Dereck Hard - Urban street photographer

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Matěj Dereck Hard*

*art photographer who was born in 1985 in Prague, where he lives and works
*master of Arts (MgA./M.A.) from the ITF (Institute of Creative Photography) in Slezska University of Opava
*in his free creation makes pictures in pop-art photography style
*in commercial work focuses on street culture photography (album covers and booklets, posters, promo pictures for the artist etc.) and a portrait photograph of interesting people for lifestyle magazines
*photographer of author´s rubrique LIVI´N, WORKI’N and TRAINI´N for Red Bull
*publisher/chief photographer and photo editor for the visual street culture magazine
Are we BASTARDS?! available free online or in printed form between 2010-2016
*the Ambassador of Canon in the Czech Republic between 2014 and 2015

Czech Press Photo 2017, Grant of Prague
Czech Press Photo 2010, Cannon Junior awards in the sport category

*own exhibitions:
Are We BASTARDS?!, NOD / ROXY, Prague, 16.3.-31.3.2011
EVIL & GOOD, TV Tower, Prague, 8.-.31.7.2011
Tramvaj, Exhibition in tram nr. 11, Prague, 30.4.2012
STREET KIDS, Klub Blink, Prague, 7.-.15.12.2012
SHOW, Art Salon S, The Dancing House, Prague, 30.1.-28.2.2014
SHOW, Galerie Opera, Divadlo Jiřího Myrona, Ostrava, 20.3.-22.5.2014
we are FAT animals, Náplavka Rašínovo nábřeží, Prague, 14.-.28.11.2015
KILLING ME HARDLY, Caffeine, Prague, 28.12.2015-8.1.2016
Dereck Hard is... ARTELLIGENT, Gallery Portheimka D, Prague,1.4.-1.5.2016
Dereck Hard is... ARTELLIGENT, Galerie Portheimka D, Prague,1.4.-1.5.2016
Love is HARD, Vnitroblock / Pasáž Českého Designu / The Chemistry Design Store, Prague, 7.11.-30.11.2017
LIVI´N – Mé pražské bydlení, Czech Photo Centre, Praha, 16.1.-24.2019

*collective exhibitions:
Czech Press Photo 2010, Staroměstská radnice, Praha 1, 9.11-31.12.2010
Filmový festival CINEMATIK, Piešťany, Slovensko, 9.-.15.9.2011
Já, ty, my, Dům umění, Opava, 20.1.-4.3.2012
Já, ty, my, Prague Photo – DOX, Praha, 23.-29.3.2012
Interpretace aktu, Dům umění, Opava,9.11.-30.12.2012
Jeunes Photographes, a Galerie Le Lac Gelé, Nimes, Francie, 27.3.-17.4.2013
Prague Photo, Kavkův dům, Praha, 22.-.28.4.2013
OFF festival, Pisztoryho palác, Bratislava, Slovensko, 8.-.29.11.2013
OFF STATION, Moving Station, Plzeň, 17.5.-1.6.2014
Ukradené akty, Artinbox, Praha, 30.5.-20.6.2014
25 let ITF, Dům umění, Opava, 14.5.-28.6.2015
Prague Photo, Kafkův dům Praha, 19.-24.4.2016
Čtvrtstoletí ITF, Dům fotografie, Praha, 31.5.-18.9.2016
Art Prague, Kafkův dům, Praha, 28.2.-5.3.2017
Czech Press Photo 2017, Staroměstská radnice, Praha 1, 22.11.2017-30.1.2018
Czech Press Photo 2018, Staroměstská radnice, Praha 1, 22.11.2017-30.1.2018
Czech Press Photo 2018, Galerie Františka Drtikola, Příbram, 8.2.-31.3.2019

*own publications:
STREET KIDS, 2012 (ISBN 978-80-260-3064-5)
CLASSIC STEPS, 2014 (Reebok Classic lookbook)
PHOTOMAN!, 2014 (ISBN 978-80-260-7218-8)
ZUličníci (ISBN 978-80-204-4748-7)

*collective publications:
Obraz, v kterém žijeme, 2011 (978-80-7414-422-6)
Já, ty, my, 2012 (ISBN 978-80-7437-063-2)
Interpretace aktu, 2012
Katalog 25 let ITF, 2015