The Berlin-based non-profit association Critique & Culture is a dynamic network of critical-reflexive artists, critics, film critics, and cultural producers, coming primarily from Eastern Europe. Through its activities, Critique & Culture aims to contribute to the strengthening of critical positions in the widest possible sense and empowering artists and arts professionals.
Kata Krasznahorkai is an art historian, curator and art critic. Since October 2015 she is a research fellow at the University of Zürich in the research project "Performance Art in Eastern Europe (1950-1990). History and Theory" working on the interrelation between Secret Agents and Performance Artists. She worked 2010-2016 as a senior project director at the Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (.CHB). 1997-2003 she was a curator at the Ludwig Museum Budapest. Currently she is an advisor for the Council of Europe Art Exhibitions and a permanent correspondent to Műértő-The Art Connoisseur. She is the chairwomen of the Critique&Culture Society based in Berlin empowering Eastern European artists and arts professionals in Berlin.
At the .CHB she was the curator and director of a performance series APPROXIMATIONS and and MONTAG MODUS. Until May 2015 she was the project leader of 3-year series called "CRITIQUE AND CRISIS" monitoring and reflecting crisis situations in art and society in the framework of an EU- Culture program and she is an expert advisor to the Council of Europe.
Krasznahorkai studied art history at the Universities ELTE Budapest, University of Vienna, Humboldt University of Berlin and has a PhD from the University of Hamburg. Her Masters Thesis is about "Ion Grigorescu. Life and Work". Her PhD is on "Walter De Maria´s Lighting Field between technical and image history" recontextualizing Land Art into a network-based, media- and technological history positioning it as a paradigmatic shift in mens relation to nature. The publication "Die Spitze der Blitze. Walter De Maria`s Lightning Field zwischen Bild- und Technikgeschichte" erscheint im September 2017 bei edition metzel in München.