Jitka Šosová is an art historian based in Prague. She teaches Art History classes that focus mostly on the numerous social, political, and symbolic functions of artwork.
For the Foundation programme, she teaches a class named Contextual Studies designed to introduce students to various analytical perspectives useful for understanding visual art.
Jitka studied at Charles University and UMPRUM, both in Prague, and Université de Bourgogne, in Dijon, France. She holds degrees in Art History and Theory and History of Design and New Media. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at UMPRUM, Prague. In her research, she focuses on the interactions between art and politics in the 20th century. Recently, Jitka concluded a four-year research project focused on a collection of fine art assembled by Czechoslovakian presidents in the Prague Castle between 1918 and 1953 and together with her colleague Markéta Ježková presented their findings in a form of a show and a book "Tož to kupte!".
Jitka has over a decade of teaching experience. Since 2008, she worked for the National Gallery Prague as a lecturer and was responsible, among other things, for developing new formats. She has lectured for multiple museums and galleries in the Czech Republic (Kampa Museum, Klatovy-Klenová Gallery, The Municipal Gallery of Prague). Currently, she also teaches at UMPRUM and Scholastika College, Prague.
PhD (Candidate), Theory and History of Fine Arts, Academy of Art, Architecture and Design (UMPRUM), Prague
Mgr., History and Theory of Design and New Media, Academy of Art, Architecture and Design (UMPRUM), Prague
BA, History of Art and Visual Culture, Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France
Ba., Art History, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
2019 - 2023 – Prague City University – lecturer
2013 - 2021 – Introduction to Art History, public courses, National Gallery, Prague
2020 - 2021 – Sunday Art History Lectures, Scholastika z.s., Prague
2007 - 2023 – Národní Galerie, Prague - Curator for education
2007 - 2023 – Scholastika College, Prague - lector of "Art of Old Masters, History of Modern Art"
2018 - 2019 – Akademie umění, architektury a designu, Prague – lector of "Methodologies of Art History"
2016 - 2018 – Národní Galerie, Prague, "První republika" – curator
2016 - 2017 – Národní Galerie, Prague, Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art – assistant to the director
2015 - 2018 – «Well then, Go Ahead and Buy It! Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk and Art Collection for Prague Castle» – curator
2014 - 2015 – The KIV Gallery, Prague – curator
2013 - 2014 – Are-events, Prague – member
2012 - 2013 – Tichý Oceán Foundation, Zürich, Switzerland – residence
2011 - 2012 – České centrum, Brusel, Belgie – residence
2011 - 2012 – Architektonická iniciativa Letná sobě!, Prague - residence
Curated Exhibitions (selection):
The First Republic /1918–1938/, National Gallery Prague 2018, Prague
Well then, Go Ahead and Buy It!, Prague Castle 2018, Prague
Melodrama, The AMU Gallery 2017, Prague
Miracle and Banality, The Jiří Jeníček Gallery 2016, Beroun
Jaroslav Serpan. Between Art and Science, The Kampa Museum 2015, Prague
Picture, The TIC Gallery 2015, Brno