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Emese Kürti (Hungary)
Researcher, Museum of Fine Arts - Central European Research Institute for Art History (KEMKI)
Emese Kürti is an art historian and researcher based in Budapest. Between 2021 and 2023, she was a Deputy Director at the Museum of Fine Arts – Central European Research Institute for Art History (KEMKI). Previously, she was a researcher at Artpool Art Research Center, a lecturer at the Central European University (CEU), and an art historian at the Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art. She is a member of the Hungarian Section of AICA and the NEP4Dissent international research network. Her research focuses include Neo-Avant-Garde practices in Eastern Europe and Yugoslavia, the concepts of minorities, and women’s positions in experimental art. She holds a Ph.D. in Film, Media, and Cultural Theory from Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), her dissertation was published by L’Harmattan, Budapest in 2018. The last book she co-edited with Zsuzsa László What Will Be Already Exists: Temporalities of Cold War Archives in East-Central Europe and Beyond was published by Transcript Verlag in 2021.