Christelle Havranek appointed Curator at Kunsthalle Praha

Christelle Havranek has been appointed Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at Kunsthalle Praha. Following a public selection procedure announced by the Board of Directors, Christelle Havranek was nominated by a special committee.

Christelle Havranek was born in France, where she studied Art history, Criticism and Collections Management. She moved to Prague in the mid-1990s during her studies and devoted her postgraduate diploma research to Cubism and Architecture in Bohemia. While still studying, she was an assistant curator at the National Gallery in Prague. For more than 15 years she worked at the French Institute in Prague as visual arts manager. She developed and organized numerous arts projects, exhibitions, screenings, lectures and residency programmes in partnership with arts institutions and festivals, as well as independent artists based both in the Czech Republic and France. As programme manager for the gallery and cinema of the French Institute in Prague, she worked across a variety of artistic approaches and disciplines, allowing her to gain a wide knowledge of the local and international contemporary art scene.

Christelle Havranek now brings this extensive experience to her work on the dramaturgy and exhibition programming of Kunsthalle Praha, which will be prepared also in consultation with external curators and experts from various fields.

Christelle Havranek took up the post of Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art together with Assistant Curator Kristýna Kottová on September 1, 2016.

“I see the Kunsthalle as an institution that attracts people to art rather than putting them off. My challenge is to create a unique programme that will enrich the local cultural environment while initiating a dialogue between the Czech and international arts scene, the past and the present, reason and emotion.” - Christelle Havranek

Kunsthalle Praha is a museum of modern and contemporary art located in the historic centre of Prague in the former Zenger electricity substation.