Dr Zoltan Somhegyi is a Hungarian art historian, teacher and writer based in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates and working as an Assistant Professor at the College of Fine Arts and Design of the University of Sharjah.
As a researcher of art history and aesthetics, he is specialised in 18-19 century art and art theory, having written his PhD-dissertation on German Romanticism. Apart from being an art historian of classical arts, his other fields of interest are contemporary fine arts and art market trends, with a special focus on the arts of the MENASA-region. He curated exhibitions in six countries, participated in international art projects and often lectures on art in academic conferences. He is a consultant of Art Market Budapest – International Contemporary Art Fair, as well as Delegate-at-Large and Website Editor of the International Association for Aesthetics.
He is the author of books, artist catalogues, and more than two hundred articles, critiques, essays and art fair reviews. Since 2015 he is Advisory Board member of “Argument. Biannual Philosophical Journal” as well as Sharjah Content Curator for the magazine: “Selections. Art / Style / Culture from the Arab World and Beyond.”