Eszter Földi PhD
associate professor, Head of BA programme, supervisor
Art and Design Theory BA
Head of BA programme
Art and Design Theory BA
associate professor
Design Theory MA
associate professor
Doctoral School

Eszter Földi has been teaching art history on the Design Culture BA programme at the MOME Institute for Theoretical Studies since 2018 as an external lecturer. Beginning the following year, as a part time instructor, she taught art history, and then joined the design curator specialisation of the Design Theory MA programme, teaching exhibition organisation. She has been a full-time member of the MOME faculty since 2022, and currently serves as programme director of the Design Culture BA programme.

Fields of education
19th and 20th century art history
institutional history
exhibition organisation
Fields of research
19th and 20th century painting
drawing and graphics history
graphic design
poster art


Eszter got her degree at the ELTE Faculty of Humanities in 1996, majoring in Art History and French. Between 1995 and 2022, she served as Chief Museologist at the Hungarian National Gallery. From 2009 to 2019, she was director of the graphics collection. She has been teaching art history on the MOME Design Culture BA programme since 2018, and has been a full time instructor at the Institute for Theoretical Studies since 2022.

Her fields of research and publication include image and graphic design history and French-Hungarian art relations. She has organised a number of exhibitions covering these fields (e.g. In ruhigem Wasser. Holz- und Linolschnitte des ungarischen Jugendstils, Reutlingen, Städtischen Kunstmuseum Spendhaus, 2006, Mihály Zichy – Gustave Doré. Deux “monstres de génies”, Namur, Musée Félicien Rops 2009, “Hungarian Ropsodies” – Félicien Rops, the master of Belgian symbolism, MNG, Budapest 2010, Rippl-Rónai and Maillol. The Story of an Artistic Friendship. MNG, Budapest, 2014, Drawn to the East. Nipponizing Wooden Etchings in the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, 2020, The painter and poet. Gyula Tichy, the Master of Hungarian Symbolism, MNG, Budapest, 2022)

She worked with her students to research Hungarian design history after 1945 through exhibitions staged as part of the design curator specialisation of the Design Theory MA programme. (Hungarian design 10+1 experiments, Fészek Gallery, 2021. November, Catalog, ISBN book+gallery, 2022)
Eszter is a member of the Secretariat of the Hungarian Academy of Arts. She is the Hungarian member of the ICOM. She also serves as art history departmental secretary of the Hungarian Archaeological and Art History Association.

Awards, recognition

Opus Mirabile Prize 2015


Publication title
Eszter Földi: The Stepchild of Visual Arts. The Beginnings of Hungarian Graphic Art 1890-1914. L'Harmattan, Budapest, 2013.
Further Publications
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