Winners of Stanislav Libenský Award 2023
1. Prize
Ondřej Kábele - Czech
An original installation that combines visual and auditory perception over a long period of time.
2. Prize
Ibrahim Erdogan - Turkish/German
Comb II: An uncanny moment
A wall piece inviting interactivity, using minimalist means to achieve a strong emotional experience.
3. Prize
Liao Wenwen - Chinese
An expressive and unsettling composition reflecting on a current event - an earthquake. The jury also appreciated the use of different contrasting materials.
Special Prize
Elena Esposito - American
Saltine Crackers
A provocatively cheeky piece that challenges established views of glass art. The jury also appreciated the artist's courage.
The Ceremony
The Exhibition
The Jury
Pavla Rossini
Pavla Rossini, Ph.D. in aesthetics, studied at Charles University in Prague and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. She is a freelance curator and cultural writer specializing in glass design and design history. Over the years, Rossini has curated several international glass art exhibitions in Denmark, the Czech and Slovak Republics, Germany, the Netherlands, and Italy and has also authored many publications, studies, and articles for international magazines and catalogs. Rossini is the author of Crossing Borders, a book on Czech art glass, and 2018’s A Century of Danish and Czech Furniture Design. Pavla Rossini has worked in the fields of cultural management, marketing, and advertising of FMCG for many years and is an advisory council member of art foundations in Italy and Switzerland. She also lectures at several European universities.
Renate Zeimule
Winner of Stanislav Libenský Award 2022: “In my artistic activity, I look for ways and opportunities to discuss stigmatized personal things. Art is a search to address the viewer, revealing the observation of intuitively various items through a unique prism without limiting to inaccessible materials and expressions.”
Mayumi "Shino" Shinohara
Japanese artist. She began blowing glass and studied at the Pilchuck Glass School in the USA in 1980. She opened the atelier ARTHOLIC with friends and started the artwork. lso, she worked for the organization of the Miasa Glass workshop and the editing of GLASSWORK magazine. Based in the Czech Republic since 1992, she resumed her artistic activities after participating in various symposiums, and she could continue her artworks in the studio of Prof. Stanislav Libenský and Mrs. Jaroslava Brychtová in Železný Brod. Currently, she mainly creates jewelry with glass beads. She has artwork in public collections: Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague and Northern Bohemian Museum in Liberec, Czech Republic.
Jan Plecháč
A multidisciplinary designer, who started his career by presenting at the young talents show Salone Satellite in Milan in 2011. His impressive project soon attracted the international attention of leading gallerists, institutions, and furniture manufacturers, catapulting Plecháč to the forefront of product design. Since then, he has designed products for world brands such as Cappellini, Menu, La Chance, and Lasvit, collectible pieces for the Mint Shop and Rossana Orlandi galleries, or customized pieces for several private clients. The diverse portfolio connects Plecháč‘s experimental approaches – whether it concerns product or interior design, the overall concept is always the most important to him, aesthetics comes secondary, and often bears the hallmarks of craftsmanship. He is a multiple winner of the Czech Grand Design Award and the ELLE Decoration International Award. Since 2022, he has been the Art Director of the Czech glassworks Moser.
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