Significant Other

Significant Other colloquially stands for a gender-neutral term for a partner in an undefined intimate relationship. In psychology for any person who has great importance to an individual’s life or well-being and in sociology for any instance with a strong influence on one’s self-concept. As a curatorial practice and project space currently based in Vienna, Significant Other [SO] understands its way of thinking and acting in an analogical manner. Be it exhibitions, writing, or public program SO looks at mutually influential relations, symbiotic, same as destructive ones. Currently SO is focusing on the web of connections between contemporary art and architecture while simultaneously approaching cultural and historical binaries. Be it the struggle of what constitutes private and public spheres, continuing differences between former East and West as well as across institutional tropes and hierarchies. This strategy allows SO to identify and exploit points of friction and potential alike.


Significant Other is a curatorial duo formed by Laura Amann, architect and curator, and Jen Kratochvil, curator and lecturer. SO has curated amongst others solo exhibitions of Haris Epaminonda, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Jasmina Cibic and Céline Condorelli and group shows such as ‘Fauxthenticity’ at the Austrian Cultural Forum, or ’Vice Versa’, a festival of art in public space in the city center of Prague apart from hosting lectures, launches and lunches at their space in Vienna.

Recent exhibitions


All Done, Go Home, solo show by Antonis Pittas, Significant Other, Vienna (Austria)
Equipment, solo show by Céline Condorelli, Significant Other, Vienna (Austria)
Our Bodies So Soft, Our Lives So Epic, solo show by Šárka Basjuk Koudelová, curated by Laura Amann, Fait Gallery, Brno (Czech Rep.)
Neptune, solo show by Adéla Babová, curated by Jen Kratochvil, Zahorian & van Espen, Bratislava (Slovenia)
Black Lantern, solo show by Filip Dvorák, curated by Jen Kratochvil, Stone Projects, Prague (Czech Rep.)


Future Footnotes, solo show by Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Significant Other, Vienna (Austria)
Bad Seeds, solo show by Adam Vačkář, curated by Jen Kratochvil, Ateliér Josefa Sudka, Prague (Czech Rep.)
Rudolfinum-Time_Based, group show curated by Jen Kratochvil, Kunsthalle Rudolfinum, Prague (Czech Rep.)
VICE VERSA: Our Earth is Their Moon, Our Moon is Their Earth, festival m3: Art in public space, curated by Significant Other, various locations in the historical centre of Prague (Czech Rep.)
Bistro Affluenza, solo show by Jonáš Strouhal, curated by Significant Other, Galeria Plusminusnula, Košice (Slovakia)
Everything We Do Today Will Look Heroic in The Future, solo show by Jasmina Cibic, Significant Other, Vienna (Austria)
Vol. XXIV, solo show by Haris Epaminonda, Significant Other, Vienna (Austria)
It's a Trap, group show, Significant Other, Vienna (Austria)


Somebody Is About to Enter, two-person show by Klara Hosnedlova and Sonia Leimer, Significant Other, Vienna (Austria)
Truth Futurism, solo show by Metahaven, curated by Jen Kratochvil, FUTURA, Prague (Czech Rep.)
In My Hands, Every Day; In My Sight, Every Day, two-person show by Kajsa Dahlberg & Jirka Skála, curated by Laura Amann, Hunt & Kastner, Prague (Czech Rep.)
Complexity, Contradiction and a Decorated Shed, group show, Significant Other, Vienna (Austria)