Born 1971 in Szeged/Hungary.
Krisztián Kukla is currently the artistic director of Art Quarter Budapest (www.aqb.hu), an independent contemporary art center with studios, gallery, and residency-program. Since 2015, he is artistic leader and organizer of the Leopold Bloom Art Award, the most significant independent art award in Hungary. After studying literature and philosophy, he holds a PhD in philosophy from the University of Debrecen/Hungary with the publication From the Eye to the Hand. Konrad Fiedler’s Art Theory. His research fields are contemporary and modern art theories, hermeneutics, and visual culture. As a DAAD-scholar he has studied art history and philosophy at WWU Münster/Germany. Currently, he is associate professor at the Department of Media and Communication of the Milton Friedman University, Budapest, and a lecturer at the Department of Aesthetics of Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Budapest. Between 2011 and 2015, he was the executive director of MODEM Centre for Modern and Contemporary Arts in Debrecen.
His curatorial activity includes monographic exhibitions and group shows such as Funny Story. Exhibition of Lajos Csontó, MODEM (2013); The Painter’s Job. Ákos Birkás, MODEM (2014); Lots of worlds have already collapsed in me. Exhibition of Pál Gerber, Gallery B24, Debrecen; Ausgleich/Kiegyezés, Collegium Hungaricum, Vienna/Austria and Austrian Cultural Forum, Budapest (2017); and Stirrings Still – group exhibition, aqb Project Space, Budapest (2019).