Dagmar Šubrtová (CZ)

Dagmar Šubrtová graduated from The Studio of Universal Sculpture at the Academy of Arts and Crafts in Prague under Kurt Gebauer. She worked at the studio as an assistant until 2013. In addition to her artistic profession, she is also involved in thematic curatorial projects, and from 2000 to 2020 she was the head of the dramaturgy of the exhibition programme of the gallery at the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. For several years she worked as a curator of the Mining Open-Air Museum in the former Mayrau mine in Vinařice. In her work, she has long been monitoring the transformation of the landscape as a result of ongoing industrialisation. She does not limit herself to reflection, but aims at sculptural interpretation of newly emerging spoil heap sites of the so-called new wilderness, which are physical examples of natural renewal. Since 2015 she has been engaged in the project Na pomezí samoty / Frontiers of Solitude, which explores current issues of landscape transformation and the interconnectedness of post-industrial society and nature. She is co-author of the book Guide: Contemporary Artworks in the Landscape.