Alma Lily Rayner 

B.1984, Tel-Aviv, Israel 

Lives and works in Prague, Czech Republic
rayneralma(at)gmail(dot)com
https://www.almalilyrayner.com

https://vimeo.com/almalilyrayner

 

Education

2016-2018- MgA., Studio of New Media 2, Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, Czech Republic

2015-2016- Studio of Photography, Department of Fine Arts, Academy of Arts Architecture and Design in Prague, Czech Republic

2008- Scholarship, Department of Video and New Media, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel

2007-2012- BcA, Center of Audiovisual Studies, Film and TV School, Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic

  
Membership

2016-present- co-founder of Barvolam, a nonprofit organization supporting neurodiverse artists

Publications & Interviews (selection)

Interview, Umění nikdy nefunguje ve vakuu, Flash Art #60, Czech & Slovak Edition, 2021

Interview, Sexuální násilí je celospolečenský problém, On Air, Radio Wave, 2021
Umění jako politikum: Asociativní artist talk, TIM Master Class & Videogram, Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, 2020

Jaké to je být princeznou: Kultura znásilnění z pohledu přeživší, Bez súhlasu.txt, Display, 2020

Návrh genderové reformy na Akademii výtvarných umění v Praze, Kulturní čtrnáctideník A2#22, 2020

Interview, Alma Lily Rayner: Hledat slova, artalk.cz, 2020

Interview, Keď nejaký otec znásilní svoju dcéru, tak ju neznásilnil len on, ale celá sexistická spoločnosť, dennikN, 2020

Interview, Come Closer: The Biennale Reader / Matter of Art 2020, tranzit.cz, 2020

Interview, The Right to Truth: Conversations on Art and Feminism, Visual Culture Research Center (Kyiv) & European Alternatives (Paris), 2019

Interview,  MuseumsQuartier Wien, 2019

kultura znásilnění, Kulturní čtrnáctideník A2#03, 2017

Video interview, Studio Alarm, 2017

Residencies & Prizes

2020- Residency, The Brno House of Arts, Brno, Czech Republic

2020- Residency, Egon Schiele Art Centrum, Český Krumlov, Czech Republic

2020- Jindřich Chalupecký Award 2020, Czech Republic

2019/2020- Residency, Nová Cvernovka, Bratislava, Slovakia

2019- Residency, Q21 Artist-in-Residence, MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, Austria

2018- Cena Františky Plamínkové Feministka 2018 (shortlisted), Czech Republic

2018- New Media studio award AVU, Prague, Czech Republic

2016- Internship, Alpha Nova & Galerie futura, Berlin, Germany

2015- Residency for collaborative artists, Agora, Berlin, Germany

2015- Residency, Atelier Síň, Telč, Czech Republic

2015- The Birth Rites collection bi-annual award (shortlisted), University of Salford and The Women’s Art Library, United kingdom

2007- Dagmar Táborské prize for best female student film, Czech Republic 

Public discussions (organization & facilitation)

Survival Manual: Screening & discussion. PLATO Ostrava, Czech Republic, 2021

Rape culture: An evening of sharing. Nová Cvernovka, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2020

De/institutionalization: An evening of sharing. Organized with Institute of Anxiety (IU), tranzitdisplay, Prague, Czech Republic, 2018

Your Life is Waiting: A panel discussion on the psychiatric ethos. Organized with IU, Goethe institut, Prague, Czech Republic, 2018 

What did you expect? A panel discussion on rape culture. tranzitdisplay, Prague, Czech Republic, 2017

Why didn’t you report it? A panel discussion on state institutions & political structures. tranzitdisplay, Prague, Czech Republic, 2017

Why didn’t you fight back? A panel discussion on the concept of 'expert by experience’. tranzitdisplay, Prague, Czech Republic, 2017

Why didn’t you say something? An evening of sharing. tranzitdisplay, Prague, Czech Republic, 2017

Silence: A panel discussion on sexual abuse. Gallery Oko uragánu, Prague, Czech Republic, 2016

Dirty Laundry: a discussion with Yael Sherer. Gallery Oko uragánu, Prague, Czech Republic, 2016

Solo exhibitions

Návod na přežití (Survival Manual), Oblastní galerie Liberec, Czech Republic, 2021

Návod na přežití (Survival Manual), Unseen, online platform, Slovakia, 2021

Návod na přežití (Survival Manual), The Jindřich Chalupecký Award 2020 exhibition, PLATO Ostrava, Czech Republic, 2020
Some things my father put inside my vagina (Co mi otec strkal do vagíny), Gallery ArtWall, Prague, Czech Republic, 2017

NOBODY LIKES DIRTY GIRLS,  Gallery Oko uragánu, Prague, Czech Republic, 2016

We walk/We fall: An exercise in absence, Atelier Síň, Telč, Czech Republic, 2015

We walk/We fall: An exercise in absence, Gallery NF, Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic, 2014 

N-E-V-E-R-L-A-N-D:Part one, Ukradená Galerie, Dresden, Germany, 2013

N-E-V-E-R-L-A-N-D:Part two, Ukradená Galerie, Písek , Czech Republic, 2013

N-E-V-E-R-L-A-N-D:Part three, (A)VOID Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic, 2013

N-E-V-E-R-L-A-N-D:Part four, Ukradená Galerie, Český Krumlov, Czech Republic, 2013

OUTSID(H)ER, WerkStadt Kulturverein, Berlin, Germany, 2012

OUTSID(H)ER, Gallery Kabinet, TIC, Brno, Czech Republic, 2012

OUTSID(H)ER, Gallery Divus Prager Kabarett, Prague, Czech Republic, 2011

OUTSID(H)ER, Gallery Kostka, MeetFactory, Prague, Czech Republic, 2010

Uteria, Kunštatská trojka, Brno, Czech Republic, 2007

Group exhibitions & collaborative projects (selection) 
Enough is enough, FAKI Festival, Autonomous Cultural Center Medika, Zagreb, Croatia, 2022
Becoming Czech, Terén (Studio CED), Brno, Czech Republic, 2022
Y: We Are Not Alone, Divadlo x10, Prague
, Czech Republic, 2022

Re-connect Art, Prague Biennale Projekt, Prague, Czech Republic, 2021
Nie som tvoj objekt, Liptovská galéria P. M. Bohúňa, Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia, 2021

Uneducable: Reading with Dáša Filípková, a series of podcasts, Institute of Anxiety, Czech Republic, 2020

Lukáš Paleček: Romo Washing Machine Washes Cucumbers, Jeleni Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic, 2019

The Restless Image: Right to an Image, Etc. Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic, 2019

After new media, Gallery NTK, Prague, Czech Republic, 2019

Other visions, PAF – Festival of Film Animation, Olomouc, Czech Republic, 2018 

ARTAGON.IV, Magasins généraux, Paris, France, 2018

EMINENT DOMAIN, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA, 2018

Jiné místo / Another place, Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, Czech Republic, 2018 

WOUNDERLAND/Moran Sandervoich, Alpha Nova & Galerie futura, Berlin, Germany, 2015 

The Birth Rites Collection, MediaCityUK, University of Salford, Manchester, United Kingdom, 2015

Simanim, Social Art Gallery, The David Yellin Academic College of Education, Jerusalem, 2015

Future Identities, Palazzo Albrizzi, Venice, Italy, 2014

Where were you when it happened, Gallery ZEZEZE, Tel-Aviv, Israel, 2014

NUS- international festival of contemporary art, Split, Croatia, 2013 

CAS. What is it?, Gallery Futura, Prague, Czech Republic, 2013

Untitled exhibition, Egon Schiele Art Centrum, Český Krumlov, Czech Republic, 2010

Utopie moderny, Zlín, Czech Republic, 2009

NONSTOPWORKSHOP, Letovice castle, Letovice, Czech Republic, 2008

 

Screenings & festivals (selection) 

Uteria, Fast Forwards Film Festival, Prague, Czech Republic, 2009

Dirty, RESET Festival, CIANT Gallery , Prague, Czech Republic, 2008

Unwrap Me Hand and Foot, Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Jihlava, Czech Republic, 2008

Uteria 0.7, World One Minutes Festival, Today's Art Museum, Beijing, China, 2008

Uteria 0.7, OneMinute Film & Video Festival, Aararu, Switzerland, 2008

Oral History, UCHOKO Festival, Zlín, Czech Republic, 2007

Uteria 0.7,  UCHOKO Festival, Zlín, Czech Republic, 2007

Oral History, Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Jihlava, Czech Republic, 2007

Uteria 0.7, Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Jihlava, Czech Republic, 2007

A portrait of Alma Lily Rayner

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