Rudolf Samohejl

Rudolf Samohejl (Czechoslovakia) is a visual artist based in Belgium and the Czech Republic. In 2014 he graduated from the University of Applied Arts in Prague with a degree in sculpting. Before that he completed his studies at the Supš St. Agnes of Bohemia in Czech Krumlov. Samohejl classifies his works as "sculptural situations''. Unlike installations, his works are more experiential, drawing power from an active audience and often involving their interaction. An example is his thesis presentation, where he activated an abandoned space in the gap between OD Prior and JU in Budweis. In South Bohemia, his only work is 'Snář' on the square in Hluboká nad Vltavou from 2006. Samoheil's work has been exhibited in the Budweis gallery Měsíc ve dne, (2021), Gallery Jocelyn Wolff, Paris (2021), Manifesta 13 Marseille, Les Parallèles du Sud (2020), EXPO TÝN, Týn nad Vltavou (2020) and other institutions. In 2013 he received the Jan Naaijkens Award in the Netherlands and was a finalist for the ESSL Art Award. Through residency programs, Samohejl has worked at Cité des Internationale des Arts Paris (France), Art-Port Tel Aviv (Israel), AIR Sandnes (Norway), among others. He has transferred his experiences from these places and his participation in the Havana Biennial (Cuba) to the publication Plane Dreams (Artmap Publishing, 2019) He has been exploring public space through contemporary art for a long time and is part of the CBEHMK28 team on the dramaturgy board.