20032024

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Biography

Judit joined DJCAD as a Lecturer and Baxter Fellow in Curatorial Practice (Art & Design) in 2020.

With a background in Art History (ELTE, Budapest, 2002), Arts Management (Dartington College of Arts, University of Plymouth, 2005) and a mid-career practice-led and AHRC-funded collaborative Doctoral Award (Aberystwyth University, 2017) Judit has developed a portfolio career working as a curator, creative producer, part-time academic, researcher, writer, and editor independently and in a variety of roles in artist-led organisations (Artpool, Budapest; East Street Arts, Leeds; WAVEparticle, Glasgow) and Higher Education Institutions (MA Curating Award lead, Dartington College of Arts; Fine Art Lecturer and Creative Fellow, York St John University; Associate Tutor then Lecturer, MLitt Curatorial Practice at The Glasgow School of Art).


As a researcher and curator, Judit often works on experimental projects to explore and make visible the histories and practices of post-1970s countercultural,  time-based, processual, collaborative, and interdisciplinary art practices. Her other interests include the role of a curator as a 'companion', exhibition-as-research, and creating sustainable frameworks in the arts through HEI-industry partnership work and resource sharing.

Judit's most recent project include:

Curating the 2023 DJCAD Research EXPO and Away Day including works from over 50 staff members and PhD researchers working in the fields of contemporary art, design and making, and architecture.

Judit initiated the project Curating Living Archives as part of her Baxter Fellowship in 2020  to explore the unique media art archives at DJCAD. To date, she has curated the online exhibition 'Alastair MacLennan LIM(I)NAL' and accompanying workshop event 'IN AND EASE' (2020), and raised funding from the Royal Society of Edinburgh to lead a 12-month online interdisciplinary workshop project titled 'What is a Living Archive. Curating the 'unruly' materiality of contemporary art', involving archivists, conservators, curators and artists from across the UK and internationally (2021). This project also included an online commission for new work in response to the REWIND: Early Video Art Archive (2021-22). More: curatinglivingarchives.network

Prior to her work at DJCAD Judit curated Silent Explosion: Ivor Davies and Destruction in Art at the National Museum Wales, Cardiff (2015) and worked in curatorial teams to develop The Happenstance, Scotland’s Collateral Event at the 16th Architectural Biennial, Venice, and the international group exhibition Left Performance Histories (NGbK, Berlin 2018).
 
Judit’s writings have been published by Routledge, Palgrave MacMillan, Taylor&Francis, Brill, Trancript Verlag, Occassional Papers and Apparatus Journal. She often publishes her research on archives and curatorial practice in collaboration with artist Roddy Hunter, including the recent artpool.hu. A Users’ Guide (2021), and The Poïpoïdrome in Budapest: a case study in curating art and changeability in Contemporary Art (2020). In 2014 Judit co-founded the artist-led press Gordian Projects with artists Emma Bolland and Tom Rodgers to publish at the intersection of artist's book, literature, and archives. 
 
Judit is the current Lead of the Creative Economise Knowledge Exchange Hub at the Scottish Graduate School of Arts and Humanities, a Trustee of the Alasdair Gray Archive, Glasgow and Generator Projects Dundee, and serves as a member of the Council for Higher Education Research Alliance and the Scottish Advisory Group of ART360 Foundation.

 

Research interests

 

  • Curating contemporary art 
  • Histories, practices and legacies of post-1970s counterculture 
  • Artists' archives
  • Practice as research in curating and contemporary art
  • Exhibition as research

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Exhibiting the Ivor Davies Archive of Destruction in Art: an exploration of curating historical performance art in the Museum, Aberystwyth University

1 Oct 201330 Sept 2017

Award Date: 13 Apr 2018

Master of Arts, The Problems and Opportunities of Extending the Life of Performance Art through Archiving and Curating Civil Twilight, University of Plymouth

20042005

Award Date: 12 Oct 2005

Bachelor of Arts, Eotvos Lorand University

19972002

Award Date: 1 Jun 2002

External positions

Trustee

23 Apr 2023 → …

Trustee

1 Dec 2022 → …

Creative Economies Knowledge Exchange Hub Lead, Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities

Jun 2022 → …

External Examiner, University of Southampton

1 Sept 202131 Dec 2024

Research Alliance Member, Council for Higher Education in Art and Design (CHEAD)

1 Nov 2020 → …

Advisory Board Member

31 Mar 0001 → …

Keywords

  • NX Arts in general

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