Mira Keratová

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Mira Keratová (1977, Banská Bystrica) is an art historian and curator. She is curator of modern and contemporary art at the City Gallery of Bratislava.

Mira Keratová graduated from the Philosophical Faculty of Comenius University in Bratislava and completed her Ph.D. at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava on performance art of the 1960s and 1970s and its documentation (2015). She worked as a curator at the Central Slovakian Gallery in Banská Bystrica, and lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava and the Faculty of Fine Arts, Brno University of Technology.

Her focus is on contemporary art postdisciplinary practices, as well as performative art of the 1960s and 1970s, and the Eastern European neo-avantgarde. Her recent curatorial projects include extensive, research-based exhibition and publication formats with works of Ján Budaj and Temporary Society of Intense Experience (Working Memory, tranzit, Bratislava, 2009-2015; Central Slovakian Gallery, Banská Bystrica, 2015); Stano Filko (POST-BIGSF BANGSF ARTSF, A Terrible Beauty Is Born, 11. Biennale de Lyon, 2011; …IN – 5. 4. 3. D. ..., Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples, 2014; HYDROZOA, Central Slovakian Gallery, B. Bystrica, 2017-2021); Ľubomír Ďurček (Situational Models of Communication, Central Slovakian Gallery, B. Bystrica, 2012; Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, 2013); Peter Bartoš (Situations 1945-2014, Secession, Vienna, 2014; Environmental Aesthetics, Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples, 2019; Whole is Less than the Sum of Its Parts, City Gallery of Bratislava, 2020-2021); and Michal Moravčík (United We Stand, Divided We Fall, Central Slovakian Gallery, B. Bystrica; New Synagogue, Žilina, 2018), among others.


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.