András Rényi
1953, Budapest
Curriculum Vitae
1977 MA in history, art history and aesthetics – University Eötvös Loránd Budapest (ELTE)
1985 visiting fellow at Amsterdam University, Institute of Art History
1985 visiting fellow at London University, The Warburg and Courtauld Institute,
1988 dr. phil.
1994 Ph.D.
Central European University’s Course on ’History and Theory of Art after the Cultural Turn’ in 2001
2005 habilitation at ELTE, Budapest

Work experience
From 2008 on: Head of the Institute for Art History, Faculty of Humanities, Eotvos University (ELTE) Budapest
From 1996 associate professor at the Institute for Art Theory and Media Studies, Faculty of Humanities, ELTE, Budapest
1985-2001 ass. professor, Hungarian Dance Academy, Budapest
1977-1996 lecturer at the Dept. of Aesthetics, Faculty of Humanities, ELTE, Budapest

Scientific activities
2008 Member of the Art History Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Member of AICA (Association Internationale des Critiques d’Art)
1985 visiting fellow at Amsterdam University, Rembrandt Research Project and Warburg and Courtauld Institute, London
Organizer of the intl. Symposium ’Myths and Images’ 1990, in Budapest.
Lectures at XI World Congress for Aesthetics in Nottingham , 1988, at intl. colloquia in Ljubljana (1989, 1990) Siena (1990), Berlin (1991), and Jerusalem (1999) and several international conferences in Hungary.
Several publications in German and English language periodicals and books, translations from German and English into Hungarian.

Main fields of scholar interest
philosophy and historiography of art history, theory and methodology of interpretation, esp. that of 17th century baroque art (Rembrandt, Caravaggio) and contemporary art, modern theories of pictorial representation: philosophy and aesthetics of classic ballet and modern dance.

Mother tongue

Language skills
Fluent German and English, reading Italian and French.

Other activitities
2008 – Curator of the Hungarian Exhibition at the 53rd Biennale di Venezia
1990-1996: founding and leading the publishing house ’Ikon’: organizational, business and marketing experiences. Regular presence at the Frankfurt and London Book Fair. I1994 visiting tour in the USA on the invitation of USIA to study American university presses.
1997-2001 editorial activities in text book publishing with different other publishing houses.
1995-2007: editorial activities in electronic publishing in Hungary (,, )