RICHARD GREGOR (born 1974) is a historian, curator, and art critic who studied at Trnava University and at Charles University in Prague. He has worked as chief curator at Nitra Gallery and Bratislava City Gallery, lectured in the Department of Art Theory and History at the Academy of Art in Banská Bystrica, and served as an independent expert on questions concerning galleries at the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic. Gregor has curated more than 30 exhibitions at home and abroad and has written numerous reviews and essays. Founder of the journal Jazdec - a noticeboard for current activity in the arts, he is also the creator of the web-archive www.artdispecing.sk. A former president of the Council of Slovak Galleries, as the vice president of the Slovak Section of AICA. Gregor was co-organizer of the 46th AICA International Congress in Slovakia in 2013. He regularly participates in conferences and seminars, has lectured in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, and the U.S.A., and has had stipendiary stays in the U.S.A., Great Britain, Denmark, and Israel. In 2008, on his initiative, the Cyprián Majerník Gallery in Bratislava (originally founded in 1957) was re-established. Gregor's book Haberernová´s Eye: Post-Informal Figuration in Slovak Visual Art of 1960s was published in 2013. Since 2014, he has been the chief curator at Dom umenia / Kunsthalle Bratislava.
When We Idolize ArtBy Richard Gregor
Art criticism in Slovakia is arguably reminiscent of a laboratory in which individual experiments, independent of each other, are pretty much predictable based on an awareness of the evolution and patterns of critical thinking and how it is put into practice in Western countries.