kristýna erbenová

(1987, Czech Republic)

I‘m mainly interested in art photography with a focus on people, landscapes and the relationship between them. In my photography, I‘m trying to bring together the inner world of feelings and thoughts with the outside world of appearances; to create an imaginary space of timelessness; to capture the moments which lead us to a deeper experience of ourselves and the space around us.

All my personal projects are shot on medium format film.

I'm interested in commissions, collaborations, exhibitions and residences.


2016 Institute of Creative Photography, Silesian University in Opava, Master of Arts Diploma (MgA.)
2015 Palacký University in Olomouc, Faculty of Arts: English Philology – Film Studies, Master's Diploma (Mgr.)
2011 Institute of Creative Photography, Silesian University in Opava, Bachelor of Arts (BcA.)
2010 Palacký University in Olomouc, Faculty of Arts: English Philology – Film Studies, Bachelor’s degree (Bc.)
2008 Faculty of Humanities, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands, abroad study


4th place The international photography competition Shots: Young Photographers Competition 2011 (see here)
finalist Elle fashion award 2013 finalist (Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Prague)


2018 “Moondust”, solo exhibition, GASK, Kutná Hora, Czech Republic
2018 “Znejistění paměti”, group exhibition, Galerie NTK, Prague, Czech Republic
2017 "Miejsczaosobiste: młoda czeska fotografia", Muzeum Górnośląskie w Bytomiu, 2017
2017 “Světlo jinak”, group exhibition, Galerie Amadeus, Olomouc, Czech Republic
2016 “Private Territories”, solo exhibition, Galerie Chaos, Střítež, Czech Republic
2015 "I, Curator", OFF_festival, Pisztory palace, Bratislava, Slovakia.
2015 “In the Darkless”, solo exhibition, Galerie Fotografic, Prague, Czech Republic
2015 “V kupce vesmíru”, Galerie Opera, Ostrava, Czech Republic
2015 “This Place – My Place”, visual storytelling workshop by PanAut collective, DOX, Prague, Czech Republic
2014 Les Boutographies: Rencontres Photographiques de Montpellier, France
2014 “Young Czech Photographers”, Fotofestiwal Łódź, Poland
2013 “Private Territories”, solo exhibition, Light Cube Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic
2013 Prague Photo festival, Kafkův dům, Prague, Czech Republic
2013 “Jeunes Photographes”, Galerie Le Lac Gelé, Nimes, France
2012 “Private Territories”, solo exhibition, Galerie Amadeus, Olomouc, Czech Republic
2012 “The Censored Exhibition”, Copenhagen Photo Festival 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark
2012 “I, You, We”, group exhibition, Fotofestiwal Łódź, Poland
2012 “Prague Photo 2012″, Prague House, Brussels, Belgium, and Czech House, London, UK
2012 Prague Photo festival, DOX, Prague, Czech Republic
2012 “Being Alone”, solo exhibition, Krásný ztráty gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
2012 “Like a nowhere”, solo exhibition, Hodonín, Czech Republic
2011 The World Biennial of Student Photography 2011, Novi Sad, Serbia
2011 “Young Czech Photography”, Prospekto galerija, Vilnius, Lithuania
2011 Prague Photo festival, Mánes gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
2010 “Twenty years of the Institute of Creative Photography”, Month of photography, Bratislava, Slovakia
2009 “workshop with Jiří Šigut”, group exhibition, photography festival Funkeho Kolín, Malá Galerie Na Hradbách, Kolín, Czech Republic
2007 „Landscape“, group exhibition, Galerie v zahradě, Kolín, Czech Republic
2006 „Me, him, her…you“, group exhibition, Galerie v Zahradě, Kolín, Czech Republic