Ava Holtzman (b. 2000, USA) is a curator, photographer, and multimedia artist in the Department of Photography at The Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague.
She has worked extensively in print publications, digital media, contemporary art installation, and exhibition curation across the US and Europe. Her work spans interactive installation, photographic print, fashion design, and Net Art, with common themes of Posthumanist theory and digital-sociology.
Inspired by cyborg theory such as that in the writings of feminist theorist Donna Haraway, Holtzman aims to explore and test boundaries between human and machine; online and offline identity. Her work reflects the sentiments of a new wave of digital artists, where technology simultaneously disembodies and connects us.
She is interested in merging visual sociology and activism alongside experimental imagery, and aims to curate inclusive and accessible spaces within the contemporary art landscape.
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2023—Expected 2025 Goldsmiths University of London, MFA Curating, London UK
2020—2023 FAMU, Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, BA Photography and Intermedia, Prague CZ
2022 NODE Center for Curatorial Studies, Berlin DE
2019—2020 The Open University, Sociology Preparatory Course, Milton Keynes UK
2022-CURRENT Curatorial team, Galerie Panel, Prague CZ
2022 Social Media Coordinator, Green On Red Gallery, Dublin IE
2021 Primary Unit Stills Photographer, “A Camping Trip” Dir. I-Ju Lin, Prague CZ
2020 Production Manager, Emerald Magazine, New York City USA
2019—2020 Photojournalism Intern, Hot Press Magazine, Dublin IE
2023 I changed it for you, Curatorial team, Galerie Nova Perla, Krásná Lípa, CZ
2023 An Afternoon in the Sun, Curatorial team, Galerie Panel, Prague CZ
2023 210x1080, Curatorial team, Galerie Panel, Prague CZ
2023 Complex, Head Curator, Gabriel Loci, Prague CZ
2022 REBIRTH, Curatorial team, Galerie Panel, Prague CZ
2022 Between Anywhere and Nowhere, Head Curator, OFF Festival of Contemporary Photography, Bratislava SL
EXHIBITIONS & PUBLICATIONS
2023 nude!, 39th Annual FAMUFEST, Film and Art Festival, Premier Parkety, Prague CZ
2023 Drunken Forest (Group exhibition), Galerie AMU, Prague CZ
2022 Artomata (Group exhibition), Tibet Open House, Prague CZ
2022 Emotional Damage (Group exhibition), A[v]oid Floating Galerie, Prague CZ
2022 Cornucopia (Group exhibition), Galerie AMU, Prague CZ
2021 The Hour Between Dog and Wolf (Group exhibition), Galerie AMU, Prague CZ
2020 Hot Press Magazine (Multiple issue publications), Dublin, Ireland