Diploma and Bachelor´s Works

27. 6.-4. 7. 2024

The official opening will take place on June 26th, 2024 at 7 pm
UMPRUM Technology Center, Mikulandská 134/5, Prague 1.

Starting at 5 pm visitors can see the intimate opening of the exhibition of the Department of Fine Arts in the Klementinum National Library. National Library of the Czech Republic, Klementinum 190, Prague 1, Hall 101

Diploma Projects
UMPRUM Technology Center, Mikulandská 134/5, Prague 1 - Department of Architecture, Department of Design, Department of Applied Arts, Department of Graphic Arts

National Library of the Czech Republic, Klementinum, Mariánské nám. 5, Prague 1 - Department of Fine Arts

Bachelor Projects
UMPRUM, nám Jana Palacha 80, Prague 1 - all departments

Open daily from 10 am to 6 pm
Free admission

This year the Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design in Prague will present the final works of its students in three spaces. In addition to the traditional premises of the main building on Jana Palacha Square, where the bachelor's projects will be on display, and the UMPRUM Technology Center, where most of this year's graduates will present their final projects, the Department of Fine Arts is expanding to the premises of Klementinum.

Diploma and Bachelor´s Works

The Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design in Prague has been repeatedly ranked among the second fifty best universities in the world in the prestigious and respected QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024. The Diploma and Bachelor's Degree Show is a regular and one of the most important presentations for UMPRUM, conveying the results of students' work to the wider public. For many of them, the school's thesis exhibition is an important life step that shapes them for the next stage of their lives. UMPRUM plays the role of guide in this journey. It develops talent, intrinsic motivation, individual potential, and the ability to navigate the broader context of art practice involving contemporary social challenges.

The exhibition itself completes the teaching of the Bachelor's and Master's programs. During their studies, UMPRUM students, in cooperation with their teachers, get acquainted with various disciplinary topics in the context of history, form their own creative approaches, and verify them while gaining experience with real assignments from professional practice. They actively take the opportunity to collaborate across studios and participate in national and international exhibitions. Many do not hesitate to gather inspiration during their studies during foreign internships, in cooperation with companies, and real practice.

The exhibition will bring together more than 150 works from the architecture, design, applied, and fine arts departments. Many of the featured projects reflect current social issues and offer suggestions for improvement in a variety of areas. To name a few, the bachelor's thesis of Jarka Straková focuses on the care of elderly people with dementia syndrome and focuses in particular on reminiscence therapy (remembering) and cognitive training. The quality of public space is the focus of the diploma theses of architecture students. Tadeáš Stolín proposes how to maintain the genius loci of the new Bohemians stadium in Ďolíček and at the same time how to meet the current requirements of the building. Adam Kočík focuses on the current topic of the future of the railway bridge in Prague at Výton and its surroundings. Marek Bulíř works with the theme of posthumanism in his VR video game and tries to make players rethink their relationship with the world. A narrative video game focused on the critique of anthropocentrism, it aims to bring new approaches to the genre of climate games. Jan Stuchlík's diploma project is based on real-life practice. After a very bad experience with a funeral of his loved ones, he founded his own funeral service.

While the diploma projects of the Department of Architecture, Graphic Design, and Applied Arts are traditionally presented in the UMPRUM Technology Center, the Department of Fine Arts and its thirteen graduates will be presented in the National Library of the Czech Republic. The artists represent contemporary approaches to various artistic media, from painting and sculpture to installation, video, and film. The location of the individual works underlines the historical character of the normally inaccessible space of the former periodicals library in Prague's Klementinum.

The Diploma and Bachelor's projects exhibition will once again present a very diverse overview of approaches that are worthy of attention and in many cases also worth putting into practice. The show will be on view every day at all three venues until the 4th of July.

Diploma Works outside Klementinum

Marie Holá, Studio of Fine Arts IV
Soft Graze
CSU - Galerie Jelení, Dukelských Hrdinů 500, Prague 7-Letná
June 14th – July 7th 2024, Wed-Sun, 12 - 6 pm

Josefína Hořínková Klimentová, Studio of Fine Arts III
My mom had a mom, and she had a mom
Rooseveltova 578, Prague 6 - Bubeneč
June 16th - July 3rd, 2024, day and time of visit by appointment at infomamlucha@gmail.com


Graphic design of the exhibition: Pavel Kuja
Photography: Miriam Pružincová