Galerie Zdeněk Sklenář
belongs to the generation of institutions involved in establishing the contemporary art market that came into being after 1989 in what was then still Czechoslovakia. The gallery brings together leading artists representing both tradition and contemporaneity. To date, the gallery has organised more than 200 solo shows and many collective exhibitions at international level.
Publishing is a natural accompaniment to exhibition activities: the gallery produced more than 100 publications, together with films about art, and albums of prints and other graphic works by artists from the Czech Republic and beyond.
The two public spaces are designed by the architect Josef Pleskot. The first was opened in 2011 and is the world’s second smallest private park open to the public. The second is a zen garden, which opened in 2017.
Galerie Zdeněk Sklenář is a pioneer when it comes to relations with China. One of the most important activities carried out by Galerie Zdeněk Sklenář consists of the popularisation of Chinese art in the Czech Republic and vice versa, and the gallery has served as a role model for many other institutions and individuals in both countries. The reason of this interest is rooted in the the gallery’s founder family background, nephew and namesake of the famous Czech painter Zdeněk Sklenář (1910–1986), who was fascinated by China even as a child.