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Kitti Gosztola

Kitti Gosztola

area: Visual Art

flashforward © Kitti Gosztola

flashforward © Kitti Gosztola

Monument to World Fossil Fuel Production © Kitti Gosztola

Monument to World Fossil Fuel Production © Kitti Gosztola

Rock Solid Casting © Kitti Gosztola

Rock Solid Casting © Kitti Gosztola

Key Facts

nationality

Hungary

area

Visual Art

residence

Budapest

recommending institution

tranzit.org / ERSTE Stiftung

time period

September 2020 - October 2020

Kitti Gosztola mainly focuses on the aesthetic and social dimensions of the construction and politics of natural sciences. Her works range from tackling craftsmanship and materialities through works based on archival research to projects focusing on socio-political issues – from reinterpreting the cow appendix membranes once used in Zeppelins through reevaluating invasive species with participants outside the artworld to a long-running investigation into Hungary’s marine imaginations.

Born 1986 in Székesfehérvár (HU)
Lives and works in Budapest (HU)

EDUCATION

2014-2017       Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Doctoral Programme, Budapest (HU)
2007-2012      Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Painting Department, Budapest (HU)

SELECTED AWARDS AND GRANTS

2019    Esterházy Art Award shortlisted, Budapest (HU)
2019    Ivan Juritz Prize listed, London (UK)
2019    Derkovits Scholarship (HU)
2018    Derkovits Scholarship (HU)
2017    Smohay Prize, King St. Stephen Museum, Székesfehérvár (HU)
2017    Klára Herczeg Prize, Studio of Young Artists’ Association (SYAA), Budapest (HU)
2013    Essl Art Award CEE shortlisted, Budapest (HU)

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

2020    Krinzinger Projekte AIR program, Petőmihályfa (HU)
2019    Brno Artists in Residence, The House of Arts, Brno (CZ)
2019    The Morning Boat Residency, Jersey (JE)
2019    Reaktor Residency, Nová Cvernovka, Bratislava (SK)
2019    Budapest Gallery AIR program /Atelier Künstlerhaus, Salzburg (AT)
2017    Kamov Residency, Rijeka (HR)
2013    MoKS Artists Residency, Mooste (EST)

MEMBERSHIP

2008-   Studio of Young Artists’ Association (SYAA), Budapest (HU)

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2020
Art and Game, MANK Gallery, Szentendre (HU)

2019
Short List Esterházy Art Award, Ludwig Museum, Budapest (HU)  
Web of Wet, Trafó Gallery, Budapest (HU)
Upon Us All Equally, Sala Omnia, Bucharest (RO)
Flashforward, Kisterem, Budapest (solo) (HU)
Conditio Inhumana, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest (HU)

2018
Ruminatio, King St. Stephen Museum, Székesfehérvár (solo) (HU)
Listing VII, Kisterem, Budapest (HU)
Traveling with Blind Map, Kisterem, Budapest (HU)
City vs. Nature, Deák17 Gallery, Budapest (HU)
Found exhibition - Gulliver’s remembrance, Artpool P60 Gallery, Budapest (HU)

2017
Alloy, Contemporary Art Institute, Dunaújváros (HU)
Xtro realm, Studio Gallery, Budapest (HU)
The Flying Kayak, OFF-Biennale Budapest, MTA Konkoly Observatory, Budapest (HU)
Grain of Salt, SKC Gallery, Rijeka (HR)
Listing VI, Kisterem, Budapest (HU)

2016
Botanics and Politics, Kisterem, Budapest (HU)
#Bartók, Ludwig Museum, Budapest (HU)
On the Edge, Tabacka Gallery, Košice (SK)
Accumulator, Budapest Gallery, Budapest (HU)

2015
Everybody has a dream/ everybody has a mistake, Miskolc Gallery, Miskolc (HU)
Artifcial Landscapes, Latarka Gallery, Polish Institute, Budapest (HU)
Syntopia, OFF-Biennale, Dover Language Center, Budapest (HU)
Change is Rare, AmA Ház, Budapest (HU)

2014
Anthropoflora, Studio Gallery, Budapest (HU)
On Paper, Deák Erika Gallery, Budapest (HU)
Right Tree Right Place II, Liget Gallery, Budapest (solo) (HU)
Natural Studies, Faur Zsófia Gallery, Budapest (HU)

2013
Liget 30, Olof Palme House, Budapest (HU)
Nominees’ Night (ESSL AWARD), Hungarian House of Photography, Budapest (HU)

Project info

One of my main focuses is the politics and strategies of nationalism in nature and natural sciences. This includes a long-running investigation (as part of the trio, prokaryote precariat, with Olivér Horváth and Szilvi Német) into Hungary’s marine imaginations, related to the era and memory of Fiume/Rijeka being Hungary’s port town. During my stay in Vienna, I plan to examine how the Adriatic Sea was represented from the Austrian point of view during the Austro-Hungarian monarchy to compare it with Hungarian marine aspirations. Vienna has significant resources on the subject. For example the Austrian National Library holds many documents of the 1913 Adria-Ausstellung which was a theme park in Vienna recreating the atmosphere of the Adriatic with artificial lakes making the illusion of a harbour, a marine cinema and ’copies’ of coastal village houses to promote cultural and economic relations with the Adriatic coast. The other Austrian thread related to marine life which I want to deal with is the art of Eugen von Ransonnet-Villez, an underwater painter (whose periscope was also on display at the Adriatic Exhibition). A significant part of his heritage – numerous paintings and his special diving bell – is preserved by the Museum of Natural History in Vienna, which I also want to explore for my future plans.

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