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Markéta Gebrian is a Prague–based digital artist, architect for virtual reality spaces, AI architect and independent scholar. She started her studies in Architecture and Art at Technical University in Liberec in the Czech Republic. As an architectural intern, she worked in top architectural offices in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Paris (Jean Nouvel Ateliers). Markéta studied interior design at Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam with the Freemover Scholarship from the EU. She also studied architecture and urban planning at Ecole Val-de-Seine in Paris. She was awarded a scholarship from the Italian Government to research Borromini and Bernini art and architecture in Rome, she consulted her architectural research at La Sapienza University in Rome. She completed her master’s degree in architecture in 2006 in Liberec. She worked as an Architectural Assistant Part II in London. As an architectural intern at Steven Ehrlich Architects in Los Angeles, she was in the winning team in the competition for UC Irvine Contemporary Arts Center in California.
Her dream was to start her new path in life and concentrate on art. In 2010 she created her first digital artwork using 3D programs she knew from architectural practice. Markéta Gebrian focused her attention on her digital work. She exhibited as a solo artist in Prague and group exhibitions in 2020 Galegion/Utopian City in Centre For Contemporary Art DOX and Fragnerova Gallery Prague in Experimental Architecture Biennal in 2021. Markéta had her group shows in Basel, New York, Zürich, and Miami with the Swiss art gallery Artbox.Projects.
Markéta studied for a PhD at the Faculty of Architecture, Department MOLAB, studio FLOW at the Czech Technical University from 2015 to 2022. She defended her PhD dissertation with the topic Architectural and Artistic Spaces Through Virtual Reality at the Czech Technical University in Prague on 31st May 2022. Markéta presented her work at architectural and art conferences: eCAADe in Rome, DCC Conference in Lecco/Milan, Design Computing Conference in Prague, Generative Art Conference in Verona and Markéta participated at the international conference Design Computing and Cognition with a focus on the application of programming and robotics with her poster and presentation about Interpretation of Lisbon into 3D model in virtual reality in NEOS VR in 2020.
She was awarded an artist residency in the Czech Centre in Moscow sponsored by the Czech Government. She completed two types of visiting research, one was at Escola Tècnica Superior d'Arquitectura de Barcelona, ETSAB, where Markéta interpreted Casa Mila by Gaudí and Eixample urban plan into a VR 3D model. The second research was in the ISTAR-Information Sciences and Technologies and Architecture Research Center, Iscte in Lisbon. She created the virtual world in NEOS VR as an interpretation of Elevador Santa da Justa and the surrounding area in Lisbon.
Markéta returned from the Fulbright Scholar in the USA in 2021. She was doing her visiting research at the College of Design, Department of Art and Design at NC State in Raleigh North Carolina from April 2021 till the end of September 2021. She worked under the supervision of Derek Ham, PhD in Mixed Reality Lab http://www.mxrealitylab.com/. Markéta Gebrian finished her research and doctoral studies at CTU Prague with a PhD title and continues her research as an independent scholar, AI architect, VR metaverse architect and digital artist. She worked as a VR painter at the Google conference in September 2022. Markéta was a part of the advisory board team at the Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Faculty of Multimedia Communications in October 2022.
EDUCATION IN ART AND ARCHITECTURE
I defended my PhD on 31st May 2022 at FA CTU Prague.
10/2015 - 05/2022 - Czech Technical University (CTU) in PRAGUE, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Architectural Modelling,
PhD student in the studio FLO|W of professor doc.Ing. arch. Miloš Florián, PhD.
04/2021 - 09/2021 - Fulbright Scholar at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, Department of Art and Design, College of Design, USA.
04/2019 - Visiting research at ISTAR-IUL, Information Sciences and Technologies and Architecture Research Center LISBON, Portugal.
03/2018 - 05/2018 - Visiting research in Architecture at ETSAB - UPC Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, BARCELONA, Spain.
09/1999 - 06/2006 - Technical University in Liberec, Studies of ART AND ARCHITECTURE (FUA TU Liberec).
ARCHITECT-ENGINEER June 20th 2006.
04/2007 - 06/2007 - Research of Borromini and Bernini architecture at the University "La Sapienza" di Roma, Faculty of Restoration, ROME.
10/2004 - 06/2005 - Visiting student at the Ecole d'Architecture Paris Val-de-Seine, Faculty of Architecture, PARIS.
08/2002 - 06/2003 - Visiting student at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Department of Interior Architecture, AMSTERDAM.
10/2022 Member of the advisory board team at the Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Faculty of Multimedia Communications.
09/2022 Presentation of my VR painting in Tilt Brush, client Google PRAGUE.
10/2009 - now freelancing digital artist/ architect for VR 3D environment.
01/2009 - 09/2009 - Artist in post-production company UPP, Prague. Matte Painter position.
05/2008 - 10/2008 - Architect in Cigler Marani Architects, Prague.
01/2008 - 03/2008 - Architect at Behnisch Architects, LOS ANGELES.
09/2007 - 12/2007 - Internship in Steven Ehrlich Architects (SEA), Los Angeles.
08/2006 - 03/2007 - KSS Architects in Desing Group, LONDON.
01/2005 - 03/2005 - Architectural internship at Ateliers Jean Nouvel (AJN), PARIS
08/2003 - 12/2003 - Architectural internship in MAXWAN Architects and Urbanists, ROTTERDAM.
01/2003 - 05/2003 - Architectural internship in NL Architects, AMSTERDAM.
2021 - Fulbright Scholarship for 6 months, from the American and Czech governments for visiting research at NC State University, USA.
2021 - CTU grant SGS, student grant competition for 2021/2022 for my research of virtual reality spaces for education.
2018 - Grant from CTU to attend the 21st Generative Art Conference, Exhibition, and Live Performances in Verona, Italy.
2018 - Grant from Design Computing Cognition Conference 2018 to attend the DCC Conference in Lecco, Italy.
2016/2017 - Grant SGS/ Student Grant Competition from CTU to design Smart Structures in Virtual Reality together with a team from FLO|W.
2007 - Scholarship from the Italian government for my own research "Architecture of Borromini in Rome."
2006 - Scholarship from FUATUL for research for my diploma project, Museum of palaeontology in South Korea.
2003 - Scholarship "Leonardo" from the European Union to do an internship in NL Architects, Amsterdam.
2002 - Scholarship "Freemover" from the Ministry of Education to study at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam.
2021 - Stanislav Hanzl Award named by the first rector of CTU after 1989.
2018 - THE FIRST PLACE in the competition of all Czech Universities organized by TACR - CZECH TECHNOLOGICAL AGENCY PRAGUE. Called: “How Do You See It? Perspective/Czech Idea.” How art inspires technology?
2016 - Inspireli Award 2016 / Semi-finalist
2000 - Annual Award for the best art student project from doc. Stanislav Zippe (Dean of the Faculty of Architecture in Liberec).
2016 - Compositional Archontextures / Fusion space, Prague, Czech Republic.
2014 - Avoid Gallery, "Time for Wondering", Prague, Czech Republic.
PARTICIPATION IN EXHIBITIONS
2021 - REQUIEM, Czech Center New York, NY, USA, VR exhibition Fractal Tunnel in VR. 2021
2021 - Fulbright 75 Virtual Art Exhibit: https://www.fulbrightart.com 2021 2021 - EAB / Experimental Architecture Biennial #5, The Jaroslav Fragner Gallery, Prague, The Czech Republic. http://eabiennial.info/
2020 - "Digital Interpretations" / DOX Center for Contemporary Art Prague, Galegion Utopian City, Prague, Czech Republic.
2020 - "I love Barcelona", digital image / ARTBOX.PROJECTS BARCELONA, exhibition Barcelona, Spain.
2019 - "Interpretations", digital image / ARTBOX.PROJECTS Gallery from Switzerland during the week Miami Art Basel, Miami, USA.
2019 - "This time with no time."digital images / SWISS ART EXPO by ARTBOX.PROJECTS Gallery, Zurich Switzerland.
2018 - Design Computing Exhibition at CTU Prague, Czech Republic.
2018 - Art for Peace in Neunburg vorm Wald, Germany.
2018 - "Digital Baroque", digital images / ARTBOX.PROJECTS Gallery from Switzerland during the week of The ARMORY ART WEEKS IN NEW YORK, New York, USA.
2017 - "Archontextures", digital images / ARTBOX.PROJECTS 1.0 Exhibition in Basel during the week of ART BASEL, Basel Switzerland.
2016 - "My Art" FOX gallery, Prague 1, Czech Republic.
2015 - ART PRAGUE 14th Contemporary Art Fair 2015 Prague 1, Czech Republic. 2015 - Gallery U Zlatého Kohouta, Prague 1, exhibition women in art.
2014- Riding hall of chateau Litomyšl, Symposium "Island of Art", Litomyšl, Czech Republic.
2010 - City Interventions Prague, DOX, the Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic.
2006 - Diploma Project - an exhibition of CCA (Gallery of Waterfront, Prague 5, CZ) Prague, Czech Republic.
2003 - Gerrit Rietveld Academie the final exhibition of the work (in areas Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2020 - Poster and presentation at 9th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DESIGN COMPUTING AND COGNITION, online global.
2018 - Paper at International Conference Generative Art 2018 in Verona, Italy.
2018 - Paper at Design Computing Conference at CTU / MOLAB in Prague, Czech Republic.
2018 - Poster and presentation at 8th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DESIGN COMPUTING AND COGNITION in Milano / Lecco.
2017 - Poster in Poster Session of eCAADe Conference in ROME 2017, Rome, Italy. 2016 - Architecture in the Perspective conference in Ostrava, Article in the book of abstracts, Ostrava, Czech Republic.
2021 - Architectural and Artistic Spaces Through Virtual Reality, Czech Center New York, NY, USA.
2021 - NC State University in Raleigh, lecture for students of the Department of Art and Design.
2017 - EnviroCity Festival: ''Floral Vegetable Fantasies'', Prague ,Czech Republic.
2017 - Pecha Kucha Night Zlín: ''My recent works'', Prague ,Czech Republic.
2016 - Lecture in Gallery ''U Bílého Jednorožce" Klatovy. Czech Republic.
2018 - Czech Center Moscow by Czech Embassy, topic: to deal with the artistic intervention in the Czech House in Moscow.
2021 - I collaborated on a book:
Virtual Aesthetics in Architecture/Designing in Mixed Realities.
Edited by Sara Eloy,Anette Kreutzberg, Ioanna Symeonidou
Designing the Bodily Metaverse of Lisbon with Sara Eloy and Miloš Florián.
Published August 31, 2021, by Routledge
256 Pages 157 B/W Illustrations
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