PhDr. Kaliopi Chamonikola, PhD.
Director of the Moravian Gallery in Brno and of Brno Biennale

Born November 17, 1954 in Brno, Czech Republic

1970–74 Secondary School of Decorative Arts, Brno
1974–79 Faculty of Letters, J. E. Purkynì University (today’s Masaryk University), Brno - history of fine arts
1982 PhDr. Degree (M.A. equivalent)
2001 PhD. Degree

Professional activities:
1979–85 art historian at the Regional Museum of Brno District, Ivanèice
since 1986 curator of the collection of early art (since the Middle Ages up to the end of 18th century) at the Moravian Gallery, Brno
1992–95 external lecturer in history of medieval art at the Department of History of Art, Masaryk University, Brno since May 1997 director of the Moravian Gallery, Brno

Awards and grants:
1992 Josef Krása Award (bestowed to young art historians in the Czech Republic for their contribution to professional research)
1992–93 grant of the Central European University (Research Support Scheme) for the research project „Nicolaus Gerhaert of Leyden and the Moravian context"
1993 study stay at the „Institut für Kunstgeschichte" of Vienna University
1995 study stay in Austria supported by the „Österreichisches Ost- und Südosteuropa Institut" in Brno
1996–97 grant of the Central European University for the research project „Triforium of St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague as a manifestation of Carolingian historism"

Central European art of the late Middle Ages; contemporary artistic creation

Other professional activities:
1998–2000 member of the Dramaturgical Board of „Prague – European capital of culture 2000" (responsible for the section of museums)
Concurrently member of the editorial board of the journal „Umìní" (Art – published by the Institute of History of Art of the Academy of Science of the Czech Republic), Bulletin of the Moravian Gallery, etc.
Member of various advisory bodies, acquisition committees, etc.