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 in the Department of Art Theory and Curatorial Studies at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest. In 2010, 2012, and 2013 he was guest lecturer in the masters program in Cultural Studies of Central and Eastern Europe at Humboldt University, Berlin. He was a DAAD research fellow at Humboldt University in 2005 and 2011, and an ÖAD research fellow at the University of Vienna in 2007 and 2013. He obtained his PhD in Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies from Eötvös-Loránd University, Budapest, where he worked as a research fellow from 2006 to 2011. His most recent book is Agents of Liberation: Holocaust Memory in Contemporary Art and Documentary Film, featuring case studies on German, Polish, and Israeli artists (Hungarian edition 2012, English edition forthcoming from the Central European University Press in 2015). His current research investigates the visual and cultural history of modern anti-Semitism and the radical right with a focus on Hungary.


photo: Gabriella Csoszó