PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Since 2015, I have been developing the „Voitopi Free Expression PhotoTherapy Method“ (VOFRE PhotoTherapy) – a method of free expression of the photographed person containing elements of play, meditation, bodywork, free expression, imagination and conscious authenticity. In the Free Expression process, everyone gains the courage and strength to be who they really are. The approach is non-evaluative, non-judgmental, supportive, and unconditionally accepting. The benefit of VOFRE PhotoTherapy is for the photographed (adult) support of self-confidence, self-esteem, regeneration, mental relaxation, confirmation of uniqueness, space and time for self-expression, the possibility of finding one’s own essence, unconditional self-acceptance. In children, the method promotes free expression, self-confidence, imagination and concentration. The result of each individual process tailored to the individual are photographs that bring dreaminess, positive energy and love to life („mindfullness part of goals“), and empowerment and self-efficacy („therapeutic part of goals“).

From January 2022 I have been studying postgradual program „Therapeutic Photography“ at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland.

03/2022 – : Founder of My Universe Mindful Photography www.mindfulphotography.cz

01/2014 – Present: Saatchiart, L.A., Artist, www.saatchiart.com

06/2020 – Present: Singulart, France, Artist, www.singulart.com

My photographs and paintings are included in private collections in the Czech Republic, Berlin, Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Michigan, Italy, Austria … in Excellence Collections of Art Limited / Paris (24-times), in Selected Collections of Saatchi Art, in Art Limited Editors Selections for Title Page (10-times).

10/2013 – Present: Voitopi s.r.o., Prague, Czech Republic Company Founder / Co-Owner / Director, Fine Art And Documentary Photography & Books, Voitopi Free Expression PhotoTherapy Method, Using Photography As A Self-Therapy Course And Workshops, Phototherapeutical Diaries, Voitopi Photography Programs for both Adults And Children, Documentary For Industry And Commercial www.voitopi.com

2018 and 2020 – my photographs were selected for The Other Art Fair Chicago 2018 and Los Angeles 2020 presented by Saatchiart

2021 – my work selected to The Best Of The Other Art Fair Los Angeles Spring 2021 Virtual Edition

2018 and 2019 – Czech Press Photo Nominee, 2nd Place in Portrait Category in 2019

08/2016 – 01/2019 – Board Member of Hippokrates Endowment Fund, Gynecologic Oncology Center of General Teaching Hospital, Prague www.nadace-hippokrates.cz, www.apolinar.cz

2015 – : Freelance Counselor – working with women and children to help the support of self-growth, self-esteem, acceptance, women´s choices, mindfullness through photography

03/2007 – 09/2013: 3rd Department of Medicine, 1st Faculty of Medicine and General University Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic, Clinical Scientist

10/2000 – 10/2007: Institute of Endocrinology, Laboratory of Clinical and Experimental Neuroendocrinology, Prague, Clinical Scientist, Research Associate

EDUCATION

1998 – 2006:   Charles University, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Czech Republic

Ph.D. Scientific Degree in Biomedicine (Human Physiology), 2006, Specialization: Neuroendocrinology, Immunology, Cell Biology

Doctor of Natural Sciences Degree „DSc.“, 2003, Specialization: Neurobiology, Human Physiology

Master of Natural Sciences Degree „MSc.“, 2003, Specialization: Biology

EXHIBITIONS

3-4/2021      The Other Art Fair Los Angeles Virtual Edition – Selected For The Best Of The VE Fair Collection, LA USA

11/2020         Secrets of Baby Cot, Solo Exhibition, PROSTOR, Prague, CZ

10/2020         Color Of Woman, Prague Photo Fair, nám. Republiky 7, Prague, CZ

04/2020         The Other Art Fair Los Angeles presented by Saatchiart – postponed to  Spring 2021 – presented in Online Studios

03-10/2020    PLAY! Solo Exhibition, …škoda nezajít, Mlada Boleslav, CZ

11/2019         2nd Place CZECH PRESS PHOTO AWARDS / Portrait Category

11/2019-1/2020 Czech Press Photo Exhibition, Staroměstská radnice, Prague, CZ

11/2019-1/2020 PLAY! Solo Exhibition, PROSTOR, Prague, CZ

10/2019         Heaven is a Place on Earth…Sometimes, Reduta Jazz Club, Národní, Prague, CZ

05/2019         Dreamers and Waiters Exhibition, XII. Prague Photo Fair, nám. Republiky 7, Prague, CZ

02-03/2019    We Are All Dreamers…But Must Live in the Real World, Solo Exhibition, Dudes and Barbies Gallery, Kavárna co hledá jméno, Prague

11/2018-1/2019  Czech Press Photo Exhibition, Staroměstská radnice, Prague, CZ

10/2018          Nomination CZECH PRESS PHOTO AWARDS / Art And Culture Category

09/2018         The Other Art Fair Chicago, Mana Contemporary, Chicago, USA

04/2018         XI. PRAGUE PHOTO, Clam Gallas Palace, Husova, Prague 1 – WE ARE ALL DREAMERS EXHIBITION, CZ

11/2017           V CO VĚŘÍ NELLY BUTTERFLY, Palace of Books Neoluxor, Wenceslas Square 1, Prague (accompanying exhibition for the book)

04/2017        X. PRAGUE PHOTO, Kafka´s House, Prague 1 – GHOSTS EXHIBITION (Ghosts I Dreams We Had Belived in Before We Failed GHOSTS II Living in Fairytales)

05/2016         El Duende Exhibition by Camaver Kunsthaus, Villa Monastero, Varenna, Italy, International Exhibition in Project  „Ancient Palaces“

BOOKS

9/2017          V co věří Nelly Butterfly – children´s book, Publisher Jonathan Livingston

03/2018        The Stories Behind Hospital Walls – photography book

09/2018        O čem sní princezna Elly Sky – children´s book, Publisher Jonathan Livingston

02/2021        Freddie a Fifi v Mezisvětě – fantasy, children´s book Publisher Jonathan Livingston

COURSES, PEDAGOGICAL AND PUBLICATION ACTIVITIES

Courses:

 04/2007                        Stockholm, Sweden, Certified Course of Clinical Microdialysis (Prof. Urban Ungerstedt)

11/2007                           Copenhagen, Denmark, Muscle Microdialysis

05 – 06/2008                Prague, Czech Republic, First Aid Course of Red Cross

10 2021/02 2022           Arno Stern´s Game Of Painting, Martina Weisberger, France, www.arnostern.com

Pedagogical and publication activities:

Opponencies of Doctoral Theses on the First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague (Human Physiology and Pathophysiology)

Lectures on Pathophysiology for Foreign Students (Regulation of Food Intake, Pathophysiology of Eating Disorders) – 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University, Prague

Author or Co-author of 28 Scientific Articles in Impacted Journals (Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Nutrition, Molecular Endocrinology, Physiological Research etc.) More on www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed

More Than 30 Poster or Oral Presentations on Czech and Foreign Scientific and Medical Conferences

Special Skills:

Art Therapy, Clinical Microdialysis, Therapeutic Potential Of Photography, Arno Stern´s The Game Of Painting, Voitopi The Game Of Photography For Self-Healing And Self-Growth

Membership:

British Journal Of Photography

AWARDS

2003             Nominated Finalist on „Czech Head“ Award for the Clinical Research of Eating Disorders

2007             Czech Endocrine Society And Czech Medical Society Award for the Best Publication of the Year

2008             Endocrine Society Award for the Best Poster Presentation on Endocrine  Society Meeting

2018               Czech Press Photo Award – nomination on the first place in Culture and Art Cateogory Single

2019               Honourable Mention in Art Limited Award 2018 Competition / Abstract

2019               Czech Press Photo – 2nd Place in Portrait Category

2021               European Enterprise Awards Winner (for Voitopi Best Art And Documentary Studio Czech Republic)