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Pál Szacsva y

Pál Szacsva y

area: Media Art

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Key Facts




Media Art



recommending institution Stiftung

time period

January 2010 - January 2010

Szacsva y Pál (1967)

1988-93 Academy of Visual Arts, Kolozsvár (MFA)
1993-95 Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest (Post-graduate diploma)
1996 École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Marseille (Post-graduate diploma)
1999/2000 Kunsthochschule Berlin (post graduate research year)
2001-2003 Higher Institute for Fine Arts, Antwerp (Post-graduate diploma)
2009 Doctorate in Media Art at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest

selected awards:
1997 EMARE-residency, Hull-Time Based Arts, Great Britain
1999 Bethanien Künstlerhaus (residency scholarship), Berlin
1999 Scholarship of the Hungarian Academy, Rome
1999/2000 DAAD Forschungsstippendium, Berlin
2000 Studio Price 2000, Hungary
2008 Winner of the Projections on Lake Competition, Pasadena (USA)

selected solo exhibitions and projects:
2001 Photographies, capcMusée d’art contemporain, Bordeaux, France
2001 Galerie 52, Berlin, Germany
2001 Centre Odyssud, Blagnac, France
2002 Antwerp Reprojections, Óbudai Társaskör Galéria, Budapest
2003 Kampl Gallery (with Hannah Dougherty), Berlin, Germany
2003 Vintage Gallery, Budapest
2004 Empire in Different Colours, Ludwig Museum, Budapest
2004 Compillation Europe (with Eperjesi Ágnes), Galerie am Hauptplatz, Hainburg, Austria
2007 Launch of Peripublic, an online art project in form of a daily publication
2008 Launch of Perichronic, an online art project in form of a daily publication
2009 Launch of Periprojection, an online art project in form of a daily publication

selected group exhibitions:
Utopia Photography Exhibition, Millard Sheets Gallery, Pomona, USA
Generally Believed, Former Mongolian Embassy, Berlin, Germany
Emergency Room. Berlin Test, Galerie Olaf Stüber, Berlin, Germany
Performance and Intermedia Festival, Szczecin, Poland
00130Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
Lineart Exhibition, Gent, Belgium
Lost and Found, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany
Lost and Found, MODEM, Debrecen
I Don’t Need Power, I Have Too Much, ACUD Gallery Berlin, Germany
Ottobre. Uscita, Desiderio e Memoria, Galleria Artra, Milano, Italy
The Collection in Focus, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary
Time Print 08, Hungarian Cultural Institute, Bruxelles, Belgium
What’s up?, Kunsthalle Budapest, Hungary
Artelibro Festival, Bologna, Italy
Hollywould, Freewaves Festival, Los Angeles, USA
Projections on Lake, Pasadena, USA
Europa Neurotisch, Petersburg Project Space, Amsterdam, Holland
Another Time, Another Place. Hungarian Video Artists, Catzen Art Center, Washington DC, USA
Processes, Videospace, Budapest
Temporary Videospace Pécs, Király street 27, Pécs, Hungary
Almost Nothing, Király street 42., Public Art Labs, Pécs, Hungary
Instable, Nemart Gallery, Pécs, Hungary
Europa Neurotisch, Petersburg Project Space/Bar Europa, Amsterdam, Holland
Videomedeja, Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Serbia

video screenings (participations):
2006 Plugged In Fest III, Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport, USA
2006 European tour of 59 Seconds Video Festival, Babylon Cinema, Berlin, Germany
2006 European tour of 59 Seconds Video Festival, Monochrom, Museumsquartier, Vienna, Austria
2006 Videonálé, Győr, Hungary
2006 59 Seconds Festival at the Vienna Independent Shorts, Top Kino, Vienna
2006 59 Seconds Festival, Garfield Artworks, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, USA
2006 New European Film Festival 06. Vittoria, Spain
2006 Camera Obscura 2006, Sidney, Australia
2006 SummerEuroTour 06 of 59 Second Festival, Thalia Cinema, Dresden, Germany
2006 Boum! Video Night, Fort de Mutzig, Strasbourg, France
2006 Too Much Freedom?, Freewaves' 10th Biennial Festival of Film, Video and Experimental New Media,
  Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, USA
2006 Inport 2006, Tallin, Estonia
2007 Modern Art Oxford, UK
2007 Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK
2007 Europe Now/Europe Next Encounter, Kollegium Budapest, Budapest
2008 Screening on the 50 Years Anniversary of the Young Artist’s Studio, Budapest
2008 One Minute, Film &Video Festival, Aarau, Switzerland
2008 The Whole World,
2008 Les Instants Video, Marseille, France
2008 ISFF Detmold 2008, Germany
2008 Optica Festival, Madrid, Gijón (Spain), Paris, France
2008 25.Kasseler DokFest, Kassel, Germany
2009 Video Cocktail, Westin Bonaventure Hotel, College Art Association, Los Angeles, USA
2009 Crosstalk Festival, Gödör Club, Budapest, Hungary
2009 State of Transition, B5 Studio, Marosvásárhely, Romania
2009 Crosstalk Video Presentations, Kunsthalle, Budapest

-Zsolt Petrányi: Crisis-Media-Freedom. On Szacsva y Pál.  in Szacsva y Pál: Installations 1995-98, Budapest
-Gábor Németh: Carressing the Untouchable, in Szacsva y Pál: Installations 1995-98, Budapest 1999
-Christoph Tannert: Szacsva y Pál, in Künstlerhaus Bethanien. Internationales Atelierprogramm 98/99, Berlin
-Die Botschaft definiert das Medium , Face to Face Ausstellung ungarischer Stipendiaten, in Der Jahrhundert
Schritt, Heft 2/99 Berlin
-Susanne Jakob: New Topics. Positionen ungarisher Kunst der 90-er Jahre, in Balkon, Budapest 2000
-Christoph Tannert: Szacsva y Pál, in Szacsva y Pál Photographs, Budapest 2000
-Hans Hermann Kotte: Der Untergrund der Dinge, in Berliner Zeitung, Berlin, 20. April 2001
-Axel Lapp: Likör/Liquor, in Art Monthly/247/6.01, London 2001
-Christoph Tannert: Out of Time, in BE-Magazine/8, Berlin 2002
-Keiko Sei: A Luminous Tale, in Bildbetrachtung (exhibition catalogue), Berlin 2002
-Richard Rabensaat: Zurück im Mikrokosmos, TAZ Berlin, Nr. 7036/ 23.04.2003., page 25.
-Heather Galbraith, Timár Katalin: Szacsva y Pál, inAfter Hours (exhibition catalogue), Antwerp 2003
-Louis Kaplan: On Szacsva y Pál‘s works, in After Hours (exhibition catalogue), Antwerp 2004
-Molnár Edit: The artist as Cultural Ambassador (Interview with Szacsva y Pál) in Műértő, October 2004
-Sigrid Feeser: Lost & Found. Ungarn im Spiegel seiner zeitgenössischen Kunst, Kunstforum
International, Band 184/2007
-Timothy Brennan: Spectators Unite!, in: Empire in Different Colors. Another Finger Exercise, Revolver, Frankfurt am Main 2007
-Timothy Brennan: Distractions of Order, in: Empire in Different Colors. Another Finger Exercise, Revolver, Frankfurt am Main 2007
-Judit Angel: Szacsva y Pál, in Na mi van? (exhibition catalog) Kunsthalle, Budapest 2008
-Maja & Reuben Fowkes: Art & Philosophy, in Art Monthly Nr.323, London 2009

works in collections and archives:
CAPC Museum of Contemporary Art, Bordeaux
MEO Contemporary Art Collection, Budapest
Nagoya University of Arts Collection (Japan)
Förderkreis Schloss Plüschow (Germany)
Ludwig Museum, Budapest
Best of First Screening of 59 Second Film/Video Collection, New York
Institute of Contemporary  Art, Dunaújváros  (Hungary)
Museum of Art Győr, (Hungary)
00130Gallery Video Library, Helsinki
E-Flux Video Rental, New York archive
Freewaves Video Archive, Los Angeles
Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest

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