Photo: Gábor Benedek

Julia Klaniczay is cofounder of the illegal Artpool (with artist György Galántai in 1979), and from 1992 till 2020 director of Artpool Art Research Center (operating till 2015 as an NGO and since 2015 as a department of the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest, from 2020 part of KEMKI, the Central European Research Institute for Art History).

From 1977 to 1992 editor responsible of Akadémiai Kiadó, the publishing house of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and from the beginnings till 2020 leader of Artpool’s archives and editor in chief of all Artpool’s publications: samizdat magazines, books, printed or online; translator or author of several articles; researcher in the alternative art forms and activities of the 1970s and 1980s.

From 1976 participant or assistant of many art projects concieved by György Galántai and realized in the framework of Artpool.