Simona Binko, Anežka Chalupová, Anna Nová and Šárka Pastorková founded the SALOON Praha in October 2019.


The SALOON is an international network for women working in the art scenes of many international cities The members work as curators, artists or journalists, as well as in galleries, museums or universities. The SALOON considers itself a non-profit network for females of the local art scene with the objectives of creating new art projects, organizing exhibitions, enabling members to exchange experiences and knowledge as well as other art-related collaborations.


If you are interested in joining the network, please send a short letter of interest and your curriculum vitae to:



Simona, Anežka, Anna and Šárka



Simona Binko, art historian and cultural manager

Simona Binko is interested in cultural exchange between the Czech Republic and Germany. She studied art history at the Charles University in Prague and at the Freie Universität in Berlin, where she received her M.A. in Art History in a Global Context. Currently, Simona works at the Czech Centre Berlin, the cultural institute of the Czech Republic. She is responsible for the program of the gallery, curates the series of talks on architecture ‘archint’ and is involved as project coordinator in some projects of EUNIC Berlin, the European Union National Institutes for Culture.


Anežka Chalupová, art historian

studied Theory and history of art at the Palacký University Olomouc. She attended student exchange at the Università degli Studi di Milano in Italy and internship at the Czech Centre in Berlin, Germany. Anežka worked as a guide at Villa Tugendhat in Brno and collaborated on the creation of a database for the second period of the Brno Architecture Manual (BAM). She is interested in art theory and 20th century architecture and contemporary art. She works as a curator of the collection and exhibitions at the Art Zone 8smička in Humpolec and at the same time as a gallery assistant at hunt kastner gallery in Prague. Anežka cooperates with the association KRUH.


Šárka Pastorková, art historian

Sarka studied art history at the Charles University in Prague (thesis: “Post war confiscation in the context of monument preservation”). In her research, she focuses on history of contemporary art (from the 1950s onwards), art-related auction market and on modern cultural heritage management. Since 2017, Sarka has worked as an assistant in the Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art of the National Gallery in Prague. She is responsible for the documentation of the collection and she also participates in realization of various exhibitions.


Anna Nová, Retro Gallery

(on maternity leave)


Karíma Al-Mukhtarová (Artist),

Alma Benešová (Gender Studies / Charles University)

Simona Binko (Art Historian and Cultural Manager),

Anežka Chalupová(Art Historian), Gallery Hunt Kastner,

Veronika Čechová (Curator), Jindřich Chalupecký Society, Entrance Gallery,  /

Markéta Čejková (Art Historian)

Otýlie Diatková (Artist)

Helena Doudová (Curator and Art Historian), Curatorial Collaborative,  Architecture Collection at the National Gallery in Prague,

Veronika Holcov (Artist),

Anežka Jabůrková (Curator and Art Historian), Czech Centre Vienna,

Klára Jakešová (Artist)

Klára Jarolímková (Art Historian), National Gallery in Prague

Tereza Jindrová (Curator), Jindřich Chaluipecký Society, Meetfactory, Entrance Gallery, / /

Karolína Juřicová (Art Historian), DSC Gallery,

Karina Kottová (Curator), Director of the Jindřich Chalupecký Society,

Adéla Kremplová (Photographer)  

Mariana Kučerová (Art Historian)

Nika Kupyrova (Artist and Curator),

Lucie Kutlová (Artist)

Tereza Lančová (Social anthropologist / Charles University, librarian)

Markéta Magidová (Artist),

Cristina Maldonado (Artist)

Marie Mrvová (Historian),

Anna Nová (Art Historian),

Šárka Pastorková (Art Historian), National Gallery in Prague,

Ruth Peterová (Cultural Manager), Kampus Hybernská,

Johana Pošová (Artist), 

Eva Slunečková, Director of ELLE Decoration,

Veronika Šrek Bromová (Artist),

Tereza Stejskalová (Curator),,        

Alena Štěrbová (Art Historian), National Gallery in Prague,

Marcela Straková, Director of 8SMIČKA,

Jana Strejčková (Program Coordinator / Courses in 8SMIČKA, Humpolec),

Marie Tomanová (Artist, Photographer),

Alina Yessimbekova (Graphic Artist)

Šárka Zahálková, Director of GAMPA Pardubice,

Iryna Zakharova (Artist),

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