Photographer, art director, performer, LGBTQIA+ activist and head of New Aliens Agency.
Visual artist Jakub Ra has long and intensively devote himself to the body as the central phenomenon of his work. That is why he works with everything which is connected to
a body. His main media are photography, video, clothes, performance and environment, but he is also open to hybrid projects with activistic approach.
In the medium of photography he depicts the theme of body in very comprehensive and profound contexts, metaphysically elaborating all its overlaps and trying to work with the body as a real open environment of today’s existence.
In the field of fashion he run collaborative label SOTC which main aim is to create critical dialogue within fashion industry, fine art and body politics.
His work is therefore crucial in terms of carnal aesthetics and the discovery of beauty. He is not afraid of internal structures, unknown contexts or extreme positions, so everyone who deals with body weight, physicality, and body survival in overcoming metaphysical being, spirituality, and transformation to the transcendence of bodily experience should pay attention to his work. – text by Mgr Peter Susan Sagat PhD.
Jakub Ra has had several commercial shootings, from fashion designers, jewelry designers to large commercial companies. He tries to develop with clients individual creative concepts which suits the best for both. He also has a lot of experience with studio lighting direction and assisting on big commercial campaigns.
École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs, Paris (FR)
Academy of Performing Arts in Prague - FAMU (BcA. Photography and Intermedia)
High School of Art and Design, Style and Fashion in Brno (Applied Photography)
PRENATAL performance, Kunsthale, DAAVS Festival, Košice (SK)
AIRDROPME, Gallery 207 - UMPRUM, Prague (CZ)
R-RATED, 1.2.3. Gallery, Petrohradská Kolektiv, Prague (CZ)
INSTANT COBRA, Matmos Gallery, Prague (CZ)
RED HAUL SICKNESS, Korpus, (with PXS), Prague (CZ)
BLUE MASS, Imperia Design, Bratislava (SK)
DEFINITION OF BEAUTY, GRID Gallery, Prague (CZ)
GENDER FREE, Petrohradská kolektiv, Prague (CZ)
LOST SYMBIOSIS, Art Gallery, Prostějov (CZ)
PROJECT GENDER, Museum and Gallery, Prostějov (CZ)
(UN)REAL VIEW, Anne Frank Memorial, Brno (CZ)
SOUL, Art Gallery, Prostějov (CZ)
1st place, ,,MUS?“ DOX - Centre for Contemporary Art (Prague)
final round, foto festival Český Krumlov
special jury award - ,,MUS?“ (with Tomáš Komárek)
honorable mention - Poetry and Prose
1st place - Photographer of the Year Junior
Díky, že můžem, Radost, Prague (CZ)
Projekt Alopecia, Lom, Bratislava (SK)
Mezipatra Queer Festival, Transnational,Prague (CZ)
Foto Leggendo, Roma (Italy)
Raamatupood Puänt, Tallin (Estonia)
Musrara School of Art, Jerusalem (Israel)
The Charlie Gallery, Karlovy Vary (CZ)
Retrospektiva, Stredoeurópský dom fotografie, Bratislava (SK)
Open-air FOTO festival, the Stolen Gallery, Český Krumlov (CZ)
MUS? Political Art, DOX Centre for Contemporary Art Prague (CZ)
Pokus/omyl, Tic gallery, Brno (CZ)
Retrospektiva, The House of the lords of Kunštát, Brno (CZ)
Bienále Brno - Off program, Moravská galerie Brno (CZ)
Ukryto v umění vol.2, Kabinet MÚZ, Brno (CZ)
Camera obscura, Gallery Black line, Brno (CZ)
Portrét a figura, the supreme court building, Brno (CZ)
Ukryto v umění, Kabinet MÚZ, Brno (CZ)
Šuřka for Ida, Café club IDA, Brno (CZ)