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Biography

Dr Judit Bodor is Baxter Fellow in Curatorial Practice (Teaching & Research) at Duncan of Jordanstone School of Art & Design. With a background in art history and arts management and a practice-led PhD in contemporary curating from Theatre, Film and Television Studies at Aberystwyth University, she has been working independently as well as part of artist-led organisations, including Artpool Art Research Center, Budapest, East Street Arts, Leeds and WAVEparticle, Glasgow since 2000. Alongside her professional career, she has held various academic positions since 2005 including Programme Leader, MA Curating at Dartington College of Arts, Creative Fellow in Teaching and Learning at York St John University, and Tutor at MLitt Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art) at The Glasgow School of Art and MFA Fine Art at Cardiff College of Art & Design.
Judit’s work is situated at the intersection of the curatorial as an interdisciplinary, performative and collaborative mode of knowledge production and the underrepresented histories and practices of post-1960s counter-culture. Her PhD at National Museum Wales involved working from Welsh artist Ivor Davies’ archive of Destruction Art to explore curating historical performance art in contemporary museums. Her most recent curatorial projects are LIM(I)NAL (online, 2020), No such permanence, only becoming (Festival of Ephemeral Art, Sokołowsko, Poland, 2019) The Happenstance (representing Scotland at the 16th Architectural Biennale, 2018), Left Performance Histories (NGbK, Berlin 2018). She works with artists Emma Bolland and Tom Rodgers as co-founder/editors of Gordian Projects since 2014 and publishes her research regularly in collaboration with Roddy Hunter, including artpool.hu. A Users’ Guide (2021), The Poïpoïdrome in Budapest: a case study in curating art and changeability in Contemporary Art (2020) and Art, Meeting and Encounter: The Art of Action in Great Britain (2011). Her current research project What is a Living Archive? Curating the ‘unruly’ materiality of contemporary art focuses on curatorial approaches to materially and conceptually complex archives of time-based art (video and performance) and pre-Internet networked practices.
 

Research interests

Judit is interested in hearing from PhD candidates working in the research areas of:

  • Contemporary curating and the curatorial
  • Histories, practices and legacies of post-1960s counter-culture and time-based art
  • Artist archives
  • Practice as research in contemporary art

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 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Aberystwyth University

1 Oct 201330 Sep 2017

Award Date: 13 Apr 2018

Master of Arts, University of Plymouth

20042005

Award Date: 12 Oct 2005

Bachelor of Arts, Eotvos Lorand University

19972002

Award Date: 1 Jun 2002

External positions

External Examiner, University of Southampton

1 Sep 202131 Dec 2024

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

1 Nov 2020 → …

Advisory Board Member

31 Mar 0001 → …

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