Kateřina Lenzová is a curator based in Prague, Czech Republic. She studied Curatorial studies at Faculty of Art and Design in Ústí nad Labem and Industrial Design at Czech Technical University in Prague. She was an intern in KUD Mreža for one year (7. 9. 2015 – 24. 8. 2016) within program Erasmus +. During her stay she was a temporary member of KUD Mreža team, cooperated on the projects and organized an exhibition in Gallery Alkatraz (Nejc Franetič – Deso & Mustafa: D&M Company, 2016 and The Clash / Trk / La choque / Střet, 2017).
During her residency she has been researching the way of functioning of an alternative cultural institution (in example of Metelkova mesto) in it’s political and socio-cultural context. The research would be used for her thesis which addresses larger issues such as sub and underground culture and ways of independence in cultural production. As a temporary team member she had access to the KUD Mreža archive. She has been interviewing artists and other who were involved in the Metelkova development.
Photo by: Nada Žgank