Visegrad Fund
Katalin Cseh-Varga

Katalin Cseh-Varga currently works as a Hertha Firnberg Fellow at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. In the academic year 2020/2021 she was a visiting professor for East European art history at the Humboldt-University Berlin. Cseh-Varga's book entitled The Hungarian Avant-Garde in Late Socialism: Art of the Second Public Sphere (Bloomsbury) is forthcoming this year. Her research focuses on the theory of public spheres in the former Eastern Bloc, the intellectual history of really existing socialism, archival theory, creative practices of Hungarian samizdat, and performative and medial spaces of the Hungarian experimental art scene from the late 1960s to the early 1990s. Cseh-Varga’s publications include "The Troubled Public Sphere: Understanding the Art Scene in Socialist Hungary" in New Narratives of Russian and East European Art: Between Traditions and Revolutions (Routledge, 2020); Performance Art in the Second Public Sphere: Event-based Art in Late Socialist Europe (co-edited with Ádám Czirák, 2018), and "Documentary Traces of Hungarian Event-Based Art" in Promote, Tolerate, Ban: Art and Culture in Cold War Hungary (2018).