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  • Profile:

    Anna Harsanyi is a curator, arts manager and educator. She graduated from Lang in 2008 with a concentration in Arts in Context. Her participatory projects and exhibitions have taken place within public and alternative spaces, exploring themes of memory, cultural identity, and collective experience. She recently completed a project presenting artist engagements with the historic Essex Street Market in New York's Lower East Side. In 2016 she collaborated with Sheetal Prajapati on Game Night, a series of events centered around play. She co-curated Hot & Cold: Revolution in the Present Tense, a public art project in Timișoara and Cluj, Romania which presented three artist projects about the 25th anniversary of the Revolution that ended Communism. In 2014, she was part of the team of curators who organized No Longer Empty's exhibition Through the Parlor in a former beauty salon. Most recently, Anna worked as the Project Manager for the Guggenheim Social Practice initiative at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

    Anna is interested in the roles that art and culture play in shaping our urban space and daily lives, and challenging what is defined as art and where art can be seen.

    Degrees Held:

    B.A.,  Arts in Context, Eugene Lang College

    M.A.,  Visual Arts Administration, New York University

    Performances And Appearances:

    Exhibitions & Curatorial Projects:

    Dense Lightness, Baxter St at Camera Club of New York, 2018

    Everything is going according to Plan, Seoul Museum of Art Nanji Studio, Seoul, South Korea, 2018

    In, Of, and Crossing Essex, Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space and Essex Street Market, New York, 2018

    A part of it, Residency Unlimited, New York, 2017

    Game Night, Denny Gallery, Babycastles Gallery, SOHO20, New York, 2016-2017

    Hot & Cold: Revolution in the Present Tense, Timișoara and Cluj, Romania, 2014

    Through the Parlor, No Longer Empty, New York, 2013

    Research Interests:

    Cultural activism in urban centers, public art, socially engaged art, cross-disciplinary cultural movements, art in non-art spaces.

    Awards And Honors:

    New York University Alumni Council Visual Arts Administration MA Program Award, 2012

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