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:

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

2006 – Imago Fotokunst, Berlin, Germany
2006 – Czech Centre Sofia, Bulgaria
2007 – Czech Centre Budapest, Hungary

2008 – Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery, Dallas, USA

2012 – Stern Verlag Gallery, Kassel, Germany

2013 – Central European House of Photography, Bratislava, Slovakia

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

2016 – The signs of Lviv, Czech Centre Prague, Czech Republic
2016 – The Signs of Lviv, Museum of Etnography Lviv, Ukraine

2017 – Gallery Vltavin, Prague, Czech Republic

Main group exhibitions

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

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

2008 – PDNB Dallas, USA (Contemporary Czech Photography)

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

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

2011 – Seoul Photo 2011, Seoul, South Korea

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

2013 – Brick House Gallery, Taipei (Czech Contemporary Photography)
2019 – Velvet Generation, Fotofest, Houston


Books and other public activities:

Bělomorka, Protis 2003, poems

Družba, Protis 2005, short stories

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

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

Druhy den po konci sveta (The Second Day after End of the World), Paperjam 2013, poems
Signs of Lvov, Kant 2016, photography with literary entries (in Czech, English and Ukrainien)

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

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

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

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