CWAH is pleased to announce our 2021-22 Visiting Scholar, Hana Janečková. Janečková’s scholarly research while in the US is supported by a Fulbright-Masaryk Award. Her research project is centered on the politics of the body in contemporary art – with subjects such as health, sexuality, disability, reproduction, illness and care – and the way U.S. based artists and art institutions responded to these issues within the wider framework of transnational and decolonial feminisms.
Hana Janečková is a researcher and curator currently working on postanthropocentric feminism, technology and the politics of care in contemporary art. She is a senior lecturer in recent and modern art, moving image and curating at the Centre for Audiovisual Studies, Academy of Performing Arts, Prague and the head curator at Display Association for Art Art and Collective Practice, Prague, Czech Republic. Her recent projects include: The Body and Performative Strategies in Contemporary Art (GAUK FFUK 2018-2021); Multilogues on the Now (Display, Prague, British Council, 2017-2021), a curatorial research project about health and care in contemporary art; Towards a Black Testimony, a collaborative curatorial series about diasporic experience and film (with Languid Hands, UK, 2020-21) and Wom*n-Rose-Song-Bone. Recent selected publications include ‘Cripping Curating’, in Radicalising Care (Academy of Art, Vienna, 2021), Multilogues on the Now: On Glands, Membranes and Cavities (2022, ed.) and the anthology Diagnosis, Artalk Revue (2018, ed.).
Image: Luiza Prado de. O Martins (detail)