Helena has been involved with exhibitions both as an exhibiting artist and a curator since her art and design studies in the late 1990s. Being an artist as well as a curator gave her a deeper insight into curating, and a profound understanding of the various needs of all the parties involved in forming a successful exhibition.
In 2011, Helena joined the National Museum in Prague (CZ) as the Curator of the Japanese and Korean Collection at the Naprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures. She had worked there for three years, successfully securing funding each year for a six-weeks research trip to Japan. Helena devoted herself to intense research and cooperation with several Japanese universities in Tokyo, Kyoto and Hirosaki. Her collaboration with Japanese museums and galleries resulted in creating several successful exhibitions, which have since been touring the country.
In 2015, Helena moved to Great Britain, setting up her studio in Greater Manchester and later in North Wales. As a free-lance curator, Helena worked with local artists as well as international artists, such as the ‘Invisibility’ project curated for Kamila Ženatá.
In 2016 Helena received a departmental scholarship and began her PhD studies in Art History at the University of York, an institution with international reputation for their research of Victorian and Edwardian art. In 2017 Helena took up the position of a Curator at Beverley Art Gallery (East Riding Museums), a gallery with a collection of Victorian and Edwardian painting. Helena’s focus in this role is on offering a balanced program of exhibitions, reaching from contemporary multimedia art to traditional historic art. Working with contemporary local, national and international artists, as well as exploring the museum’s varied collection, is a constant source of inspiration to her.
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