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Igor Malijevský (*Prague 1970), Czech poet, photographer and writer.


He studied theoretical physics and philosophy at Charles University Prague, where  he graduated in 1995. In the same time he began to consistently focus his efforts on art photography and literature.

Malijevský has published several collections of poems and short stories, and his writings can be found in a number of anthologies, including Best European Fiction 2018. His most recently published book is the novel Otevřený prostor (Open Plan, Argo 2019).

In his photographic work, Malijevský primarily creates unmanipulated black-and-white photographs naturally continuing the strong tradition of poetic realism in Czech photography. After manually enlarging his works in a darkroom, he destroys the negatives.

Representation in Collections:

Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA

Sarah Morthland Collection, New York, USA

John Cleary Collection, Houston, USA

and more


Gallery representation

PDNB Dallas, USA

See+, Beijing, China

Vltavín, Prague, Czech Republic


Main individual exhibitions:

2023 – Gallery Konvent, Mikulov, Czech Republic

2017 – Gallery Vltavin, Prague, Czech Republic

2016 – The Signs of Lviv, Museum of Etnography Lviv, Ukraine

2016 – The signs of Lviv, Czech Centre Prague, Czech Republic

2013 – Prague Town Hall (with Roman Burda), Prague, Czech Republic

2013 – Central European House of Photography, Bratislava, Slovakia

2012 – Stern Verlag Gallery, Kassel, Germany

2008 – Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery, Dallas, USA

2007 – Czech Centre Budapest, Hungary

2006 – Czech Centre Sofia, Bulgaria

2006 – Imago Fotokunst, Berlin, Germany

2003 – The Photographic Eye, Gallery of Fotofest, Huston, USA

Main group exhibitions

2021 – Poetic sight, Artist Gallery, Istanbul

2021 – Poetic sight, Cankaya Municipal Gallery, Ankara

2019 – Velvet Generation, Fotofest, Houston

2013 – Brick House Gallery, Taipei (Czech Contemporary Photography)

2012 – See+ Gallery, Beijing, China (with Ivan Pinkava, Miro Svolik, Fano and others)

2011 – Seoul Photo 2011, Seoul, South Korea

2010 – Henry Gregg Gallery, New York, USA, (In the Zone - with Robert Frank, Gordon Parks and others)

2010 – Doma Gallery, Charlotte NC, USA (Mysticism, Apparations, Dreams)

2008 – PDNB Dallas, USA (Contemporary Czech Photography)

2008 – Fotomuseum Den Haag, Holland, (Empty Paradise)

2006 – Museet for Fotokuns, Odense, Denmark (In the Shadow of the Shadow)

Books and other public activities:

Poprvé v nějakém baru (First time in a bar), Milan Hodek | Paper Jam 2021, poezie

Otevřný prostor (Open project), Argo 2019, novel

The best European fiction 2018, Dalkey Press 2018 (representation in anthology)

Igor Malijevský – Photographs 1996 – 2016, Vltavin 2017, monography with texts in Czech and English

Zimní Království (Winter Kingdom), Paperjam 2016, poetry and photography

Signs of Lvov, Kant 2016, photography with literary entries (in Czech, English and Ukrainien)

Měsíc nad řekou Tejo, Argo (Moon over the river Tejo), 2014, short stories and photography

Druhy den po konci sveta (The Second Day after End of the World), Paperjam 2013, poems

U Zívalů, Protis 2011, CD with a music group Hlinomazův Apetit

The Signs, 2006, photobook, Limited edition of 100, (text in English)

Družba, Protis 2005, short stories and photography

Bělomorka, Protis 2003, poems and photography

Cooperation with Prague theatre Archa (Monthly literary cabaret EKG)

Cooperation with Czech Radio


Czech Press Photo award 1999

Czech Press Photo award 2003

Workshops / Pedagogy

Private workshops from 2000 – 2008

Workshop for National Gallery 2009

Workshops for Fotoskola Brno, 2012, 2013

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