Michaela Šilpochová

Michaela Šilpochová is a graduate from The Department of British and American Studies at Charles University, Prague, where she specialized in British literature. She then took on art history and the mutual relations and influences between literature and visual arts became her main focus. During her fifteen years of practice in the field of contemporary visual arts and literature, she has gained extensive experience with the design, management, and implementation of artistic and literary projects as well as their communication strategies. In 2011 she joined DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, where she has curated and co-curated major exhibition projects such as: Disabled by Normality, 2013; Front Line, 2014; Brave New World, 2015, The Soul of Money, 2016; Havel, 2016; Over My Eyes, 2017, I Welcome (2018); Peter Sís: On Flying and Other Dreams (2019), and Barbora Šlapetová & Lukáš Rittstein: Ultrasupernatural (2020). In 2017 she initiated and implemented a new visual identity of the DOX Centre, which has been designed by the international creative communications agency KesselsKramer. As of 2017 she has been in charge of programming a new unique space at the DOX Centre, a 42-metre long wood and steel zeppelin named Gulliver that serves as a space for public readings and discussions of literature related to the themes of DOX’s exhibitions. Since 2019 she has been the Programme Director of DOX overseeing its interdisciplinary programme including exhibitions, literary events, performing arts & educational programmes.
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