Born in Czech Republic, 1974. Lives and Works in Chicago, USA.
Dimensions Variable, prints 30 x 22 in (each), 18 minutes
Jan Tichy is a contemporary artist and educator. Working at the intersection of video, sculpture, architecture, and photography, his conceptual work is socially and politically engaged. Born in Prague in 1974, Tichy studied art in Israel before earning his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he is now Associate Professor at the Department of Photography and the Department of Art & Technology Studies. Tichy has had solo exhibitions at the MCA Chicago; Tel Aviv Museum of Art; CCA Tel Aviv; Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the Chicago Cultural Center among others. His works are included in public collections of MoMA in New York and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem among others. His large public art projects engage communities and offer platforms to share. In 2011 Project Cabrini Green illuminated with spoken word the last high rise building of the Cabrini Green housing projects in Chicago and Beyond Streaming: a sound mural for Flint at the Broad Museum in Michigan in 2017 brought teens from Flint and Lansing to share their experience of the ongoing water crisis. In 2018 Tichy has been one of the inaugural artists for Art on theMart. Recently he edited and curated Ascendants: the Bauhaus Handprints collected by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy.
January 22 – February 23, 2020
March 20 - April 23, 2016
June 12 - July 11, 2015
Stephen Dean, Ethan Ryman, Jan Tichý
Curated by Lilly Wei
October 7, 2014
Things To Come (1933-2012), video installation, 5’20 min,
three channel digital projection
Jan Tichý & Lazslo Moholy-Nagy
Installation no.7 (2009)