Sotheby’s Institute of Art is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ágnes Berecz as full-time faculty in the Master’s in Contemporary Art program – New York.
"Guiding students through the world of contemporary art in New York is a thrilling and daunting task." - Dr. Ágnes Berecz
Dr. Ágnes Berecz joined the Institute's academic community in 2021 in the role of adjunct faculty and has since contributed her talents cross-program.
Berecz focuses on transnational exchanges and collaborative, multimedia practices in postwar and contemporary art. Her most recent research project, Consumed by Play: The Politics of the Transformable Work of Art, published by the Kemper Art Museum of the Washington University in 2020, dealt with the participatory, ludic practices of the decade-long, transnational collaboration, Edition MAT. In 2019, she published the book, 100 Years, 100 Artworks: A History of Modern and Contemporary Art (Prestel), a singular and decidedly non-comprehensive overview of artists and their works across continents and media from the aftermath of World War I to the end of the 2010s.
As the New York correspondent of the Hungarian art monthly, Műértő, Berecz regularly publishes reviews and feature articles on global contemporary art both in Europe and the United States. Her writings appeared, among others, in Art Journal, Art in America, Artmargins and the Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin as well as in many European and US exhibition catalogues. She received her PhD at Université Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) and teaches at the History of Art & Design Department of Pratt Institute.
Berecz said, "I am joining the faculty of Sotheby’s Institute of Art with great pleasure and anticipation, looking forward to engage more closely with students and fellow faculty alike. Guiding students through the world of contemporary art in New York is a thrilling and daunting task — I hope to share my passion and knowledge, and I am excited by the prospect of what we can do together."