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Tereza Zelenkova

Biography


Tereza Zelenkova (born 1985, Czech Republic) is a photographer based in London. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from University of Westminster and is currently working towards her Master of Arts in Photography at the Royal College of Art. Her work has been exhibited in the Jerwood Space, London; HotShoe Gallery, London; Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, Sunderland; and the Chelsea Museum of Art, New York. Zelenkova's photography series Supreme Vice was published by Morel Books in 2011.

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Artist Statement

Tereza Zelenkova's work revolves around questions concerning the very basis of human existence, often contemplating ideas about our mortality and religious beliefs. Her photographic subjects range from vast American landscapes to banal everyday objects, all of which she portrays with the same, near-forensic directness. Zelenkova works predominantly in black and white, producing photographs which reflect her bleak vision of the world where, as she writes, "God is dead and science is unable to provide us with satisfactory answers". The dark overtones presented in her photographs provide a weaving narration that allows the viewer to embark on a journey that is both mysterious and poetic.