Vendula Hnídková

Mgr. Vendula Hnídková, Ph.D.

Department of Art of the 19th-21st Centuries

phone: +420 221 183 511

Researcher at the Department of Art of the 19th-21st Centuries.

Vendula Hnídková studied art history at the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University in Brno (MA 2004) and theory and history of design and intermedia at the Academy of Art, Architecture and Design in Prague (Ph.D. 2011). Since 2004, she has been employed at the IAH CAS. Here, she co-authored two volumes of the publication Umělecké památky Prahy. Velká Praha (2017) and prepared the exhibition and accompanying publication entitled Národní styl. Kultura a politika [National Style: Culture and Politics] at the National Gallery Prague (2013). Between 2017 and 2018, she was Assistant Professor at the Academy of Art, Architecture and Design in Prague. Her book Moskva 1937: Architektura a propaganda [Moscow 1937: Architecture and Propaganda] was published in 2018 as an GA ČR grant project outcome. In 20182020, she was a research fellow at the University of Birmingham (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship, 2018–2020), conducting research into garden cities as part of the project Idea, Ideal, Idyll: Garden Cities in Central Europe 1890s–1930s.  

Research outputs (selection):

Vendula Hnídková, Lost in Translation? The Idea of the Garden City and its Migration to the Czech Lands, 1900–1938, Art East Central 1, 2021, č. 1, s. 77–104.

Vendula Hnídková, The Obecní dům (Municipal Building), Prague, in: Richard Kurdiovsky, Stefan Schmidl (Hg.), Das Wiener Konzerthaus 1913–2013 im typologischen, stilistischen, ikonographischen und performativen Kontext Mitteleuropas, Wien 2020, s. 125–140.

Vendula Hnídková, The Clementinum. A Baroque Monument in the Capital of Socialist Czechoslovakia, in: Michaela Marek (†) and Eva Pluhařová-Grigienė (eds.), „Prekäre Vergangenheit? Barockforschung im östlichen Mitteleuropa unter den Bedingungen des Sozialismus“, RIHA Journal Special Issue, 0214 (June 5 2019).

Vendula Hnídková, Jan Šépka. Inspirace, Praha 2019.

Vendula Hnídková, Temple of Croatian Artists in the Context of Hard Times, in: Barbara Vujanović (ed.), The Sign of Meštrović in Zagreb. The 80 Years of Meštrović Pavilion, Zagreb 2019, pp. 6–45.

Vendula Hnídková, Moskva 1937 — architektura a propaganda v západní perspektivě, Praha 2018.

Vendula Hnídková – Jindřich Vybíral, Architektura a politická moc, in: Milena Bartlová, Jindřich Vybíral a kol., Budování státu. Reprezentace Československa v umění, architektuře a designu, Praha 2015, pp. 106–114.

Vendula Hnídková, Národní styl. Kultura a politika, Praha 2013.

Vendula Hnídková, Rondocubism versus National Style, RIHA Journal 0011 (08 November 2010).

Vendula Hnídková, Pavel Janák. Obrys doby, Praha 2009.

Current projects:

A book Utopia in Czechoslovakia. From Garden Cities to Garden Ghettos that was conceived in the course of ghe project Idea, Ideal, Idyll: Garden Cities in Central Europe 1890s1930s (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship, University of Birmingham, 2018–2020).

A book accompanying an exhibition Electricity in the City. Zenger Transformation station that will take place in Kunsthalle Praha (2022).

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