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Dávid Fehér is the Director of the Central European Research Institute for Art History of the Museum of Fine Arts, curator of 20th century and contemporary art at the Museum of Fine Arts, and assistant professor at the Institute of Art History of Eötvös Loránd University. He defended his PhD dissertation on the art of László Lakner at Eötvös Loránd University in 2018. His field of research is Central and Eastern European art history after 1960, with a special focus on the reception of Pop Art and Photorealism, as well as contemporary trends in painting. His essays have appeared in such catalogues and volumes as International Pop (Walker Art Center, 2015), Art in Hungary 1956-1980: Doublespeak and Beyond (Thames & Hudson, London, 2018), Promote, Tolerate, Ban: Art and Culture in Cold War Hungary (Getty Publications, Los Angeles, 2018), Abstract Hungary (Sternberg Press, Berlin, 2019) and Dóra Maurer(Tate Publishing, London, 2019). His major curatorial projects include Imre Bak’s exhibition Timely Timelessness. Layers of an Oeuvre / 1967-2015 (Paks Gallery, 2016), Bacon, Freud and the Painting of the School of London, a joint exhibition with Tate in Budapest (Museum of Fine Arts – Hungarian National Gallery, 2018, with Elena Crippa), Sean Scully’s retrospective exhibition Passenger (Museum of Fine Arts – Hungarian National Gallery, 2020; Benaki Museum, Athens, 2021; MAMbo, Bologna, 2022; MSU, Zagreb, 2022), Henri Matisse: The Colour of Ideas, a joint exhibition with Centre Pompidou in Budapest (Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, 2022, with Aurélie Verdier), William Kentridge: More Sweetly Play the Dance (Neo Contemporary Art Space, Budapest, 2022) and László Lakner’s retrospective exhibition Alter ego (Modem, Debrecen, 2022). He was a DAAD fellow at the Freie Universität Berlin in 2013, and was awarded the Ernő Kállai Scholarship in 2011 and 2019-2020. He is a member of the Hungarian Section of AICA.