Jan Tichy is a contemporary artist and educator who works with video, sculpture, architecture, and photography. Born in Prague in 1974, Tichy studied art in Israel before earning his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he is now Adjunct Professor at the Department of Art and Technology Studies.
Tichy has had solo exhibitions at the MCA, Chicago; Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago; and CCA Tel Aviv and his work has been included in exhibitions in Barcelona, Basel, Berlin, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Madrid, New York, Paris, Stockholm, Venice, and Washington, D.C. among others. His work, Bats (2007), was recently acquired by the Museum of Modern Art, New York. He was awarded the 2010 Nathan Gottesdiener Prize of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and in the March 2011 issue, Art Review named Tichy one of the Future Greats. In spring 2011, Tichy created his largest installation to-date, Project Cabrini Green (2011), a community-based art project that lighted up the last high rise building at the Cabrini Green Housing Projects in Chicago during its month long demolition. Tichy was an America-Israel Cultural Foundation scholarship recipient from 2002-2003 and 2006-2009.