Jen Kratochvil


A curator and art critic, based in the past years in Prague and Vienna, focusing mainly on time-based media and architecture-related, research-based artistic practices. Together with Hynek Alt, Kratochvil leads the Studio of New Aesthetic in the Photography Department at FAMU, Prague. Among other projects, he had co-curated a cycle of exhibitions in the Moving Image Department at the National Gallery Prague; a film programme at Plato, Ostrava; Fotograf Festival 2017, Prague; m3 art in public space festival 2018, Prague; and was also responsible for the film programme at Galerie Rudolfinum in Prague called Rudolfinum_Time-based. Besides these long-term projects, he operated as an independent curator. Since 2017 he has co-led the Viennese art space Significant Other with Laura Amann. Kratochvil also regularly contributes to various art magazines and online platforms. Since February 1, 2021, Jen Kratochvil has been the appointed director of Kunsthalle Bratislava, where his field of activity has also moved.