Fotograf Festival

Fotograf Festival #12

No One Belongs Here More Than You

8. 9. 2022 – 30. 10. 2022

What we can nowadays witness in postsocialist Central and Eastern European countries, as well as in hegemonic states, is the rise of nationalist, populist, and far-right tendencies that are becoming increasingly normalised in our societies. Embraced also by political representation, the implementation of discriminatory and exclusionary structures is justified by the vision of a uniform community. Making tangible borders and borders in our minds more impermeable, this becomes visible in both public and virtual spaces.

The 12th edition of the Fotograf Festival explores the role of current art in confronting these pressing social issues of our time and asks, how do photography and moving image contribute to the representation, understanding, and subversion of such political tendencies and their manifestations in spaces, to which we belong. The festival aims to create interconnected environments, where artistic and theoretical approaches could be shared and discussed with a broad audience.

The festival is curated by a collective of female curators consisting of Markéta Mansfieldová (CZ), Elisabeth Pichler (DE), and Tereza Rudolf (CZ), and developed within the format of exhibitions, discursive events, and artistic interventions. It will take place from September 2022 in the public space and at the National Gallery Prague, Fotograf Gallery, VI PER Gallery, Jelení Gallery, Artwall Gallery, Etc. Gallery, and cultural centre Hraničář in Ústí nad Labem.

Christina Werner, from the work “Neues Europa“, Neues Europa #3, fineart print on aluminum, 37 x 57 cm, 2013. copyright: Bildrecht Vienna/Christina Werner


About Festival

The Fotograf Festival explores intersections in photography and contemporary art – just like its partner projects – Fotograf Gallery and Fotograf Magazine. Festival is held in Autumn months and it presents current topic through solo as well as group exhibitions prepared in cooperation with invited domestic or foreign curators in various Prague galleries and institutions. A series of discussions, site-specific events, public space exhibitions, projections and guided/commented tours accompany that exhibition program. Fotograf Festival is the only thematic- and curator-conceived photography festival in the Czech Republic. Its aim is to promote the photographic medium and its broader integration into contemporary art and into the conscience of the general public. The discussions, at which invited experts debate each other on the current festival theme in the context of visual art, are meant not only for the expert public, but for the lay public as well. Fotograf Festival looks to build a tradition and a new platform for a photography festival that places Prague among other important centers for photography and the visual arts in Europe.  It strives to share contemporary photographic art and the creation of a thematically-focused space where the general public and experts from around the world can meet.



Festival Fotograf is organized by the Fotograf 07 registered association
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Praha 1, 110 00
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Markéta Kinterová

Tereza Rudolf
art director & curator

Sandra Faragula
festival manager
+420 728 280 587

Světlana Malinová
festival production

Jan Hladoník
PR & Marketing

Eliška Žáková
guest service

Pavel Matěj
technical production

Viktorie Vítů
educational program ​

Marie Rozmánková
finance & office manager

Adéla Vosičková, Dita Havránková, Jan Kolský, Tomáš Hrůza

Aleš Loziak

Members of Advisory Board: Hanna Buddeus, Markéta Kinterová, Karel Císař, Václav Jánočšík, Jen Kratochvil, Jiří Ptáček, Alexandra Vajd