Visegrad Fund
Rado Ištok

Rado Ištok is the curator of the Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art at the National Gallery in Prague, Czech Republic, and a PhD candidate at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria. He earned his MA in Art History at Charles University in Prague and in Curating Art at Stockholm University. In Stockholm he also participated in the post-MA course Decolonising Architecture at the Royal Institute of Art. He was one of the curators of the 2nd edition of the biennale Matter of Art (2022) in Prague, Czech Republic. Previously, he was the curator of the European Cooperation Project 4Cs: From Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture at the Nida Art Colony of the Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania (2018–2020). Recent exhibitions include Eva Koťátková: My Body Is Not an Island, National Gallery Prague, Czech Republic (2022–2023, co-curated with Sandra Patron); All That Is Solid Melts into Water, Uppsala Art Museum, Uppsala, Sweden (2022, with Mariam Elnozahy); Ala Younis: High Dam: Modern Pyramid, VIPER Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic (2020); The Spectral Forest, Nida Art Colony, Lithuania (2020); Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn: Black Atlas, Július Koller Society in Bratislava, Slovakia (2019). Together with Jacqueline Hoàng Nguyễn he co-edited the book Crating the World (Athénée Press 2019), and with L’Internationale the e-publication Decolonising Archives (L’Internationale Online 2016). He contributes to art magazines as well as academic publications, most recently to Cultures of Silence: The Power of Untold Narratives (Routledge 2023) edited by Luísa Santos.