Josef Bolf (*1971, Prague) studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague from 1990 to 1998 (under Jiří Načeradský, Vladimír Kokolia and Vladimír Skrepl). In 1995 he travelled to Stockholm for a study stay at the Konsthögskolan, followed in 1996 by a stay at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Stuttgart. In 2006 he took part in a residency programme at the Europäisches Künstlerhaus Oberbayern in Freising. In 2005 he was shortlisted for the Jindřich Chalupecký Prize. In 2007 he participated in the ISCP (International Studio and Curatorial Program) in New York as a scholarship holder. In 2009 Bolf published his first authorial monograph, with a text by Tomáš Pospiszyl (Divus, Prague). He won the Art Personality of the Year award in 2010. He was a member of the ‘Headless Rider’ (Bezhlavý jezdec) group, active in 1998-2002, alongside Ján Mančuška, Jan Šerých and Tomáš Vaněk. He has exhibited regularly since 1998.
*From the Forest / (from the series Dark Forest), acrylic, paper; 1370 x 2200 mm; purchased 2018 with the support of the Czech Ministry of Culture