Kristóf Nagy

Art Historian, Sociologist

Research Department

He works at KEMKI’s Research Department, where he is involved in a project on the art of the 1980s. He studied art history at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, as well as sociology and anthropology at Central European University (CEU). He is currently pursuing his PhD at CEU, where, in 2024, he received the Award for Advanced Doctoral Students. He is also an editor of the social theory journal Fordulat, and lecturer at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE). He has published in Hungarian, English, German and Spanish. In 2019, he curated the exhibition Left Turn, Right Turn – Artistic and Political Radicalism under Late Socialism // The Orfeo and the Inconnu Groups, held at the Blinken OSA Archives. Between 2020 and 2022, he was a recipient of the Ernő Kállai fellowship for art historians and art critics. In 2021, he was a visiting scholar at the University of Vienna in the autumn, and at the University of Amsterdam in the spring.  

At KEMKI’s Research Department, in 2024, he is tasked with leading the international workshop Infrastructures of Trading and Transferring Art Since 1900, and the editor of an anthology of art criticism from the 1980s.

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