Nóra Lukács (*1985, Budapest) is an art historian and independent curator. Currently she is a PhD candidate with an Elsa Neumann Scholarship at the Humboldt-Universität Berlin, where as a guest lecturer she taught courses on archival research methods. Together with Melanie Roumiguière, she is currently finalising a comprehensive research and exhibition project on the legacy of the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program in West Berlin, which will open in September 2023 simultaneously at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, daadgalerie, Galerie im Körnerpark and Akademie der Künste in Berlin. Prior to that she was working for the K20 | K21 – Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf where she curated exhibitions of Pamela Rosenkranz (2017), Alberto Burri (2016) as well as a collection presentation in K21. As part of the curatorial team of the Kunstsammlung’s research project museum global she worked on the resulting conference, event series and exhibition Mikrogeschichten einer ex-zentrischen Moderne in K20, responsible especially for the presentation of Amrita Sher-Gil, Niko Pirosmani and Mexican Modernism (2018). Before relocating to Germany, Lukács worked in Budapest at the Goethe-Institute. In Hungary, she also realized curatorial projects among others for the Modem Art Center in Debrecen and for Igor Metropol Budapest, an independent art association, of which she is a founding and board member until today. She studied Art History, Aesthetics and Cultural Studies in Budapest at the Eötvös Lóránd University and at the Humbodt-Universität Berlin. 2013/14 she participated at Ashkal Alwan the Home Workspace Program in Beirut, Lebanon.
Current and ongoing projects include ▪ [curating] the exhibition If the Berlin Wind Blows my Flag. Kunst und Internationalisierung vor dem Mauerfall with Melanie Roumiguière opening at n.b.k. – Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, daadgalerie, Galerie im Körnerpark and at Akademie der Künste in Berlin September 2023 ▪ [guest lecturer] at the Institut für Kunst- und Bildgeschichte of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in winter semesters 2021/22 and 2022/23 ▪ [curating] a new edition of the educational project Das Mobile Museum of SKD – Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden with the artist István Csákány ▪ [conducting] oral history interview series with fellows of the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program for Balkon ▪ [working on] the digitalisation of the historical archive of the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program ▪ [managing] the Igor Metropol studio residency in Budapest.
Her research projects were supported by grants like ▪ 2020–(2023): Elsa-Neumann-Stipendium des Landes Berlin, PhD Scholarship of the Federal State of Berlin ▪ 2018: Goethe-Institut research trip grant for curators from Germany to Mexico and to Georgia ▪ 2016: Deutsches Forum der Kunstgeschichte, study trip grant to Russia ▪ 2013: ICA-Yeravan Summer School for Curators with ECF Step Beyond Grant, Armenia ▪ 2009: Erasmus Mundus Internship Program to Berlin ▪ 2007: Erasmus Scholarship to the the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin ▪ 2006: Peggy Guggenheim Studentship Program Grant, Venice, Italy
Photo: Hajnal Szolga