty awards given Anderle in the course of his career.
His work is in the collections of New York's Metropolitan Museum and Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery, and the Library of Congress in Washington D.C., Centre Pompidou, the Municipal Museum of Modern Art in Paris, Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum, the Nationalgalerie Berlin, the Brussels Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Folkwang Museum Essen, the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Moscow's Pushkin Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Vienna's Albertina Museum, the Wallraf-Richartz Museum in Cologne, and Prague's National Gallery.