Bohumila Grögerová

(1921–2014, Prague) was a Czech translator, editor and writer who beginning in the 1950s worked closely with the poet Josef Hiršal. In their joint work, they focused mainly on visual and sound poetry, radio plays, poetic prose and extensive translation activity. In the 1960s they became part of the international artistic movement of experimental poetry and pioneers of concrete poetry in Czechoslovakia. At the same time, they were drawn to the issues of cybernetics and new technologies, which Grögerová also explored in her own textual works. Her creative work long oscillated between sound poetry, visual art and distinctive philosophical puzzles.

Grögerová’s works have been presented in numerous solo exhibitions, e.g., at the Star Summer Palace in Prague (2021–2022), Literaturhaus in Berlin (2012) and Brno House of Arts (2009), as well as included in group exhibitions, e.g., at the Kvalitář Gallery (2021), Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Bolzano (2019–2020), 8mička Gallery in Humpolec (2019) and Badischer Kunstverein in Karlsruhe (2016).