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Marian Benes

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Lives: Prague, Czech Republic

Education
2001 – 2003 International Center of Photography, (ICP); Certificate Program; New York; (Pre-academic Training: Ohio University, Athens, OH; Academic Practice: photo-studios, New York)
1994 – 2001 Master and Bachelor of Arts; Film Academy of Performing Arts, (FAMU); Dept. of Still Photography; Prague
1998 Internship; photo-studios; Sarasota, FL; New York, NYC
1989 – 1993 High School of Graphic Arts, (SPŠG); Field of Creative Photography; Prague


Solo Exhibitions
2003 Bohemian National Hall – Photography; Czech Center, New York; Bohemian National Hall, New York
2000 Sarasota Boxing Club, Velryba Gallery, Prague
1997 Detached Department of the Women‘s Penitentiary – Repy Facility, Prague (permanent exhibition);
The House of St. Charles Boromei, Prague;
The General Directorate of the Prison Service, Prague – Pankrac


Group Exhibitions
2004 Czech Press Photo ’04; Old Town Hall, Prague
2004 Group Exhibition of the 91 Contemporary Artists; National Museum of Photography, Jindrichuv Hradec
2004 Alexander Hackenschmied; Zlín
2003 Paris Photo; represented by Leica Gallery Prague, Paris
2003 Night of 1000 Drawings; Artists Space, New York
2003 American Photography 19; New York
2003 Photographs by the Next Generation: Young Portfolio; Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts, Kiyosato
2002 International Center of Photography; New York
2002 Barclays Capital Project, Forrest Scott Gallery; New York
2001 Czech Press Photo ’01, Old Town Hall, Prague
2000 Body in Photography; Manes Gallery, Prague
2000 Fujifilm Euro Press Photo Awards 1999; Divani Appollon Palace Hotel, Athens
2000 Prague in Krakow – Krakow in Prague; The Center for Jewish Culture, Krakow
2000 Photography of FAMU Students; Jan Smok Gallery, Jihlava
2000 Praha Svetacka; U prstenu Gallery, Prague
1999 Czech Press Photo ’99; Old Town Hall, Prague
1999 Advertisement 90 – 99; National Technical Museum, Prague
1999 Department of Still Photography in Prague; Month of Photography; Czech Center, Bratislava
1999 FAMU Photography “1”; Tosca Spa House; 34th International Film Festival, Karlovy Vary
1999 FAMU Festival 99; Archa Theatre, Prague
1998 Gallery and Bookshop Rytina; Prague
1998 Objectivity, U Recickych Photo-gallery, Prague
1997 Czech Press Photo ’97; Krizik’s and the Rytirsky Halls and the Old Town Hall, Prague
1997 Pernod in Photography; Touring Exhibition; Czech Bars
1997 International Study Film and Theatre Festival; Pisek
1997 FAMU Final Bachelor Works; Lichtenstein Palace, Prague
1997 New Names, Prague House of Photography; Prague
1996 Photography from FAMU; Palace of Lazan, Prague
1996 Divus; Prague – Vysocany Railway Station
1996 FAMU Festival 96; Convention Centrum, Prague
1995 Czech Press Photo ’95; Ambit of the Monastery of the Lesser Order of Franciscan, Prague
1995 Photography from FAMU; Palace of Lazan, Prague
1995 Eight to Two; Exhibition Hall of the Maj Cinema, Litomerice
1994 Photography from FAMU; Palace of Lazan, Prague
1989 – 93 Group exhibitions of the School of Graphic Arts, Prague

Grants/Awards
2004 Photographic Publication of the Year 2004; Calendar Category
2003 American Photography 19; Annual Award by Jury of the American Professional Photography; Chosen Images Category
2000 Fulbright Scholarship; Fulbright Student Award 2001 – 2003
1999 Fujifilm Euro Press Photo Awards 1999; 1st place in Czech Republic
1999 Czech Press Photo ’99; 1st prize in the Sports – Series Category
1997 Pernod in Photography; 1st prize in the Staged Photography Category
1997 Czech Press Photo ’97; 2nd prize in the Everyday Life – Series Category and prize for the youngest participant
1997 New Names; Emerging Artists Show, Prague House of Photography
1995 Czech Press Photo ’95; 3rd prize in the General News – Series Category

Projects
2004 Night of Cows, Karlín Factory Hall, Prague
2004 Alexander Hackenschmied, Prague – Paris – New York; French Institute in Prague, Prague
2003 Expace [ex-space] projects #002/2003; Bookmarket; Knitting Factory, New York; K.O.A.P. Gallery, New York
2003 Jersey Pubs – Impressions of unique pubs in the Jersey City area; Kenwood Theatre Hall, Jersey City
2002 Life of the City; The Museum of Modern Arts, New York
2002 Same Difference, NYC Faith Stories in Words, Music and Dance; The West End Theatre, New York
2001 Here is New York – A Democracy of Photographs; New York
2001 Visual Live Project ‘01; 18th year of „Interkamera“ Fair, Prague; Design Club Ranny Architects, Prague
2000 Project 2000 + 1 Search for the Lost Elegance 2000;
Czech Centers and exhibition halls in Vienna, Paris, Berlin, Bratislava, Stockholm
2000 Project 2000 + 1 Search for the Lost Elegance 2000;
(part of the program Prague – the European City of Culture of the year 2000); The Ball Game Hall of the Prague Castle, Prague
2000 Living Space 2000; Jaroslav Fragner Gallery, Prague
1999 Project 2000 + 1 Search for the Lost Elegance; Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague
1999 Alexander Hackenschmied – America 1935; Zlinsky Castle, Zlin
1996 FAST Gallery; Prague

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