PATTERNS Lectures Advisors 2016/2017

Boris Buden

Boris Buden is a writer, cultural critic and translator. He studied philosophy in Zagreb and received his PhD in Cultural Theory from Humboldt University, Berlin.

In the 1990s he was founder and editor of the magazine and publishing house Arkzin in Zagreb. His essays and articles cover topics related to philosophy, politics, and cultural and art criticism. Among his translations into Croatian are some of the most important works of Sigmund Freud. Buden has co-edited several books and is author of Der Schacht von Babel: Ist Kultur übersetzbar? [The Pit of Babel: Is Culture Translatable?] (2004), Übersetzung: Das Versprechen eines Begriffs [Translation: Promises of a Concept] (2008) (with Stefan Nowotny), Zone des Übergangs: Vom Ende des Postkommunismus [Zone of Transition: On the End of Post-communism] (2009), Findet Europa, (2015) [Find Europe], among others. Buden currently teaches cultural theory at the Faculty of Art and Design, Bauhaus Universität Weimar. He lives and works in Berlin. 

Elke Krasny
is Professor of Art and Education at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Her work as a curator, cultural theorist, and writer focuses on architecture, urbanism, politically conscious art practices, and feminist historiographies of curating. Krasny holds a Ph.D. in Fine Arts from the University of Reading, Department of Art, Research Platform for Curatorial and Cross-disciplinary Cultural Studies, Practice-Based Doctoral Programme.

In 2012 she was Visiting Scholar at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montréal. In 2011 she was Visiting Curator at the Hongkong Community Museum. Recent curatorial works include “Suzanne Lacy’s International Dinner Party in Feminist Curatorial Thought at Zurich” and “Hands-On Urbanism. The Right to Green”. Her 2015 essay “Growing the Seeds of Change” was included in Jordan Geiger’s volume “Entr’Acte, Performing Publics, Pervasive Media, and Architecture”. She co-edited the 2013 volume “Women’s:Museum. Curatorial Politics in Feminism, Education, History, and Art”, the 2012 volume “Hands-On Urbanism. The Right to Green” and the 2008 volume “The Force is in the Mind. The Making of Architecture”.

Ilona Németh
is an artist, organizer and curator based in Slovakia and Hungary. She is professor at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, leading Studio IN and International education program Open Studio at the Department of Intermedia.

In 1986 she graduated from the Hungarian University of Arts and Design Department of Typography and Typographic Art, Budapest. In 2006 she defended her doctoral thesis at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest. 2008 she was Fulbright Scholar at the New York University, New York. Last scholarships include: Hungarian Academy in Rome (2010); AIR-Artist in Residence program, Niederösterreich, Krems (2012); The Bogliasco Foundation, Italy (2016)

In 2001 Ilona Németh exhibited Invitation for a Visit in the Pavilion of the Czech and Slovak Republic at the Venice Biennial (with Jiří Surůvka) and she participated in editions of Prague Biennale (2005, 2007, 2011). Since 1990 she has participated in a range of international exhibitions, including: Gender Check – Femininity and Masculinity in the Art of Eastern Europe, MUMOK, Vienna (2009); Formate der Transformation 89-09, MUSA-Museum auf Abruf, Vienna; Public Folklore, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz (2011); Art on Lake, The Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest (2011); Blood, Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava (2012); The Hero, the Heroine and the Author, Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest (2012), Out of the Museum and into the Street. Hungarian Contemporary Art after 2010,  Steirischer Herbst & Pavelhaus, Laafeld (2013); Good Girls. Memory, Desire, Power, Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest (2013); Private Nationalism exhibition series, Divus Gallery Prague, Kunsthalle Košice, Ostrale Dresden, Open Gallery Bratislava, Budapest Gallery, Budapest, (2014 -2016); Paradox 90, Kunsthalle, Bratislava (2014); Inside Out, Mestna galleria, Ljubljana (2015);
Solo exhibitons (selection): Dilemma, Ernst Museum, Budapest (2011); Non Identical Space, East – Slovakian Gallery, Košice (2012); Identity of the Space, The Brno Haus of Arts, Brno (2012); The Harpoon Project. Site specific for New Bedford, The University Art Gallery, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, New Bedford (2013); Revised Version, Tranzit Gallery, Bratislava (2014); Statement, Óbudai Társaskör, Budapest (2015); Ilona Németh, Gandy Gallery, Bratislava (2015)

Hedvig Turai
is an art historian and critic based in Budapest. She is dedicated to research and publishing in the field of the Holocaust, gender and contemporary art. She is currently working at the International Business School in Budapest.

From 2010 to 2013 Hedvig Turai worked in the Museum of Contemporary Art, Ludwig Museum Budapest as a museologist and researcher. She organised the Ludwig Museum lecture series “Theoretical and critical problems of the margins today”. She participated in the joint research programme “Long Sixties”, organised by the Art History Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Ludwig Museum. She is the co-editor of the book Exposed Memories: Family Pictures in Private and Collective Memory (with Zsófia Bán, AICA Hungary, 2010), edited two special issues of the Hungarian journal Enigma (in 2004) on the approaches of art to the Holocaust, and organised international conferences on the Holocaust and art (with art historian József Mélyi, Goethe Institute, 2004; with writer Zsófia Ban, Goethe Institute, 2008). In 2001 Hedvig Turai published a book on
the Hungarian painter Margit Anna. She participated in the research project “Women’s strategies in Hungarian art after 1945” (with Edit András, Gábor Andrási, János Sturcz). She previously worked for the University of California’s Education Abroad Programme in Budapest. As part of the programme she taught and co-taught courses on contemporary art with Hungarian art historian Edit András. She has also worked as an editor for Corvina Publishing House.