Vojtěch Aubrecht inaugurated as Dean of the Sutnar Faculty

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The inauguration ceremony of the new Dean of the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art was held on 18 February 2022. Vojtěch Aubrecht will lead the faculty until mid-January 2026.

The ceremonial meeting of the faculty´s academic community held at the occasion of inauguration of the new Dean took place in presence of  top representatives of the University of West Bohemia, artistic and state institutions and other distinguished guests including  Dean Emeritus Josef Mištera. Vojtěch Aubrecht received the Chain of office from the hands of Bedřich Kocman, the head of the faculty´s Academic Senate.

In his speech, the new Dean who took office on 16 January 2022, highlighted the work of his predecessor, who founded the faculty and headed it until mid-January this year.
„Josef Mištera worked until the last moments as a Dean of the faculty, as he said, so that he could hand over a diamond. To bring the faculty into orbit, from which the force of gravity can no longer pull it back to the ground. And he succeeded. I am taking over a faculty that is unique and has gained a strong position on a national and international scale. I take over a faculty with the best colleagues, academics and other staff one could wish for. I take over a faculty with seven hundred amazing and talented students. I take the faculty over alongside a team in which I have unconditional trust and whose member is also Josef Mištera, who continues to guarantee continuity with his visions and his determination," said Vojtěch Aubrecht.

The Rector of the University of West Bohemia, Miroslav Holeček, who stood at the very birth of the art faculty, also gave a speech at the inauguration ceremony. "I was very lucky to be able to follow in reality what seems to be almost a fairy tale story, and even become a small part of it at times. I still remember my first meeting with Associate Professor Mištera when he told me about his dream - an absolutely unrealistic dream. But then a number of things began to happen, the sequence of events, negotiations, bargaining, arranging, which I watched with amazement and endless admiration. The Institute of Art and Design was established, later the Faculty of Design and Art. This beautiful building was bulit and it symbolizes very accurately what this faculty brings to the university, the city, the region and the entire Czech Republic," said Rector Holeček.


Vojtěch Aubrecht (*1972) lived and worked for most of his life in the Netherlands. He studied photography at the prestigious Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. He has been involved in the field of photography and fine arts since the 1980s. He regularly presents his work at individual and group exhibitions. He has been working as a photography teacher at the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art since 2008. Since 2012 he headed the Applied Photography Studio and since 2015 he held the position of Vice-Dean for External and International Relations.


Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Art and Design


24. 02. 2022