Born 1990 in Budapest/Hungary.
Dorottya Magyar is an art manager based in Hungary. She studied art history at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest (2010–2014) and gained her MA from Moholy Nagy University of Arts and Design Budapest (2014–2017) as a design and art manager. She also spent a semester at University Bremen/Germany (2016), studying art and cultural mediation.
She gained experience at Ludwig Museum (2012–2014) and at acb Gallery (2013–2014) in Budapest and worked for Bátor Tábor Foundation – Therapeutic Recreation Camp as a co-coordinator of Contemporary Art Charity Auctions. For the Hungarian Pavilion of the 56th Venice Biennale (2015), she was a curatorial assistant of Szilárd Cseke’s Sustainable Identities exhibition. She also spent a few months in Berlin/Germany at the AGORA Collective’s AFFECT program. At AGORA, she participated in a workshop called The artistic mission: dismantling professionalism in a for-profit economy? by Diego Agulló in 2016, and, concluding her visit, she was part of THE WAITING ROOM project as part of the festival 48 Stunden Neukölln in Berlin.
Since 2017, she has been working at art quarter Budapest (aqb) as a project manager and coordinator of the artist-in-residence program. Aqb is an independent cultural institution and dynamic center of contemporary art that hosts a wide diversity of creative activities. It functions as an exhibition space for contemporary art, studio house and residency program in a unique renovated factory building. As a project manager, she organized programs in the form of exhibitions with art education programs, festivals, concerts, performance events, film screenings with roundtable discussions and workshops. She also had some curatorial projects, made several pop-up exhibitions for the resident artists of aqb, and curated an exhibition of Marko Rodics: Unprocessed at Hidegszoba Studio, Budapest in 2018. Her main interests are different structures and practices in artist-in-residence programs.