Zoltán Kékesi (b. 1976, Budapest) is a Prins Foundation senior research fellow at the Center for Jewish History, New York. Since 2009 he has been associate professor for modern and contemporary art theory at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest, Department for Art Theory and Curatorial Studies. In 2010, 2012, and 2013 he was guest lecturer at the master program Kulturen Mittel- und Osteuropas at the Humboldt Universität, Berlin. He was a DAAD research fellow at the Humboldt Universität in 2005 and 2011, and an ÖAD research fellow at the Universität Wien in 2007 and 2013. He obtained his PhD in 2008 at the Eötvös-Loránd-University, Budapest, Department for Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies, where he worked as a research fellow from 2006 to 2011. After completing a postdoctoral research project on Holocaust memory in contemporary art with case studies on the work of Harun Farocki, Artur Żmijewski, Eyal Sivan, Omer Fast, Yael Bartana, and others (Hungarian edition 2011, forthcoming in English from the Central European University Press), his current research investigates the cultural history of modern antisemitism with a focus on Hungary.




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