After graduating from the Faculty of Education (Major in Art Education) at the Charles University in Prague, Šafr has been concentrating primarily on ceramic art production. Apart from his own artwork, the artist also designs and makes commemorative objects for the Museum Shop in the Cesky Krumlov Castle and Château, Prague Castle and similar types of stores in other castles in the Czech Republic. He also makes these types of objects for exhibitions (“Waldstein” in Waldstein Riding School, Prague), museums (Karel Gott Museum in Jevany), representative spaces (model of Lesser Town Square at the end of the 17-th century in Czech Chamber of Commerce; model of the company headquarter and collection of models of Meissen houses for Stephen Smith company in Meissen, Germany; collection of models of historical buildings for Aldstadtviertel St. Michael and model of the theatre for the Town Hall in in Fürth, Germany; model of the Savoy Hotel for Wiena International, Austria; etc.)

 

Group Exhibitions and presentations:

2017            7eme Biennale Interactive de Sculpture Contemporaine en Bourgogne 2017, Nolay, France 

2017            Gallery Svatoš - Birds in the garden - Kostelec nad Černými Lesy

2015            TERRÁNIA, festival internacional de cerámica de Montblanc, Exhibition within the festival - "A vision of the past and present of the Czech ceramics", Spain

2014            TERRÁNIA, festival internacional de cerámica de Montblanc, Spain

2014            TERRALHA, festival européen céramique, Saint-Quentin-la-Poterie, France

2014            KERAMIKMUSEUM WESTERWALD, Flair Méditerranée, Höhr-Grenzhausen (7.6.-27.7.2014), Germany

2013            Feste della ceramica, Nove (Italien)

2013            MIKS13, International exhibition of ceramics and glass, Zagreb (Croatia) - golden plaque

2013            SINN & GLÜCK, Kirschau (Saxony), Germany

2013            Ceramics underground, Castle Slavkov - Austrezlitz

2013            Gallery U Zlatého Kohouta (Prague), 4 x CLAY & 1 x ALUMINIUM

2012            Ceramic Sculpture III., Kadaň

2012            Art and Craft, Castle Slavkov (Austerlitz)

2012            Ceramic meeting in Kolín

2010 - 2011  „Hexenmagd und Teuelsjagd, Sagen aus Sachsen und Böhmen“ – exhibition project. The project included

                    exhibitions in the following two venues:

                   Museum der Westlausitz Kamenz, Germany (2010)

                   Osterzgebirgsmuseum, Schloss Lauenstein a Westerzgebirgsmuseum, Schloss Schenfels in Saxony,

                   Germany (2011)

2011            “Echoes of the 18-th Summer Ceramic Sculpture”, the main castle yard of the Kamenice nad Lipou

                    Castle which is associated with Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague

2008 - 2009  “Nebocany Ceramic Summer” - symposium in Jurta in Decin. The artworks created during the symposium

                    were presented in the Regional Museum in Decin, Factory Gallery in Krasna Lipa, Czech Republic

                    and in Zuschendorf Castle in Saxony, Germany

2006, 2010   “Echoes of Summer Ceramic Sculpture”, garden of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague

2001 - 2003   “International Meeting of Artists”, Tondach Brick Factory, Jircany near Prague. The artworks created during

                    the meeting were presented in series of exhibitions in Vrtbovska garden and other locations in Lesser

                    Town in Prague

Since 2001   “Summer Ceramic Sculpture” - annual exhibition which was originally organised in the Minorite Cloister garden

                    in Bechyne. From 2004 until 2010 the exhibition took place in Museum of Central Bohemia in Roztoky

                    near Prague. From 2011 the location of the exhibition moved to the Klatovy Gallery in the Klenova Castle.

1988            “Czech Contemporary Ceramics” - exhibition in a newly reconstructed Museum of Pottery

                    in Kostelec nad Cernymi lesy

 

Solo Exhibitions:

2018            Museum of ceramic - Beroun

2017            Gallery Pekařská - Brno

2015            Gallery "Malovaný dům" in Třebíč

2014            Castle Litice - Litice nad Orlicí (permanent exhibition in the castle)

2014            Castle Vimperk, Museum of NP Šumava, Vlček's tower

2012 - 2013  Solc farm, Sobotka

2012 - 2013  Castle Krakovec, (2012) together with Pavlína Čepičková - Šůsová

2009            Castle Sluknov

2001            Freibank Gallery, Fürth, Germany

2001            Munken Gallery, Lokken, Denmark

2001            The Rock Castle Sloup

2000            Houska Fortress

1999            Former Capuchin Cloister in Rumburk

1999            Designing interior for the Castle Internet Cafe in a form of an exhibition, 1st castle yard, Cesky Krumlov Castle

                   and Château

 

Selection of contracted works:

2013         European Crime Prevention Award 2013 - Ministry of the Interior

2012         European Crime Prevention Award 2012 - Ministry of the Interior

2011         European Crime Prevention Award 2011 - Ministry of the Interior

2009         Sculpture for the interior of Ringier Czech Republic Company headquarter, Prague

2005         Sculpture for the interior of Mafra headquarter, Prague

2002         Sculpture for the interior of the national daily MF Dnes headquarter, Prague

 

Presented in Collections:

2012                Collection "Současná keramika" - Kolín

2004 - 2010      Museum Shop permanent exposition, Majolica, Karlsruhe, Germany

2000                Private collection of ceramic art owned by the Kvaca couple, Prague