Veronika Marešová (1976) lives and works in Kolín and Kutná Hora. A graduate of the Faculty of Education at Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, she began her Ph.D. studies in
visual communications at the same university’s Faculty of Art and Design in 2019. She has worked as a curator on the Funke’s Kolín photography festival on a number of occasions, and in 2003 was the festival’s main organiser. In 2004, she founded the private U Zlaté štiky mini-gallery in Kolín, where she organised more than fifty exhibitions of contemporary Czech painting, drawing and prints.
Since 2011, Marešová has worked at GASK as a curator with a focus on contemporary painting, prints, design, photography and new media. In 2012–2014, she headed the gallery’s curatorial department. For her exhibition projects, she closely collaborates with art schools in Prague, Brno, Ostrava, Zlín and Ústí nad Labem. On the international level, she has collaborated primarily with ZKM – Zentrum für Kunst und Medien in Karlsruhe (with professors M. Bielický and P. Weibel). Since 2014, she has held the position of collections curator at GASK, with a focus on the gallery’s Photography and New Media collection.
In 2019, she founded the designer sales exhibitions SPRING – DESIGN – GASK and ADVENT – DESIGN – GASK, which related to the WHITEBOX exhibition programme. She also set up the gallery’s DESIGNSHOP.
Marešová also contributes to the gallery’s outdoor project, Open-air GASK, where she has curated, among other things, the site-specific installation Rain Wall IV on the Jesuit College’s bastion by the important multimedia artist Adéla Matasová.
Marešová is also involved editing and publishing activities, and she has overseen the publication of roughly twenty catalogues and monographs on contemporary art and design. She is also a frequent contributor to magazines and journals specialising in the field of culture.