Charlotta Kotík, independent curator based in Brooklyn, is a former Head of the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Brooklyn Museum where she initiated new programs, such series of Grand Lobby Projects for extensive installation-based works and the Working in Brooklyn series to document the energy of the nascent Brooklyn art scene. During the course of her career, Ms. Kotík organized numerous exhibitions, presenting the work by contemporary artists. She is also a member of the board of the Jindřich Chalupecký Award, an important recognition of young visual artists in Czech Republic. Presently, Charlotta works as a writer and independent curator and facilitates various projects for galleries, alternative spaces and museums alike. She is the great granddaughter of president T.G. Masaryk.
As a longtime member of SVU, she hopes to help the new SVU team develop a program for support and promotion of Czech and Slovak artists.