*1954 Bruntal/Czech Republic – lives in Berlin, Prague, Madrid and Rio de Janeiro
Dokoupil was co-founder of the Cologne artistic group “Mülheimer Freiheit” in 1979, whereby he would soon became the protagonist of the “Neue Wilde”. He has developed about 100 different techniques. As a result, a particularly broad and fascinating spectrum of artistic forms of expression has been created. He has constantly reinvented himself, experimented and worked towards perfection for as long as is needed to achieve complete mastery and singularity in the applied technique.
His participation in the documenta 7 in 1982 marked a breakthrough for him on an international level: since then he has participated in several international exhibitions such as the Venice Biennale (1987/1993) and renowned museums are still presenting his works in solo exhibitions. In 2012 he was awarded the Lovis Corinth prize.