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József Mélyi (1967, Budapest) – Art historian, art critic, curator. Assistant professor at the Department of Art Theory of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts; since 2006 lecturer at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design. Since the mid-1990s has published art reviews and criticism in Hungarian periodicals. His field of research is 20th century and contemporary art, primarily art in public spaces and institutional criticism. Between 2000 and 2003 he was editor-in-chief of the online publication Exindex. Curated exhibitions: Kempelen – Man in the Machine – 2007, Kunsthalle Budapest and ZKM, Karlsruhe; Amerigo Tot – Parallel Constructions – 2009, Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest; Blow-ups – 1963. The Age of Jancsó’s Cantata, 2016, Új Budapest Galéria; Reconciliation, 2018, Pannonhalma Archabbey.