Šárka Zahálková (Czech Republic) acts as an artist, curator, cultural manager and activist. She has a long-standing interest in art as a tool of social change and art in the public space, acoustic ecology, collective non–hierarchical work based on cooperation across disciplines, and the social/environmental turn in arts. In her own artistic practice, her work spans drawing, time-based media, installations, sound art, and community oriented participative projects.

During her residency at Delfina Foundation, Šárka hopes to process a sonic archive she made of the small village of Rybitvi, which has been the victim of industrial exploitation.

Šárka studied gallery management and fine arts, and took the one-year Commissioning and Curating Contemporary Public Art course at Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg in Sweden. She travelled to New York City on a Fulbright-Masaryk scholarship for non-profit organisations and has taken part in several other residency projects, both for artists and curators or managers. She began her doctoral studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague in October 2019.


Arts and Theatre Institute, Czech Centre London, and Kunsthalle Praha


Summer 2022

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