9-13 March, Franziska Nori and Franciska Zólyom

Franziska Nori
She is the newly appointed director of the Frankfurter Kunstverein.
From 2007 – 2014 she was the director of the Centre of Contemporary Culture Strozzina at Palazzo Strozzi in Florence, where she has been responsible for the artistic programme since March 2007. Among others she curated the exhibitions Unstable Territories and An Idea of Beauty (2013), Francis Bacon and the Existential Condition in Contemporary Art (2012), Declining Democracy (2011), Gerhard Richter and the disappearance of image in contemporary art (2010), Art, Price and Value (2008) and Emotional Systems (2007) as well as a series of site specific installations presented in the courtyard of palazzo Strozzi with artists such as Michelangelo Pistoletto, Tadashi Kawamata, Yves Netzhammer, Wang Yu Yang and Loris Cecchini. From 2000 – 2003 she was head of the department for digital art and culture at the Museum of Applied Arts (MAK) Frankfurt, Germany, which conceived the first museum collection for digital artefacts (digitalcraft.org) along with exhibitions devoted to phenomena in digital culture. She graduated at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Romance Philology, Cultural Anthropology and Art History. Since 1994 she has worked as independent curator for modern and contemporary art for international institutions including the Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt, the Museum für Moderne Kunst in Vienna and the Museo Nacional Reina Sofia in Madrid.

Franciska Zólyom

She was born in Budapest. She studied art history in Cologne and Paris and worked as a curator at the Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art in Budapest (1997-99). After an internship at the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin (2001 and 2003/04) she became the director of the Institute of Contemporary Art – Dunaújváros, Hungary (2006-09). There she worked together with international artists on site- and context-related projects, initiating and fostering artistic research on local history and on the spatialisation of ideologies. Since 2012 she is the director of GfZK – Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig where she presented the work by LITTLE WARSAW, Dainius Liskevicius and intitated collaborations with Céline Condorelli, Urs Lehni and myvillages.org, among others. As part of her cultural policy work she is member of the University Council of the Bauhaus University Weimar and of the Cultural Senate of Saxony. She is board member of tranzit.hu.