Born in Czech Republic (1974). Lives and works in Chicago.
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 was chosen as one of the inaugural artists for Art on theMart, a public art project in Chicago. He recently edited and curated Ascendants: the Bauhaus Handprints collected by Laszlo Moholy-Nagy.
Artforum Best of 2022: Sampada Aranke on “Citing Black Geographies”
December 2022, Vol. 61, No. 4
An Altered Experience of Space and the Self: A Review of Jan Tichy’s Reflectance
New City Design
March 9, 2022
Light Shop is an explorative study of light taking place in the gradually fading Bowery Lighting District
February 11, 2020
L'ŒIL DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE
February 11, 2020
October 7, 2014
Jan Tichy's Installation No.38 (2020)
View footage of Jan Tichy's site-specific, time-based light installation, created on the occasion of his second solo show with the gallery.
Things to Come (1933-2012), excerpt
Three-channel digital projection and video installation by Jan Tichy & Lazslo Moholy-Nagy, 5 min 20 sec.