Valentýna Janů

Valentýna Janů graduated from Prague’s FAMU in photography and later studied at the Intermedia studio at Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. Her suggestive installations often combine spectacular videos and video essays in environments completed by fabrics and other materials and objects. They playfully address big life questions determined by the world of technology, patriarchal system and climate change. Valentýna Janů explores the relations between the daily struggles of individuals and the global perspective. Despite being rather critical, her work is also almost obsessively romantic. In 2021, she became the laureate of the Jindřich Chalupecký Award. She is currently the head of the Intermedia Studio at FAVU Brno (together with Jonáš Strouhal).

scene: Fatamorgana