Zak Prekop was born in 1979 in Chicago. In 2009 he attended Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Städelschule in Frankfurt, Germany. In 2008 he received his MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL and in 2001 his BFA from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.
Prekop has had one person exhibitions at Thomas Duncan Gallery, Los Angeles; Hagiwara Projects, Tokyo; Galeria Augustina Ferreyra, San Juan, Puerto Rico; Harris Lieberman, New York.. He has had group exhibitions at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Cluj Museum, Romania; Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh; Centrum Sztuki Wspolczesnej, Warsaw; Emily Harvey Foundation, New York; Sutton Lane, London and Paris; and MoMA PS1, New York.