Prof. Balazs Kicsiny

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Affiliation

University

Institution

Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Doctoral School

Short bio

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. In 2005 he started to lecture in Budapest at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts Doctorate School where he is a professor of artistic research.
SELECTED AWARDS and GRANTS
2014 Hungarian Cultural Fund Grant, 2012 Hungarian Cultural Fund Grant, 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 Board, 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
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS (2005-2017)
2017 Awakening of the Outcast, Inda Gallery, Budapest. 2016 The Next Village, Csikász Gallery, Veszprém. 2014 No News from NowHere, Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Museum, Turku, Finland 2013 Anthem, Inda Gallery, Budapest, The Checkered Doubt, Rooster Gallery, New York, Killing Time II. Volta Show, Inda Galley’s Booth, New York, USA 2012 Story of O. 2B Gallery, Budapest. 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, Moholy-Nagy Galerie, Collegium Hungaricum, Berlin, 2008 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, Slovakia, 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, Italy
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS (2007-2016)
2018 Optimistic Exhibtion. Barcsay Hall, Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest. No More Secrets! ArtMill, Szentendre, Hungary. 2017 Our Contemporary Daumier. Vaszary Gallery, Balatonfüred, Hungary. 2016 Contemporary East. Sotheby’s, London, U.K. Dla-Dla100. Barcsay Hall, Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest. Macesz, 2B Gallery, Budapest. György Jovánovics – A Biography, Vaszary Villa, Balatonfüred. 2013 Shifts. Hungarian Art After 1945, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest 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, Brussels, Belgium, 2009 Messiahs, MODEM, Debrecen, Hungary, Little Hungarian Pornography, MODEM, Debrecen, Hungary, Postproduction - Reflections on the Holocaust, Óbudai Társaskör, Budapest, Hungary, 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
WORK IN PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
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
WORKS IN PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
László Gerő Collection, Budapest, Hungary, 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, Great Britain
PUBLICATION
The New Arrivals 8 Contemporary Artists from Hungary, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, exhibition catalogue, 2011, Dauerhafte Landung – Balázs Kicsiny, Johanniter Church, Feldkirch, exhibition catalogue, 2008, Balázs Kicsiny – Exact Time, exhibition catalogue, Janos Gat Gallery, New York, U.S.A. 2006 , Balázs Kicsiny - Experiment in Navigation, exhibition catalogue of the 51st Venice Biennale, Műcsarnok, Budapest, 2005, Kicsiny Balázs – 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 Balázs Kicsiny, exhibition catalogue, Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth, U.K., 2001, Kicsiny Balázs kiállítása, exhibition catalogue, King Saint Stephen Museum, Székesfehérvár, 1995, Kicsiny Balázs kiállítása, Stúdió Galéria, exhibition catalogue, Young Artists‘ Studio, 1988
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Tillmann J. A.: A világfalu utazói / A szomszéd falu – Kicsiny Balázs kiállítása, Műértő, szeptember 2016, Ivy Cooper: Balázs Kicsiny, Art Forum, April 2012, page 217-218, Jessica Baran: Balázs Kicsiny, Art in America, May 2012, page 181, Richard Umwin: The New Arrivals: 8 Contemporary Artists from Hungary, Frieze, April, 2011, page 139-140 , The Collection, catalogue, Ludwig Museum / Contemporary Art Museum, Budapest, 2010, The Drawing Book, Edited by Tania Kovats, Published by Black Dog 2006, László Krasznahorkai: 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, Éva Körner: On the Way, catalogue, King Saint Stephen Museum, Székesfehérvár, 1995, Lóránt Hegyi: Neue Identitat in der neuen Situation, In: Die zweite Offentlichkeit. Kunst in Ungarn im 20. Jahrhundert. Hrsg. Hans Knoll, Dresden, 1999
www.balazskicsiny.com

Field of expertise

Fine Arts, Artistic Research

Working Group

WG4: Implementation: support, adoption, exploitation