Vojtěch Aubrecht Will Be the Dean of the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art
The Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art –SUTNARKA– will be headed by its current Vice-Dean Vojtěch Aubrecht from January 2022. On Wednesday, September 29, all eleven members of the Faculty's 12-member academic senate voted in favour of the said Vojtěch Aubrecht.
Aubrecht, who was the only nominee, thus received the necessary absolute
majority of votes. The current Dean Josef Mištera, who was the founder and head
of the Art and Design Institute, from which the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of
Design and Art was established in 2013, run the Faculty for two consecutive
periods and, therefore, could not stand in the election. Vojtěch Aubrecht will
take office on 16 January 2022 and will head the Faculty for four years.
Vojtěch Aubrecht (*1972) worked for a significant part of his life in the
Netherlands. There, he studied photography at the prestigious Gerrit Rietveld
Academy in Amsterdam. He has been active in the field of artistic photography
and fine art since the '80s. He regularly presents his artworks at solo and
group exhibitions. He has been teaching at the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of
Design and Art since 2008. Since 2012 he has been the head of the Studio of
Applied Photography and since 2015 he has been the Vice-Dean for
Internationalization and External Relations.
As Dean, he
wants to engage in the internationalization and propagation of the
international reputation of the Faculty. In view of the current development and
challenges in the field of university art education, he will focus on interdisciplinary
projects and cooperation. Taking into regard the nature of the University of
West Bohemia, he would like to strongly support inter-faculty projects and
research activities. Under his leadership, the Faculty will develop its role as
an important partner of the City of Pilsen, the Pilsen Region, and related
cultural institutions, such as the JK Tyl Theatre, the Pilsen Philharmonic
Orchestra, and the West Bohemian Gallery.
Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art was established on 1 September 2013
by the transformation of the Art and Design Institute that was founded by the
current Dean Josef Mištera on 1 April 2004. The Faculty educates 700 students
in 22 studios, organizes the biggest art summer school in the Czech Republic
"ArtCamp" and has an extensive archive with paintings created by
Ladislav Sutnar. Even though it is a young Faculty, it has very quickly earned
a great reputation which crosses the borders of our state.
“I am really happy. Mr. Aubrecht is a guarantee of further continuous development of the
Faculty, he is the person our Faculty needs at this time”, said the current Dean Josef
Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Art and Design
| Šárka Stará
30. 09. 2021