Art historian, freelance curator, curatorial manager of the Film Section.
Eszter Lázár is a curator, lecturer and currently a PhD candidate in the Cultural Studies programme at the University of Pécs. Having studied art history and cultural anthropology, she now teaches in the Department of Art Theory and Curatorial Studies at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts. Between 2000 and 2010 she was the chief curator at Karton Gallery & Museum in Budapest. She has curated various exhibitions and projects, including Models for a Fictional Academy (2006), Visibility Works (2007), Satellite Tunes – Art from the Post-Soviet States (2008) at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Over the Counter – The Phenomena of Post-socialist Economy in Contemporary Art (2010) with co-curator Zsolt Petrányi at the Műcsarnok/Kunsthalle, Budapest, Middle East Europe – The Strategies of Re-enachtment (2012) at Labor, Budapest. She was also an editorial board member for the online reader From Practice to Discourse (2012). Her collaboration with Edina Nagy has resulted in two projects for both issues of the OFF Biennale Budapest: When Art(ist) Speaks (2015) and The Flying Kayak (2017). She has recently organised an international platform, Residency Under Investigation, as a collaborative curatorial project at tranzit.sk, Bratislava. Since 2012, she has been a member of the working group for the Curatorial Dictionary project of tranzit.hu.