Denisa Tomková

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Denisa Tomková is an assistant professor in the Department of Theory of Art and Artworks at the Faculty of Humanities at Charles University in Prague.

She was a lecturer in modern and contemporary art history at the Centre for Audiovisual Studies of the Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague. She was the curator of the editorial programme at Kunsthalle Bratislava, Slovakia (2022-2023).

She holds an MSc in Modern and Contemporary Art: History, Curating and Criticism from the University of Edinburgh and a PhD in Visual Culture from the University of Aberdeen (2019). Her doctoral research focused on socially engaged art from the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland.

From 2015-2018, she was a member of the international research project ‘Comparing WE’s. Cosmopolitanism. Emancipation. Postcoloniality’ based at the University of Lisbon. Between 2019-2021, she worked for the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC) in Berlin, as a research fellow, curator and a project coordinator. As a curator, she worked on the Secondary Archive project, an online platform dedicated to the work of artists from Central and Eastern Europe. In 2021-2022 she was a curatorial and publications research fellow at SixtyEight Art Institute in Copenhagen.

She has published in various international art periodicals including: Third Text, Yishu: Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, FIELD: A Journal of Socially-Engaged Art Criticism, Camera Austria, L'Internationale Online, ARTMargins Online,, Berlin Art Link, Kuba Paris, and Profil súčasného výtvarného umenia. She edited the anthology Wandering Concepts/Putujúce koncepty (2023) published by Kunsthalle Bratislava and she contributed to the catalogue Robert Gabris. This Space is Too Small for Our Bodies (2023), published by the Belvedere 21 Gallery in Vienna. (2023)