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tranzit is a network of civic associations working in the field of contemporary art in Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Romania and across the borders of a wider Europe. Its main goal is to support and articulate emancipatory practices, establish connections between culture and society by moving across geographies, generations, and political realms. [1]

Founded by Erste Bank Group in September 2002. tranzit’s main partner is the ERSTE Foundation.

Board of directors (since 2009): Judit Angel (from fall 2013), Vít Havránek, Dóra Hegyi, Georg Schöllhammer, Attila Tordai-S.
Programme directors (2002-2008): Katrin Rhomberg and Mária Hlavajová.

  • tranzit.at (Austria): Georg Schöllhammer (head), Larissa Agel (project coordinator). Formerly: Michaela Geboltsberger (general manager and project coordinator, Jan 2015-).
  • tranzit.cz (Czech Republic): Tereza Stejskalová (curator, 2015-2018; program director, 2019-), Karin Akai (production manager), František Fekete (production manager). Formerly: Veronika Janatková (executive director, from 2019) [2], Vít Havránek (director, 2002-2019), Zbyněk Baladrán (curator), Věra Krejčová (project manager).
  • tranzit.sk (Slovakia): Judit Angel (director, since 2013), Petra Balíková (project coordinator), Ivana Krištofíková (project coordinator), Eliška Mazalanová (project coordinator). Formerly: Ivana Rumanová (project coordinator, -2022), Lýdia Pribišová (project coordinator), Laco Teren (interim director, 2012-2013), Boris Ondreička (director, 2002-2012).
  • tranzit.hu (Hungary): Dóra Hegyi (head, since 2005), Zsuzsa László, Gyula Muskovics (curator, since 2013), Eszter Szakács. Formerly: Vera Simon (office manager and project coordinator, 2011-).
  • tranzit.ro (Romania): Livia Pancu (co-director), Attila Tordai-S. (co-director), Raluca Voinea (co-director, since 2012).

In March 2006, tranzit.sk opened a post-factory studio building located next to its exhibition space in Zlaté piesky, Bratislava. Resident artists included Andrea Bartošová, Michal Czinege, Mária Čorejová, Viktor Frešo, Mira Gáberová, Matej Gavula, Lukáš Haruštiak, Marian Hornyák, Kristína Hrončeková, Dorota Kenderová, Július Koller, Denisa Lehocká, Betty Majerníková, Monika Mitášová, Juliana Mrvová, Zuzana Surkošová, Erik Šille, Milan Tittel, Lucia Tkáčová, Gordana Zlatanovič, and the 13m3 initiative. The venue closed down in 2013. [3]

Joint projects[edit]

  • Manifesta 8, Murcia, 2010. Curated by Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum (ACAF), Chamber of Public Secrets (CPS) and tranzit.org.
  • We Are All Emotional, festival of performance art, Divadlo X10, Prague, 2022. Curated by tranzit.org.

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