Bara Jichova Tyson is a photographer, filmmaker, and fine artist from the former Czechoslovakia. Her work cuts across media to expose the conceptual boundaries in human relationships—emotional, cognitive, and animal. Her investigations explore accidents, trauma, unintended consequences, and sudden shifts in scale or perspective that expose the pathos, comedy, and vulnerability which underwrite experience.
Currently she is directing and producing her first feature documentary film and series CONSUMING OTHERS consisting of 70 hours of interviews, photography and collage in collaboration with sound designers, composers and animators. The film was selected to be part of 2016 DocuWork In Progress Lab, NYC. She is a 2016 recipient of The MacDowell Colony fellowship.
Her most recent film work THE HATCH HOUSE an official selection for 2016 American Documentary Film Festival in Palm Springs, The 2015 Architecture and Design Film Festival in NYC and 2015 Firestone International Experimental Film Festival in Moscow. Her collage work was included in Fundraising Auction Cape Cod Modern House Trust at Greene Naftali Gallery in NYC. In 2014 Jichova Tyson had a solo show 'Transparencies and Insides', at Salon Ciel in New York including large scale photographs, collages, original woodcuts and drawings; the group show, 'Celebrating Print 2014' at BBLA gallery in NYC; 'Hands On: The illusion of Movement' - Animation show at Pocket Utopia gallery in NYC which she curated. In 2013, her works were part of a group show 'Session One’ in New York gallery POCKET UTOPIA and the group show 'AFTH2013', curated by Renwick Heronimo at Gowanus Loft in Brooklyn. In 2010 Jichova had a solo show in NYC called ‘1989’, paintings, drawings and collage combined with archival newspaper from 1989, the year of Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia.
Bara often collaborates with other filmmakers and artists including Hal Hartley, Michael Almereyda, Karl Geary, John Holland, Narcissiter, Amy Jenkins, Josephine Wiggs, David Cieri. Her short film 'Expanding The Frontiers Of Knowledge: Sweet Anguish' was part of the 2013 Official Selection of the International Film Festival of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles. In 2013 she co-produced and edited 'Built on Narrow Land', a feature length documentary directed by Malachi Connolly about Bauhaus architecture on a Cape Cod. The film was official selection of Architecture and Design Film Festival in NYC and Los Angeles, 2013 Provincetown International Film Festival and 2015 Copenhagen Architecture Film Festival. In 2011 she worked as an art director on the film 'Now, Forager', directed by Jason Cortlund and Julia Halperin, which was part of the New Directors work at Lincoln Center in 2012, nominee of Gotham Independent Film Awards and had a worldwide release in 2012.
Jichova Tyson studied Fine Arts in the Czech Republic and for few years worked as an art restorer in Europe. She studied at SMFA Boston, Massachusetts and Gerrit Rietveld Acedemie in Amsterdam, Netherlands. In 2007 she recieved a BFA at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston. She lives and works in NYC.