About

About

Art and sport both possess the power to provoke emotions. Sport in Art presents this harmonic connection to the public and collects the most interesting works with a focus on the Czech and international art scene while simultaneously motivating artists to create work inspired by sport and movement.

We’re not the first

Art inspired by sport has accompanied humanity for millennia. The first record can be found some 4,700 years ago. Not many will recall the bronze statue from Iran with two wrestlers, though. The golden era of sport in art is naturally represented by ancient Greece and the arrival of the Olympic games. Remember the perfect body of the Discobolus of Myron? With the arrival of Christianity, however, the cult of the body in art and the original Olympic Games dissolved. They haven’t been revived until the renaissance.
The movement is fascinating. All the more so when it is captured artistically - examples include Edgar Degas' horse racing, Henri Rousseau's football match, Pablo Picasso's women running on the beach... And these are just the beginnings.
We’re not the first
Sport in Art

Sport in Art

The platform was created by athletes and avid art theoreticians who have divided the project into three major avenues.

  • The magazine with an international editorial team focusing on art inspired by sport. We periodically publish journal articles about the contemporary art scene, interviews with artists and exhibition tips.
  • A comprehensive curated gallery backed by specialists from the art sphere.
  • The Art Grand Slam competition aims to inspire art focused on athletic performance and provide artists with an opportunity to take part in interesting projects and raise awareness of their work.
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Collecting Art

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Collecting Art

Our Team

Jan Dvořák

Jan Dvořák

Co-founder

The CEO of Sport in Art and an expert in marketing communications with over 15 years of experience in advertisement, sponsorship and sports marketing. He is an ardent print collector.

Petr Volf

Petr Volf

Editor in Chief, curator

The spiritual father of the idea of Sport in Art. A renowned publicist, curator, and writer with a long-term focus on the topic of sport in art. Among other things, he is also the author of the first Czech book mapping sport in art, titled Sport is Art, and the exhibition SPORTU ZDAR! at the DOX Centre.

Vojtěch Fiala

Vojtěch Fiala

Project Manager

Sport in Art’s project manager with extensive experience in the art scene as an organizer and curator of dozens of exhibitions in Prague spaces, such as Vnitroblock, Kavárna co hledá jméno and many others.

Martina Fridrichová

Martina Fridrichová

Editor

Martina is the editor of Sport in Art magazine. She is an experienced copywriter and editor in the art industry. She works for Flash Art magazine and previously worked for the Moravian Gallery in Brno and Pragovka Gallery.

Petr Lešek

Petr Lešek

Co-founder

The Managing Director of a renowned company Raul, one of the market leaders in sports marketing and organizer of major sporting events. He is an expert in sponsorship activation and strategic planning.

Marek Tesař

Marek Tesař

Co-founder

The Executive Director of the Czech Sokol Organization (Česká obec sokolská), art collector and initiator of several sports and art collections. In the past he worked in the high management of the Czech Olympic Committee or Ogilvy agency.