Andrea Průchová Hrůzová
Andrea Průchová Hrůzová is a visual culture theorist, researcher, and assistant professor.
She is a founder and director of the Platform for Visual Culture Studies Fresh Eye (www.fresh-eye.cz). She teaches at the Department of Sociology at Charles University in Prague and collaborates with the Institute for Contemporary History of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. She translated John Berger's Ways of Seeing (2016) and co-translated W. J. T. Mitchell's Picture Theory (2016) and Nicholas Mirzoeff's How to See the World(2018). She is currently engaged with a translation of Jonas Mekas's essays Scrapbook of the Sixties (in collaboration with Jan Suk). Internationally, she has published articles in European Journal of Cultural Studies or Visual Studies, in academic edited volumes like Handbook of Image Studies (2021), and released an art book We Have Never Been Earth (2018). She has just completed a collection of essays, Captured by Images. The Visual Politics of the 21st Century (print in May 2024), and is researching the reception of decolonization and anti-racism in the Czech internet environment. She is one of the curators of the international online film-documentary exhibition Frames of Reconstruction (2022, www.frames-reconstruction.eu)