Jiri Svestka Gallery Prague was founded in 1995 by art historian and curator Dr. Jiri Svestka. The mission of the gallery, which was one of the first private galleries in Czech Republic, has been – since its establishment – to enforce Czech and Central-European art in the international context. On the other hand, the aim is also to introduce interesting and various positions of the international art in Prague. Jiri Svestka Gallery Berlin was founded in 2009. The exhibition space in Berlin was closed in 2017 in order to keep the gallery more concentrated on the resolutions and the gallery functions on regular basis exclusively in Prague.