Founder of the Gandy gallery in 1992
Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (France)
Judit Angel is a curator and art historian based in Budapest and Bratislava. She has worked as a curator at the Art Museum in Arad, Romania and at Műcsarnok/Kunsthalle in Budapest, Hungary, and since 2013 she has been responsible for the program of the contemporary art organization tranzit.sk in Bratislava, Slovakia. She has curated numerous exhibitions including the Romanian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale (1999), Prague Biennale (2003), Overlapping Biennial. Bucharest – Biennial of Young Artists (2012). Recent exhibitions include Start and Finish. Reflecting on Project-based Culture (2018) and Collection Collective. Template for a Future Model of Representation (with Raluca Voinea and Vlad Morariu, 2017), both at tranzit.sk, Bratislava.
She favours contextual approach and likes to re-think exhibition structures and formats according to the requirements of each new case. She is interested in the social function of art, hence her concern for linking art with other domains such as architecture, design, education, ecology and sociology.
OLIVIER POIVRE D’ARVOR
Olivier Poivre d’Arvor is a French writer and diplomat.
President of the Musée national de la Marine, founder and president of the Marathon des mots.
Director of the French Institute of Prague 1990-1994
Director of the French Institute of the United Kingdom 1994-1999,
Director French Association for Artistic Action 1999-2010,
Director of France Culture 2010-2015,
French Ambassador to Tunisia from 2016 to 2020.
Today he is French Ambassador for the Arctic and Antarctic region since November 2020.
Knight of the Legion of Honor (France)
Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters (France)
Member of the Royal Victorian Order (United Kingdom)
Grand Officer of the Order of the Republic (Tunisia)
KARIN DE ROSEN
Born 1963 in Martin, Slovakia
Education: Gymnasium Martin, Banska Stiavnica , 1979-1982
Humboldt Universität Berlin, Aesthetics, Cultural Studies, 1982-87
Goethe – Institut Bratislava , since 1990
Vice-Rector for International Relations Academy of Fine Arts, Prague, Czech Republic.
Vít Havránek, Ph.D. is an art historian with an interest in the creation and history of artistic exchanges between the First, Second and Third Worlds after the Second World War. Havránek spent many years as the director of the tranzit.cz art centre, which is part of a network of organisations active in five countries in Central and Eastern Europe. This experience gave him a unique overview of critical and innovative topics that bring together schools, museums, and art institutions in former East Europe, Central Asia, Vietnam, Indonesia, and other countries where he has worked. He has curated many exhibitions of contemporary art, including U3 Triennial Ljubljana, Jakarta Biennale 2017, Manifesta 8. He has lectured at universities in the Czech Republic and as a guest lecturer at universities in the United States and Europe.
His articles have been published in books and catalogues by the Centre Pompidou, MoMA, MIT Press, and Sternberg Press.
As Vice-Rector for International Relations at AVU, Havránek has promoted the school’s international development. In collaboration with the school’s management, he has worked on implementing rules of social inclusion, long-term sustainability and gender equality. He serves as member of the advisory council of the Czech Ministry of Culture and as member of the art collections commission of the Czech Parliament.