About

Vladimíra Kotra (birth Židková)

24. 1. 1990, Frýdek-Místek, Czech Republic

2011 – 2015 Institut of Creative Photography, Silesian University, Opava, CZ. Bacelor of Fine Arts.
2015 – 2018 Institut of Creative Photography, Silesian University, Opava, CZ. Master of Fine Arts with honores.

I finished (June 2018) Master Degree in Creative Photography at the Institut of Creative Photography at Silesian University in Opava, CZ. My final project at school was a photo book called Chiméra, which deals with a complicated state of mind of a human being transforming from man to woman. I combined my photos with „her“ Facebook statuses, cell phone selfies, blog posts etc. For this cycle I was a finalist in the portrait category of the Czech Press Photo competition 2016. The Chiméra book I finished this year was successful in Self Publish Riga and Kassel Dummy Book Award in Germany where it was part of the shortlist of the best Photo Dummy Books and now thanks to shortlist is travelling around the European Photo Festivals. The most recent message is from the Singapore International Photography Festival where Chimera book has been selected as part of SIPF Open Call Photo Book Showcase 2018. 
 
Curatorial experience
Otakar Matušek: Neshromažďujte si poklady na zemi / AK Les, Ostrava, CZ, 2016.
Otakar Matušek: Pocta Pussy Riot / City Library, Ostrava, CZ, 2017
Otakar Matušek: Nemožnost vran / Josef Sudek´s Atelier. Prague, CZ, 2018.

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