Edit Andras

Academic Rank: 
Visiting Professor
Nador u. 11

Fields of interest:

Art History

Visual Studies

Cultural History and Cultural Studies

Nation and Nationalism

Gender Studies

Eastern and Central Europe

Modern period



         Curator-in-chief, Art Collection of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2004-07Head of the Archive of the Hungarian Art History,                        Research Institute for Art History of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1987-95 

  • Head of the Research Group on the project Women's Strategies in Hungarian Art after 1945, Research Support Scheme - Open Society Institute, Budapest, 1997-99
  • Fellow of the One-year-long Seminar Arts in Transition. Literature and Visual Art in Russia, Central and East Europe since 1989 organised by Centre for Russian, Central and East European Studies with Mason Gross Art School of Arts at Rutgers The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ, 1997-98
  • Fulbright Scholar, Department of Fine Arts at New York University, New York, 1997-98
  • Head of the Board of League of Non-profit Art Spaces, Budapest, Supported by Pro Helvetia, Switzerland,1996-2000


Advisory Board of Artmargins, MIT, Boston

Editorial board of Ars Hungarica, Budapest

Jury of Oscar Cepan Award, Bratislava, 2011-12

Jury for Igor Zabel Award for Culture and Theory, Erste Foundation, Vienna, 2010

CAA / College Art Association, New York 


  • Co-curator of the international exhibition Universal hospitality, AltePost, Vienna, 2016
  • Curator of the exhibition Imagined communities, Personal imaginations / Private Nationalism Budapest, Municipal Gallery, Kiscelli Musuem, Budapest Gallery, 2015
  • Organizer of the international conference Visualising the Nation, Budapest, ELTE, 2015
  • Core member of the international seminar series Writing Art History in Eastern-Central  Europe, organized by The Research and Academic Program at the Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USA, 2010-11
  • Advisory Board member and researcher of Hungary of the exhibition Gender Check. Femininity and Masculinity in the Art of Eastern Europe, MUMOK, Vienna, 2008-09
  • Keynote speaker at the Annual Conference of AICA (International Association of Art Critics), Zagreb, Croatia, 2001


  • Theoretical course on East-Central European Art and Theory, New Europe College, Institute for Advance Study, Bucharest and the Art History Department of Bucharest University, 2012
  • Doctoral tutor and instructor, First Trieste Contemporanea Seminar on Art History Trieste Contemporanea, Trieste, 2011
  • Visiting lecturer, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2013, 2010, 2009
  • Summer School of CEU, Course: Writing in the Humanities after the Fall of Communism. Budapest, 2009; http://www.sun.ceu.hu/01-about/Writing-flyer-2009.pdf
  • Cultural Trauma and Coping with it through Art. Lecture series for graduate and doctoral students, Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn, Estonia, 2009
  • Student Exchange Education Abroad Program of University of California, Budapest Study Center, Lecturer, 2003-09
  • Writing Central European Art History. Invited lecturer of the Patterns_Travelling Lecture Set organized by World University Service (WUS/Austria), Poznan, Belgrad, Cluj Napoca, Vienna, 2008


Ph.D. in Art History, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, 1998
M.A. in Art History and History, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, 1977