Prague, Czech Republic


Centre for Contemporary Art FUTURA is a private non-profit institution funded exclusively by grant applications. In the Czech Republic it operates two large exhibition spaces and a residency programme in Prague, as well as a residency programme in New York, USA in collaboration with Art in General and Visegrad fund.

FUTURA gallery is a three-floor exhibition space with a total area of 1,000 m² located in Prague’s Smíchov area, making it one of the largest non-profit centers of contemporary art in the Czech Republic. Based on the central idea of making current trends in contemporary art accessible to the general public, the organization works closely with a number of established foreign institutions, curators, artists, theoreticians and critics.

Works from numerous renowned and internationally respected artists have been presented here since 2003 in large collective and solo exhibitions, but we are equally turned to the domestic, central European and European scene, which we try to support in all ways and constantly interconnect local and global context, while bringing, not only the artworks, but the artists themselves to the Czech Republic in order to create new works on site, works which would often live longer after the end of the exhibition.

Through dialogue with curators who present challenging and innovative insights into what an art institution should be in post-capitalist context, we would like to present FUTURA in the discourse of the 21st century. Our intention is to develop FUTURA as a receptive, responsive institution that describes and reflects the upheavals of our uncertain contemporaneity. Rather than authoritative courts, FUTURA seeks to recognize the power of strongly curated and horizontal-oriented cooperation.

Selected exhibitions:

THOMAS JEPPE: NEO-LAD, curator: Michal Novotný


Brud (Aditya Mandayam): Thingamajig

UNIVERSAL HOSPITALITY 2, curators: Edit András, Ilona Neméth, Birgit Lurz, Wolfgang Schlag

SCATTERED DISK, curator: Barbara Sirieix

Andrew Norman Wilson: Andrew Norman Wilson

Devon Dikeou: Tricia Nixon: Summer of 1973, curator: Cortney Lane Stell

Zuzanna Czebatul: Even a spaceship has to land sometimes, curator: Michal Novotný

Sinae Yoo: Petrichor, curator: Christina Gigliotti

Aliza Shvarts: Purported, curator: Laurel Ptak

Dorota Gawęda and Eglė Kulbokaitė: Sunk into it, part of it / it would be like hearing the grass grow, and we should die of that roar which is the other side of silence, curator: Caroline Krzyszton