Vít Havránek

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 Transit.cz 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.