Fotograf Gallery was established under the name Fotograf Studio at the end of 2009 as the second platform for the Fotograf 07 Association.
Contacts & Details
Fotograf Gallery focuses on photography’s role in the post-media situation of contemporary art, for which mainly the broader area of photographic thought is a principal issue. It needn’t materialize in the form of a photo relic, but rather as a means of viewing and understanding facts; or eventually as the basis of or a tool for conceptual and contextual operations, during which the photographs are dealt with as a specific bearer of visual information. The Gallery’s program includes mainly independent exhibitions of primarily Czech artists from the younger and middle-aged generations. Each year the gallery hosts at least one exhibition by an artist of the older generation; sometimes it also includes a curatorial-thematic exhibition.
Edith Jeřábková was the curator from 2010 to 2012. In mid-2012 she passed her role on to Jiří Ptáček. The Gallery curator is responsible for its program concept, realization of most exhibitions and the selection of external curators.
The Gallery consists of three spaces of a total 84 m2 in size. Since 2011 one of the three spaces serves as a separate exhibition space for exhibitions of a more intimate nature (ROOM). This space is also meant for hosting lectures, workshops and other events. Fotograf Gallery’s operations are supported by the Czech Ministry of Culture and the Prague City Hall. Additional finance for the Gallery and the magazine comes from the gradually prepared group portfolio for PPF Art.
Exhibition view of Barbora Fastrová: In My Country..., Fotograf Gallery 2015. Courtesy of Fotograf Gallery
Exhibition view, Frontiers of Solitude, Fotograf Gallery 2016. Courtesy of Fotograf Gallery
Exhibition view, Jan Nálevka: Nové pojetí pokroku, Fotograf Gallery 2016. Courtesy of Fotograf Gallery
Exhibition view. Courtesy of Fotograf Gallery