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Krisztina Kovács

art historian, Artistic Director of Várfok Gallery

Krisztina Kovács is Director of the Várfok Gallery, one of the longest established contemporary art galleries in Hungary.

Between 2002 and 2008, Krisztina Kovács studied Art History at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) in Budapest and spent a semester in 2007 at the Universitá degli Studi di Perugia in Italy. Alongside her university studies, she worked in the Department of Museum Pedagogy at the Fine Arts Museum in Budapest between 2005 and 2013, giving tours and holding workshops in Hungarian, English and Italian.

Since graduating from ELTE in 2008, she has been working full time at the Várfok Gallery in Budapest, first as an art historian, an assistant, an administrator, a curator and, most recently, as its director. Over the past twelve years, she has organised hundreds of exhibitions, written and edited several art publications and catalogues, publicised the work of the Gallery through a variety of social media and curated exhibitions both within the Gallery’s various exhibition spaces and outside the Gallery at a number of prestigious institutions and museums in Hungary and internationally. Besides, Krisztina regularly gives talks and lectures on art management at seminar sessions, art conferences and roundtable discussions. In 2016, she founded the First Generation@Várfok Gallery which is an English language based art programme and is unique in its concept and content in Hungary. The aim of First Generation@Várfok Gallery is to educate the next generation of collectors and introduce them to contemporary art through an exciting and diverse programme of events. In Fall Semester 2019, Krisztina was module leader of the seminar series Visual Arts Management and Art Curation in English language at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest.