Invited by the ACAX | Agency for Contemporary Art Exchange, Adam Budak holds a lecture at KÉK on 25 October 2007 19 pm. The discussion will include issues of Kunsthaus Graz and it’s architectural design and the conception of the Manifesta 7, one of the most significant contemporary art events in Europe.
Art and architecture: Manifesta 7
25 October 2007, 19 pm
Adam Budak, who lives in Graz and Krakow, is currently curator for contemporary art at the Kunsthaus Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum in Graz, Austria. He studied theatre studies at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow and history and philosophy of art and architecture at the Central European University in Prague. He is a guest professor at the Higher Institute for Fine Arts – Flanders in Ghent and at the Theatre Institute of the Kunstuniversität in Graz. He has recently co-established the postgraduate studies programme in curatorial practice and theory at the Art History Institute of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow.
Adam Budak has curated "Architectures: Metastructures of Humanity, Morphic Strategies of Exposure", exhibition in the Polish Pavilion of the 9th Venice Biennale of Architecture (2004). He worked with acclaimed artists such as John Baldessari, Cerith Wyn Evans and Monika Sosnowska, and has curated a large number of international exhibitions. Recent projects include "Protections. This Is Not an Exhibition" (together with Christine Peters) and "Volksgarten. Politics of Belonging" (cocurated with Katia Schurl and Peter Pakesch).
Together with Anselm Frankel, Hila Peleg and the Raqs Media Collective he is curator of Manifesta 7.