About R. G.

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True European citizen, R. G. Karkovsky is an exhibited photographer, director, award-winning writer, designer and college lecturer in film, literature and media. Sources indicate he is addicted to coffee and music.

R. G. began his career in 2019 by writing and co-directing his first short film, French-language mockumentary Les Nuances de la longévité. In 2022, his street photographs were showcased in an exhibition in Serbia and his digital pop art in Prague.

As a writer, he mainly focuses on screenplays and short fiction, one of which won a literary prize in 2021. He has also authored numerous articles on cinema, literature and visual art.

Universal creative, R. G. has also designed several film and event posters, album covers and logos.

Exhibitions

  • (2022) "Objective(s)"; photography exhibition (Serbia), within Short Cut film festival

  • (2022) "Frances Bloom and R. G. Karkovsky"; art exhibition, Cafe Spirit (Prague)

  • (2019) "Aux frontières de l'humanité"; photo/video exhibition (Prague), also a premiere of Les Nuances de la longévité, French-language short film

Events & Awards

  • (2022) "Dimension francophone : L'Europe vêtue de petits feux multicolores", Università degli Studi di Milano conference, presentation: Régionalisme en Europe : représentation des Basques à travers la littérature et les arts visuels (with Sophie Bouvier)

  • (2021) "Les sciences humaines et sociales à l'heure du numérique : qui est le peuple", online conference, presentation: Jean-Philippe Toussaint et le numérique : l’influence des nouvelles technologies sur son œuvre

  • (2021) "Fin de l'art ? Discours, pratiques, controverses", online conference, presentation: Pauvre Lampil et la «décadence» de la BD belge : la souffrance de l’artiste de nos jours racontée sous forme de gags

  • (2021) Louny Library Literary Award for Best Short Story

Work Experience

  • Contributing Photographer; iStock by Getty (2022-)

  • Documentary & Commercial Photographer/Director & Cinematographer/Graphic Designer; Freelance (2019-)

  • Screenwriter/Film & Literary Critic; Freelance (2019-)

  • External Lecturer in Belgian Literature & Cinema; Faculty of Arts, Charles University (2020-2022)

  • External Lecturer in Art History & Film; Association Junior College (2021-)

  • Assistant Professor in Visual Communication; European Summer School (August 2022)

Education

  • Faculty of Arts, Charles University; PhD in Romance studies: Belgian Literature & Cinema since 1970 (2019-)

  • Faculty of Arts, University of Liège; Literature & Film History