MgA. Adéla Machová

Curator of contemporary art and cultural manager

She works in the Faculty of Art and Design at Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem as a culture manager, producer, and account manager in the Ústí nad Labem House of Arts, where she is also curator of gallery 2 ( From 2012 to 2015 she taught university courses on History of Modern and Contemporary Middle European Art I and II, and the course Selected chapters from fine arts after 1945.

Adéla Machová graduated from the Faculty of Art and Design at Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in the master’s degree course of Curatorship Studies. Since 2010, she has studied in Visual Communication. Her PhD research is focused on mediation of art and visual communication from the position of curator, so she is interested in curatorial approaches for presentation of the contemporary visual arts.
The curatorial work of Adéla Machová deals with the acts of mediation, the situation of communication between the onlooker and the artwork. Her curatorial projects often engage with the communication process, spectator approach, and imagination. In curatorial practice, she focuses on emerging contemporary art, particularly art installation, sculpture, photography, and new media. 
She is a free-lance curator and she curated several exhibitions of contemporary young artists or group exhibitions with specific topics (for example 2012 – group exhibition Capture a Moment, ISCP, New York; 2015 – From the Center Out, Czech and Moravian Regional Art 1985–2010, K13-Kunsthalle/Hala umenie, Košice, Slovakia; 2016 – Material Experiment, Topičův salon, Prague, CZ).