Petra Csizek is a curator and cultural manager. Since April 2012, she has been the programme supervisor of ACAX | Agency for Contemporary Art Exchange, an affiliate of the Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest.
She studied art history at the Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest. Between 2010 and 2012, she was assistant curator at Trafó Gallery – House of Contemporary Arts Budapest. Between 2009-2012 she was a board member of the Studio of Young Artists Association, Budapest and of the Labor Gallery commitee, where she played a major role in the conception and the realisation of the gallery programme. Between 2004 and 2009 she was working as editor of Artportal – news agency and database. Between 2003 and 2004 - as a scholar of the Hungarian Museum of Photography - she researched and processed the photographic heritage of Endre Rozsda painter. Between 2002 and 2007 she participated in organizing professional programs, editing publications and preparing exhibitions as a volunteer at the Hungarian House of Photogarphy, Budapest.
As a curator, her interest lies primarily in collaboration and interdisciplinarity in the works of the local emerging art scene, especially that of the youngest generation. One of her last (co)curatorial project, a group show entitled No One Belongs Here More Than You at the Kunsthalle - Budapest in 2011, examined mapping and existing artistic collaborations among the young artists of the Hungarian art field. She has participated in several public art projects and festivals (Placcc Festival, Temporary City), as she is interested in initiating art projects outside of gallery spaces.
She has been the curator of numerous exhibitions and contemporary art projects:
2012 • Spirit Animals, Institution of Contemporary Art, Dunaújváros [H]
2011 • No one belongs here more than you, [co-curator: Gábor Döme], Kunsthalle-Műcsarnok, Budapest
2010 • co-curator of the public art project ’Escape route’ in the frame of the III. Placcc Festival
2010 • III. Crazycurators Biennial, Hungarian Pavilion, Bratislava, Slovakia
2009 • project manager of the Temporary City – culture-street festival, (Approach Art Association, Pécs)
2009 • I believe in Art [co-curator: Christian Gracza], Hattyúház Gallery, Pécs
2009 • curator of the visual art section at the OFF program of the Pécs 2010 – European Capital of Culture festival
2009, 2010 • exhibition of the Pécsi József Grantees, Hungarian House of Photogarphy, Budapest
2004 • Transflection, curator of the photo section, Gödör Club, Budapest