Vít Havránek

project leader /

Vít Havránek is an organizer and theoretician based in Prague. Since 2002 he has been working as a director of the initiative for contemporary art tranzit.cz. Since 2007 co-founder of tranzitdisplay, resource center for contemporary art, lecturing Contemporary art at the AAAD, Prague. He was a member of tranzit.org, one of the three curatorial teams of Manifesta 8, Murcia (2010).

He has curated and co-curated exhibitions amongst which are: Manifesta 8, The European Biennial for Contemporary Art, Murcia, Cartagena, Spain; Monument to Transformation, 2007-2010, Centro Monthermoso Vitoria, Spain; City Gallery Prague, CR; tranzit workshops, Bratislava, Slovakia, Le Plateau, Paris and other locations ; tranzit – Auditorium, Stage, Backstage, Frankfurter Kunstverein, 2006, I, series of exhibitions in three acts, Secession, Vienna, Austria; Futura, Prague, tranzit workshops Bratislava, 2006; Definitions of Everyday Prague Biennale 2; 2005; Lanterna Magika, Espace Electra Paris, France 2002; Jiří Kovanda, DUMB, Brno, CR, 2004; Otto Piene, City Gallery Prague, CR, 2002; action, word, movement, space, City Gallery Prague, CR, 1999 and others.

He is an Associated Editor of jrp | ringier art publisher (tranzit series: Atlas to Transformation, Jiří Skála, Kateřina Šedá, Jan Mančuška, Jiří Kovanda and others), edited and co-edited books and catalogues Autobiographies, 2006; The Need to Document, 2005; Lanterna Magika, 2002; action, word, movement, space, 1999. He has written for contemporary books, catalogues Manifesta 8, Silvana Editoriale, 2010; Promesses du passé, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 2010; Reconsidering the Documentary and Contemporary Art, Sternberg Press, CCS Bard, 2009; Voids, Centre Pompidou, Kunsthalle Bern 2009; Right About Now, Valiz, 2007; Yves Klein, Centre Pompidou, Springer Wien New York, 2007) and art magazines (Umělec, Springerin, Flash Art, Manifest Journal and others).

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