Hungarian University of Fine Arts, 1063 Budapest, Kmety György utca 27, Feszty-ház (the building of the Doctoral Programme)
Installation art, amongst other contemporary art practices, has a specific relationship with space and time. In the age of mechanical representation and digital mediums, the installation is still able to drive our attention to the individual experience of the "here and now".
Instead of producing a finished and isolated art object, installation art interprets and communicates directly with our social, geographical, historical world. Installation art can also encourage us to reinterpret seemingly evident characteristics of 3-dimensional space. Its impact may affect us, through conceptual engagement, sensual stimulation and/or psychological impact.
During the course, participants will be encouraged to give meaning to seemingly meaningless spaces. They will be encouraged to interact with their given environment – for example, through the use of easily transformable materials: found everyday objects, natural materials, or such basic materials as paper, textile, cardboard, paint etc. – in order to understand certain methods of installation art practice.
Number of participants: minimum 5 persons, maximum 20 persons
Equipments, tools: Participants should bring their favourite object (small scale)
Course code: 11320022
Balázs Kicsiny was born in 1958, in Salgótarján, Hungary. He lives and works in Budapest, Hungary. He is an artist, working with various mediums, from installations, videos to paintings. He graduated at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Painting Department in 1982, received his MA diploma in 1985 and DLA diploma in 2008 also here. Between 2000 and 2004 he was a London correspondent for the Hungarian arts journals Műértő and Balkon. Since 2005 he is a lecturer in artistic research at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts Doctorate School.
2013 The Checkered Doubt, Rooster Gallery, New York
Killing Time II. Volta Show, Inda Galley’s Booth, New York, USA
2012 Killing Time, Kemper Art Museum, Saint Louis, USA
2011 The Art of Self Justification, Bázis Gallery, Cluj/Kolozsvár, Romania
Wandering Interpretation, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest
2010 Temporary Resurrection, Minoritenkirche, Regensburg, Germany
The Misunderstanding, Monoly-Nagy Galerie, Collegium Hungaricum, Berlin
2008 Permanent Landing I, Johanniter Church, Feldkirch, Austria
Where and When? I, Tallin Art Hall Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia
Where and When? II., Museum of Foreign Art, Riga, Latvia
2007 An Attempt at Domestication,Somorja, At Home Gallery Synagogue, Samorin,
Clock Goes Around, Pannonhalma Abbey, Hungary
2006 Exact Time, Janos Gat Gallery, New York, USA
Seven Sailors, Museum of Contemporary Art, Szceczin, Poland
2005 An Experiment in Navigation, Hungarian Pavilion, 51st Venice Biennale, Venice,
2012 What is Hungarian?Műcsarnok, Kunsthalle, Budapest
Foreign Matter, Modem, Debrecen, Hungary
2011 The New Arrivals 8 Contemporary Artists from Hungary, Palais des Beaux-Arts,
2009 Messiahs, MODEM, Debrecen, Hungary
Little Hungarian Pornography, MODEM, Debrecen, Hungary
Postproduction - Reflections on the Holocaust,ÓbudaiTársaskör, Budapest,
Contemporary Hungarian Video Artists, Janos Gat Gallery, New York, USA
2008 11 Contemporary Private Collections, Kunsthalle, Budapest
2007 Bartók’s Bugs, 2B Gallery, Budapest
Homesickness, Budapest Gallery, Budapest
1-2-3 The Collection in Focus, Ludwig Museum Budapest – Museum of
Contemporary Art, Budapest
Ludwig Museum / Contemporary Art Museum, Budapest; Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest;Zacheta Modern Art, Szczecin, Poland; Albertina, Vienna, Austria; King Saint Stephen Museum, Székesfehérvár, Hungary; Municipal Picture Gallery / Museum Kiscell, Budapest; Janus Pannonius Museum, Pécs, Hungary;Első Magyar Látványtár, Diszel, Hungary; Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth, Great Britain
LászlóGerő Collection, Budapest; Alain Servais’s Collection, Brussels, Belgium;Antal-Lusztig Collection, Debrecen, Hungary;Somlói-Spengler Collection, Budapest, Hungary; Silvio Pötchner’s Collection, Vienna, Austria; Michel Bondon’s, Collection, Rennes, France; Paul Westlake’s Collection, London, United Kingdom
Ivy Cooper:BalázsKicsiny, Art Forum, April 2012, p. 217-218.
Jessica Baran: BalázsKicsiny, Art in America, May 2012, p. 181.
Richard Umwin: The New Arrivals: 8 Contemporary Artists from Hungary, Frieze, April,
2011, p. 139-140.
The Collection, catalogue, Ludwig Museum / Contemporary Art Museum, Budapest,
The Drawing Book, Edited by Tania Kovats, Published by Black Dog 2006
LászlóKrasznahorkai: Drifted Standing, exhibition catalogue of the 51st Venice
Biennale, Műcsarnok, Budapest, 2005
Hungarian Arts Directory, published by Visiting Arts, 1999, U.K.
Hundred Years Hungarian Arts, Published by Corvina, Budapest, 2000
New Acquisitions, catalogue Hungarian National Gallery,Budapest, 1993
ÉvaKörner: On the Way, catalogue, King Saint Stephen Museum, Székesfehérvár,
LórántHegyi: NeueIdentitat in der neuen Situation, In: Die zweiteOffentlichkeit. Kunst in Ungarnim 20. Jahrhundert. Hrsg. Hans Knoll, Dresden,1999
The New Arrivals 8 Contemporary Artists from Hungary, Palais des Beaux-Arts,
Brussels, exhibition catalogue, 2011
DauerhafteLandung – BalázsKicsiny, Johanniter Church, Feldkirch, exhibition
BalázsKicsiny – Exact Time, exhibition catalogue, Janos Gat Gallery, New York,
BalázsKicsiny - Experiment in Navigation, exhibition catalogue of the 51st Venice
Biennale, Műcsarnok, Budapest, 2005
KicsinyBalázs – Work in Progress, exhibition catalogue, Ludwig Museum Budapest –
Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, 2002
The Captain‘s Story: an attempt in domestication, an installation by BalázsKicsiny,
exhibition catalogue,Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth,
KicsinyBalázskiállítása,exhibition catalogue, King Saint Stephen Museum,
KicsinyBalázskiállítása, StúdióGaléria, exhibition catalogue, Young Artists‘ Studio,
2010 Freund Visiting Artist Fellowship 2011/2012, Sam Fox School of Design &Arts,
Washington University in St. Louis and Kemper Museum St. Louis U.S.A.
2005 O.H.R. Officer of the Order of the Cross of the Hungarian Republic
2002 New Work and Commissions Grant, Art Council of England, Southern Arts
2000 Year of the Artist Grant, Art Council of England, Southern Arts Board
1993 Smohay Award, King Saint Stephen Museum, Székesfehérvár, Hungary
1992 Munkácsy State Art Award