Petr Nikl's work is represented in many private and state collections (Gallery of the Capital City of Prague, National Gallery in Prague, Olomouc Museum of Art, State Gallery Zlín and others
Selection of exhibitions
2016 - Leeches, Václav Špála Gallery, Prague
2014 - People from Manhattan, Fait Gallery, Brno
2013 - Game of Time, Gallery of the Capital City of Prague
2008 - Shells, Joël Le Theule Cultural Center, Sablé-sur-Sarthe, France
2006 - The Wandering Fisherman, cycle of photographs, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2003 - Orchard, Gallery 36 - Kiev, Ukraine
1998 - Like a Butterfly, National Gallery in Prague - Trade Fair Palace
Petr Nikl is a Czech painter, draftsman, poet, author of spatial installations and objects, performer, musician. He was born in 1960 in Zlín. In the years 1987-1991 he was a member of the Tvrdohlaví group. He is a graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (1981-1987), where he was a pupil of Arnošt Paderlík and Jiří Ptáček. His work is characterized by children's playfulness. It ranges from painting and graphics, through spatial (often haptic) installations to musical and theatrical performances. For example, he exhibited masks that resembled strange animals - he then appeared in them himself. His work is characterized by playfulness, imagination, decent colors and also ingenuity.
He is the author of a number of children's books, which are built as sound-painting and linguistic games: Linguistic Fairy Tales (2006), Mysteries (2007), Deer (2008), and others. His publications are often awarded such prizes as Magnesia Litera, IBBY Golden Ribbon, The Most Beautiful Book of the Czech Republic, Josef Škvorecký Award. He himself is a double holder of the Jindřich Chalupecký Award (1992, 1995).
He has been exhibiting independently since 1987 and his work has so far been presented at almost two hundred exhibitions not only throughout the Czech Republic, but also around the world. The audience could thus meet his work in Italy, Belgium, France, Sweden, Germany, Ukraine, Russia, Japan or the USA.