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Jiri Svestka Gallery

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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.

Czech and Central-European artists who exhibited in the gallery (Katarzyna Kozyra, Markéta Othová, Jitka Hanzlová, Ioana Nemes, Dan Perjovschi, Krištof Kintera, Petra Feriancová, Rafal Bujnowski and others) has established themselves on the European art scene and also since then have had exhibitions in significant public institutions. International artists that were introduced in Prague by the gallery (Dan Graham, Doug Aitken, Robert Wilson, Siah Armajani, Ger van Elk, Juliao Sarmento, Juan Munoz, Robert Moskowitz, Jorg Immendorff, Ryan Mendoza, Tony Cragg and others) have enhanced Czech culture and set a high level for Czech contemporary art and its perception. The gallery was also present on many significant international fairs, for example Art Basel, FIAC, Armory show, Art Chicago, TEFAF Maastricht, ARCO.

Jiri Svestka Gallery Berlin was founded in 2009. Its agenda was focused even more on the art of central and east Europe. During the seven years of existence, the gallery has presented artists from the youngest, not well-known to known and established artists of the middle and older generation. Jiri Svestka Gallery Berlin was closed in 2017.

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