Profiles

Nina Michlovská (*1985) is a curator whose work is linked with two towns – Olomouc and Roudnice nad Labem. Nina studied theory and history of art at Palacký University in Olomouc and during her studies and an artist-in-residency stay at the Institute of Art History in Vienna she devoted herself mainly to Baroque architecture in Central Europe. The topic of her thesis was grottoes – artificial caves in Renaissance and Baroque gardens – a specific feature in architecture of the 16th – 18th centuries.

Together with Katarína Gatialová and Alexander Jančík she set up an exhibition space in 2011 called Vitrína Deniska (Showcase Deniska) in Denis Street in Olomouc where both young and established artists display their works and most of them react to the space around the showcase and the busy street in the heart of Olomouc. Nina invited for instance Lenka Vítková, Tomáš Moravec, Petr Dub and Petra Herotová to display their work there.

From June 2013 to December 2016 Nina Michlovská worked in the Gallery of Modern Art in Roudnice nad Labem, where she worked as a curator in charge of the gallery´s collections and exhibitions, and later also as deputy director. She prepared several exhibitions in the gallery, introducing mostly contemporary artists (e.g. Esther Stocker, Pavel Mrkus, Svatopluk Klimeš, Štefan Papčo and many others). During her work in the gallery she focused on interventions of contemporary artists into the permanent collection, which resulted in an exhibition in autumn 2016 called Pole resonance – Resonation Field (Václav Boštík, Vladimír Škoda and Petr Dub). In summer 2015 she cooperated with Alena Potůčková in the exhibition Schránka pro ducha (Sole Capsule), in which Nina tried to find an alternative approach to artworks in the gallery´s collections through a dialogue with artists from the 1960s and contemporary artists. From the youngest generation of artists she selected artists who either develop topics which were typical of the 1960s or who polemize with them (Dagmar Šubrtová, Richard Loskot, Jan Brož, Jiří Thýn, Tomáš Moravec and others). Together with a group of artists she prepared an exhibition in spring 2015 entitled Vzdálení pozorovatelé – Distant Observers (Alena Kotzmannová, Karolína Mikesková, Tomáš Moravec, Jan Pfeiffer, Anna Ročňová, Lucia Sceranková, Pavla Sceranková), which dealt with the tension between scientific and artistic approaches to phenomena of the universe. The exhibition gained an award in the category of group exhibitions following a poll called Umělec má cenu.

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