Profile

János Szirtes

fina artist

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STUDIES, ACTIVITIES

Since 2007 Head of the Department of Media Design, later Studies of Media Design
2008-2010 Head of the Visual Communication Department of the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest
2007-2008 Entrusted Head of the Visual Communication Department of the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest
2005 Appointment for University Professor - Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest (former Hungarian University of Art and Design, Budapest)
2002 Habilitation at the Hungarian University of Art and Design, Budapest
2000 Head of the Visual Studies Scene Design Course at the Visual Communication Department
1997 Associate Professor at the Hungarian University of Art and Design, Budapest
Since 1989 he has been teaching at the Visual Communication Department of the Hungarian University of Art and Design, Budapest
1983 Master Diploma
1980 Diploma, Graphic Design Artist, Teacher
1977-1980 Hungarian Academy of Fine Art, Budapest, Reproduction Graphic Design Department
1975-1977 Academy of Fine Art, Bratislava



AWARDS

2009 Officer Cross of the Hungarian State
2003 Széchenyi István Fellowship
1999 Széchenyi Professor Fellowship
1990 Munkácsy-prize



SELECTED SOLO ACTIVITIES

-Participating in 1987 on the Dokumenta VII, Kassel
-solo exhibition and catalogue in 1992 in the whole area of the Ernst Museum, Budapest; solo exhibition and a catalogue in 1997 in Kiscelli Museum
-installation in the whole room number 1. of the Műcsarnok (Kunsthalle) on the “View” (Látvány) exhibition
-“Tabula rasa” (Tiszta lap) feature film presented in 2002
-installation made for the Vajda Lajos Studio Jubilee Exhibition in 2002 in Műcsarnok (Kunsthalle)
-in 2004 “Shame-Secret”video installation on the “Hidden Holocaust” Exhibition in Műcsarnok
-Architecture Interactive Installations; other artistic installations
-in 2008-2009 art objects (multimedia-media design, media scene design works) of the Headquarters Building of Pannon GSM Mobile Communication Company.



MOST IMPORTANT SOLO EXHIBITIONS IN THE LAST FEW YEARS

2009
XO Gallery, Budapest
City Gallery, Szentendre

2008
Gallery of Viziváros, Budapest

2006
Raiffeisen Gallery, Budapest
Fészek Gallery, Budapest

2005
Várfok Gallery, Budapest

2004
Hidden Holocaust, Műcsarnok (Kunsthalle), Budapest (“Shame-secret”, video installation)
Sziget Festival 2004, Budapest (“Shame-secret”, video installation)

2003
XO Gallery, Budapest

2002
Várfok Gallery, Budapest
Portál Gallery, Budapest

2001
Várfok Gallery, Budapest
X. Teresa Arte Actuale Mexico City, Mexico
House of Arts, Bern, Switzerland

2000
Várfok Gallery, Budapest
Szombathely Gallery, Szombathely

1999
Várfok Gallery, Budapest
XO Gallery, Budapest
Akademie Der Künste, Berlin,
Spicchi dell'est - Rome- Italy



MOST IMPORTANT GROUP EXHIBITIONS IN THE LAST FEW YEARS

2011
Art Market 2011, Millenáris, Budapest
Szentendre at Gödör, Gödör Club, Budapest
Ironworks Workshop 2011, MissionArt Gallery, Miskolc
Rozsda, Várfok Gallery
Factory Festival, Ironworks, Miskolc
Term of probation, Várfok Gallery

2010
Art Blokk Gallery, Corvin Shopping Center, Budapest
Art Fair, Műcsarnok, Budapest
Szentendre at Gödör, Budapest
Watchable-unwatchable, ArtMill, Szentendre
Open space, Small Synagogue Contemporary Gallery, Eger
Fresh Air, Miskolc Gallery, Miskolc
Hommage á Puskás Öcsi, Boscolo New York Palace, Home Gallery, Budapest
Crescendo, XO Gallery, Budapest
On Paper, Várfok Gallery, Budapest
Paradogma, XO Gallery, Budapest

2009
Hommage á El Kazovszkij, XO Gallery, Budapest
Exhibition of the Workshop of Mezőszemere, Eger
Affinity, Szentendre
Negative dia, Szentendre

2008
Open space, Exhibition of the Workshop of Mezőszemere– Székesfehérvár
Everything is movie! (Minden mozi!) Selection from the film and video work collection of the Ludwig Museum – Contemporary Art Museum, Budapest
Picture in Picture, XO Gallery, Budapest
Icecube, Várfok Gallery, Budapest
Space Collage, ArtMill, Szentendre
The second generation, 2B Gallery, Budapest
Brotherhood, Szlovák Institute, Budapest
Brotherhood (Grand Family), NextArt Gallery, Budapest

2007
Open space, Exhibition of the Workshop of Mezőszemere– Eger

2006
Re:mbrandt – Contemporary Hungarian Artists Answer –Museum of Fine Art, Budapest
Hommage á Mulasics László – XO Gallery, Budapest
Small Hungarian Performance Festival, Szentendre

2005
„Victim – Atonement” Jewish Museum, Budapest

2004
Hidden Holocaust Műcsarnok (Kunsthalle), Budapest
Mediafactory, Zsolnai Factory, Pécs, (Közelítés Művészeti Egyesület)
Vajda Lajos Studio Jubilee Exhibition
Green Mania, Várfok Gallery, Budapest
Le Lieu Art Center, Quebec, Kanada
Reflection, XO Gallery– Kieselbach Gallery, Budapest
Drawing, ArtMill, Szentendre

2003
Vajda Lajos Studio, Szentendre
Small Hungarian Performance Festival, Szentendre

2002
Hungarian National Gallery – permanent exhibition
Dialogue. Austrian-hungarian contemporary fine art exhibiton, Budapest Gallery, Budapest
Real image– open space Hatvany Lajos Museum, Hatvan
Vajda Lajos Studio Szentendre jubilee exhibition, Műcsarnok (Kunsthalle), Budapest
MAMÜ Gallery, Budapest
Translater’s House, Siófok
KunstMesse, Cologne, Germany

2001
German-hungarian contemporary exhibition Kassák Museum, Budapest
Summer Exhibition, ArtMill, Szentendre
Workshop Jubilee Exhibition, Szentendre
VAM Design Gallery, Budapest

2000
Porsche M5 - Audi Agency, Budapest
Innovation - Invention - Intention, Műcsarnok (Kunsthalle), Budapest
Dialogue – Painting at the time of the Millenium Műcsarnok (Kunsthalle), Budapest
House of Arts, Pécs
Gebauer Gallery, Pécs
Oil - Canvas, Middle Europian travelling exhibition
Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Ungarn Fellbach, Germany
Transpostitions, Budapest Gallery, Budapest
The Hungarian art of the 1990’s, The House of Arts of the City, Győr
É.S. Exhibition Gallery of Viziváros, Budapest

1999
Body art-east City Gallery - Ljubjana, Slovenia
The Art of the 1990’s, Akademie der Künste, Berlin
ARCO Madrid, Spain
View Műcsarnok (Kunsthalle), Budapest
Hungarian Institute, Paris, France
Exhibition of the Art Colonie of Szentendre, ArtMill, Szentendre
Oil - Canvas, Műcsarnok (Kunsthalle), Budapest
Pattern Műcsarnok (Kunsthalle), Budapest
Painting - ArtMill, Szentendre



PRODUCTIONS, PERFORMANCES, FILMS
Since 1980 he has been having performance and installations in Europe, North and South America, and Asia.


MOST IMPORTANT SHOWS IN THE LAST FEW YEARS

2011
Gödör Club, with László feLugossy
Műcsarnok (Kunsthalle), opening ceremony performance of A.E. Bizottság exhibition
Vajda Lajos Stuido Cellargallery, with Boris Nieslony, Szentendre
MODEM, with László feLugossy, Debrecen

2010
Gödör Club, with László feLugossy, Budapest
performance to the exhibition of László feLugossy („Szabad nézni”), Sárospatak

2009
MODEM, Debrecen
Main Square, Szentendre
Small Synagoge, Eger
The Umpteenth Doubt, exhibition opening performance of László feLugossy’s Inscrutable Exhibition, Szentendre
Godot Gallery, Budapest

2008
Trust I., III. Open Space Live Art Festival, Eger
Trust II., Der lange Atem, Maschinenhaus, Essen
Trust III., Der lange Atem, Orangerie, Cologne

2007
Inside, outside, upside, downside – Gödör Club, Budapest
Upside, downside – Millenáris, Budapest
Prague Spring 2007 – Prague

2006
Small Hungarian Performance Festival, Szentendre
Nettles Soup Festival, Békéscsaba

2005
TIPAF Art Festival, Taiwan
GISWIL Art Festival, Switzerland
Forebear Malicious Evenings, Tokaj
Small Hungarian Performance Festival, Szentendre
Exhibition of Gyula Pauer, Műcsarnok (Kunsthalle), Budapest

2004
Production of the Shame-secret video installation with 20 pieces of looped film
Shame-secret video installation on Hidden Holocaust exhibition– Műcsarnok (Kunsthalle), Budapest
Bercsényi 28-30. Spring 2004. Budapest
Art Symposium Mezőszemere, Mezőszemere
Small Hungarian Performance Festival, Szentendre
Le Lieu Art Center, Quebec, Canada
Table performance - Bercsényi 68 Festival, Budapest
Blue panic, Art Festival, Quebec, Canada
Tableware I. (Teríték I.) Small Hungarian Performance Festival, Szentendre
Tableware II. (Teríték II.) Millenáris Atrium, Budapest
Tableware III. (Teríték III.) Ludwig Museum – Contemporary Art Museum, Budapest

2003
Small Hungarian Performance Festival, Szentendre
Art Symposium Mezőszemere, Mezőszemere

2002
feature film first presentation: Magyar Filmszemle, Művész cinema, Budapest; Valley of Arts (Művészetek Völgye), Kapolcs; Art Film Festival Szeged
Lying on the way (Az úton fekvő) looped film, (Mezőszemere) first show, performance – Ernst Museum, Budapest
Definite touch (Határozott érintés) looped film, first presentation: Műcsarnok (Kunsthalle), Budapest
Peal (Harangzúgás) performance Műcsarnok (Kunsthalle), Budapest

1999-2002
Tabula Rasa (Tiszta lap) feature film, screen-play, storyboard, scene design,
shooting
written by László feLugossy, János Szirtes
directed by János Szirtes
producer Budapest Filmstúdió with the support of MMA

2000
World-premiers (Világ-premierek) – with László Krasznahorkai, György Fehér and László feLugossy, Műcsarnok (Kunsthalle), Budapest
Tabula Rasa (Tiszta Lap) Ex Teresa Arte Actual – Mexico City, Mexico
Tabula Rasa-Jasmin TV (Tiszta Lap - Jázmin TV) – with László feLugossy, Várfok Gallery, Budapest
First presentation (Bemutató) City Gallery, Sárospatak

1999
War and War (Háború és háború) with László Krasznahorkai and György Fehér – City Museum, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
Tabula Rasa (Tiszta Lap) with László feLugossy – Museum Bern, Switzerland
View (Látvány) – Vernissage and finissage performance, Műcsarnok (Kunsthalle), Budapest
The Art of the 1990’s (A kilencvenes évek művészete), opening performance, Akademie der Künste, Berlin



SET DESIGN, VISUALISATION, MURAL WORKS

2008-2009
Pannon Art Project, leader of the prize winner art group on the competition of Pannon GSM Mobile Communication Company
2000
Tabula Rasa (Tiszta lap), feature film, set and scene design
1991-2009
Sziget Festival, open air scene and production design, Budapest
1998
Lying crystal (Fekvő kristály), open air statue, Szentendre
1995
Pannos of Mátészalka Hospital (Class of Diagnostic and Surgery)
1994
Theatermakers (Színházcsinálók), scene designer, Madách Theater
1991
Oscillation (Oszcilláció), exhibition design, Műcsarnok (Kunsthalle)

Videos

LYING ON GROUND

SACRIFICE - APPEASEMENT

SACRIFICE - APPEASEMENT

GRIMACE

SHAME - SECRET

RE:MBRANDT

RE:MBRANDT

RE:MBRANDT

IN, OUT, UP, DOWN, ...

IN, OUT, UP, DOWN, ...

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