Adèle Eisenstein


Adèle is an independent curator, writer, editor, translator with a background in psychology and film studies, especially focused on social issues and human rights. Originally from NY, Adèle emigrated to Budapest in 1990. She studied at the University of Rochester, University of Paris – Sorbonne, New School – Parsons School of Design, and School of Visual Arts.

Adèle has worked for the Balázs Béla Studio and Toldi Cinema in Budapest; Soros Center for Contemporary Arts – Budapest; C3: Center for Culture & Communication (1995-2005). She was a founding editor of the Central European contemporary art journal: Praesens (2002-05) and sat on the editorial board at the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest (2005-07). She curated the following:

  • annual show From the Ikon to the Installation at the Benedictine Archabbey in Pannonhalma (2008)

  • large-scale group show, donumenta 2010 – Hungary: Liberation Formula, throughout the city of Regensburg (D)

  • Art-in-Fusion project, of foreign artists living and working in Hungary (2012-14)

  • group show, Out of the Museum and into the Street, at Pavelhaus for the Steirischer Herbst 2013

Adèle is currently working on a number of independent curatorial projects in New York and internationally.

Adèle has worked as a film programmer and film festival director, co-production coordinator, with a number of institutions and festivals of film, video and new media, including OSTranenie festival of Eastern European electronic art at the Bauhaus – Dessau, Digitale in Cologne, VIPER Festival in Basel, and has served on film juries, for among others, the Oberhausen Film Festival, the Split Film Festival, and Interfilm in Berlin. She is the former Chair and Board member of Amnesty International Hungary, and eternal activist.