Vít Havránek

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Vít Havránek is an art historian, curator and Vice Dean of Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. From 2002 to 2018 he worked as director of the contemporary art initiative tranzit.cz, having previously served as curator at the Prague City Gallery and National Gallery in Prague. He has curated and co-curated exhibitions at various institutions, most recently Dead and Alive – 9th Triennial of Contemporary Art U3, MG+MSUM, Ljubljana, Jakarta Biennale 2017, Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz; VOX, Montréal; New Museum HUB, New York; Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Manifesta 8, Centro Cultural de Montehermoso, Murcia; Espace Electra Paris, pas Prague and others. Together with artists, co-editors and JRP Ringier Havránek has edited and co-edited books and catalogues including Pictorial Atlas of a Girl Who Cut a Library into Pieces (with Eva Koťátková, 2016); The Czech Files (with H.U. Obrist, 2014); Atlas of Transformation (2010); Autobiographies (2006); The Need to Document (2005); Lanterna Magika (2002); and action, word, movement, space (1999). His texts have appeared in the books Art and Theory of Post-1989 Central and Eastern Europe: A Critical Anthology, Invisible Adversaries, Green Room, Promesses du passé, Voids: A Retrospective, and art magazines. (2018)