Nóra Lukács (*1985, Budapest) is an art historian and independent curator based in Berlin. Currently, she is a PhD candidate with an Elsa Neumann Scholarship at the Humboldt-Universität Berlin, where she served as a guest lecturer. Together with Melanie Roumiguière, she is currently finalising a comprehensive research and exhibition project on the legacy of the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program. Prior to that she was working for the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf where among others she curated exhibitions of Pamela Rosenkranz, Alberto Burri as well as a presentation of the permanent collection in K21. She was also part of the curatorial team of the research project museum global and the resulting conference, event series, publication and exhibition Mikrogeschichten einer ex-zentrischen Moderne in K20. Before relocating to Germany, Lukács worked in Budapest at the Goethe-Institute. In Hungary she also realised curatorial projects at non-art venues as an interim cultural use of the space, but also for institutions like 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. 2013/2014 she participated at Ashkal Alwan the Home Workspace Program in Beirut, Libanon.
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