Jiri Ptacek lives in Prague and is an independent curator and art critic. Throughout his career he has collaborated with several galleries and art magazines working in the field of contemporary art. He worked as an editor-in-chief of Umelec magazine, international art magazine published in Prague (2003-2006), curator of NoD Gallery in Prague (2007-2008) and Gallery of Young Artists in Brno (2011). Between 2009 and 2011 he acted as a pedagogue of Video Studio at Faculty of Fine Arts in Brno. In summer 2012 he became a new curator of Fotograf Gallery in Prague. He is one of constituent members of Ateliér Бања Лука, an international iniciative of young artist and curators focusing on models of a collaborative practice. Last two years he also runs a flat "community gallery" Zutý Mánes in České Budějovice (together with an artist Michal Vavrečka).
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||Czech Republic, 1975
||Art Writer, freelance curator and curator of Fotograf Gallery, Prague