Simona Binko, Anežka Chalupová, Anna Nová and Šárka Pastorková founded SALOON Praha in October 2019. Simona Binko is interested in facilitating cultural exchange between the Czech Republic and Germany. She works at the Czech Centre Berlin, where she is responsible for the gallery’s program and curates a series of talks on architecture ‘archint’. Anežka Chalupová works as the curator of collections and exhibitions at Art Zone 8smička in Humpolec. She is also the gallery assistant at Hunt Kastner Gallery in Prague. Šárka Pastorková works as an assistant for the Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art at the National Gallery in Prague. Since March 2020, Simona, Anežka and Šárka have been regularly organising events focusing on their local scene in the Czech Republic, which are open exclusively for SALOON members. During these meetings, members present their works, projects and exhibitions, or visit renowned artists, curators and other influencers in Prague’s contemporary art scene. Each event is followed by a subsequent dinner, which functions as a space for interpersonal exchange.

SALOON Praha is looking forward to future international collaborations with all SALOON networks.


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Board Member Simona Binko
Board Member Simona Binko

Simona Binko (she/her), art historian and cultural manager, is interested in cultural exchange between the Czech Republic and Germany. She studied art history at the Charles University in Prague and at the Freie Universität in Berlin, where she received her M.A. in Art History in a Global Context. Currently, Simona works at the Czech Centre Berlin, the cultural institute of the Czech Republic. She is responsible for the program of the gallery, curates the series of talks on architecture ‘archint’ and is involved as project coordinator in some projects of EUNIC Berlin, the European Union National Institutes for Culture.

Board Member Anežka Chalupová
Board Member Anežka Chalupová

Anežka Chalupová (she/her), art historian, studied Theory and history of art at the Palacký University Olomouc. She attended student exchange at the Università degli Studi di Milano in Italy and internship at the Czech Centre in Berlin, Germany. Anežka worked as a guide at Villa Tugendhat in Brno and collaborated on the creation of a database for the second period of the Brno Architecture Manual (BAM). She is interested in art theory and 20th century architecture and contemporary art. She works as a curator of the collection and exhibitions at the Art Zone 8smička in Humpolec and at the same time as a gallery assistant at hunt kastner gallery in Prague. Anežka cooperates with the association KRUH.

Board Member Šárka Pastorková
Board Member Šárka Pastorková

Šárka Pastorková (she/her), art historian, studied art history at the Charles University in Prague (thesis: “Post war confiscation in the context of monument preservation”). In her research, she focuses on history of contemporary art (from the 1950s onwards), art-related auction market and on modern cultural heritage management. Since 2017, Sarka has worked as an assistant in the Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art of the National Gallery in Prague. She is responsible for the documentation of the collection and she also participates in realization of various exhibitions.

Board Member Veronika Soukupová
Board Member Veronika Soukupová

Veronika Soukupová (she/her)

studied art history at the Charles University in Prague and currently studies theory and history of art at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, where she is currently working on her master’s thesis on the work of the Czechoslovak designer Jaroslava Vondráčková. Her primary academic fields of interest is contemporary fashion and 20th century textile art, which she examines in various contexts and in relation to the contemporary discursive framework. She works as an editor at Novy Zine, an independent platform and annual print publication focused on Czech art, culture and fashion.

Karíma Al-Mukhtarová (Artist),

Barbora Baronová, (publisher, founder of wo-men publishing, copywriter, nonfiction author, journalist),,

Barbora Bartůňková, (art historian, curator),

Alma Benešová (Gender Studies / Charles University)

Simona Binko (Art Historian and Cultural Manager),

Hana Buddeus, curator, art historian,

Monika Brenišínová, (art historian, editor, lecturer at Charles University in Prague),

Anežka Chalupová(Art Historian), Gallery Hunt Kastner,

Veronika Čechová (Curator), Jindřich Chalupecký Society, Entrance Gallery,  /

Markéta Čejková (Art Historian)

Otýlie Diatková (Artist)

Helena Doudová (Curator & Art Historian), Curatorial Collaborative,  Architecture Collection, National Gallery Praha,

Anna Beata Háblová, curator, architect, urbanist, poet,

Veronika Holcov (Artist),

Anežka Jabůrková (Curator and Art Historian), Czech Centre Vienna,

Klára Jakešová (Artist)

Klára Jarolímková (Art Historian), National Gallery in Prague

Tereza Jindrová (Curator), Jindřich Chaluipecký Society, Meetfactory, Entrance Gallery, / /

Karolína Juřicová (Art Historian), DSC Gallery,

Karina Kottová (Curator), Director of the Jindřich Chalupecký Society,

Anna Křížová, (curator, architect, lecturer, public space- 8smička Art Zone),

Adéla Kremplová (Photographer)  

Mariana Kučerová (Art Historian)

Lenka Kukurová, curator, art historian,

Nika Kupyrova (Artist and Curator),

Lucie Kutlová (Artist)

Tereza Lančová (Social anthropologist / Charles University, librarian)

Markéta Magidová (Artist),

Cristina Maldonado (Artist)

Marie Mrvová (Historian),

Anna Nová (Art Historian),

Tereza Nováková, (curator)

Kateřina Olivová, (artist, performer, curator, activist),

Šárka Pastorková (Art Historian), National Gallery in Prague,

Ruth Peterová (Cultural Manager), Kampus Hybernská,

Johana Pošová (Artist), 

Eva Slunečková, Director of ELLE Decoration,

Eva Skopalová, curator, art historian

Petra Skořepová, artist, founder of Artbiom,

Valentýna Šatrová, GAMPA social media/DAMU dramaturgy student,

Petra Špačková, coordinator Artbiom,

Veronika Šrek Bromová (Artist),

Zuzana Štefková, curator, art historian, lecturer at UMPRUM, Charles University,

Tereza Stejskalová (Curator),,        

Alena Štěrbová (Art Historian), National Gallery in Prague,

Marcela Strakovácurator, art historian, cultural manager

Jana Strejčková (Program Coordinator / Courses in 8SMIČKA, Humpolec),

Gabriela Těthalová, visual artist,

Marie Tomanová (Artist, Photographer),

Dagmar Winklerová, art historian

Diana Winklerová, artist, lecturer at UMPRUM,

Alina Yessimbekova (Graphic Artist)

Šárka Zahálková, Director of GAMPA Pardubice,

Iryna Zakharova (Artist),