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 and 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 cyber-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 works reflect 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 focus on curating inclusive and accessible spaces within the contemporary art landscape.
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2020—CURRENT 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
2023 Head Curator, Complex, Gabriel Loci, Prague CZ
2022 Head Curator, Between Anywhere and Nowhere, OFF Festival of Contemporary Photography, Bratislava SL
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
EXHIBITIONS & PUBLICATIONS
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
2021 Confluence (Group exhibition), Galerie AMU, Prague CZ
2020 Hot Press Magazine, Dublin, Ireland