Simona Binko, Anežka Chalupová, Anna Nová and Šárka Pastorková founded the SALOON Praha in October 2019.
The SALOON is an international network for women active in the art scenes of the cities of Berlin, Barcelona, Brussels, Dresden, Hamburg, London, Paris, Prague, Tel Aviv and Vienna. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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)
Simona Binko (art historian and cultural manager), berlin.czechcentres.cz
Anna Nová (art historian), www.retrogallery.cz
Šárka Pastorková (art historian), www.ngprague.cz
Anežka Chalupová (art historian), huntkastner.com
Klára Jakešová (artist)
Marie Mrvová (historian), www.postbellum.cz
Iryna Zakharova (artist), www.ngprague.cz