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Libuše Jarcovjáková

Born 1952, Prague, Czechoslovakia..
Lives and works in Prague.
Libuše Jarcovjáková studied at the Film and Television Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU). For several years she plied her trade amongst the laboring professions, observing people through the lens of a camera and recording life in what was then Czechoslovakia. At the end of the seventies she was permitted to undertake a creative residency lasting several months in Japan. Upon her return she became a member of Prague’s gay scene, and for a long time followed the Roma and Vietnamese communities. In 1985, she left for West Berlin, whence she returned regularly to Czechoslovakia. In 1992, she returned to Prague for good.