Girl Friday Breakfast Club with Judit Bodor on 31 March 2023

Dr. Judit Bodor

Join us online for the Girl Friday Breakfast Club with Judit Bodor on Friday 31 March 2023 at 8am, convened by Anita Taylor.

Dr Judit Bodor is a curator, creative producer, and researcher. Since 2020 she has been working as a Baxter Fellow (Teaching & Research) in Curatorial Practice at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design at University of Dundee (DJCAD). With a background in art history and arts management and a PhD in contemporary curating Judit has developed her international career by combining academic work and professional practice. Since 2000 she has been working independently as well as part of artist-led organisations (including Artpool Art Research Center, Budapest, East Street Arts, Leeds and WAVEparticle, Glasgow) and Higher Education Institutions (including Dartington College of Arts, York St John University, and The Glasgow School of Art).

Judit’s experimental curatorial practice and research focus on developing ‘living archives’ of post-1970s time-based art (with a particular focus on underrepresented histories of the counterculture), exhibition-making as research, and commissioning artists to make new work for specific sites and contexts. In 2015 she curated Silent Explosion: Ivor Davies and Destruction in Art at the National Museum Wales, Cardiff (2015) as the outcome of her AHRC-funded practice-led PhD exploring curating historical performance in contemporary museums. In 2018 she worked in curatorial teams to develop The Happenstance, Scotland’s Collateral Event at the 16th Architectural Biennial, Venice, and the international group exhibition Left Performance Histories (NGbK, Berlin 2018). Since joining the University of Dundee, Judit has been developing online curatorial projects to explore and disseminate the DJCAD media art archives, including the exhibition Alastair MacLennan: LIM(I)NAL and the performance commission Holly Davies: A Script for an Archive: Women, and in 2023 she curated the DJCAD Research EXPO.

Judit’s writings have been published by Routledge, Palgrave MacMillan, Taylor&Francis, Brill, Trancript Verlag, Occassional Papers and Apparatus Journal. She often publishes her research on archives and curatorial practice in collaboration with artist Roddy Hunter, including A Users’ Guide (2021), and The Poïpoïdrome in Budapest: a case study in curating art and changeability in Contemporary Art (2020). In 2014 Judit co-founded the artist-led press Gordian Projects with artists Emma Bolland and Tom Rodgers to publish at the intersection of artist's books, literature, and archives. 

Judit is the current Lead of the Creative Economise Knowledge Exchange Hub at the Scottish Graduate School of Arts and Humanities, a Trustee of the Alasdair Gray Archive, Glasgow and a member of the Council for Higher Education Research Alliance and the Scottish Advisory Group of ART360 Foundation.

The Girl Friday Breakfast Club was established by Professors Kate Reynolds and Anita Taylor in 2018 to provide a friendly and informal space for women to meet and to hear from an interesting woman speaker, eat breakfast and drink great coffee or tea together at Drawing Projects UK on the last Friday of each month. We held our first online Girl Friday in October 2020 after realising we had longer to go before we could gather again for breakfast due to lockdown. We aim to retain the informal format, and events are not recorded, so do book to join in - and bring your own breakfast - or lunch or supper depending on where you are in the world!

All women, and those who identify as women, are very welcome to join the Girl Friday Breakfast Club.