Katalin Ladik

Katalin Ladik was born in Novi Sad (then Yugoslavia, and present day Serbia) and has lived and worked alternately there and in Budapest, Hungary, as well as on the island of Hvar, Croatia. She is a poet, performance artist, and actress. Parallel to her written poems she also creates sound poems and visual poems, performance art, writes and performs experimental music and audio plays. She is also a performer and an experimental artist (happenings, mail art, experimental theatrical plays). She explores language through visual and vocal expressions, as well as movement and gestures. Her work includes collages, photography, records, performances and happenings in both urban and natural environments.


Conversation: Katalin Ladik and Tamás St.Auby with Jon Hendricks

A major new publication, Art and Theory of Post-1989 Central and Eastern Europe: A Critical Anthology, presents key voices of this period that have been reevaluating the significance of the socialist legacy, making it an indispensable read on modern and contemporary art and theory. The following dialogue belongs to a series of conversations between artists and members of the C-MAP research group for Central and Eastern Europe at MoMA.