Dr Katalin Cseh-Varga
University of Vienna
Katalin Cseh-Varga is a historian and theoretician of visual, intermedia and performance art with a focus on socialist Central Europe, especially Hungary. She is currently a visiting professor of Eastern European Art History at the Humboldt University Berlin. Previously she was a Hertha Firnberg Fellow at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and held a lecturer position at the Department of Theatre, Film and Media Studies at the University of Vienna. Katalin has earned her Master's degree (2010, University of Vienna) in Theatre, Film and Media Studies and her doctoral degree (2016, LMU Munich) in Theatre Studies and Art History. Her postdoctoral research project is an 'intellectual art history' of Central and Eastern Europe during state socialism. Katalin has recently finished the book The Hungarian Avant-Garde and Socialism: Art of the Second Public Sphere (Bloomsbury, forthcoming). In 2015 Katalin worked at the University of California Berkeley as a Visiting Scholar Researcher. Between November 2015 and May 2017 she was a research assistant at the Graduate School of East and Southeast European Studies at LMU Munich. Besides being active as a project coordinator and editor, Katalin lectures and publishes extensively on art in socialist Central Europe, intellectual art history, public sphere theory, performance and intermedia art, media theory and history, archival studies and (participatory) social media.