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Jitka Šosová

jitka-sosovaJitka 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.

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.

Position

Associate Lecturer

Faculty or Department

School of Art & Design

Education

PhD (Candidate), Theory and History of Fine Arts, Academy of Art, Architecture and Design (UMPRUM), 

Mgr., History and Theory of Design and New Media, Academy of Art, Architecture and Design (UMPRUM)

BA, History of Art and Visual Culture, Université de Bourgogne, Dijon, France

Ba., Art History, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic