member since: 2019
Dániel Bernáth (1990) was born in Debrecen, graduated as a painter in 2014 from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts. He won the Gruber Béla Award in 2014 and the Essl Art Award in 2015. In 2017, he participated in a residency program in Krems. He regularly exhibits at group and solo exhibitions, at both domestic and foreign art events.
“My main interest is the image itself, as an object and an idea, a historical and abstract formation. My interest basically revolves around the image as a possible identity. My artistic work is based on the perception categories associated with each medium and the art history clichés related to them. Because of their format and iconic character, our attitude towards panel pictures differs from that of technical pictures and media. In my work I investigate these imaging systems. For a few years now, painting as a theme has been in the focus of my work. I am looking for the basic conditions of imagery and the typical phases of its deciphering. First I put into shape these pictorial needs of mine on canvas stretched on ‘organic’ frames made of planks I found. Later, this framework structure became an independent theme in my art program. The extraordinary silhouette of the frames offered opportunities to render the inanimate panel image nonetheless viable as a function of identity, merely because of its original, unique, and unrepeatable presence. Gradually, my attention turned to an abstract way of perception. I organize the image as content with the image as a medium.”
2009 - 2014 Hungarian University of Fine Arts, painter, Budapest
2019 - Mountain Mama, Négyszoba Galéria, Budapest (HU)
2019 - Game of Snakes, (with Nikolett Balázs), Telep, Budapest, (HU)
2018 - PURITAN FLOW, MŰTŐ Gallery, Budapest, (HU)
2017 - Come over!, LLP platform, Budapest, (HU)
2016 - Organimetry, Art+Text Gallery, Budapest, (HU)
2016 - Obligatory Optional / Kötelezően Választható, Budapest, UVG, Ural Vision Art Gallery, (HU)
2014 - Sense of Common / Közérzet, (with Bukta Imre) Ferencvárosi Pincegaléria, Budapest, (HU)
2019 - Art Fair Suomi, Helsinki, (FI)
2019 - Acidic Taste, Los Angeles, CA, (U.S.)
2019 - Space Perceptions, Hybrid Art Space, Budapest, (HU)
2019 - BAUHAUS 100, OSAS, Vasarely Múzeum,
2018 - Break Out - MŰTŐ, Budapest, (HU)
2018 - Imago Mundi - Art Theorema #1, Salone degli Incanti, Trieste, (IT)
2017 - Eszterházy NOW, Contemporary Art Award, Ludwig Múzeum, Budapest, (HU)
2017 - Day of painting, Bálna, Budapest, (HU)
2017 - MFG30, Debrecen, (HU)
2016 - Living hungarian painting - Szent Adalbert Központ, Esztergom, (HU)
2016 - Art Market Budapest, Art+Text Budapest (HU)
2016 - UP! Helium Contemporary, A38 ship, (HU)
2016 - Akkumlator, Budapest Galéria, Budapest, (HU)
2016 - Mermaids and Colorfields - Artlocator, A38 ship, (HU)
2015 - Eszterházy NOW, Contemporary Art Award -Hungarian National Museum, Budapest, (HU)
2015 - Diversitiy of Voices, ESSL ART AWARD CEE, ESSL Museum, Vienna, (AT)
2015 - There must be a window above every couch, Hermina Galéria, Budapest, (HU)
2015 - TRIP, Bratislava, (SK)
2015 - Art Market, Anonymus Project, Brody Artyard, Budapest, (HU)
2015 - Much ado about nothing / Semmi, Omnivore gallery, Budapest, (HU)
2015 - ESSL Art Award, Nominees exhibition, Budapest Galéria, Budapest, (HU)
2014 - Canvas of Veronica / Veronika vászna, Godot gallery, (HU)
2014 - Hallgatói galéria, Eger, (HU)
2014 - The curse of whatever / A mindegy átka, Budapest, online
2014 - Diploma Exhibition, MKE, Budapest, (HU)
2014 - Variations / Variációk , Három Hét Galéria Budapest, (HU)
2013 - MTA conference, Budapest, (HU)
2012 - Művészet Malom-Malomkörzés, Art Mill, Szentendre, (HU)
Awards and prizes:
2015 - ESSL Art Award CEE (AT)
2014 - Gruber Béla Award (HU)
2017 - Artist in Residence, Krems, (AT)
2015 - Mátraterenye (MTMT) Workshop, (HU)
2014 - Mátraterenye (MTMT) Workshop, (HU)
2014 - Nyilt tér, Mezőszemere Workshop, (HU)
Space Perceptions - https://www.ujmuveszet.hu/2019/05/space-perceptions/
Ani Molnár Gallery
member since: 2019
Ani Molnár Gallery, established in 2009 by Annamária Molnár, is located in downtown Budapest developed a high international profile and is amongst the most active galleries of Budapest.
The focus is placed on the international representation of both emerging and established Hungarian and foreign artists, mainly from the CEE region. The artists of the gallery have conceptual artistic profile, they work with the use of a wide range of materials and many of them in the field of installation. The gallery bimonthly organizes solo and group exhibitions giving priority to curatorial concepts. Its program encourages dialogues between contemporary art and the audience.
The gallery displays a wide range of artworks by both highly acclaimed and emerging Hungarian and foreign artists, each having exhibited in major international art events, e.g. the Venice, Sao Paolo, Liverpool, Turku and Moscow Biennials or in Manifesta, and have works in prestigious international collections like the MoMA, Centre Pompidou, Getty Museum, KUMU, the Ludwig and MUSAC collections.
Emerging young artists are also presented by the gallery, together with the established artists in top international art fairs, like The Armory Show in New York, ArtBrussels, Artissima in Turin, ARCOMadrid and specialized/regional art fairs such as LOOP Barcelona, viennacontemporary and Artmarket Budapest.
In 2013 Ani Molnár Gallery was the first Eastern European gallery ever to receive the F.E.A.G.A. Innovation and Creativity Award in Basel. In 2017 at Artissima the gallery received the Campari Award for the presentation of best young artist, Sári Ember. In 2018 Péter Forgács’s video ‘Venom’ received the ‘Acquisition Award 2018’ at LOOP Barcelona. In 2019, Tamás Waliczky represents Hungary on the Venice Biennale with his series’ Imaginary Cameras’.
Ani Molnár, the director of the gallery has been an active board member of Talking Galleries between 2014-2016. She is a board member at F.E.A.G.A. since 2017.
Ani Molnár Gallery