Curating / Artistic Projects

My interest in the use of space and design in performance permeates not only my research and teaching but also my curatorial and artistic projects. Since 2009, I have collaborated with the Prague Quadrennial, the world’s largest event focused on performance design and space, as a consultant, curator, writer, and editor. I am currently co-curating PQ Talks for Prague Quadrennial 2019.

I am also one of the curators of the scenographic exhibition Shakespeare in Prague: Imagining the Bard in the Heart of Europe. The exhibition focuses on the different ways Shakespeare’s plays have been staged in what is now the Czech Republic throughout the 20th century until the present. The exhibition was held at the Columbus Museum of Art between February 10 and May 21, 2017, and at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas (July 10 through September 30, 2017).

Among my favorite projects is the feature documentary film Theatre Svoboda (2011), which I co-developed as a script-writer, researcher and assistant director. The film explores Josef Svoboda as a key personality of scenography and as an artist working during the Communist Era. The film was selected for presentation at the international festivals in Karlovy Vary, Moscow, San Jose (California) and Montevideo. You can read a review here and here.