Cheb, Czech Republic, 1984. A visual artist, illustrator and teacher, in 2011 she completed her bachelor’s and master’s degree in plastic arts, with a specialty in drawing, at Hradec Králové University, Czech Republic. In 2008 she spent time in "literature and cinematography" at the Université Denis Diderot, Paris, France. She has taken several seminars and workshops, among which stand out: "The machine of aesthetic war, nomadism, art and resistance”, based on the thought of Gilles Deleuze, in 17, Institute of Critical Studies (Cdmx, Mexico); "Course of Perspective and tonal drawing"; engraving workshops in "Espacio Catorce" and "Taller Erasto Cortés" (Puebla, Mexico) and "Tebac" (Traxcala, Mexico). Participated in group exhibitions: "Graphic popular and contemporary" in Espacio Catorce; "Exlibris" in Proyectroom; "Versus" in UPAEP Museum (Puebla, Mexico); " Forest city, seven explorations on the borders between nature and the urban" in Centro Cultural, Casa Baltazar (Córdoba, Mexico); "Ixtli Mayahuel" in Museo Regional de Cholula (Cholula, Mexico). She held solo exhibitions: " In the realm of memory " at Galería Garco; "After desire" at Espacio Anarquista (Puebla, Mexico) and at the Embassy of the Czech Republic; "Proyecto Masaryk" at Instituto Cultural México-Israel (Cdmx, Mexico). She made illustrations of poems "Jirí Orten" translated into Persian by poet Mohsen Emadi; and produced several illustrations for the book "Piaca Salgari Milano" in cooperation with "Salgari Method". Lenka has collaborated with Mexican artist Ulises Matamoros Ascención and currently actively participates in the project "Chasen Thajni: the house of all", community space in the Mixteca Poblana, collaborating with the community Ngiba se Santa Inés Ahuatempan, carrying out artistic and cultural activities, as well as an illustration project based on the unique characteristics of that community.

 

Currículum Vitae/ Lenka Holíková

 

Lenka was born in Cheb, Czech Republic, since 2011 is living in Mexico

Contact: (+52) 244 119 9931/ citim.verim@gmail.com

 

Solo Exhibitions:

 

"En el Reino de la Memoria" (“In the real of memory”) Galería Garco, Puebla, Mexico (2015)

 

"Después del deseo" (“After the desire”), Embassy of the Czech Republic, Cdmx, Mexico (2016)

 

"El vacío en mi paisaje" (“the void in my landscape”), Espacio Anarquista, Puebla, Mexico (2016)

 

"Masaryk Project", curated by Marisol Hernández Rodríguez, Casa Cultural México-Israel, Cdmx, Mexico (2019)

 

Group Exhibitions:

 

Selection "Los artes del libro, prólogo" (“the arts of the book, prologue”), Oaxaca, Mexico (2014)

 

"Gráfica Popular y Contemporánea" (“Popular and Contemporary graphics”), Espacio Catorce, Puebla, Mexico (2014)

 

"Ex-libris", Projectroom, Espacio, Puebla, Mexico (2015)

 

"Ciudad Bosque, siete exploraciones sobre las fronteras entre la naturaleza y lo urbano" (“City Forest, seven explorations on the borders between nature and the urban”), Casa Baltasar Cultural Center, Córdoba, Veracruz, Mexico (2016)


“Versus”, curated by "Pajarera México", Museo de la UPAEP,  Puebla, México (2016)
 

“Ichtli Mayahuel”, Museo Regional de Cholula, Cholula, México (2019)

 

Residences:

Residence "Cinematography and Literature", University of Denis Diderot, Paris, France, (2008)

Artistic residence in "Chasen Thajni: La Casa de Todos" (“Chasen Thajni: Everybody´s house”), Santa Inés Ahuatempan, Mexico (2020)


Artistic collaborations:

With poet Mohsen Emadi, illustration of Czech poetry by Jiří Orten translated into Persian, Soria, Spain (2011)

With Italian-Mexican collective "Salgari Method" with illustration for the book "Piaca Salgari Milano" (2016)

With Mexican Artist Ulises Matamoros Ascención (2016- present)

 

Courses and art studios:

 

Member of art studio "Espacio 14", Puebla, Mexico (2014-2015)

Member of art studio "Museo taller Erasto Cortés", Puebla, Mexico (2014-2015)

 

Member of the Artistic Engraving Workshop "TEBAC", Tlaxcala, Mexico (2014)

 

Course "Perspective, drawing and shadow" (2018), Puebla, Mexico

 

Course " The machine of aesthetic warfare, nomadism and art in the thought of Gilles Deleuze”, Instituto 17 de Estudios Críticos, Cdmx, Mexico (2017)

 

Academic activity:
 

Professor at the University of the Americas, Puebla, Mexico (2018- 2019)

Coordinator of the "Czech Film Festival", UPAEP, Puebla, Mexico (2014)

Professor at the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Puebla, Mexico (2012-2017)

Teacher at UDAL and IEU, Puebla, Mexico (2012-2015)

Working with vulnerable groups, street children, victims of violence, IPODERAC, Atlixco, Mexico (2010-2011)

 

Studies:

Degree in Plastic Arts, Drawing Specialty, Hradec Králové University, Czech Republic (2005-2009)

Master in Plastic Arts, Drawing Specialty, Hradec Králové University, Czech Republic (2009-2011)

 

Languages:

 

Mother tongue: Czech

 

Spanish: C1 (DELE Certificate)

French : C1 (DELF certificate)

 

English: B2