Mónika Zsikla

Mónika Zsikla – Curatorial Director of Q Contemporary Budapest. Between 2003 and 2009, she studied Art History and Aesthetics at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and from 2015 to 2018, she continued her education in the Aesthetics Programme of the Doctoral School of Philosophy at Eötvös Loránd University, where she is now working on her doctoral thesis. Between 2007 and 2015, she worked at the Kisterem Gallery of Budapest. In parallel with her studies, as an Ernő Kállai scholar, she has conducted extensive research on the life work of Zsigmond Károlyi (as of 2013) and of Gizella Rákóczy (as of 2016). Since 2007, she has regularly published in Hungarian periodicals, as well as in Hungarian and international publications. Since 2017, she has been a lecturer at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, and curator at the Budapest Gallery. In parallel with these activities, she has curated and co-curated numerous exhibitions of Hungarian contemporary art over the past decade. She is a member of the AICA. Her curated exhibition with the artist Zsófia Keresztes entitled After Dreams: I Dare to Defy The Damage will represent Hungary at the 59th Venice Biennale in 2022.