Roman Štětina was born in Kadaň in 1986. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague in 2015 after spending two years on the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main in the classes Judith Hopf and Douglas Gordon.

Recent solo shows include: Instruction for Use od Jiří Kolář (with Miroslav Buriánek), Spike Island, Bristol; Shave and a haircut – two bits, Cardiff Contemporary, curated by Louise Hobson; The Fortress of Solitude from the holy wood of eternal noise (with Larisa Sitar), MNAC Bucharest, curated by Anca V. Mihulet. Recent selected group shows include: 2018: It's a Trap!, Significant Other, Vienna; 2017: Theory of Ghosts, TIC Gallery, Brno; 2016: Manifesta 11, Zurich; Enacting Stillness, The 8th Floor, New York; Happy Like Yesterday, NEST, Den Haag; A school of gestures, Czech China Contemporary, Beijing; 2015: All Watched Over, James Cohan Gallery, New York; Silver Lining, National Gallery, Prague; 2014: Jindrich Chalupecky Award, National Gallery, Prague; Straight to Camera: Performance for Film, Modern Art Oxford; IV. Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, MMOMA; Explain Me Not, Autocenter Berlin.

His films and video works were presented at LUX London, Anthology Film Archive (NYC), International Film Festival Karlovy Vary (CZ), goEAST - Festival of Central and Eastern European Film in Wiesbaden (DE), Bosse & Baum London, Close-Up Film Centre London, PAF Olomouc (CZ), Delfina Art Foundation London, etc.

His work is shown nationally and internationally and he lives and works in Prague, Czech Republic
2016 Manifesta 11, Zurich



2013 – 2015 Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main, Judith Hopf class, Douglas Gordon class
2009 – 2015 Academy of Fine Arts, Prague (AVU), studio of Tomáš Vaněk
2006 – 2009 Institute of Art and Design, Pilsen, studio of Michal Pěchouček
2005 – 2006 University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, Faculty of Philosophy and Arts – Humanity studies




2017 LUX, London
2016 Residency Unlimited, New York
2016 Artist-in-residence at Q21 MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, August 2016
2012 Studio of Guest Professor AVU, Florian Pumhösl
2012 Atelierhouse Salzamt, Linz, Austria
2012 Egon Schiele Art Centum, Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
2010 – 2011 Studio of Guest Professor AVU, Marcus Geiger
2008 Academy of Fine Arts and Design Bratislava, studio of Kisspal Szabolcz



FilmPreis, Staedelschule Rundgang, 2015
Rector's Award for the Best Diploma Work, AVU Prague, 2015
Jindrich Chalupecky Award 2014
FilmPreis, Staedelschule Rundgang, 2014
Open Frame Award, goEAST Film Festival Wiesbaden
Shortlisted for the HENKEL ART.AWARD. 2013



Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary
National Gallery Prague
City Gallery Prague
Deutsche Telekom Art Collection, Germany
European Central Bank Art Collection, Germany
Magnus Art Collection, Prague
Vehbi Koc Foundation, Istanbul, Turkey
8smička Foundation, Humpolec (CZ)
Collezione Valentini, Italy



Polansky Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic