Participant Profile

Anna Harsanyi

United States
New York
New York

Anna Harsanyi is a curator, educator, and arts manager. Her participatory projects and exhibitions have taken place within public and alternative spaces, exploring themes of memory, cultural identity, and collective experience. She co-curated Hot & Cold: Revolution in the Present Tense, a public art project in Timișoara and Cluj, Romania which presented three artist projects about the 25th anniversary of the Revolution that ended the socialist rule in the country. Anna also worked as the Project Manager for Guggenheim Social Practice at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and she teaches at New School University.

Anna met artists and curators working in the field of socially engaged art in order to gain an understanding of the context for public art in St. Petersburg, and the strategies that artists and arts workers develop to consider art as a tool for social engagement.