Ivana Vostrakova

Ivana Vostrakova

Prague, Czech Republic

About Ivana Vostrakova

Photography is my big passion. It is the way, how to show the world as seen by my eyes. The world is full of amazing things and places, you just need to look. People often pass their surroundings immersed in their everyday thoughts.
They feel bored and  imprisoned in their everyday stereotype. But in reality, there are no boring or even ugly places or things. You just need to look in different way. And stay focused on the present moment. And the world will change. I am happy to have the posibility to show this to the people through my photographs. When I am working, I am totally absorbed by it. My feelings while exploring new shots are the same as the adventurer's experience in discovering untapped places at the bottom of the ocean, in the middle of the jungle, or wherever you can imagine. It is an amazing adventure.
Great artwork should touch the innermost human´s feelings, catch him so, that there is only he and the work and nothing else exixts. This is my main goal during creation of my photographs. You can´t usually see faces of people in my photographs. It is the way to achieve, that you can better identify yourself with stories in my photographs. I want to express a wide range of people´s emotions. From calm and joy to pain and strange indefinite feeling which everybody has sometimes. Feelings from everyday life as well as feelings from night dreaming or nightmares. I try to materialize indeterminate and I use seemingly incompatible elements to achieve that by creating a new unexpected reality.
My photographs have been published in many medias all around the world (for.ex. Professional Photographer Magazine, Photography Monthly, Harper's Bazaar, Top Class, B&W Magazine, FotoVideo, DIGIfoto, PhotoArt and many others) and also got prizes in a lot of photographic contests (Professional Photographer of the Year 2012 - 1st place -The Portfolio Award, Photographer of the year 2010 - 1st place, Photographer of the Year 2013 - 1.st place, The Outstanding Photographic Works 2018 - Boqi Cup in China, IPA The Lucie Awards 2018 - Honorable Mention, Tokyo International Foto Awards - Gold Medal, Ipa One Shot: Street Photography - Honorable Mention, Px3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2018 - Honorable Mention, IPA The Lucie Awards 2019 - Honorable Mention, IPA One Shot - Honorable Mention, IPA The Lucie Awards 2020 - Honorable Mention and many others). My works are included in art collections all over the world.

Education

The Faculty of architecture of The Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic

Exhibitions

December 2019...…...exhibition (Lishui, China)
February 2019............At the end of the world : exhibition (Tokyo)
September 2018........exhibition (Nainman International Photo Festival, China)
June 2018...................exhibition (Pálffy Palace, Bratislava, Slovakia)
November 2016..............solo exhibition (Yixian, China)
September - October 2015.....Stories : solo exhibition (Gröbovka,Prague)
January - March 2015...exhibition (17th Salon of architects)
November 2014......exhibition (Art Residence Zahradnik)
October 2014 - January 2015...Artmeetpoint - exhibition (Congress Centre Prague)
January 2014...3+2 exhibition (Congress Centre Prague)
June 2013.................solo exhibition (LemonArt London)
June 2013................solo exhibition (Photofestival Moravska Trebova)
August - September 2011...exhibition (Nahore Gallery)
November - December 2010..solo exhibition (National museum of photography)
March - April 2010........solo exhibition (New town Hall, Prague)
February 2010.............Klapka film festival
April - October 2009......exhibition (Fluidum)
January - March 2009......solo exhibition (Art Caffe Gallery)
May 2006..................solo exhibition (Domino Gallery)June 2005.................exhibition (FA)
February 2005.............exhibition (FA)