Katja Melzer

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Katja Melzer is a curator and project manager with an interest in photography, public art, and artistic collaborations. She has completed her MA in Art History, Business Studies and Cultural Studies at the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany. After her studies she received a scholarship by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) to work at the Ludwig Museum for Contemporary Art in Budapest, followed by various positions in the non-profit and commercial art sector in Berlin and Budapest. From 2010 to 2012 she has been working for the German Foundation Robert Bosch Stiftung in Pécs, Hungary. In this capacity she initiated and managed numerous artistic, educational and interdisciplinary projects, which aimed to support the visibility, mobility and cooperation of young academics, artists and cultural workers in Central and Eastern Europe. In 2011 she co-founded Igor Metropol in Budapest, a non-profit association with a focus on the intersections of visual art, music and pop-cultural phenomena. Since summer 2012 she is based in Montreal, exploring the city and its artistic and cultural diversity.

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