Lives and works in London, UK

Education

2010 – 2012      Royal College of Art, MA Curating Contemporary Art, London, UK
2003 – 2010      Eötvös Loránd University, MA Teacher of Art History, Budapest, Hungary
2003 – 2009      Eötvös Loránd University, MA Art History, Budapest, Hungary
2003 – 2009      Eötvös Loránd University, MA Film Studies, Budapest, Hungary

Teaching

2017 – 2019         Visiting Tutor, Goldsmiths College, MFA Fine Art course, London, UK
2017 – 2019         Workshop Leader, Central Saint Martins, BA Fine Art and Summer School students, London, UK
2018 – 2019         Visiting Tutor, Acme Associate Studio Programme, London, UK
2019 Spring         Visiting Lecturer, University of Hertfordshire, UK
2016 – 2018         Visiting Lecturer, Royal College of Art, MFA School of Arts and Humanities, London, UK
2017 Spring         Visiting Lecturer, Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vilnius, Lithuania
2016 – 2017         Visiting Lecturer, School of the Damned, independent study programme, UK
2012 Spring         Free University Lecture Series, Pinceszínház, Budapest, Hungary

Residencies

2019 Aug/Sept       Research Residency, tranzit.sk, Bratislava, Slovakia
2018  September   Research Residency,
Blitz Malta, Valletta, Malta
2017 June                Theory of Leaves, short residency and workshop organised by Emma, Ancona, Italy
2017 February        Professional visit, guest of ARCO Madrid, Spain
2017 April                 Curatorial Research Residency at Rupert, Vilnius, Lithuania
2008 Spring             Erasmus Scholarship, Utrecht University, Gender Studies, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Languages

Hungarian – Native, English – Fluent, French – Good
(Hungarian and British dual citizenship)

Statement

Working as a curator for the past 9 years, I organised and commissioned over 60 exhibitions, as well as numerous event series, symposia and other projects around a variety of themes such plant and animal studies; the environmental and urban commons; the future of political language; and the relationship between magic and politics…

Positions

April 2019 – Current
Independent Curator. In this period  I undertook curatorial research residencies in Italy, Germany and in Bratislava, Slovakia; I presented a series of reading groups at Jupiter Woods, London; gave a lecture performance in a forest in the Czech Republic and am leading a critical art theory reading group around contemporary urgencies at Trafó House of Contemporary Art, Hungary, Budapest. I am currently working towards curating an international group exhibition and events programme at tranzit.sk in Bratislava, Slovakia.

November 2018 – Current
Advisory Board Member, ‘OFF-Biennale Budapest’, Hungary, and Project Curator for two previous editions in 2017 and 2015.

January 2014 – April 2019
Director and Curator at Tenderpixel Gallery, London, UK. I have been responsible for developing a new artistic programme and direction for the gallery. I delivered approximately 7 exhibitions and around 25 public events/year including performances, symposia, talks, screenings and tours as well as online commissions and other off-site projects. I reported to the Founder/CEO of Tenderpixel, and oversaw the work of the two assistant curators (split role), the interns, the free lance designer, photographer and technicians. I collaborated with the manager of the partner contemporary art bookshop, Tenderbooks, to publish books, catalogues and other printed matter.

July 2012 –  December 2013
Associate Curator at Tenderpixel Gallery, London, UK.

January – July 2011
Assistant Curator, GLA (Greater London Authority, Office of the Major of London), Fourth Plinth public art project.



August – December 2009
Internship, Kunsthalle Vienna and MAK Vienna, Austria.


April – July 2009
Internship, Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary.

 

 

 

Selected Independent Projects

September 2020 (Upcoming)
Curator of international group exhibition, invited by Re_Act Contemporary and MAH Museum, Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal.

March – June 2020 (Upcoming)
Curator, group exhibition and accompanying event series, tranzit.sk, Bratislava, Slovakia.

October 2019 (Upcoming)
Lecture, ‘Rewilding Curatorial Practice’ at ‘Naturak’ international curators’ conference, including  presenters Ana Laura Aláez, Bik Van der Pol, Fernando García-Dory, Hidrogenesse, Latitudes (Max Andrews y Mariana Cánepa Luna), Yael Messer, Jon Otamendi, Sergio Prego, María Ptqk, Alfredo Puente (Fundación Cerezales Antonino y Cinia), Borbála Soós, Julia Spinola, Natalia Valencia Arango and Idoia Zabaleta (Azala) at Eremuak, Bilbao, Spain.

September – December 2019
Leading critical art theory reading groups at Trafó House of Contemporary Culture, Budapest, Hungary, around the theme of hydrofeminism and ecological practices.

August 2019
Curatorial research residency with STEP Beyond and tranzit.sk, Bratislava, Slovakia.

July 2019
Lecture Performance at ‘WE ARE THE WOODS, The Intelligence of Plants and Interspecies Communication’ organised The Institute of Anxiety and ARE, nonprofit organisations based in Prague, Czech Republic. The event took place in their 1.8 ha forest in Orlické Mountains that ARE bought for community purposes. Co-curated Screening Programme in the night forest including The Secret Life of Plants directed by Walon Green and contributions by artists Melanie Bonajo, Pedro Neves Marques and Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

February – May 2019
‘Forest Rangers’, leading a series of imaginary tours and reading groups on the ecological commons
at Jupiter Woods, London.

January 2019
Lecture, Creative Positions within Art, Economy & Politics, University of Hertfordshire, UK.

December 2018 – January 2019
Curator, group exhibition Some people believe the Sun used to be yellow with Julia Crabtree & William Evans, Elena Damiani, Rowena Harris, Adrien Missika and Ana Vaz at the public art institution Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest, Hungary.

Accompanying events: guided tour by the curator and the artists, performance lecture by the curator, and screening for the first time in Hungary the portrait film Donna Haraway, Story Telling for Earthly Survival.

September 2018
Research Residency at Blitz, Valletta, Malta.

May 2018
Chair of panel discussion with recent residency artists, SPACE Art + Technology, London, UK.

October 2017
CONGLOMERATE screening event in collaboration with Camden Arts Centre, London, UK.

September – October 2017
Curator, OFF-Biennale Budapest, HU. Forecasting a Broken Past. This group exhibition considered alternative histories and interlinked personal anecdotes with past and present political struggles. Artists includes Can Altay, Nicoline van Harskamp, Andy Holden, Tamás Kaszás, Gergely László and Katarina Sević. Art Quarter Budapest, Hungary.

July 2017
Lecture as part of Theory of Leaves, organised by Emma (Veronica Valentini). As part of the workshop I gave a lecture about my recent practice and Mushrooms as Enablers. Looking at plants as model for collaboration among human and non-human spheres, the four-day programme aimed to generate a climate of knowledge through cohabitation, exploration, distributed and situated learning promoted by artistic and cultural production. Offagna, Ancona, Italy.

May 2017
Curator, Mushrooms on the Ruins.  Winner of the International Curatorial Open. The exhibition includes works by Salvatore Arancio, Petra Feriancová, Olivier Castel and Iza Tarasewicz. Nogueras Blanchard, Madrid, Spain.

April 2017
Lecture on Fungal Futures at Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vilnius, Lithuania.

April 2017
Lecture followed by thematic dinner titled A realm where cause-and-effect no longer applies, Autarkia, Vilnius, Lithuania.

April 2017
Curatorial Residency at Rupert, Vilnius, Lithuania.

February 2017
In conversation with David Ferrando Giraut at SCAN Arte Project Space, London, UK.

September 2016
Lecture on Biopolitics and Urban Commons as part of Techniques to Make You Doubt, a two-day seminar, specifically conceived for researchers, cultural practitioners and students from the MA in Visual Culture MNCARS Reina Sofia. Participants included Sonia Fernández Pan, Sabel Gavaldon, Hanna Laura Kaljo, João Laia, Fran Meana, Enough Room for Space, Borbala Soos, Jochen Volz and Benjamin Weil. Curatorial platform, Fluent, Santander, Spain.

May – June 2015
Curator, OFF-Biennale Budapest, Hungary. Collaboration Beyond Consensus – Rehearsing Collectivity was an exhibition including a research library display, seminar and talk. Participating artists were Priscila Fernandes, Adelita Husni-Bey, Hungarian alternative theatre company – Krétakör, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, Rehana Zaman. In collaboration with tranzit.hu, Budapest, Hungary.

June – July 2013
Curator, We Are Alternative Structures, The exhibition and events included Anna Clawson & Nicole Ward, Jean-Philippe Dordolo, Ian Giles and George Vasey. Focal Point and TAP, Southend-on-Sea, UK.

April – May 2012
The Eternal Life of Performance Art? Lectures as part of Re: Akcio, Free University Series, Pinceszínház, Budapest, Hungary.

March 2012
Co-curator of Ritual without Myth, Royal College of Art, MA Curating Contemporary Art Final Show, London, UK. The exhibition and public events series featured Danai Anesiadou, Asco, Erick Beltrán, Lygia Clark, Joachim Koester, Patrizio Di Massimo, Ioana Nemes, Ocaña, Amalia Pica and Yeguas del Apocalipsis.

December 2010 – February 2011
Co-curator of two artist retreats at Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire, UK.

 

 

Selection of recent projects curated for Tenderpixel Gallery, London, UK
More info: tenderpixel.com

January – February 2019
Joana Escoval, The Sun Lovers, solo exhibition.

October – December 2018
Florian Roithmayr, Something infinitely distant and strange, solo show.

October 2018
Tenderflix, Future Responsibilities, international film festival in collaboration with the British Film Institute, London.

July – September 2018
Becoming Plant, group exhibition with Victoria Adam, Julia Crabtree & William Evans, Ingela Ihrman, Paloma Proudfoot and André Romão and a series of reading groups off-site in various parks.

March – April 2018
Pakui Hardware, The Return of Sweetness, solo show.

December 2017 – January 2018
Series of performances by Nicole Bachmann, Marcel Darienzo and Nicoline van Harskamp.

November 2017
Tenderflix, international film festival. Screening at Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Royal College of Art, London, UK.

October – November 2017
A Gesture Towards Transformation, group exhibition with Aimar Arriola, Nicole Bachman, Omer Fast, Paul Maheke, Amalia Pica and Pedro G Romero.

September 2017
Feiko Beckers, You might actually learn something, solo show.

June – July 2017
CONGLOMERATE, Station ID. CONGLOMERATE is a collaborative Gesamtkunstwerk presented in the form of a television network. The project is realised by a core team of five Berlin-based artists and filmmakers: Sol Calero, Ethan Hayes-Chute, Derek Howard, Christopher Kline and Dafna Maimon.

March – April 2017
David Ferrando Giraut, The Accursed Stare, solo exhibition.

February – March 2017
Tropical Hangover, group exhibition, including Salvatore Arancio, Zuzanna Czebatul, Rowena Harris, Laure Prouvost, Suzanne Treister.

November 2016 – January 2017
Rehana Zaman, Tell me the story Of all these things, solo show at Tenderpixel and event at INIVA, London, UK.

September – October 2016
Richard Healy, Lubricants & Literature, solo exhibition and publication.

April – June 2016
Spatial Practices and the Urban Commons, exhibition and 8 weeks of talks, seminars, workshops and tours, including contributors Can Altay, Thomas Dobson, Fernando García-Dory, Sabel Gavaldon, Adelita Husni-Bey, Matthew Fuller, Platon Issaias, Tim Ivison, Just Space, Adam Kaasa, Loughborough Farm, Josie McVitty, Godofredo Pereira, public works, Emily Rosamond, Louise Shelley, Squash, Tijana Stevanović, Ben Vickers, Joanna Warsza.

October 2015
Tenderflix, Futures, international film festival. Screening at the ICA, London, UK.

October 2015
Ilona Sagar, Haptic Skins of a Glass Eye, solo exhibition and daily performances.

July 2015
The Infinite Lawn, group show, including Adriano Amaral, Vanessa Billy, Petra Feriancová, Falke Pisano, Yann Sérandour and Ian Whittlesea.

May – June 2015
Ben Cain, Figure Finger Figure Finger Figure Figure Finger, solo exhibition.

April 2015
Things That Tumble Twice, group show with Olivier Castel, Ian Law, Florian Roithmayr.

March 2015
Social Choreography, screening programme with Julie Born Schwartz, Priscila Fernandes, Adelita Husni-Bey, Rosalind Nashashibi and Katarina Zdjelar.

December 2014
Acting Truthfully Under the Circumstances, exhibition and event series with Feiko Beckers, Anna Kirchner and David Panos, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Rehana Zaman and Jacopo Miliani.

October 2014
Claudia Djabbari, Strategies of Chaos, solo exhibition.

October 2014
Erika Hock, The Seamstress, Her Mistress, the Mason and the Thief, solo exhibition.

June – July 2014
before breakfast we talked about the furthest visible point before it all disappeared, group exhibition and events, including Cathy Haynes, Fay Nicolson, Kentaro Yamada, Andrea Zucchini.

March 2014
Société Réaliste (Ferenc Gróf and Jean-Baptiste Naudy), Mottopsy, solo exhibition.

October – November 2013
Past performance is the best indicator of future results, group exhibition, including Fernando García-Dory, Toril Johannessen, Fiona Shaw.

February 2013
Of Parameters, group exhibition, including Cevdet Erek, Marcell
 Esterházy, Dóra Maurer, Karel Miler.