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7 Apr 2016 - 11 Apr 2016

Czech Curators at Glasgow Art Biennial

Glasgow International in partnership with The Czech Centre London are delighted to host 3 curators form Czech Republic (Tereza Stejskalová, Edith Jeřábková and Ivan Mečl) on a curatorial trip to Glasgow in April 2016. During the weeks of the festival, between 8-25 April, Glasgow International will be hosting a number of international curators during the special preview weekend for 4 days from 7 – 11 April on a programme for international professionals.

The visits programme at Glasgow International aims to allow for greater understanding of the contemporary art practice in Glasgow and to encourage future connections through collaborations, exchanges and exhibitions.  Nominations for the curators have been made by the festival team and  partner organisations The  aim is to allow individuals opportunity to forge new links with festival artists, curators, institutions and gallerists in order to support the development of new work and future exchanges. 

Tereza Stejskalová
is a critic and curator based in Prague, Czech Republic. Between 2012-2015 she  worked as an art editor of A2 Cultural Biweekly/A2larm, a magazine and an online daily newspaper devoted to culture and politics. Since 2015 she has been working as a curator at tranzit.cz. She has contributed numerous texts to books, catalogues, art magazines and web sites (e.g. http://politicalcritique.org/, http://kaleidoscope.media/). In 2014 she received Věra Jirousová Award for established art critics. She has curated exhibitions at Tranzitdisplay, Prague; Studio of Young Artists, Budapest or Kunsthalle Bratislava. Together with Barbora Kleinhamplová she published a book of interviews Who is an Artist? (2015).

Art historian Edith Jeřábková is one of the most prominent Czech curators today. She seeks to identify contemporary feelings and problems, experimenting with the format of exhibitions, such as in the installation of images. She studied art history and theory at Palacký University in Olomouc (1990-1996), before living abroad. Since 2005 she has worked in the Czech Republic as an independent reviewer (for Flash Art, Artist, A2, Revue Labyrint, Ateliér, Fotograf, and others). From 2006 to 2008 she was the curator and deputy director of Galerie Klatovy / Klenová. Here she prepared an exhibition of George Kovandy, titled ‘When I was little, I played with the girls’. Since 2010, she works at the Fotograf Gallery and Academic Research Centre of the Academy of Fine Arts, both in Prague. From 2011, along with Dominik Lang Studio, she has led the sculpture faculty at the Academy of Arts.

Ivan Mečl (1968) is an artist, art critic, publisher and curator based in Vrané nad Vltavou near Prague. He runs the publishing house and design studio Divus, founded in 1992 and dedicated to international, progressive, nonofficial or marginal(ised) contemporary visual art. Divus publishes the review Umělec [Artist] in Czech, English, German (occassionally also Spanish, Russian and Chinese) editions (since 1997), artists' books, and also organises exhibitions, performances, interventions, manifestations and other events. In 2014, Divus moved to its new premises, Perla, in the former paper mill in Vrané nad Vltavou near Prague, while it also has offices in LondonBerlin and elsewhere. In 2013, he received the Věra Jirousová Award for his contribution to art criticism.

Glasgow International is a world-renowned biennial festival of contemporary art. Glasgow International showcases the best of local and international art for wide-ranging audiences. The forthcoming seventh edition will happen in the city from 8th – 25th April 2016, again under the guidance of Director, Sarah McCrory.

The festival will continue to showcase Glasgow as a unique major centre for the production and display of contemporary visual art. Taking place in various venues and locations across the city, including Glasgow’s major art spaces and cultural institutions, the Festival will be comprised of an ambitious programme which includes exhibitions, events, talks, performances and projects by international and Glasgow-based artists.


Cover image: Courtesy of Glasgow International


Glasgow International

From: 7 Apr 2016
To: 11 Apr 2016


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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