Karel Císař is an art theorist and curator. He graduated from Charles University in Prague and from the University of Geneva. Currently he is an associate professor of the theory and history of modern and contemporary art, the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. He also is a research worker at the Institute of Philosophy, the Czech Academy of Sciences. He deals with the theory of modern and contemporary art and the history of photography.
He is the author of many publications, includingThe Things About Which I Don't Speak With Anyone (2010), The State of Things (2012) andThe Alphabet of Things. Notes on Modern and Contemporary Art (2014). Exhibitions curated by Karel Císař include Memories of the Future(The Václav Špála Gallery, 2009) and Images and Prefigurations (Prague City Gallery, 2013). He also arranged screenings of films produced by Pierre Huyghe, Philip Parren and Dominique Gonzales-Foerster: “Anna Sanders Films” (Světozor Cinema, 2005) and Samuel Beckett and Duncan Campbell: “Beckett–Campbell Quadrat“ (Ponrepo Cinema, 2016).
He is highly valued for his curatorial as well as theoretical activities.
Biography, a list of the curated exhibitions and prizes awarded to Karel Císař can be found on the AAAD webpage.