The Guest Artist Programme of UMPRUM in the winter semester 2018
Created: 17. 5. 2018 from Visiting Artist Studio

The Guest Artist Programme of UMPRUM in Prague

The Academy of Arts, Architecture & Design in Prague started its Guest Artist Programme in the spring semester of 2018. Each semester UMPRUM will invite an aknowledged artist from abroad to work with its students.
The artistic profiles of the guests will differ from each other to make the offer of the UMPRUM studies of Fine Arts as broad as possible.



The programme is part of the Fine Arts Department of UMPRUM and is primarily reserved to its students but offers limited access to the students of other departments of UMPRUM. Students of the bachelor, master and PhD programmes can apply.

All students except the students of 1st year of Bachelor Programme and the students currently graduating from Bachelor and Master Programme are encouraged to enroll. The Guest Professor Programme is open to students of Fine Arts Department and all other UMPRUM departments in limited numbers.

To apply, students must have completed their previous semester and enrolled in the next semester duly. The deadline for applications is at the end of September 2018. For applications please contact the UMPRUM Study department.


For more information please contact the Program’s Czech pedagogue Sláva Sobotovičová or 737 620 381.

The Guest Artist Programme of AAAD in Prague in the winter semester 2018 

The Guest Artist in the Guest Professor Programme of AAAD in Prague in the upcoming winter semester 2018 is David Maljkovic.



Profile of the Visiting Artist 

 Born 1973 in Rijeka, Croatia and currently based in Berlin and Zagreb, David Maljkovic studied at the Academy of Fine Arts at the University of Zagreb and the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam.

Maljkovic’s work is a highly controlled variant exploitation of formalist concerns.

While narrative is the driving element at the origination of a project, the artist’s varied means of visual implementation profoundly modifies and compromises its supremacy. The process of construction within a set of formal directives encrypts the narrative and postulates what Maljkovic describes as a new semantic logic. His overall project is engaged in the variable relationship between form and content in art terms, or signifier and signified, in linguistic terms; it is within this relationship that Majlkovic negotiates his formal methods and disjunctive intentions.       

Virtually all of Maljkovic’s work is engaged with historical and technological markers that are characterized by situations both local and universal. In each, the erosion and corruption of memory are the subjects that are left for the viewer to re-organize. The subject of defective memory and the use of collage, in its more literal as well as more complex application, is a formal principle for dislocation, subtraction and juxtaposition for Maljkovic’s mythical “missing archive”.

Maljkovic’s recent solo exhibitions include: Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, GAMeC, Bergamo, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Seccesion, Vienna, Whitechapel, London, CAPC Musee d’art Contemporain, Bordeaux,  Kunstmuseum Sankt Gallen,, CAC Vilnius,  Kunsthalle Basel,  SculptureCenter, New York,  MOMA PS1.

His work has been included in group shows in museums around the world such as 11th Gwangju Biennale, 56th Biennale di Venezia, Kunsthaus Bregenz, MAXXI Rome, MUSAC Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y Léon, Spain, The Power Plant, Toronto, Wiels Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Centre Pompidou, Paris and La Triennale 2012, Paris,  29th Sao Paulo Biennial, 11th and 9th Istanbul Biennial among others.

His work is part of major public collections such as Centre Pompidou, Paris, MUMOK, Vienna, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, MOMA, New York, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and Tate Collection, London.


The structure of the programme in winter semester 2018

The UMPRUM Guest Artist in winter semester 2018 David Maljkovic will give a theoretical and practical course focusing on crossovers of installation, film and other media.
The schedule will be structured in several few-days blocks with the presence of both the guest Professor David Maljkovic and the Czech pedagogue Sláva Sobotovičová and in regular working sessions once a week with the Czech pedagogue only.


David Maljkovic, ‘Out of projection’ 2009, film setting . Courtesy the artist