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Dr. Markéta Gebrian is a Prague-based digital artist, a VR architect specializing in virtual reality spaces, and an independent scholar with expertise in AI architecture. Her educational journey began with studies in architecture and art at the Technical University in Liberec, Czech Republic. Markéta gained valuable experience as an architectural intern in renowned offices in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and Paris, including NL Architects and Jean Nouvel Ateliers.

Furthering her studies, she pursued interior design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam through the Freemover Scholarship from the EU. Additionally, Markéta delved into architecture and urban planning at Ecole Val-de-Seine in Paris. A scholarship from the Italian Government allowed her to research Borromini and Bernini's art and architecture in Rome, where she consulted her findings at La Sapienza University. She earned her Master’s degree in architecture in 2006 from Liberec and worked as an Architectural Assistant Part II in London.

Markéta's transition to the world of art began in 2010 when she created her first digital artwork using 3D programs from her architectural background. Focusing on her digital work, she exhibited solo at Prague's Centre For Contemporary Art DOX and Fragnerova Gallery Prague in the Experimental Architecture Biennal in 2020. Group exhibitions took her work to Basel, New York, Zürich, and Miami through the Swiss art gallery Artbox.Projects.

Her academic journey continued with a PhD at the Faculty of Architecture, Department MOLAB, studio FLOW at the Czech Technical University from 2015 to 2022. She successfully defended her PhD dissertation on Architectural and Artistic Spaces Through Virtual Reality at the Czech Technical University in Prague in May 2022. Markéta actively presented her research at various architectural and art conferences globally.

Notably, she participated in the Fulbright Scholar program in the USA in 2021, conducting visiting research at the College of Design, Department of Art and Design at NC State in Raleigh, North Carolina. Markéta worked under the supervision of Derek Ham, PhD, in the Mixed Reality Lab. Following her Fulbright experience, she continued her research as an independent scholar, specializing in AI architecture, VR metaverse architecture, and digital art.

Markéta's contributions extend to her role as a VR painter at the Google conference in September 2022. Additionally, she served as a member of the advisory board team at Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Faculty of Multimedia Communications, in October 2022.

In April 2023, Markéta embarked on her visiting research in AI in architecture at La Sapienza University in Rome, Italy. During this period, she worked under the guidance of Professor Antonio Fioravanti from the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering.

Markéta Gebrian has been honoured with the prestigious grant Mobility II from the EU/Next Generation EU, Czech Recovery Plan and the Ministry of Czech Culture in May 2023 for her artistic visiting research at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology/Guangzhou campus in Guangzhou, China. Markéta worked under the supervision of Professor Zhang Kang from the Computational Media and Arts (CMA) department at HKUST(GZ).

Markéta’s diverse expertise underscores a commitment to advancing the intersections of art, architecture, and emerging technologies like AI and VR.

FULL CV

EDUCATION IN ART AND ARCHITECTURE

05/2023 - Visiting research at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology/Guangzhou campus, Guangzhou, China, CMA

My supervisor was Professor Zhang Kang from Computational Media and Arts (CAM), HKUST(GZ). 

Website of HKUST: https://cma.hkust-gz.edu.cn/

04/2023 - Visiting research at the La Sapienza University in Rome, Rome, Italy.

My supervisor was Professor Antonio Fioravanti from the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering.
 

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.

PROFESSIONAL  EXPERIENCE

 

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.

GRANTS


2023 - Grant Mobility II, funded by the Czech Recovery Plan, the Ministry of the Culture Czech Republic and EU/Next Generation EU for visiting research at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology for 22 days in May 2023 in the Guangzhou campus, China.
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.

AWARDS

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).

SOLO EXHIBITION

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.

CONFERENCES

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.

LECTURES


2023 - Finding My Path in Digital Art, VR and AI Art at China Academy of Art CAA, talk on 17th May 2023/Hangzhou, China.

2023 - Design of the Working Spaces in Virtual Reality in the Metaverse Neos VR/Finding My Path in Digital Art, VR and AI Art at Hong Kong University talk on
10th May 2023/Guangzhou Campus China.
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.

RESIDENCY


2022 - Artist residency in Tenerife for a month, topic: Xerofitico.
2018 - Czech Center Moscow by Czech Embassy, topic: to deal with the artistic intervention in the Czech House in Moscow.

BOOK


2021 - I collaborated on a book:
Virtual Aesthetics in Architecture/Designing in Mixed Realities.   

Edited by Sara Eloy,Anette Kreutzberg, Ioanna Symeonidou
Year: 2022
Chapter 16:
Designing the Bodily Metaverse of Lisbon with Sara Eloy and Miloš Florián.

ISBN 9781032023731
Published August 31, 2021, by Routledge
256 Pages 157 B/W Illustrations

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