Flóra Gadó: Art as Healing/Healing as Art

The Department of Theory and History of Art within the subject Curatorial Studies cordially invites you to a lecture and workshop with Flóra Gadó

in the premises of Július Koller Society, Nová Cvernovka, Račianska 78, Bratislava 831 02, first floor

In her lecture and workshop, Flóra Gadó will introduce her recent curatorial projects and research dealing with the notions of mental health, healing and radical care. By introducing certain exhibitions and artworks examining today’s global crisis and its effects causing anxiety, stress and burnout, the lecture will also talk about art and artists' role in this situation and what kind of coping mechanisms and escape routes contemporary art can offer. After the lecture, a workshop will be organized, focusing on the above mentioned notions as well as overproduction, uncertainty and artists working conditions in Central-Eastern Europe.

Short bio

Flóra Gadó is a curator, researcher and art critic based in Budapest. Since 2018 she works as a curator at the municipal contemporary art center Budapest Gallery and recently obtained her doctoral degree in Film, Media and Cultural Studies at Eötvös Loránd University. She curated several exhibitions both in Hungary and the neighboring countries, including TIC Gallery (Brno), Julius Koller Society (Bratislava) and within the framework of OFF-Biennale Budapest. In the past years she took part in several curatorial residency programs, including MeetFactory in Prague, Brno House of Arts, KAI Tallinn and the East Art Mags program for art critics in Romania and Poland. Between 2016 and 2019 she was the Vice President of the Studio of Young Artists’ Association, Budapest. Currently, she is a lecturer at Budapest Metropolitan University and co-editor of the journal Café Babel. As of Fall 2021 she takes part in the Curatorial Practice Program at Faculty of Fine Art, Music and Design, University of Bergen. Her field of interest is centered around memory politics, artistic strategies to deal with the past as well as examining issues related to mental health, healing and radical care.