Alena Foustková, M.F.A.

Senior Lecturer, School of Journalism, Media and Visual Arts

Alena Foustková graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, Czech Republic, with a Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in 1982, majoring in printmaking. In 1984 she and her husband left then Czechoslovakia and immigrated to Canada. Through studies at the George Brown College in Toronto Foustková gained further background in advertising. She spent over 10 years in various Canadian ad agencies. Her knowledge became valuable after 1989 in the Czech Republic. Foustková was hired by a multinational advertising agency Satchi&Saatchi in Prague. She and her family moved back to the Czech Republic in 1995. Until 2009 Foustková worked in multinational advertising agencies as an Art Director and Creative Director (HAVAS, JWT) and gained numerous awards for excellence in advertising. Her creative work was collected by the Neue Sammlung in Munich, Germany, for their permanent collection. Since 2009, Foustková has devoted her time again to the fine arts and newly to teaching in the areas of media, advertising and the arts. In her artwork, Foustková focuses on social issues and the effects of mass media.

specialization

Fine Arts, Conceptual art, Advertising, Marketing, Media

courses taught

History of the Western world, Art and Architecture of Prague, Concept – pursuing an idea in the art process, Visual literacy, Introduction to Advertising, Marketing and Media

School of Humanities & Social Sciences; Department of Art, Culture and Social Studies

publications & other activities

  • 2019 Artist in residence, Fiskars, FI
  • 2019 Postcards from the Czech Republic,
  • 2019 Gallery Havelka, Prague, CZ, solo show
  • 2018 Postcards from the Czech Republic,
  • 2018 Gallery GASK, Kutná Hora, CZ, solo show
  • 2018 The Cell: Sound of Silence, EU project
  • 2018 “Danube Culture Platform – Creative
  • 2018 Spaces of the 21st Century”, Regensburg, DE
  • 2017 Czechia for the Czechs, Gallery GASK,
  • 2017 Kutná Hora, CZ, solo show
  • 2017 Fear of the Unknown, Gallery NTK,
  • 2017 Prague, CZ, group show
  • 2016 Instructions for Use, Gallery AMB,
  • 2016 Hradec Králové, CZ, solo show
  • 2016 Fear of the Unknown, Kunsthalle,
  • 2016 Bratislava, SK, group show
  • 2016 Hatefree Art, DOX, Prague, CZ, group show2016 Gallery AMB, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
  • 2015 Industrial gallery, Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • 2013 Gallery Sam83, Česká Bříza, Czech Republic
  • 2012 Bohemian National House, BBLA Gallery, New York, USA
  • 2011 Hotel Hoffmeister, Prague, Czech Republic / Days of Canadian Culture
  • 2011 Gallery Vernon Project, Prague, Czech Republic, site-specific project
  • 2011 Gallery of city Blansko, Czech Republic
  • 2011 Gallery Školská 28, Prague, Czech Republic, kinetic object
  • 2010 Gallery of Art Critics, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2008 Gallery Kruh (Circle), Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • 2016 Kunsthalle, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 2016 DOX, Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague
  • 2015 Topič Salon, Prague, Concretist Club - KK3
  • 2015 Concretist Club - KK3, Hradec Králové
  • 2014 Gallery Zavodny, Mikulov, Czech Republic, (partnership with Eva Schlegel)
  • 2013 Czech Center, Berlin, Germany
  • 2012 DOX, Centre For Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2012 University of Tampa, USA, Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, Installation
  • 2011 Kit Schulte Gallery, Berlin, Germany
  • 2011 International festival of Contemporary Art, Tina-B, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2011 International Art Symposium, Udine, Italy, + Group show Udine, Italy
  • 2011 International Art Symposium, Šternberk, Czech Republic, 2011
  • 2011 Gallery G, Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • 2005 Art Canada 5, Gallery of New City Hall, Prague, Czech Republic, group show of 5 Czech-Canadian woman artists