An art historian trained in Prague and Sienna, Italy, Lenka Bydžovská has published extensively on the Czech avant-garde and modernism in international contexts—whether on the dark side of modernity (with Vojtěch Lahoda and Karel Srp, Černá slunce. Odvrácená strana modernity, 2012) or on singular artists (Josef Šíma, in 2006 or Jindřich Štyrský in 2007. She has been the curator of many exhibitions on the Czech avant-garde, as well as on Alfons Mucha: Slovanstvo bratrské (Alfons Mucha: The Fraternal Slavic People, Prague, 2005). She published in 2011 with Karel Srp a book on the Slavonic Epopee (Alfons Mucha. Slovanská epopej). Lenka Bydžovská is the head of the Department of 19th to 21st Centuries Art at the Institute of Art of the Czech Academy of Sciences.