Participant Profile

Zuzana Jakalová

Czech Republic

For the last several years Jakalová has managed the Artists-in-Residence program at the MeetFactory Centre for Contemporary Arts in Prague, the largest AIR program in the Czech Republic, which hosts more than 30 artists and other cultural practitioners annually. Aside from developing the program’s artistic and managerial concepts, Jakalová curates up to 7 solo and or group shows a year. She works closely with visiting artists to develop presentation models and productions that go beyond the traditional exhibition format.

During her residency in the U.S. she welcomed the chance to elaborate on and rethink models and institutional strategies employed by artists in residencies organizations and to observe their day-to-day administration.