Vít Havránek

Received a Master (1997) and Ph.D. (2006) at the Charles University in Prague. During his studies, he attended one semester at the Université Bordeaux 3 in France.

Havránek taught History of Art after 1945, Contemporary Art and Curatorial Studies at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague (1999-2013). Beside of his teaching experience, he has been active as curator of exhibitions, editor and publisher of numerous books.

Since 2002, he has been working as a director of the initiative for contemporary art transit (www.tranzit.org). He curated and co-curated numerous exhibitions amongst which are: Report on the Construction of a Spaceship, New Museum HUB, New York, Adaptation, Steirischer Herbst, Graz; Manifesta 8, Murcia, Spain; Monument to Transformation, Centro Monthermoso; City Gallery Prague; transit workshops, Bratislava; transit – Auditorium, Stage, Backstage, Frankfurter Kunstverein; I, Secession Wien; Jiri Kovanda, Brno; Otto Piene, City Gallery Prague; action, word, movement, space, City Gallery Prague and others.

Vít Havránek edited and co-edited books and catalogues Atlas to Transformation; Autobiographies; The Need to Document, Lanterna Magika; action, word, movement, space, and has written four contemporary books, catalogues (Promesses du passé, Centre Pompidou, Voids: A Retrospective, JRP Ringier), art magazines (Umělec, Springerin, Flash Art, Manifesta Journal, trouble and others). He served as associate editor of Zurich-based art publishing company JRP Ringier.

He has been invited to give guest lectures and talks at CAVS MIT, Amsterdam University, Museum of Modern Art Warsaw, Garaz Moscow, Documenta 12, HfG Karlsruhe, ArtEast Bishkek and to many other places and institutions.


ADN 492: Special Topics in Design – Curatorial Studies