Born in Czech Republic, 1974. Lives and Works in Chicago, USA. 

Jan Tichý was born in Prague and studied in Israel before earning his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he is now Assistant Professor at the Department of Photography. Tichý has had solo exhibitions at the MCA Chicago; Tel Aviv Museum of Art; Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago; CCA Tel Aviv; Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; No Longer Empty, NY; and Chicago Cultural Center; among others. Over the past two years, Tichý has been working on a long-term community project in Gary, Indiana. In November 2016, he will open a solo exhibition at Kunsthalle Osnabrueck in Germany.


Tichý’s work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Magasin 3 Stockholm Kunsthall; Museum of Applied Arts, Frankfurt; Tel Aviv Museum of Art; and Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; among others.


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Gallery Exhibitions

Long Lines 

March 20 - April 23, 2016


June 12 - July 11, 2015

Stephen Dean, Ethan Ryman, Jan Tichý

Curated by Lilly Wei



Studio International

October 7, 2014

Installation no.7 (2009)

Things To Come (1933-2012), video installation, 5’20 min, 

three channel digital projection

Jan Tichý & Lazslo Moholy-Nagy

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