Boris Ondreička


Boris Ondreička was born in 1969 and lives in Bratislava. He is an artist, curator, author and singer. He is director of the art initiative, and since 2012 curator at Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna. He is a founding member of the J. Koller Society (2008). He co-curated Manifesta 8 and many other projects. His artistic projects include: Venice, Athens, Jakarta, Gyumri, Tai-Pei Biennales, amongst many others.


Art historian and curator. She graduated in art history from the Faculty of Arts at Comenius University in Bratislava and was also awarded a bachelor’s degree in film theory from the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. She worked at the Institute for Art History of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, at the Department of Art Studies of the Academy of Film and Television at the Academy of Performing Arts, and at the Institute for Art Studies of the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava. Since 2008 she has been working as a curator of the Other Media Collection in the Slovak National Gallery. Petra Hanáková specializes in museum studies, the Slovak film and visual culture of the 20th and 21st centuries and curates exhibitions

Petra Hanáková

Theorist and organiser. He graduated in art history from the Faculty of Arts at Charles University in Prague, and was awarded a PhD degree in 2006 (dissertation: Authentic Structures, Personalities and Structures of Interpretation in Czechoslovak Art 1949 – 2004). He worked as a curator of the Modern and Contemporary Art Collection of the National Gallery in Prague (1996 – 1998), and the Prague City Gallery (1998 – 2002). Since 2002 he has been the director of the Contemporary Art Initiative, which he co-founded. He lectures on contemporary art at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. Vit Havránek is a co-founder of the Pas group (production of present-day activities, along with Tomáš Vaňek and Jiří Skála). Havránek’s theoretical studies cover a number of artists distinguished by their reviewed interest in the new forms of Conceptual art (Ján Mančuška, Jiří Skála) at the turn of the 20th and 21st centuries. Havránek is credited with a new perception of the work produced by Jiří Kovanda, Július Koller and Stano Filko.

Vít Havránek
Vladimíra Büngerová

Art historian. She graduated in art history and culture from Trnava University in Trnava (1995 –2000). Vladimíra Büngerová specialises in modern and contemporary art history, theory and criticism, including applied arts and design. She worked as an art historian and curator of the collection of fine and applied arts (2000 – 2005) in the Malokarpatské múzeum in Pezinok. Büngerová was an assistant curator of the collection of the First Slovak Investment Group in Bratislava (2003 – 2005). In cooperation with regional galleries in Slovakia, she prepared several exhibition projects (Považská galéria umenia in Žilina, Nitrianska galéria in Nitra, Mestská galéria in Rimavská Sobota, Galéria Cypriána Majerníka in Bratislava, Východoslovenská galleria in Košice). Büngerová mainly focuses on writing about contemporary art, design and applied arts. In 2007 – 2009 she worked as a curator of the collection of applied art and design (glass, design) and since 2010 she has worked as a curator of the Modern and Contemporary Art Collection at the Slovak National Gallery in Bratislava, specialising in Slovak sculpture, its past and the present.

Alexandra Tamásová

Theorist and contemporary art curator. She graduated in art history and theory from the Faculty of Arts at Trnava University (2004 – 2009), studying with Professor Zora Rusinová, and was awarded a Ph.D. in 2012 (dissertation: Existential Body Limits). Since 2012 she has worked in the Slovak National Gallery as a curator of the Modern and Contemporary Art Collection. Alexandra Tamásová is concerned with contemporary art and Outsider art. She curates exhibitions, presents lectures, and her articles and reviews are published in various Slovak journals.

Mária Janušová is a curator and art historian based in Bratislava, Slovakia. In 2016, she graduated with Master´s Degree in art history from Comenius University in Bratislava. Currently she is a PhD. student at the Department of Theory and History of Art at Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. During 2019, she is a member of HIT Gallery team which prepares a year-long program titled Golden Times for a regional museum of art - the Jozef Kollár Gallery in Banská Štiavnica. Between 2017 and 2019, she worked as a curator in Nitra Gallery. From 2014 to 2016, she was a gallery assistant at Krokus Gallery in Bratislava. In 2015, she received the Scholarship of Radislav Matuštík – the prize for young curators awarded by Bratislava City Gallery. In her curatorial practice she is interested in making exhibitions as a kind of environment with a specific architecture and sensitive composition of exhibited artworks. Within her research she is focused on art institutions, museum studies, critical theory of museum, institutional critique and post-colonial discourse aimed at the situation in post-socialist countries.

Mária Janušová