Parent Category: Speakers
Barnabás Bencsik, born 1964, curator, lives and works in Budapest. He earned his degree in literature and history, later in history of art from the ELTE University Budapest. He became involved in the changing period of the Hungarian post-communist art scene, from 1990 to 1999 he run the Studio Gallery, Budapest the exhibition venue of the Studio of Young Artists Association. Parallel, he was visual arts program-coordinator at Soros Center for Contemporary Arts-Budapest between 1993-1995, when the CEE network of the offices were established. He worked as curator in Trafo Gallery, Budapest (1999-2001) and as chief curator in Műcsarnok|Kunsthalle, where he contributed to the project at the Hungarian Pavilion of 49th Venice Biennale. In 2001 he was the artistic director of MEO-Contemporary Art Collection, Budapest and from 2002 he worked as an independent curator. Since he has been involved in various visual art projects and exhibitions. He initiated and from 2006 he is the director of the ACAX|Agency for Contemporary Art Exchange (acax.hu), which is an office to support and develop various type of cooperation between the local and the international art scene. He is author of several publication on contemporary art in Hungarian and international magazines, as well as exhibition catalogues.