Tamás Sajó
Art Historian in Residence
Dr. Tamás Sajó is an art historian, translator, travel guide and blogger. He specializes in reading and revealing the historical and cultural meaning of situated artworks (icons in churches, the genius loci of architectural ensembles, and the like) and historically-steeped places with a special interest in what has disappeared, or is in the process of being lost.
Artist Residency
Mateja Pavlic
Art Historian in Residence
Mateja Pavlic is a curator, art historian, cultural manager and translator whose central interest is Czech experimental poetry and Eastern European visual poetry.
Artist Residency
Lecture and Presentation by Martin Howse 1 September 2020, 6 PM Artmap Bookstore
Martin Howse will present the new work Particles, the background behind it, and talk about his collaboration during his Agosto Foundation residency with director Johana Ožvold on the feature film Pilgrim.
PIO Dynamo
Invalidovna / Studio ALTA, Prague 22–24 July, 2020
Prague Improvisation Orchestra (PIO), Studio Alta and Agosto Foundation present three days of concerts, sound art, video, electronic music, and sound/movement improvisation in the unique setting of Prague’s Invalidovna.
Artist Residency
Results of the Agosto Foundation’s Perpedes Grant Program 2020
Press Release 30 June 2020
For the 4th annual Perpedes grant program, the foundation received a total of 54 nominations. The selection process took place in two rounds, resulting in the selection of 10 projects for grant support. The Foundation will support the selected associations or initiatives with a total sum of 700,000 CZK, each project receiving 70,000 CZK.
Grant Program
Rise – Set
Paula Vitola Site-specific sound installation Live stream 5 July 2020, 6–8 PM
Unfortunately, we can't control the weather. So because the sun did not shine over Liepaja on Monday, we are postponing the event to Sunday 5 July. We cordially invite you to attend the performance and live stream on Paula Vitola’s youtube channel as part of her Agosto Foundation artist residency.
Night Trippers
Troja Château Gardens 1 July 2020, 5 PM
You are cordially invited to the next event of the Bio Troja program in the gardens of Troja Château. This time, the focus is on the subject of art, entomology, and the mysterious world of moths, butterflies, and beetles.
How to Become a Forest
Borbála Soós 19 May 2020, 6 PM CET A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent on request
Our current artist-in-residence, curator Borbála Soós, invites us on a journey in the form of an on-line performance lecture using Zoom teleconferencing.
Artist Residency
Paula Vitola
Artist in Residence
Paula Vitola is a Latvian intermedia artist based in Riga and Liepāja, mainly interested in art as research, art and science and media archeology.
Artist Residency
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Birdsong in Trója, Branišov and Skryje
SoundCamp REVEIL for the International Dawn Chorus Day 2–3 May 2020
A 24-hour broadcast of the dawn chorus of birdsong around the world from 5 AM London time (UTC 0+1) Saturday, 2 May to 6 AM Sunday, 3 May 2020.
Build and Pamper the Community
Interview with Pavlína Kalandrová 8jinak!
Apparently, things started off dismal and grey. The main motives for the 8jinak! association came about from the controversial construction of a new town hall at Palmovka, the fates of the constructivist monument Palác Svět and the Libeň bridge, and the overall urbanist development planning in Prague’s 8th District. But the association eventually started enjoying the work they were doing on behalf of the neighborhood. They have organized exhibitions, screenings, workshops and open-air concerts for their fellow citizens, and have also developed an experimental film program that is community-oriented and locally inspired. By collecting and digitalizing historical analog films, they are working towards preserving the visual memory of Prague 8. In this interview, we speak with Pavlína Kalandrová, a member of the 8jinak! association.
Working for a Smaller Community Makes a Lot of Sense
Interview with Jonathan Hudec, Martin Herold and Jiří Dalecký St. Havel Gallery, Mladá Boleslav
The St. Havel Gallery in Mladá Boleslav had its first exhibition in 2017 as part of the Noc Kostelů (Night of Churches). The initial impulse came from the availability of an unused cultural space which would be independent from the city. The motivation was to introduce a distinct alternative to the operation of the city’s cultural centers. This interview took place on 28 January, 2020 with Jonatan Hudec, Martin Herold and Jiří Dalecký who run the St. Havel Gallery.
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It Started with Yellow Walls
An Interview with Kateřina Skalíková Za Opavu
Za Opavu – “For Opava” – is a long-running association that can be described as a multifaceted organizer of local cultural and social life in the Opava region. Its central goals are the protection of cultural patrimony, the environment and healthy living conditions in the city of Opava and its surroundings. The members of the group actively work as political cultural opposition to city leadership, offering cultural commentary on Opava and its regional planning.
Grant Program
Perpedes Grant Program
The Perpedes Grant Program fosters a closer connection between artistic and cultural activities, and the daily lives of various social strata and communities, on both local and regional scales.
Grant Program
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Call for Nominations 2020
Perpedes Grant Program
As part of its grant program Perpedes, the Agosto Foundation requests nominations from the general public for the support of the activities of individual artists, as well as for artistic or cultural projects.
Grant Program
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Sea Tomorrow
A Film by Katerina Suvorova 27 January 2020, 8:30 PM Cinema Ponrepo
Kazakhstan / Germany, 2016, 88 minDirector: Katerina SuvorovaCinematography: Eugen SchlegelProducers: Sain Gabdullin, Stefan Grobe and Anna Vilgelmi, KINO Company StudioLanguage: Russian / Kazakh with English subtitles
Speculative Ecologies Launch and Podcast
26 January 2020, 5-11 PM Punctum – Krásovka 803/27, 130 00 Praha 3 – Žižkov
We would cordially like to invite the public to a launch of a new anthology of essays called Speculative Ecologies: Plotting Through the Mesh (Litteraria Pragensia Books, 2019). The evening will feature lectures and a live podcast.  
Under Pressure
Invasive Plants Field Trip / Hand Papermaking Workshop 8 February, 2:00-7:00 PM Meetfactory – Smíchovské nádraží – Černošice – Ferenc Futurista
Trajna is a collective set up by the design duo Gaja Mežnarić Osole and Andrej Koruza. Also participating will be special guests RNDr. Jiří Sádlo, CSc. and PhD. RNDr. Kateřina Štajerová.
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The Ancient Woods
A film by Mindaugas Survila 24 February 2020, 8:30 PM Cinema Ponrepo
Lithuania / Estonia / Germany, 2017, 85 min.Direction, camera: Mindaugas SurvilaScenario: Gintė Zulyte, Mindaugas SurvilaEditing: Danielius KokanauskisSound: Mindaugas Survila, Ginte Zulyte, Radvile SumileProducers: Mindaugas Survila, Ginte Zulyte, Radvile SumileNo commentary
Gaja Mežnarić Osole & Andrej Koruza Collection of Exotic Tales Artist Residency
Trajna is a non-governmental organisation and a collective lead by the design duo Gaja Mežnarić Osole and Andrej Koruza, who work in the fields of design, ecology and participation.
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A film by Rûken Tekeş 7 September 2020, 8:30 PM Cinema Ponrepo
Happily, we have been able to re-schedule this screening, which had to be cancelled earlier this year due to the state of emergency of COVID-19. Please re-join us at Cinema Ponrepo for our return to the silver screen.
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Borbála Soós
Curatorial Residency
Borbála Soós is a Hungarian curator and art historian based in London.
Artist Residency
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Broken Rebroken
Milan Knížák, Phaerentz, Opening Performance Orchestra 28 January 2020, 7:30 PM Czech Museum of Music
A concert programme based on Broken Music, a project by Milan Knížák from the early 1960s.


3. Etáž
In Service to the Place Where I am From Interview with Vendula Tůmová
High ceilings, huge windows, original hardwood floors – the grandiose proportions are supported by a functional minimalism which immediately draws the visitor’s attention. We are on the third floor of a former textile plant in Rožnov pod Radhoštěm. Local firm Henkai Architects has transformed it into a complex of studios, workshops and offices for creative individuals and small artistic collectives. The marriage of the architects’ vision, coupled with the generous attitude of the current owner, has given the city a new, vibrant space, perfect for exhibitions and for networking for the local arts community. We talked with Vendula Tůmová, one of the main people in charge of the informal 3. Etáž (Third Floor) collective, about what it means to create and support local alternative culture.
he last particles, 2018 mixed-media installation (HD video 8 min. 45 sec., photography, sand, aluminium structures, microscope, lab cabinet, etc.), variable dimensions. Copyright: Frac des Pays de la Loire, photo credits: Fanny Trichet-Anca_Benera_the-last-particles_2.jpg
Anca Benera and Arnold Estefán Simona Gottierová
Artist Presentations 28 November 2019, 7 PM Artmap Bookstore, Vojtěšská 196/18, Prague
Bucharest based artists Anca Benera and Arnold Estefán work in a range of media spanning installation, drawing, video, and performance.⁓Simona Gottierová is a multimedia artist and was awarded the Startpoint Prize in 2018 for European students.
Artist Residency
Ida Hiršenfelder Artist in Residence
beepblip (Ida Hiršenfelder) is a sound artist and archivist based in Ljubljana. She makes bleepy, immersive psychogeographical soundscapes through the use of analogue electronics, DIY and modular synths, field recordings and computer manipulations. She is interested in the history of media, archives and their disappearance, media archeology, and the philosophy of temporality. In the context of sound art, Hiršenfelder is specifically interested in bioacoustics and microtonal music. She composes experimental soundscapes by means of of analogue electronics, field recordings, and computer manipulations.
Artist Residency
Art in the Elsewhere: On Cemeteries, Orchards and Virtual Reality
Jan Freiberg Interview
Gallery Na shledanou (“The Good-bye Gallery”) is located in the south Bohemian town of Volyně in the Malšička cemetery in a gallery building that was intended to serve as a funeral hall. The gallery focuses on contemporary art with an emphasis on site-specific art as well as the finality of human life. In this interview, Radoslava Schmelzová sits down with curator and art historian and Jan Freiberg to discuss the various challenges and outcomes of the project.
Martin Howse
Artist in Residence
Martin Howse is a British programmer, writer, performer, artist and explorer, working in the fields of discourse, speculative hardware (environmental data in open physical systems), code (an examination of layers of abstraction), free software and the situational (performances and interventions).
Artist Residency
Andrea Ermke / Burkhard Beins / Matěj Šenkyřík
22 October 2019, 8 PM Petrohradská Kolektiv
Artist Residency