Jiří Ševčík is a theoretician and a proffesor at the Academy of Fine Arts Prague.
Jiří Ševčík was born in Czechoslovakia in 1940. Fom 1962 to 1965 he was, among other things, editor-in-chief of the magazine Architektura CSR. He taught at the Institute for Theory and History of Art and Architecture in Prague School of Architecture from 1966 to 1989. From 1990 to 1993 he was head curator of the Gallery of the City of Prague and from 1993 to 1996 director of the modern and contemporary art collection in the National Gallery Prague. Since 1996 he has been vice-rector of the Academy of Applied Art in Prague and, in addition, since 1997 he been head of the research centre and archive of Czech art.