Kristof Kintera (born in 1973) is one of the most famous current Czech artists. He is a Prague AVU graduate (1999) and he also studied at Amsterdam Rijksakademie van Beeldene Kunsten (2003–2004). Kintera is a co-founder of Jednotka - an experimental theatrical group, the author of an art conception of 4+4 Days in Motion, a festival that takes place every year. He lives and works in Prague, and considers himself to be a Vršovice patriot. As a keen biker, he is the author of the monument of Jan Bouchal, the Auto*Matu founder, and all the cyclists killed on Prague roads, called Bike to Heaven. Under the Nusle Bridge there is a monument of his Z vlastního rozhodnutí dedicated to suiciders. His work is typical for its elements of movement moments, interaction and socially critical overlap as reflection for connecting fine arts, performance and theatrical scenography. His mechanically demanding moving works of art have come to be very popular, not only by their design but also for their playfulness and humour. The fun level is mostly supplementary, though, as the objects carry a deeper vocation.
Kristof Kintera has recently had significant exhibitions in the Tinguely Museum in Basilej (2014), in Kunsthalle in Rotterdam (2015) and in the Rudolfinum Gallery in Prague (2017)