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Adèle Eisenstein is an Independent curator, writer, arts administrator originally from NY, who emigrated to Budapest in 1990. She completed studies at the University of Rochester, University of Paris – Sorbonne, New School – Parsons School of Design, and School of Visual Arts. In Budapest, she worked for the Balázs Béla Studio and Toldi Cinema; and then at the Soros Center for Contemporary Arts – Budapest; C3: Center for Culture & Communication (1995-2005). She was founding editor of the Central European contemporary art journal: Praesens (2002-05); and then served on the editorial board at the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest (2005-07). She has curated numerous shows, including the large-scale group show, donumenta 2010 – Hungary: Liberation Formula, throughout the city of Regensburg (D); led the Art-in-Fusion project, of foreign artists living and working in Hungary (2012-14); and curated Out of the Museum and into the Street, at Pavelhaus for the Austrian Steirischer Herbst 2013. Back in NY, she has worked with Alma on Dobbin and Queensborough Community College Art Gallery in 2014 as researcher, registrar and curatorial assistant on a retrospective exhibition and catalogue, and transformation of part of a private collection into a public one. She commissioned and curated the site-specific project Traces and Tides of the Seaport, featuring the work of Portuguese artist Filipe Cortez, as part of the Out to See Festival in the South Street Seaport in 2016. She recently worked with Earth Celebrations on their grand-scale Ecological City project in Lower Manhattan (2016-18), and in 2018 was Program Director & Curator at NARS: New York Art Residency & Studios Foundation in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. She is currently Editor of the RomaMoMA project digital blog of ERIAC: European Roma Institute of Arts and Culture in Berlin. Eisenstein has written, translated and edited numerous books and catalogues, and hundreds of articles. She is a former Chair and Board member of Amnesty International Hungary. She is also a Founding Board member of the NYC Real Estate Investment Cooperative, working to secure permanently affordable commercial space for and with local communities in the five boroughs.
Project coordinator of the initiative “RomaMoMA – The Digital Roma Museum”. Sofia grew up near Genoa, Italy, and moved to Berlin in 2013 for the BA programme in Cultural History and Theory at Humboldt University, spending one semester at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. She completed her MA in Cultural Education and Cultural Management at the Hochschule Niederrhein in 2020, with her MA thesis on the importance of decolonising (western) art history and the institution of the “museum”. She started working at ERIAC in 2018, first as an Italian translator on FUTUROMA, the Roma Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2019, then as a project coordinator.
- ERIAC management: Timea Junghaus, Executive Director
- Visual identity: Zsigmond Bernáthy, LIW Digital Agency and David Muresan
- Video editing: Jozsef Halmen, Kornél Szilágyi and Ana Stanic
- “Roma Cultural History Initiative” project coordinator: Ágota Szilágyi-Kispista
- Special thanks to: Andrea Petrus and Zsófia Bihari
RomaMoMA – The Digital Roma Museum is part of ERIAC’s Roma Cultural History Initiative financed by the German Federal Foreign Office (FFO).