Things To Come, 1936-2012
Three-channel digital video projection
Dimensions variable
Edition of 5
Things To Come, 1936-2012
Three-channel digital video projection
Dimensions variable
Edition of 5
Project Cabrini Green (feed), 2011
Single channel video on customized 8 inch monitor, 2 Terabute HD media player, electric wires, Running time: 700 hours, Edition of 5
Dimensions variable
Project Cabrini Green (feed), 2011
Single channel video on customized 8 inch monitor, 2 Terabute HD media player, electric wires, Running time: 700 hours, Edition of 5
Dimensions variable
Installation No 4 (Towers), 2008
Digital video projection, two 250g paper objects
Running time: 9 minutes
Installation No 4 (Towers), 2008
Digital video projection, two 250g paper objects
Running time: 9 minutes
Installation No. 6 (Tubes), 2009
Digital video on freestanding 21-inch analog television monitor with two hundred 250g paper objects
Running time: 10 minutes
Installation No. 6 (Tubes), 2009
Digital video on freestanding 21-inch analog television monitor with two hundred 250g paper objects
Running time: 10 minutes
Installation No. 5 (Threshold), 2008
Three-channel digital video projection, 250g paper objects
Running time: 10 minutes
Installation No. 5 (Threshold), 2008
Three-channel digital video projection, 250g paper objects
Running time: 10 minutes
Bats, 2002-2007
Two-channel slide projection of eighty 35mm slides onto adjacent walls
Running time: 8 minutes
Bats, 2002-2007
Two-channel slide projection of eighty 35mm slides onto adjacent walls
Running time: 8 minutes
Installation No. 10
Two-channel digital video projection, wood objects, book, text
Running time: 30 minutes
Installed at the Spertus Institute, Chicago
Installation No. 10
Two-channel digital video projection, wood objects, book, text
Running time: 30 minutes
Installed at the Spertus Institute, Chicago
Installation No. 7, 2008
Digital video projection, white and black porcelain objects, sound
Running time: 10 minutes
Installation No. 7, 2008
Digital video projection, white and black porcelain objects, sound
Running time: 10 minutes
1391, 2007
Digital video projection, 250g paper object, 12 x 120 inch ink jet print, text
Running time: 8 minutes
1391, 2007
Digital video projection, 250g paper object, 12 x 120 inch ink jet print, text
Running time: 8 minutes
Certificate of Authenticity No. 13 
Inkjet print mounted on Plexiglas
20 x 30 inches
51 x 76 cm
Certificate of Authenticity No. 13
Inkjet print mounted on Plexiglas
20 x 30 inches
51 x 76 cm
Certificate of Authenticity No.  1, 2010
Inkjet print mounted on Plexiglas
20 1/8 x 26 7/8 inches
51 x 68.3 cm
Certificate of Authenticity No. 1, 2010
Inkjet print mounted on Plexiglas
20 1/8 x 26 7/8 inches
51 x 68.3 cm
Recess, 2009
High-definition digital video projection
Running time: 10 minutes
Recess, 2009
High-definition digital video projection
Running time: 10 minutes
Installation No. 8 (Hancock), 2009
Digital video projection
Running time: 12 minutes
Installation No. 8 (Hancock), 2009
Digital video projection
Running time: 12 minutes
Installation No. 11, 2010
Two-channel digital video projection, 6 color inkjet prints, 120 x 80 cm each, Masonry strings
Running time: 10 minutes
Installation No. 11, 2010
Two-channel digital video projection, 6 color inkjet prints, 120 x 80 cm each, Masonry strings
Running time: 10 minutes



Jan Tichy (Czech, b. 1974) works at the intersection of video, sculpture, architecture, sound and photography; many of his works combine these elements. Using video projection as a time-based source of light, Tichy creates physical and psychic spaces in which he explores themes of concealment, obscurity, and the seen and unseen. Tichy’s use of photography in his work, tempered by his strictly formal and minimalist visual language, results in installations in which the narrative is open to interpretation.

Born in Prague, Jan Tichy moved to Israel in the mid 1990s. After studying Political Science at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tichy studied photography at Musrara School of Photography in Jerusalem and Advanced Studies in Art at Bezalel Academy in Tel Aviv. In 2007 he moved to Chicago where he earned MFA degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has had one-person exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the Center for Contemporary Art-Tel Aviv, the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art and the Spertus Museum, Chicago. Over the past three years his work has been included in exhibitions in Barcelona, Berlin, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Paris, Prague, Stockholm, Venice, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, New York, Portland and Washington, D.C. Tichy’s work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Magasin 3 Stockholm Kunsthall; MoBY - Museum of Contemporary Art, Bat Yam and Spertus Museum, Chicago.

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Jan Tichy Politics of Light

Oct 10 - Dec 14, 2013 | New York

Jan Tichy  Installations

Oct 9, 2009 - Jan 9, 2010 | Chicago
ARTNews Light3 – September 2014
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Studio International Jan Tichy - Light3 - Review – July 2014
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ARTnews Jan Tichy - Politics of Light - Review – January 2014
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The Huffington Post Revisiting Power: The Aesthetics of Public Policy – December 2013
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ArtReview Jan Tichy - Politics of Light – December 2013
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Artforum Jan Tichy - Gordon Gallery 2 - Cabrini Green – August 2012
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Art Newspaper The lights go out on Cabrini-Green – May 2011
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CBS With lights, poems, teens say goodbye to Cabrini – April 2011
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NYTimes Cabrini-Green to Exit With Poetry and Lights – March 2011
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Artforum Night Watchman – May 2010
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ArtSlant The Slant on Jan Tichy – March 2010
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Art in America Jan Tichy – January 2010
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Jan Tichy Complete Press Packet – July 2014
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Jan Tichy 'aroundcenter' - Opening Reception
Tuesday, February 18 - 6-9pm

Richard Gray Gallery is pleased to announce an opening reception on Tuesday, February 18, of Jan Tichy's Chicago Cultural Center exhibition aroundcenter. The reception will also be celebrating the release of Tichy's new book, Chicago Projections, published by U.S. Equities Realty and the Museum of Contemporary Photography.

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Jan Tichy 'Politics of Light' Closing Events
Saturday, December 14, 2013

Please join us in celebrating the final day of Politics of Light with a salon, mimosas, and a site-specific dance and sound performance.

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Jan Tichy Panel Discussion for 'Politics of Light'
November 9, 2013 / 196 Stanton Street, NY

Please join Richard Gray Gallery and No Longer Empty for Jan Tichy’s panel discussion with the artist, Nicola Trezzi, US Editor of Flash Art International, and Mabel O. Wilson, Cultural Historian Professor of Architecture at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

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Jan Tichy Politics of Light
October 10 - December 14, 2013

Richard Gray Gallery and No Longer Empty are pleased to announce Politics of Light, an exhibition of installation, video and site-specific work by Jan Tichy. The exhibition is located at 196 Stanton Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. This will be the artist's first exhibition in New York and his second exhibition with Richard Gray. An opening reception will be held October 10 from 6:00-8:00pm, the public is welcome. Tichy will discuss his work with Nicola Trezzi (U.S. editor of Flash Art) and Mabel Wilson (Professor of Architecture, Columbia University) on November 9th at 5pm.

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Jan Tichy at Moving Image New York
March 7-10, 2013

Richard Gray Gallery presents Jan Tichy's Bats, 2002-2007 at Moving Image New York, the contemporary video art fair. The fair coincides with the Armory and ADAA art fairs and runs from March 7-10, 2013.

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Jan Tichy on ARTMargins Online
January 12, 2013

Jan Tichy has been featured on ARTMargins Online in a profile piece by Susan Snodgrass, titled "Jan Tichy: Light Source".

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Jan Tichy at the Art Institute of Chicago

Jan Tichy's site-specific Installation no. 16 (Ando) is currently on view at the Art Institute of Chicago surrounding the exhibition of contemporary Japanese fashion Material Translations: Japanese Fashions at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Jan Tichy at MoCP 1979:1 — 2012:21: Jan Tichy Works with the MoCP Collection
October 12 - December 23, 2012

This fall, MoCP presents 1979:1 — 2012:21: Jan Tichy Works with the MoCP Collection, with an opening reception on Thursday, October 11 from 5-7pm.

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Artist Talk with Marc Swanson and Jan Tichy, Friday, September 21
Friday, September 21, 2012

Please join us at the Chicago gallery on Friday afternoon, September 21 at 2pm for an Artist Talk featuring Marc Swanson and Jan Tichy, coinciding with the exhibition opening of Muse: Exploring Inspiration. This artist talk serves as part of the public programming for Gallery Weekend Chicago, and the exhibition will be on view from September 21 through December 1, 2012.

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Jan Tichy: 'Things To Come' at Expo Chicago's IN/SITU
September 20 - 23, 2012

Richard Gray Gallery is pleased to announce that Jan Tichy's Things To Come will be exhibited as a part of IN/SITU of Expo Chicago.

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Jan Tichy at the MCA: Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity
June 30 – September 23, 2012

This summer, MCA Chicago presents Skyscraper: Art and Architecture Against Gravity, a group exhibition including Jan Tichy

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Jan Tichy: MATRIX The Wadsworth Atheneum
April 5 – August 5, 2012

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Jan Tichy awarded 2010 Nathan Gottesdiener Prize
May 25, 2011

The Nathan Gottesdiener Foundation Israeli Art Prize, Israel’s most important private prize for the arts has been awarded annually to an Israeli artist under the age of 40 since 1995.

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Jan Tichy White Light/Black Light
January 28 - April 3

Wood Street Galleries
Pittsburgh, PA

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Jan Tichy leads community art project to "light" the last high-rise at Cabrini-Green Chicago
March 28 - April 24, 2011


Beginning on the evening of March 28, the last high-rise building at the Cabrini-Green housing projects (1230 N. Burling St., Chicago) will be lit up in the form of 134 LED lights, one for each apartment in the building. The light installation will be visible in the evenings during the four-week demolition period. As the building is razed, the lights will be demolished along with the building.

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