doc. PhDr. Pavlína Morganová, Ph.D.

Pavlína Morganová has been working at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague since 1997, and since 2013 has been head of the Academic Research Centre. In 2014−2016, she held the position of Vice-Rector for Student Affairs, and in 2017−2022 she was Vice-Rector for Arts, Research and Development. She lectures on the history of 20th-century Czech art. In recent years, she has conducted extensive research into the history of exhibitions, the output of which is the book Pavlína Morganová – Terezie Nekvindová – Dagmar Svatošová, Výstava jako médium. České umění 1957−1999 (VVP AVU 2020). She is the author of the following books: Procházka akční Prahou / Akce, performance, happeningy 1939−1989 (VVP AVU 2014), Czech Action Art / Happenings, Actions, Events, Land Art, Body Art and Performance Art Behind the Iron Curtain (Karolinum Press 2014), Action Art (Votobia, 1999, 2nd edition Nakladatelství J. Vacl, 2010); co-editor of the anthology České umění 1939−1989 / Programy, kritické texty, dokumenty (Academia, 2001) and České umění 1980−2010 / Texty a dokumenty (VVP AVU, 2012). She has published many articles in journals and exhibitions, e.g. Jiří Kovanda / I Haven’t Been Here Yet (Wrocław Contemporary Museum, The Brno House of Arts, 2013), Islands of Resistance: Between the First and Second Modernities 1985−2012 (National Gallery in Prague, 2011), Fluxus East (Künstler-haus Bethanien, Berlin 2007), Action, Word, Movement, Space (GHMP 1999). She has also curated exhibitions, e.g. Někdy v sukni / Umění 90. let (In a Skirt – Sometimes: Art of the 1990s) (Moravian Gallery in Brno and GHMP 2014), Začátek století (Západočeská galerie v Plzni 2012, Gallery of Fine Arts in Ostrava 2013), Insiders / Nenápadná generace 2. pol. 90. let (Dům umění města Brna, 2004, Futura, Prague 2005). In addition to her extensive publishing activities, she is the recipient of many specialist grants and regularly participates at international conferences and symposia. She is a member of the editorial board of Notebook for Art, Theory and Related Zones, and since 2018 has been a member of the editorial board of ArteActa. In 2014−2017, she was an editor of Artlist, and in 2015−2017 was a member of the jury of the Jindřich Chalupecký Award.