Zsolt Gyenge PhD habil.
associate professor, supervisor
Art and Design Theory BA
associate professor
Doctoral School

Zsolt Gyenge is a fan of subversive, boundary-pushing, edge-of-your-seat films, actively seeking the mysteries of avant-garde attitudes, and chasing experiences that provoke thought through the senses. He would be pleased if, confronted with themselves, his students questioned the world around them during his classes. He would like to believe that the left-wing values of solidarity, sustainability, and fairness can someday result in a better world.

Fields of education
film theory
film analysis
theory of visual communication
scientific text drafting
Fields of research
film theory
avant-garde film and video art
Romanian cinema


Film theorist, film critic, and associate professor with habilitation at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design. He completed his studies in history and art history at the Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca. His book Image, Motion Picture, Perception: A Theory of Phenomenological Film Analysis (Kép, mozgókép, megértés: Egy fenomenológiai filmelemzés elmélete) was published in 2017. His studies have appeared in Hungarian and international journals as well as edited volumes in both English and Hungarian.

He has been active as a freelance film critic since 2000, and his writings have appeared in publications such as Revizor (Auditor), Filmvilág (The World of Film), ÉS (Life and Literature), Prizma (Prism), Filmtett, and Balkon (Balcony). He has been a lecturer at MOME since 2007, and he has been the editor of the academic journal Disegno - Journal of Design Culture since 2013. He is a member of film critic associations, both domestically (Film and Television Critics Section of the National Association of Hungarian Journalists) and internationally (International Federation of Film Critics). He is also a member of the Hungarian Film Studies Society and the European Network for Cinema and Media Studies.

His research and his academic publications focus on the viewer's experience of various forms of moving pictures, and the role of bodily perception in the interpretation of reception. 


Publication title
Zsolt Gyenge: Wandering Travellers Among Screens: A Phenomenological Description of Cinematic Installation Experiences. Apertúra, 2021. (in Hungarian)
"Framing Doors, Opening up Spaces: Cristi Puiu and his Cruel Phenomenology of Space." New Approaches to Cinematic Space, edited by Filipa Rosário and Iván Villarmea Álvarez, Routledge, 2020, pp. 228-240


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