Artists & Researchers

Eszter Szakács

Eszter Szakács is a curator, researcher, and Ph.D. candidate at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) at the University of Amsterdam, where she is taking part in a project IMAGINART – Imagining Institutions Otherwise: Art, Politics, and State Transformation. Eszter is on the curatorial team of the grassroots art initiative OFF-Biennale Budapest, with which they were lumbung members at documenta 15. She was a team member of the East Europe Biennial Alliance – co-founded by OFF-Biennale Budapest – that collectively curated the Kyiv Biennial in 2021.

Naeem Mohaiemen

Naeem Mohaiemen explores forms of utopia-dystopia (families, borders, architecture, and end of life) that span decolonization’s hopeful milestones and transnational collisions. Several contemporary conversations about the Non Aligned Movement pivoted around the premiere of his Two Meetings and a Funeral at documenta 14 in 2017. Naeem is the author of Prisoners of Shothik Itihash (Kunsthalle Basel 2014) and Midnight’s Third Child (Nokta 2023). He is Associate Professor of Visual Arts & Concentration Head of Photography at Columbia University, New York. 

Szakács and Mohaiemen

Szakács and Mohaiemen are editors of Solidarity Must Be Defended, an anthology of visual arts projects in solidarity with political movements of the Cold War era, a publication of (Budapest), with partners Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven), SALT (Istanbul), Tricontinental (New Delhi), Asia Culture Center (Gwangju), and Department of Art Theory and Curatorial Studies, Hungarian University of Fine Arts (Budapest).