Judit Csanádi DLA, habil.
University Doctoral and Habilitation Council
Doctoral School
University Doctoral and Habilitation Council

Judit Csanádi is a member of University Doctoral and Habilitation Council from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts.

Fields of education
the spirituality and language of space
Fields of research


Professor and habilitated Dr. DLA, set design architect
She graduated from the Faculty of Architecture at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics in 1976.
In 1980, she was awarded a scholarship to study set design at the Banff School of Fine Arts in Canada, where she attended Josef Svoboda’s master’s course. 
Between 1991 and 1993, she lived in Montréal, where she ran a project entitled The Sacral Language of Space from 1991 to 2015. She designed sets in Ottawa, Montreal and Scherbrooke.
Between 2004 and 2002 she was set designer at the National Theatre of Győr.
In 2001 she was awarded the Jászai Mari Award.
She obtained her DLA degree in 2002. From 2002 to 2016 she was Head of the Department of Visual Design at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts.
She was appointed university professor in 2011.
Between 2016 and 2018 she was Rector of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts. 
She regularly taught courses on the University of Theatre and Film Arts’ theatre directing and dramaturgy programme.
She is the member of the Doctoral Council of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts. She is also a supervisor in Hungarian and English.
She is a member of the MOME University Habilitation and Doctoral Council.
She was named one of the 10 most influential women in culture in 2018 by FORBES magazine. 
In 2009, she won the silver medal at the World Stage Design in Seoul for three of the works she made in Eger.
In 2011, she was part of the five-person team that won the gold medal for the best curatorial concept at the Prague Quadrennial (curator: Anikó B. Nagy).
She has designed somewhere between 250 and 300 sets.
She has presented solo installations at the Hungarian Kunsthalle in 1998, and at the N&N Gallery in 2002. She designed the HVG 40 exhibition in 2019, and the life art exhibition of Viktor Róna in 2020.
Since 2018, she has been the chief curator of ARTUS KAPCSOLÓTÉR and a member of staff at the FUGA Budapest Architecture Centre. She is engaged in ongoing theoretical work in the fields of the sacral language of space, the processes and history of theatrical space and spectacle. 
She was elected member of the Széchenyi Academy of Literature and Arts in 2022.

Awards, recognition

World Stage Design 2009

Silver Medal

Prague Quadrennial 2011

Gold Medal For Best National Installation (Team Of Five)

Full member of SZIMA 2022


Publication title
Block in the Wheat Field (in hungarian)
Member of the European
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