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Blanka Győri

Blanka Győri

area: Visual Art

© Blanka Győri

© Blanka Győri

© Blanka Győri

© Blanka Győri

© Blanka Győri

© Blanka Győri

© Blanka Győri

Key Facts




Visual Art



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time period

January 2020 - February 2020

1989, born in Budapest, Hungary, lives and works in Budapest


2010-2015 Hungarian University of Fine Arts
2013/2014 University of the Arts London, Chelsea College of Arts


2018 Dear Lars von Trier, Šopa Gallery, studio exhibition, Košice
2018 Preservation, Attempts, Konkoly-Thege Observatory, Budapest
2017 Stupidity sowing (with Máté Labus), Óbudai Társaskör Galllery, Budapest
2016 Portrait: running your hand over a face, Labor Gallery, Budapest
2016 I forget my face every day, Szatyor Art Space, Budapest


2019 Photobook. Asset, at Paperlust Photobook Fest, Galleria I!, Krakow
2019 What about them?, Brody Collection, Budapest
2018 Break Out 2. 0, Műtő project room, Budapest
2017 Way out to the city, Miskolc Gallery, Miskolc
2017 Déjá vu, Budapest Gallery, Budapest
2015 Aperitif, L’ Art Open Studios, Budapest
2015 Degree show, Hungarian University of Fine Arts
2015 Studio discourses, Godot Gallery, Budapest
2014 Exhibition of the applicants fro the Ludwig Stiftung,  Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest
2014 Genome, Map, Picture, Artus Gallery, Budapest
2013 Ex-Ex, UAL, Chelsea College of Arts, London


2019 Dr. Kahán Éva Foundation’s residency, San Sano
2018 Košice Artist in Residence, Košice
2017 Artist in Residence Program at CEAAC, Strasbourg
2014 Kepesita Collection Art Award, nominee
2013 Erasmus Scholarship, London, Chelsea College of Arts


2018 Patreon, Christmas Art Market organized by the Studio of Young Artists Association
2018 Supermarket Stockholm Independent Art Fair


2016-2018 MŰTŐ project room
2018- Studio of Young Artists Association (SYAA)



Kibújás vagy bebújás? A medvék töprengése - (HUN)
the heart is. kérjük az ajtót besukni! (HUN/ENG)
A szabad tér hiánya - (HUN)

Project info

During the two months of the residency I would be working on an artist book consisting of fragments of texts, my own writings, parts of interviews, photos and drawings. The topic of the book is bodily experiences and body memory. In the last years I have learned the techniques of narrative interview. I interwieved nude models working at different drawing classes. In the process of this kind of in-depth interview the interviewee is asked to tell his/her life the way he/she experienced it. I only asked questions to help the other to speak as easily as it is possible, I didn’t suggest any linear approach or any topics to focus on.

In the book I would use parts of the interviews, those that are connected to working as a model and experiences from each models’ childhood that still affect the behaviour of the adult person. The story fragments will be mixed up with my own notes, drawings and theoretical texts reflecting on the body. Some drawings from anatomy class students would also be inculded.

Planning this book I was searching identity and self-narration, the methods that help us to create our own special life story, with a beginning and a certain logic that leads to our present state. I suggest that the feeling that we are in harmony with our place in the world or not is mainly based on bodily experiences. The dynamism of being present and losing presence as an adult is affected by our relations to our parents at an early age. Deepening my knowledge I searched for authors dealing with similar questions: Alice Miller (For Your Own Good), poems by Szilárd Borbély, Paul Ricœur (Oneself as Another), Bergson (Time and Free Will), Imre Kertész (Fiasco)

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