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Photographs - 	Byčí Skála Cave

Byčí Skála Cave

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  • Artist/Maker:

    Zelenkova, Tereza, born 1985 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gelatin Silver Print

  • Credit Line:

    Purchase funded by the Photographs Acquisition Group

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  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case TST

Tereza Zelenkova is a Czech-born artist known for her imaginative exploration of mysticism. She is inspired by literature and philosophy, but also values intuition and coincidence as essential guides in her creative process. Zelenkova’s work peels back the layers of myth that build up over time, interrogating the historical past of places and people, probing at folklore and imparting a modern sense of Surrealism onto familiar things, such as the grave of Georges Bataille, the Moravian cave of Byci Skala, or a statue by Michelangelo in the V&A’s cast courts.

Zelenkova holds a BA in Photographic Arts from the University of Westminster and an MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art. She is the recipient of multiple awards, including the Jerwood Photoworks Award (2015), and was a finalist of the ING Unseen Talent Award (2016). Her work has been exhibited at numerous galleries and museums worldwide, including Whitechapel Gallery in London, Le Bal in Paris and Musée de l’Élysée in Lausanne. Zelenkova has published three monographs, in which images are accompanied by her own writings.

Physical description

Black and White photograph depicting the inside of a cave. The foreground of the photograph is in shadow, water leads from the left hand corner of the photograph to the centre of the frame where a strong light source illuminates the cave.




Zelenkova, Tereza, born 1985 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Gelatin Silver Print


Height: 75 cm, Width: 100 cm

Descriptive line

Photograph by Tereza Zelenkova, ' Byčí Skála Cave', 2011. Gelatin Silver Print, 75 x 100cm, edition of 4.


Photographic paper


Gelatin silver process; Photography


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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