Jan Valik

Jan Valik

Jan Valik, currently based in London, graduated from Academy of Fine Arts in Prague in 2012. He received the third place in the VUB Foundation Painting Prize ’16 (Slovakia, 2016) and recently he was shortlisted for Contemporary British Painting Prize 2021.

Valik has participated in numerous Artist-in-Residence Programs notably at BankART (Yokohama, Japan, 2016), Mark Rothko Art Center (Daugavpils, Latvia, 2017), Banska Stanica Contemporary (Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia, 2018), Egon Schiele Art Centre (Cesky Krumlov, Czechia, 2018) and Shanjian Contemporary Art Space (Beijing, China, 2019). In 2020 he joined a 2-year long Turps Studio Programme in London.

His work has been shown in solo exhibitions in Belgium, Austria, Slovakia, Czechia and Japan, as well as in group exhibitions in the UK and across Europe (Belgium, Germany, Austria, Czechia, Slovakia, Latvia, France and Ireland) as well as in China and Japan.