About Us

Vladimír Lekeš

Vladimír Lekeš

Director, Curator

As the first one in the Czech Republic Vladimír Lekeš started to trade in paintings by František Kupka. His company Adolf Loos Apartment and Gallery holds also record sales of Kupka's paintings and many other Czech painters. He also donated the sofa by the architect Josef Hoffman to the Moravian Gallery in Brno or the bust of František Kupka for the painter's monuments in Opočno and Paris. His latest achievement is the elaboration (as the main author) of the detailed Catalog of Raisonné - the first comprehensive inventory of František Kupka's oil paintings, created in cooperation with the Adolf Loos Apartment and Gallery, the National Gallery in Prague, the Austrian National Gallery Belvedere in Vienna, french company Adagp Paris and Koenig books London. This event was also followed by the exhibition of paintings by František Kupka from czech and foreign private collections. He is also an expert advisor to the Czech National Bank for the assessment of proposals for Czech money. Vladimír Lekeš is also the only Czech expert listed in the prestigious Guide international des experts et specialistes published in France.

As a curator Vladimír Lekeš has organized several exhibitions, especially in the exhibition hall Adolf Loos Apartment and Gallery in Mánes (Štyrský and Toyen - the best of Czech surrealism - the collection of Bernard and Geraldine Galateau; František Kupka - exhibition for the 70th anniversary of the first retrospective exhibition in 1946 in Mánes; Georges Kars: The Human Being is the only thing that matters; Josef Mžyk: The Foreigner; Sadovská and Ožibko: Forms of Hyperrealism; Vladimír Franz; Jacques Papi: Corsican Abstraction; Henry Bond: London Eye; Albín and Daniel Brunovský -The Reality of Dreams or Josef Šíma - Jan Zrzavý: Paintings from famous collections) or in Loos's apartment (exhibition Hynek Martinec, exhibition Jaroslav Veris). He also cooperated in several exhibitions of Czech art in the Austrian National Gallery Belvedere in Vienna and Ost-Deutsche Gallery in Regensburg (Mucha, Kupka, Klimt, Schiele, Kokoschka, etc.) Vladimír Lekeš received the Trebbia International Award 2017 for the promotion culture and art.

Aneta Kopecká

Aneta Kopecká

Art Consultant

Art and Architecture historian.

Studied History of Art at the Palacky University in Olomouc. During her studies gained an internship in the museum of architecture in Architekturzentrum Wien in Vienna. She completed a one-year study stay abroad at the prestigious Sapienza University di Roma. In the past she worked for the Vienna's auction house Dorotheum.

Zdena Růžičková

Zdena Růžičková

Production

Graduated from the Faculty of Economics and Management at University of Life Sciences in Prague. In her diploma thesis she focused on qualitative statistical data analysis. She worked in the Czech Centers, in a contributory organization of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs established for the overall cultural promotion of the Czech Republic abroad.

Pavel Třešňák

Pavel Třešňák

Logistic
Alena Havlíková

Alena Havlíková

Art consultant

(Currently on maternity leave)

Art and Architecture historian, curator and consultant

Earned her master degree in Art History at Palacky University in Olomouc. Specializes mostly in Czech Interwar Architecture, modern and contemporary art. Her bachelor thesis deals with the architect Lubomír Šlapeta and his villa in Hlučín. The subject matter of her master thesis was the work of architect Jacques Groag in Olomouc. She has worked in a private sales galleries and continues in academic work. As part of the doctoral studies, she studies the private school of Adolf Loos in Vienna and his students.

Cooperating Experts

Irena Žantovská

Dr. Irena Žantovská Murray HonFRIBA

Art and Architecture historian, curator and consultant

Studied in Prague, Paris and Montreal. Worked as director of Art and Architectural collections at McGill University in Montreal and was a director of the Sir Banister Fletcher collection and library at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London. On proffessional level she deals with issues of world art and architecture of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Jaromír Zemina

Prof. PhDr. Jaromír Zemina

Leading Czech historian and art theorist, pedagogue

From 1961 to 1992 he worked at the National Gallery in Prague, where he led the Collection of Modern Art for many years. Nowdays he teaches at the Department of Stage Design at DAMU, works in an advisory board of several state galleries and museums of the Czech Republic, and was a member of the first Czech Television Council. He has prepared many important exhibitions of Czech and foreign art, some of them abroad. He is a member of the Association of Critics of the Czech Republic and AICA. He has written several professional and fiction books. He is the greatest expert of Czech modern painting of the 20th century.

Jiří Machalický

PhDr. Jiří Machalický

Leading Czech art theorist and historian

Since 1977 he has worked in the National Gallery. Between 1994 and 1997 he was first appointed director, then director of the National Gallery Graphic Collection. From 2001 to 2012, he was curator of Prague's Kampa Museum. He lectured at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague and at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. He has written numerous publications on modern art, has prepared more than 120 exhibitions at home and abroad.