Mira Keratová

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Mira Keratová (1977) is an art historian and curator at the Central Slovakian Gallery in Banská Bystrica.

Some of her recent curatorial projects include the research project Working Memory (tranzit, Bratislava 2009-2015) with an archive on performative art of the so-called Czechoslovak “normalisation”; the exhibition The Romance of My Young Days, The Future of My Nostalgia (Central Slovakian Gallery, Banská Bystrica 2010); concept of Stano Filko's installation POST BIGSF BANGSF ARTSF (A Terrible Beauty Is Born, 11th Biennale de Lyon, Lyon 2011); retrospective of Ľubomír Ďurček, Situational Models of Communication (Central Slovakian Gallery, Banská Bystrica 2012; Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava 2013); Stano Filko, (...) IN – 5. 4. 3. D. – (...) (Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples 2014).

In 2015 Mira completed her PhD thesis on performative art of the 1960s and 1970s and its documentation (AFAD, Bratislava). She had lectured at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava and the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Technology in Brno. She is also a freelance curator.


Books, Catalogues
  • editor, Ľubomír Ďurček. Situačné modely komunikácie, Bratislava: Slovak National Gallery, 2013. (Slovak)
Book chapters, Essays
  • "Vivez sans temps mort. Fiktivna kultura na Slovensku sedemdesiatych rokov / Vivez sans temps mort. Die Kultur des Fiktiven in der Slowakei der 1970er-Jahre", in Transforming 68/89. Umwege am Ende der Geschichte / Spletité cesty na konci historie, ed. Jürgen Danyel, Berlin: Metropol, 2008, pp 528-537. (Slovak)/(German)
  • "Každá cesta ukrýva počiatočné tajomstvo: ako sa pútnik dostal do východzieho bodu?", in Peter Bartoš, Situations 1945–2014, Vienna: Secession, 2014. (Slovak)
  • "Peter Bartoš", Flash Art Czech & Slovak Edition 37 (Dec 2015), pp 43-44. (Slovak)


  • Interview by Ján Kralovič, video, Mar 2015, 60 min.