Jiri SURUVKA, Czech Republic


Born in 1961, lives and works in Ostrava.

Jiri Suruvka who works with performance art since 1988, is showcased for the second time at Live Action after a highly acclaimed and memorable performance in 2011. Suruvka is also a painter and professor in New Media at the Faculty of Art, Ostrava University. He is furthermore the founder of the performance group Vorkapelle Lozinski (with P.Lysacek), leader and writer of the performance cabaret "Fun masters comeback", and a member of the art group "Frantisek Lozinski, o.p.s." (with Peter Lysacek and Frantisek Kowolowski). His work which is highly ironical and self-ironical, uses black humor, moral messages, and is socially engaged. In 2001 he represented the Czech Republic at the Venice Biennial.