István Szakáts is an artist, curator and cultural producer from Cluj-Napoca, Romania. He has been advocating for empowerment through culture, socially engaged art and active citizenship for more than 20 years. Contributor to a series city-wide projects (e.g. Participatory Budgeting, Creative Industries Strategy).
As a multimedia artist, István has co-designed and produced a series of works including Samples – a sequel of mixed reality performances in public space on citizen rights, empowerment and reappropriation of public space.
He also curated international exhibitions on the emancipatory potential of art (e.g. Democ(k)racy, Rennes, Eindhoven).
He has taught various media related disciplines at the Cinema, Media and Television Department of the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca and the Sapientia.