Alma Lily Rayner

artist in residence September – Oktober 2019, Czech Republic /


Alma Lily Rayner is a multidisciplinary artist and a feminist activist born in Israel and based in Prague, Czech Republic. Her work revolves around sociopolitical themes linked to gender, trauma and the culturally invisible. While being highly personal, her projects are conducted through long-term research and aim to question dominant discourses of power. In her practice, Rayner combines various digital media, recycled (audio)visual leftovers and pieces of texts. She experiments with different forms of public interventions such as panel discussions and site-specific installations.



2016-2018- MgA., Studio of New Media 2, Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, Czech Republic
2015-2016- Studio of Photography, Department of Fine Arts, Academy of Arts Architecture and Design in Prague, Czech Republic
2012- BcA, Center of Audiovisual Studies, Film and TV School, Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, Czech Republic
2008- Scholarship, Department of Video and New Media, Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, Israel

Public discussions

Should We Stay or Should We Go? An evening of sharing focused on de/institutionalization. Organised with Institute of Anxiety, tranzitdisplay, Prague, 2018
Your Life is Waiting: A panel discussion on the psychiatric ethos. Organised with Institute of Anxiety, Goethe institut, Prague, 2018
What did you expect? A panel discussion on rape culture. tranzitdisplay, Prague 2017
Why didn’t you report it? A panel discussion on the institutionalization of sexualized violence. tranzitdisplay, Prague, 2017
Why didn’t you fight back? A panel discussion on the concept of 'expert by experience’. tranzitdisplay, Prague, 2017
Why didn’t you say something? An evening of sharing. tranzitdisplay, Prague, 2017
Dirty Laundry: a discussion with Yael Sherer Silence: A panel discussion on sexual abuse. Gallery Oko uragánu, Prague, 2016

Solo exhibitions

Some things my father put inside my vagina, Gallery ArtWall, Prague, Czech Republic, 2017
NOBODY LIKES DIRTY GIRLS, Flat gallery Oko uragánu, Prague, Czech Republic, 2016
We walk/We fall: An exercise in absence, Atelier Síň, Telč, Czech Republic, 2015
We walk/We fall: An exercise in absence, Gallery NF, Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic, 2014
N-E-V-E-R-L-A-N-D:Part one, Ukradená Galerie, Dresden, Germany, 2013
N-E-V-E-R-L-A-N-D:Part two, Ukradená Galerie, Písek , Czech Republic, 2013
N-E-V-E-R-L-A-N-D:Part three, (A)VOID Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic, 2013
N-E-V-E-R-L-A-N-D:Part four, Ukradená Galerie, Český Krumlov, Czech Republic, 2013
OUTSID(H)ER, WerkStadt Kulturverein, Berlin, Germany, 2012
OUTSID(H)ER, Gallery Kabinet, TIC, Brno, Czech Republic, 2012
OUTSID(H)ER, Gallery Divus Prager Kabarett, Prague, Czech Republic, 2011
OUTSID(H)ER, Gallery Kostka, MeetFactory, Prague, Czech Republic, 2010
Uteria, Kunštatská trojka, Brno, Czech Republic, 2007

Group exhibitions & collaborative projects (selection)

Romo Washing Machine Washes Cucumbers, Jeleni Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic, 2019
The Restless Image: Right to an Image, Etc. Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic, 2019
After new media, Gallery NTK, Prague, Czech Republic, 2019
Other visions, PAF – Festival of Film Animation, Olomouc, Czech Republic, 2018
ARTAGON.IV, Magasins généraux, Paris, France, 2018
EMINENT DOMAIN, Robert Miller Gallery, New York, USA, 2018
Jiné místo / Another place, Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, Czech Republic, 2018
The Birth Rites Collection, MediaCityUK, University of Salford, Manchester, United Kingdom, 2015
Signs, The David Yellin Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel, 2015
Future Identities, Palazzo Albrizzi, Venice, Italy, 2014
Where were you when it happened, Gallery ZEZEZE, Tel-Aviv, Israel, 2014
NUS- international festival of contemporary art, Split, Croatia, 2013

Residencies & prizes

2019- Finalist of the jindrich chalupecky prize
2018- Shortlisted for Cena Františky Plamínkové Feministka 2018
2015- Agora, Residency for collaborative artists, Berlin, Germany
2015- Residency, Atelier Síň, Telč, Czech Republic
2015- Shortlisted for the Birth Rites collection bi-annual award, University of Salford and The Women’s Art Library, United kingdom
2007- Dagmar Táborské prize for best female student film, Czech Republic