Maya Kvetny: Mining for beauty


In her talk, Maya Kvetny guides the audience in looking at the world through her unique lens to mine for beauty in places, people, and situations even where it may appear scarce. Originally from Los Angeles, Maya started out as an art broker in San Francisco. After moving to Prague in 1992, Maya opened Myrnyx Tyrnyx, an alternative vintage boutique, encouraging her clientele to own and express their individuality and uniqueness. Maya is perhaps best known in Prague for founding an internationally renowned casting agency of the same name in 1998. Myrnyx Tyrnyx Agency broke racial and cultural barriers in the Czech entertainment industry with their diversity, delivering fine actors, top models, performers, and other talent with the spirit of breaking tradition and stereotypes. The Agency has successfully cast foreign and local feature films, TV series and commercials for the international market, including Spiderman: Far From Home, Oscar-winning film Jojo Rabbit, and The Gray Man.