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 holds a Master’s degree (2010) in Theatre, Film and Media Studies from the University of Vienna and a doctoral degree (2016) in Theatre Studies and Art History. She is currently preparing a postdoctoral research project on thinking about art in Central and Eastern Europe during state socialism. Katalin has just finished a book entitled "The Hungarian Avant-Garde in Late Socialism: Art of the Second Public Sphere" (I.B.Tauris, forthcoming 2019). She holds a lecturer position at the Department of Theatre, Film and Media Studies at the University of Vienna. 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 presents and publishes extensively on art theory and methodology in late socialist East-Central Europe, intellectual history during state socialism, public sphere theory in the post-totalitarian condition, performance and intermedia art in communist times, as well as archival studies.