Markta Šenkyřík

Markta Šenkyřík

Marina di Ginosa, Taranto, Italy

About Markta Šenkyřík

Czech born and a world citizen, living and working in London since 2013. I studied book-design in Ostrava in the Czech Republic and fine arts in Clermont-Ferrand in France. I am currently working as a book-binder, co-run an independent non-profit gallery 139artspace and am developing my own and collaborative artistic projects.

My practise is closely linked to my personal life. There are no boundaries between me and the viewer. Through drawing, painting and bookmaking I am sharing my internal experiences in work that has the intimacy of a personal diary.
Currently I am exploring the subject of motherhood and female energy. The body's transformation, experienced as transition - from girl to woman, daughter to mother - is a central theme in the work.


2013 – Initiation à la conservation du document graphique (introduction to conservation of graphic document), C.F.R.P.E – Centre de Formation de Restauration du Patrimoine Ecrit (Centre of Formation of Restauration of Written Heritage), Formations Olivier Maupin, teacher – Olivier Maupin, Châteauneuf sur Loire, France

2011 – DNSEP –- Diplôme national supérieur d’expression plastiques with honors (equivalent to a master), École Supérieure d’Art de Clermont Métropole (Higher school of Art), Clermont-Ferrand, France

2009 - BcA (Bachelor of Art) with honors, Ostravská University in Ostrava, Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Graphics and Drawing, Atelier of Book design and Bookbinding, teacher - Eliška Čabalová, Ostrava, Czech Republic


Can You Hear the Sound of The Flowers? by Maria Lothe & co - participation on set design for contemporary dance piece



(7) – Gatherine Zine - published in zine created as a part of Make it Public Festival in partnership with The Design Museum

(5) – Lost in Isolation - online exhibition curated by Void Collective
(3) – Tothemic, published in the March issue of the Mass - a monthly online collection of discursive art, articles, opinions, prompts, thoughts, and questions, gathered in response to global issues

(11) – Humanising Medicine, as a part of festival Being Human, Bart’s Pathology Museum, London, UK

(11) - SLWA Winter Salon, South London Women Artists collective exhibition in 27, Dulwich Village, London, UK

(10) - I Like to CU DanceInk, personal exhibition in 139artspace, Greenwich, London, UK

(8) - (9) - Ombellico, personal exhibition in La Nouvelle Manufacture, Ardèche, France

(6) – Have a H'Art Fundraiser

Sweet ‘Art fundraiser

The Stash Gallery at Vout-O-Reenees, London,

(1)-(2) – Duhovy Kruh
group show of Zuzana Tazlarova's selected students
ZUS Opava (Czech Republic)


(8) – Festival de dessin (drawing festival)
La Nouvelle Manufacture, Ardeche, France (


(9) – Oṁ namaḥ śivāya
Drawing installation based on sketches made in Varanasi / Benares as a part of Deptford-X fringe program /, Deptford, London, UK

(7) – happening - cercando una geometria (da lui trovata)
- live-drawing and drawing installation in collaboration with woodcarver and artist Giordano Santinato as a part of contemporary art festival "happening", Metaponto, Itally

(6-7) – looking for a geometry - drawing and light installation 139artspace window-gallery,, Greenwich, London, UK


(11) – trust the space in front of you, exhibition by Markéta Šenkyřík (drawings) and Hugo Livet (photography and volume) in homealonE, curation Bruno Silva,, Clermont-Ferrand, France