A hollow fact is the size of the universe
Karel Miler was born on 9 February 1940 in Prague to Bohuslav and Marie Anna Miler. After finishing a technical school he found a job at the Stavoprojekt company. Shortly thereafter he commenced his military service and subsequently passed entry exams to Charles University to pursue a degree in art history. After graduation in 1966 he began working in the National Gallery. He was then transferred as a substitute to the Ministry of Culture where he purchased art for regional galleries. In 1969 he returned to National Gallery where he stayed up until 1997. In early-1960s he worked alongside Václav Havel as a gaffer in theater Na Zábradlí. Both of them had also written visual poetry. By the early-1970s he found interest in Zen Buddhism as well as in conceptual art. In 1972 he got to know Petr Štembera and two years later Jan Mlčoch. The trio had done actions which they photorecorded and then sent the outcomes abroad to conceptual art galleries because it was impossible to have their works exhibited in Czechoslovakia. In 1980 all three of them ceased producing art and became engaged in other activities. Karel Miler continued to practise Zen. The November 1989 revolution brought about interest in conceptual art and photos from actions were being bought. In 1998 Karel Miler, Petr Štembera and Jan Mlčoch had an exhibition at the Old Town Hall in Prague. Karel Miler has two sons and resides in Prague.