Emese Kürti

Deputy Director for Research, Head of Department, Art Historian

Research Department

From 2018 to 2021, she was a researcher at the Artpool Art Research Center, then Head of Department from 2021 to 2022. She is currently Head of the Department of Research and Deputy Director of Research at the Central European Research Institute for Art History (KEMKI). Previously, she was a lecturer at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts and Central European University (CEU), and a museologist at the Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art. She is a member of the Hungarian Section of AICA and of the NEP4Dissent international research network. Her research interests include Hungarian and Yugoslavian neo-avantgarde art (fluxus, conceptual art, experimental poetry and performance, as well as the issues of minority collectives and women’s positions). She received her doctorate in Film Studies from the ELTE Institute for Art Theory and Media Studies; her dissertation was published by L’Harmattan in 2018 (Glissando and Plucking the Strings: Contemporary Music and Neo-avantgarde Art in Private Spaces of the Underground).

At the Research Department of KEMKI, she is in charge of the transregional research project Resonances, and carries out research tasks related to the László Beke Archives.

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