The Jaroslav Fragner Gallery is located in the historic centre of Prague and is one of the few galleries in the Czech Republic devoted solely to the presentation of architecture. There is already more than half a century tradition, and since 2006 it has been operated by the Architectura association. Authors from the Czech Republic, Europe and the world, especially progressive studios of middle and upcoming generation exhibit here regularly. The gallery has a long-term cooperation with a number of European architectural art galleries, centres and educational institutions. It cooperates closely with artistic and technical universities, organizes international conferences, field trips, spreads publications, organizes and experts´ lectures and master classes. It also realises presenting of Czech works abroad and has organized several major exhibitions of contemporary Czech architectural design. Solo exhibitions are devoted to current issues, renowned personalities and history of the 20th century. In recent years the gallery has also presented the subject of public space, sustainable architecture and the conversion of industrial heritage in the form of solo exhibitions and festivals.
Selection of the presented foreign studios – Bjarke Ingels Group, Bow-Wow, Querkraft, FOA, Jürgen Mayer, MVRDV, Riedijk Neutelings, René van Zuuk, NL Architects, Bartlett School, Eduardo Souto de Moura, XDGA, Bevk Perović, AmP Arquitectos
Selected Czech exhibitions – Antonín Raymond 7×, Věra and Vladimír Machonin, Jan Bočan, SIAL, Alena Šrámková, Emil Králíček; Green Architecture.CZ, Contemporary Czech Industrial, Projectil, Kamil Mrva, Aulík Fišer architects, DAM, Zdeněk Fránek, A69, New Work, Punk in Czech architecture
Long-term international projects – Landscape Festival Prague (landscape architecture, land-art, lectures by foreign experts), Experimental Architecture Biennial (architecture using new technologies and materials, algorithms and biological processes, exhibition and international symposium), Open Air Arena Betlémské náměstí (all kinds of art in public space, Bethlehem Culture Night – cooperation with the neighbouring cultural institutions), Wine and Architecture in Central Europe (visits, publication, international conference, exhibitions)
Festivals of contemporary Czech architecture abroad – Berlin, Bratislava, Hamburg
The most successful exhibitions abroad – Czech Architectural Cubism (Berlin, Helsinki, Košice, Luxembourg, Madrid, Munich, New York, Paris, Tokyo), Prague Functionalism (Austin, Eindhoven, Haarlem, Ljubljana, Madrid, New York, Porto, Regensburg, Sofia, Tel Aviv), New Face of Prague (Berlin, Budapest, Bucharest, Bratislava, Dresden, Hamburg, Sofia, Vienna)
Other major international projects – Architecture outside the Traditional Centers (two-year research grant in collaboration with FUA TU Liberec, conferences, visits, publications, workshops, study visits, exhibition), Artscape Norway – presentation of art and architecture in the Norwegian landscape and public space (exhibition, film documentary, video art, publications), Prague Railway Stations Un/Used (exhibition and international conference to support the rescue Žižkov Freight Railway Station)
Foreign partners – AEDES in Berlin, the Museum of Architecture in Wroclaw, Design Factory in Bratislava, Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava, Architekturzentrum Wien, NAi in Rotterdam, ABC Architectuurcenter in Haarlem, Budapest Centre of Architecture FUGA, Merano Arte in Merano, National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo, ROM/KUNST+ARKITEKTUR in Oslo, CCCB in Barcelona, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London