Etc. gallery

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Etc. gallery is a non-profit contemporary art gallery in Prague, showcasing the work of both Czech and international artists within exhibitions, screenings and discussions. Its programme is currently focused on the presentation of artists, who deploy the medium of moving image in their work and explore socially and politically engaged topics. On its research projects, the gallery collaborates with a variety of educational institutions, researchers and cultural professionals.

The gallery was established in 2004 as one of the first independent exhibition spaces in Prague. It was founded by DRAWetc. studio (namely Vladimír Strejček) together with artists Jiří Skála and Jiří Franta. Markéta Vinglerová joined the curatorial team three years later. In 2011, the founders of the gallery were replaced by artist Radim Langer and curator Tereza Stejskalová, who was herself substituted by artist Martin Prudil two years later. In 2017, Alžběta Bačíková and Anna Remešová became the gallery curators, and continue to participate in the dramaturgy together with the current curators Markéta Jonášová a Tomáš Kajánek. Over the course of its sixteen-year long history, the gallery exhibited many artists of the upcoming generation, including artists who are now well-established, such as Kateřina Šedá, Dominik Lang, artist duo Alexandra Vajd and Hynek Alt, Václav Magid, Martin Kohout, French post-conceptual group Claire Fontaine and Bosnian artist Šejla Kamerić.

Starting from 2017, the gallery has shifted its focus from solo presentations of young artists to comprehensive research projects, which evolve over a longer period of time and reflect on the role of moving image in contemporary art. The gallery curators continue exploring the social and political aspects of moving image in the upcoming years. (2021)