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Eliška Stejskalová

MA work

Smells Like a Table

The installation Smells like a Table explores the nuances of human perception and experience. The tangible inputs are being transformed through materials into a sculptural depiction. The work questions subjectivity of perceiving sound and colour within the seemingly factual photographic medium. 


  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Photography, 2017

  • My practice has been oscillating between the subjects perception and representation of reality, objectivity and physicality. The work questions the photographic medium and its visual function as an imprint of reality. The camera is utilised for capturing the ungraspable of the real understood through the human experience. The concepts contain a utopian idea within the methodology, a futile effort to capture something unattainable, resulting in a poetic vulnerable depiction. To oppose the original attempt of duplicating the real, creating a new space to understand experience in a related but attainable viewing piece of work.

  • Degrees

  • BcA. Photography, Film and TV school of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, 2014
  • Exhibitions

  • Species of Spaces, P.P.S. Letter #5, London, 2016; Future narratives, La Ira de Dios, Buenos Aires 2016; Paper.Publication.Performance, Lychee One, London, 2016; Hear me faster, Windows 187, London, 2016; RCA Secret, Royal College of Art, London, 2016; WIP show, Royal College of Art, London, 2016; Famugrafie, NTK gallery, Prague, 2016; The Mass of Photography, Vilnius, 2015; Atelier 318, Politickych veznu, Prague, 2015; Situation I., Nika Gallery, Prague, 2014; Zprava Zleva, Dům u Minuty, Prague, 2014; Skrz na Skrz, HAMU, Prague, 2014; Prima Luce, Profondita di Campo, Genova, 2014; The main thing is you’ve got work, Gallery Fisk and Bokboden, Bergen, 2014; …in the cube, F. Baumann Gallery, Prague, 2014; Filing Cabinet, Velryba gallery, Prague, 2014; Are you happy?, FAMU, Prague, 2013; On the borders, GAMU, Prague, 2012
  • Awards

  • Bluewolf Fine Art Scholarship, IMB Company, London, 2017; Fotopub portfolio review, Docking station residency award, Amsterdam, 2016; La Ira de Dios residency, Buenos Aires, 2016
  • Publications

  • FACTS, Self published, 28 p., 2016; The Unfold, S·KIN journal, 2016; Are you lost?, Photography Royal College of Art publication, 2016; Reproduction, Self published, 86 p., 2013