GAMU (The Gallery of the Academy of Performing Arts) is a non-commercial art space, which has been active under the auspices of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague since 2008, organizing 10 – 12 exhibitions yearly. Its mission is to foster a conducive environment for the presentation of and critical reflection on contemporary art, focusing especially on artists from the youngest generation. As such, exhibitions of final and graduate works from students of the Academy and student projects from other fine art schools form an integral part of the gallery’s program. The second, equally substantial segment of the gallery’s program is comprised of curated exhibitions of more established artists, both Czech and foreign, whose work is based on new media, or transcends the boundaries of traditional art disciplines in an original way. Recently, the gallery has begun to develop a parallel platform for music, sound art, and multimedia performances to enhance the cross-disciplinary character of its program.
Malostranské náměstí 12
Jiri Svestka Gallery Prague was founded in 1995 by art historian and curator Dr. Jiri Svestka after his resettlement from Germany, where he was, among other things, director of Kunstverein Duesseldorf and chief-curator of Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg.
The mission of the gallery, which was one of the first private galleries in Czech Republic, has been – since its establishment – to enforce Czech and Central-European art in the international context. On the other hand, the aim is also to introduce interesting and various positions of the international art in Prague. Both of these tasks were handled successfully by the gallery.
Janackovo nabrezi 5
Jiri Svestka Gallery
The gallery was opened in 2005 by Katherine Kastner from the USA and Camille Hunt from Canada with the aim to present contemporary Czech artists; support both young artists as well as those from the middle generation; and help to develop their relationships with the artistic world abroad. The programme is focused on exhibiting the works of individual artists using various media – painting, photography, video, and installations.
Borivojova 85, 13000
Lucie Drdova Gallery is a Prague-based contemporary art gallery with a strong conceptual portfolio and a distinctive curatorial approach to open up dialogue between local artists and the international scene.
Krizkovskeho 10, 130 00
The SVIT gallery opened in 2010. The SVIT gallery presents exhibitions of Czech and international artists and opens lively discourse about latest positions and developments in contemporary art. SVIT brings emerging Czech artists into international contexts, presents them at main art fairs and develops their connections to respected institutions and private collections.
Cukrovarnická 39 162 00
MeetFactory is a non-for-profit international center for contemporary art. Our mission is to foster a dialogue between individual genres and make the current happenings on the art scene accessible to the widest public. We support original projects in the fields of visual arts, theater and music as well as interdisciplinary and experimental platforms. We aim to create a space where art is alive and artists are present, enhancing a direct exchange between international artists and the visitors, as well as between different fields and generations.
Ke Sklárně 3213/15 150 00
The Czech Republic lacks an independent institution focused on contemporary art, architecture and design. Contemporary art requires both flexibility and large exhibition spaces that serve large installations as well as various media. As a modern
multifunctional centre, DOX fulfils these criteria. Its size and capacity is unique in the Czech Republic.
Poupětova 1, 170 00 Prague
The FUTURA Center for Contemporary Art is a three-floor exhibition space with a total area of 1,000 m² located in Prague's Smíchov quarter. Work from numerous renowned and internationally respected artists from abroad as well as from the Czech Republic has been presented here since 2003. During its relatively short existence the FUTURA Centre has put on dozens of exhibitions with international content using its own curatorial personnel, as well as in cooperation with other galleries, institutions or guest curators.
Holečkova 49, 150 00
Galerie SPZ is an independent venue for contemporary art by new and more established artists. The project was launched as a curatorial initiative by Lukáš Machalický and Robert Šalanda. Galerie SPZ’s agenda is defined by experimentation and confrontation. Each featured artist can choose a guest. In addition to our year-round programme we also have a cycle for the flagpole outside the gallery. Every three months we select an artist to produce a large-format flag that will hang over the gallery’s entrance.
Pštrossova 8, 110 00
The gallery presents up to four exhibitions per year alongside a parallel public programme. With a focus on speculative design and durational art, lítost’s objective is to present collaborations between artists, designers, cultural practitioners and specialists from other disciplines.
Vlkova 23, Žižkov
The gallery focuses mainly on living professional Czech artists of the middle generation, who rank among the best painters, photographers, and sculptors on the Czech scene. The gallery shows alternate regularly between works of painting, photography, and sculpture.
Galerie Rudolfinum began its activities on the renovated premises on 1 January 1994. The programming is devoted to contemporary fine art with occasional glimpses of the past. An exclusive focus on exhibitions (the gallery does not have its own collections) and cooperation in the international context shapes Galerie Rudolfinum into an open communication environment, and other activities within exhibition projects contribute to this: issuing of catalogs and publications, organizing lectures, seminars and numerous accompanying programs, as well as music and film festivals. Educational work and lectures are also some of the other important components. The generously architecturally designed exhibition halls of the large gallery are complemented by the three halls of the small gallery, which are mainly suitable for intimate exhibitions and various other projects (e.g., screening, workshops and
Alšovo nábřeží 12 110 01
The Center for Contemporary Arts Prague and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts Prague are continuing the activities begun by the Soros Center for Contemporary Art Prague in 1992. These institutions were created in order to support the development of contemporary fine art in the belief that art is an irreplaceable element of harmoniously operating democratic society. The founder and employees of the center are firmly of the opinion that through their activities the artist symbolizes and each in their own way realizes the process of free and creative human decision-making. The institution aims to support outstanding artistic projects and to present them to the general public.
Dukelskych hrdinu 500 / 25a 170 00
Dvorak sec contemporary is a leading Prague-based gallery that offers critically acclaimed Czech and international art, founded in 2008 by curator Olga Dvorak and art collector Petr Šec. During its existence the gallery has built a quality portfolio with leading Czech and international artists, which they exclusively represent. Dvorak sec contemporary also works with young, emerging and high-caliber artists from the United Kindom, Germany and United States.
Dlouhá 5, 110 00
Entrance Gallery presents young progressive generation of artists, students and graduates of art school in Czech Republic and abroad. Entrance helps create platform for the next generation. Entrance wants to expand the range of exhibitions and presentations. Entrance is concentrate solo exhibitions, which are interspersed with curatorial group projects.
The etc. gallery was established in 2004 and at the time it was one of the first independent exhibition spaces of that kind in Prague. The programme was formed by joint efforts of artists Jiří Skála and Jiří Franta. From the very beginning they succeeded in creating a programme that made it possible to present many important exhibitions to the Czech art scene. In 2007, the team was joined by a curator Markéta Vingerlová. In 2011 both founding members of the team decided to dedicate their time to other activities and handed the gallery management over to Markéta, who was then joined by an artist Radim Langer and Tereza Stejskalová, a curator active in the gallery until 2013. Martin Prudil, an artist, then took her place.
Fotograf Gallery builds upon and is the result of eight-years existence of the Fotograf magazine, which very succesfuly documents and helps to create the shape of the Czech photographic and artistic scene at the same time that works as connection with the international panorama. Fotograf Gallery was established on November 2009 as a gallery and multifuncional centre and its aim was mainly to cover all the spheres of photography and new media and related art. On one hand, it represents an open window for outstanding czech and foreign authors, which aim is to show the youngest progressive generation of artists as well as the older generation and artists whose work was wrongfully underestimated. Furthermore, the gallery would like to support curatorial projects either with a national or an international character, through all the generations, which would include more than just the sphere of photography itself.
Zahorian & van Espen Gallery
Zahorian & van Espen Gallery houses a vast collection of selected authors and its exhibitions vary regularly. It represents young and established artists and gives exposure mainly to Slovak and Czech authors. In addition to the vigorous exhibiting activity (six exhibitions per year in its own gallery space and several exhibitions per year out of the Zahorian & Co Gallery) it also contributes with publishing activities. The Gallery has participated at important international art fairs.
IDEAL SPACE platform for contemporary art/ artist-run space
U Slovanské pojišťovny 862/3
In the spring of 2016, a new concept was introduced and brought to life in Pragovka, a legendary first—republic factory in the heart of the industrial area in Prague 9. Hosting occasional art ateliers and events in the past years, the venue is now transforming into a lively art centered district, seeking to create a collaborative environment and enabling a fruitful exchange of ideas among creative communities.
The White Pearl Gallery
White Pearl Gallery focuses on the contemporary Czech art scene, with an emphasis on the presentation of media with a dominant visual language (painting, object, installation). In defiance of the postmodern tendency to acceleration and sharing, an intimate, courtyard character and individual approach of the White Pearl Gallery team shall help a longer and deeper personal experience of the artworks on display as well as of its environment and mutual interactions with artists during social happenings. An equally important goal of the gallery is a continuous work with the potential of the individual artists and a presentation of their artworks in a language that stays innovative and in a new, topical context. A profound experience with multigenre projects then becomes a guarantee of a rich programme that contributes to better awareness of the general public of fine contemporary visual culture.
City Surfer Office is a non-profit gallery and studio space in Prague, Žižkov. Founded in 2011, they focus on solo projects created by young local artists. Besides monthly urfer OfficeCity Sexhibitons, they also host film screenings, workshops and other events.
City Surfer Office
Ferdinand Baumann Gallery
Ferdinand Baumann Gallery was established in 2010 as yet another attempt at adopting shop windows for exhibition purposes. In the course of it’s four-year history it has expanded into another unusually elongated shop window and later also added a glass cube to become a fully-fledged exhibition space. Ferdinand Baumann Gallery is focused on young artists, but not exclusively. Established authors such as Jiří Surůvka, Václav Stratil, Vladimír Havlík, Petr Písařík or Vladimir Skrepl have all made their appearance. Among the younger generation it combines well established names such as Lenka Vítková, Radek Brousil or Václav Girsa with the lesser known ones that are only now becoming visible, for example Greame McKinnon, Tomáš Roubal, Romana Drdová and many others. The gallery opens its exhibition space also to artists from abroad, especially from the German speaking countries, for example Carola Ernst, Stephan Kaminski or Ludwig Kittinger and collaborates with Berlin platform Month of Performance Art Berlin, namely at the last Performance festival, which is annually organised by the gallery.
The 35m2 is an artist run space and non-profit gallery for contemporary artistic activity. Since 2006 gallery has been directed by artists Petra Steinerová and Michal Pěchouček. In 2015 Tereza Záchová and František Fekete joined their collective. The gallery is focused mainly on progressive and young visual artists creating their solo projects, sometimes even their first ones. Nevertheless its program also provides a place for more established and experienced authors including international ones. The curatorial team gives an opportunity as free as possible to create and experiment to artists and emphasizes the importance of an originality of their artistic approach and visual thinking. The dialogue between curator and artist plays a key role within the process of making an exhibition. A selection of artists tries to be as open as can be regarding contemporary art.
Víta Nejedlého 23