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Zita Mara Vadász, Director, Cultural Attaché. As the Director of the Hungarian Cultural Center since February 2017 she is overseeing the center's cultural and academic programming and coordinating the satellite programming with external partners related to the center. Zita studied at the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest and holds an MA in Political Science. Specializing in cultural policy, she joined Balassi Institute in 2010, where she acted as liaison officer for Hungarian cultural centers abroad and worked on cultural projects. Since November 2011, she has been overseeing cultural programming at the Center. In the past years she worked on and launched various cultural and creative projects in New York City and the US. In 2013 she was involved in the Smithsonian Folklife Festival's Hungarian Heritage program as a special event coordinator and member of the communication team. In 2014 together with Grammy Award winner Frank London she curated the Glass House Project (currently active as the Glass House Orchestra), a musical experiment that brought together 8 contemporary musicians who revisited and reimagined Hungarian Jewish musical traditions. In 2015 she launched Animated Spirits: New Animation from Europe, the annual animated short film festival of European Cultural Institutes in New York City, also she was co-curating Pop Up Budapest, a series of events that unfolded in over two weeks in NYC and DC, showcasing what Budapest as a cultural metropolis and hub has to offer. In 2016 together with Glowing Bulbs Visual Art Collective and the DUMBO Improvement District she curated UNITY, a large scale video mapping, projected on a 15000 square feet surface of the Manhattan Bridge on the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


Márton Szegedi, Program Manager. Márton has a graduate degree in Sociology and during his academic time, he specialized in the study of culture and arts with a particular focus of interest on music. Prior to beginning his assignment at the Center, he was an associate of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary as a cultural consultant, providing backline support for Hungarian diplomatic missions and cultural institutions with their cultural programming. Questions related to programming, tickets and attending, as well as general content inquiries, please contact Márton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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