Curator of Ludwig Museum, Budapest
Viktoria Popovics is an art historian and curator based in Budapest. She has been working at the Ludwig Museum – Museum for Contemporary Art Budapest since 2014, where she contributed to several large-scale exhibitions focusing on Central and Eastern European art.(Ludwig Goes POP – The East Side Story (2015), Permanent Revolution. Ukrainian Art Today(2018), IPARTERV50+. The Hungarian Neo-Avant-Garde (2019), Slow Life. Radical Everyday (2021). Her most recent curatorial project Handle with CARE (15 September 2023 – 14. January 2024) departs from the crisis of care prevalent on interpersonal, economic, political, and ecological level.
Her academic interest centers around female artists and women’s issues; in recent years she has focused on the representation of motherhood in contemporary art. Intersection between art and feminism from trans-regional perspectives is the topic of the research seminar titled Narrating Art and Feminism: Eastern Europe and Latin America she is currently involved in. (Connecting Art Histories Initiative, GettyFoundation, 2021-2023). She was part of the international research project Secondary Archive. Platform for Women Artists from Central and Eastern Europe. She is PhD fellow of the Eötvös Loránd University Doctoral Program and from 2020 a member of the Hungarian Section of AICA.
The visit of Viktória is a collaboration with Finnagora – Finnish Institute in Hungary