Václav Janoščík (Czech Republic) is a pedagogue, theorist and curator currently teaching at Academy of fine Arts (AVU) and Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (UMPRUM). He curates and publishes extensively, focusing on expanding art into gaming, technology or experimental and collaborative practices. He focuses on political ecology, philosophy of technics and media, the democratisation of contemporary art or thinking, and gaming.

During his residency at Delfina Foundation, Václav intends to extend his research on art education and arts relationship to gaming. He engage with art academies based in London to get a sense of how art is being taught in the city, and also to see through which social issues or theoretical footing art is being bound, what are the institutional and students expectations, and what conditions, political or cultural, are being reproduced or invented.

Václav has edited several volumes on problems of contemporary thinking ranging from new materialism, speculative realism, acceleration, future and media theory, including: Object, 2015 [CZ]; Reinventing Horizons, 2016; Mind in Terrain, 2018 [CZ]; and Back to the Future (2019) [CZ]. His own books are: Nonsleeping (2018) [CZ] – giving highly personal account of social acceleration or abstraction; Straining the Contemporary, Detective Search for Shared World (2020) [CZ]; and Dystopian Realism, How to learn through capitalism and dark futures (2022) [CZ] – trying to reinterpret and weaponise pop-culture.


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


Summer 2022


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