Igor Kalina 

Authors Biografy

Igor Kalina (1967, Zlin, Czech Republic) after graduating from High School of Art began his art career in 1987 as a craftsman working primarily with stone. After several years of working experience he continued his studies. There he has chosen as his major Restoration of Sculptures in the studio of prof. Petr Siegl. After graduation he spent one year on scholarship in New York. Upon return, he devoted his time to restoration, as a holder of a license allowing to restore cultural monuments of the highest category that is awarded by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic for restoration of polychrome sculptures from stone, stucco and plaster. Also, he shortly collaborates with the School of Restoration in Litomysl as a teacher. There he led restoration project in the Valtice – Lednice castle, in cooperation with the World Heritage Fund, managing an international group of students from Litomysl School of Restoration and MIT Boston. During the cooperation with the School of Restoration, he also participated in the restoration project in Barcelona under the auspices of the European Union. In parallel with restoration career, he has been engaged in individual sculpture work and other activities. He organized sculpture symposiums in Dolní Slivno in cooperation with Foundation Lux et Lapis, organizes exhibitions in the Café-Gallery Gamin in Prague. He also actively participates in sculpture symposiums. Between 2004 – 2007 works as a lecturer in the restoration studio of sculptures at the Academy of Fine Arts. 2008 – 2010 Igor Kalina resided in Milan, Italy and Koper in Slovenia.  Since 2007 dedicates his time mainly to sculptures artwork. At present he studies doctoral program at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. Igor Kalina lives and works in Dolní Slivno near Prague (Czech Republic).