Alena Kotzmannová was born 1974 in Prague. Lives and works in Prague. Alena Kotzmannová studied at the Hollar School for Graphic Design and then at the Prague Academy of Applied Arts from 1992-98, in the Studio of Conceptual and Intermedia Art and the newly established Photography Studio. She has received several scholarships and stipends for creative work abroad, in England, Greece, Finland, New York City, Mexico and Portugal. She will have two new monograph catalogues released in 2013: a limited edition publication of her series Cyclone (Eastern Front, London) and the 300 page KOTZMANN (Kant, Prague) catalog that surveys her work from 1996-2011.