Central European University
Kristóf Nagy is a PhD candidate at the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology of the Central European University (CEU), editor of the Fordulat journal of social theory and the member of The Working Group for Public Sociology "Helyzet". His doctoral project examines the configurations of state infrastructures of professional culture in Hungary in the context of state formation and hegemony forging through the case of the Hungarian Academy of Arts (MMA). Besides this, he has an additional interest in the interrelations of culture and the commons. He holds an MA in Sociology and another in History of Art from The Courtauld Institute of Art, and he is affiliated with the Central European Research Institute for Art History (KEMKI) in Budapest. He has published his works in Hungarian, English, German and Spanish, such as the chapter "Rabinec Studio: The Commodification of Art in Late Socialist Hungary" in the volume Contemporary Art and Capitalist Modernization. A Transregional Perspective (Routledge, 2020). His most recent exhibition project was Left Turn, Right Turn – Artistic and Political Radicalism under Late Socialism at the Blinken OSA Archives of Budapest in the autumn of 2019.