Andrea Ausztrics

Primarily works as a filmmaker and creative producer but has also been involved in contemporary art as a curator and media artist for few years now. She studied at Eötvös Loránd University’s Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Departments and holds two master degrees in Aesthetics and Cultural Anthropology and finished her Phd program in Social History. In all of the three faculties she dealt with visual communication, representations of cultural identity and memory. In 2015-2016 she was a Fulbright scholar at New York University while she was researching on her PhD dissertation in History about Jewish museums and novel modes of representation. The same academic year brought the opportunity to create this exhibition in collaboration with the Hungarian Culture Center in New York. 

Elősorban filmkészítőként és kreatív producerként dolgozik, emellett a kortárs művészeti közegben mint kurátor és médiaművész is alkot. Tanulmányait az Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem Bölcsészettudományi és Társadalomtudományi karjain folytatta, ahol két mesterdiplomát szerzett esztétika és kulturális antropológia szakokon, illetve egy doktori programot teljesített történelemből. Mindhárom karon vizuális kommunikációval, a kulturális identitás és az emlékezet ábrázolásával foglalkozott. 2015 és 2016 között a New York University Fulbright kutatójaként New Yorkban élt, ezalatt doktori értekezésével foglalkozott amely a zsidó múzeumok új kiállítás-stratégiáit és reprezentációját mutatja be. Ugyanez a tanév hozta el ennek a kiállításnak a lehetőségét a New York-i Magyar Kulturális Központnak köszönhetően.

Website:
ausztrics.com
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E-mail:
aausztrics@gmail.com

Zita Mara Vadasz

Zita Mara Vadasz is a cultural manager, festival organizer and curator. She graduated from the Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) of Budapest with an MA in Political Science. Currently she is working at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest (MOME) as an Advisor to the Rector of the university. She is supervising the Emerging Media Program, a new initiative to develop and launch new educational programs related to film and animation, dynamic media and digital design. She is also a member of the New Campus Strategy Advisory Board and is responsible for international relations.

Before taking on her job at MOME, she was the Director of the Hungarian Cultural Center in New York and was overseeing and coordinating the center’s cultural, academic and satellite programing with external partners related to the center, including the Guggenheim Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, School of Visual Arts, New York University and many more.

E-mail:
zita.vadasz@gmail.com