Studies

 

2014 – 2019 Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary
                         Painter (MFA)

                         master: József Gaál, assistant lecturers: Mária Chilf, Ákos Wechter

2018 – 2019 University of Granada - Faculty of Fine Arts, Granada, Spain (exchange)

2017 – 2017 National Academy of Art, Sofia, Bulgaria (exchange)

2011 – 2014 Eszterházy Károly College, Eger, Hungary

                         Visual Artist (BA)

                         teachers: Erzsébet F. Balogh, István Erőss, Péter Földi, Tamás Kopasz 
 

2009 – 2011  Jaschik Álmos Art High School, Budapest, Hungary

                         Decorator and window-dresser (NQR)
 

2005 – 2009  Madách Imre Gymnasium and Vocational High School, Salgótarján, Hungary

                         Drawing and painting specialization 

 

Solo exhibitions and performances

 

2019 ’Still missing’  Bitamine Faktoria, Irún (ES)

2018 ’The soil underfoot is enough for me’  Labor Gallery, Budapest (HU)

2017 ’I inherited a pigeon heart’ TELEP Gallery, Budapest (HU)

2014 ’Solo exhibition’ Aba Sámuel Elementary School, Kazár (HU)

2013 ’The face of our house’ County Hall, Salgótarján (HU)

2013 ’Solo exhibition’ Madách Imre Gymnasium, Salgótarján (HU)

 

Group exhibitions

2019 ’66. Autumn exhibition’ Alföld Gallery, Budapest (HU)​

2019 ’China and Hungary’ Pintér Gallery, Budapest (HU)​

2019 ’Searching for T-Art’ Szent József Ház, Budapest (HU)​

2019 ’Terem’ Godot Gallery, Budapest (HU)​

2019 ’Water, Air, Earth, Fire Dual Art Gallery, Budapest (HU)

2019 ’35. Spring Exhibition’ Dornyay Béla Museum, Salgótarján (HU)

2019 ’I do not trust words’ Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest (HU)

2019 Group exhibition’ - Mission Art Gallery, Budapest (HU)

2018 ’Art Market Budapest  University of Fine Arts, Budapest (HU)

2018 ’III. National Watercolor Triennal'  Kepes Institute, Eger (HU)

2018 ’Transmimesis: Empathy to Ugliness’ Voloshyn Gallery, Kiev (UA)

2018 ’Locus Focus Godot Gallery, Budapest (HU)

2018 ’Ari Kupsus Scholarship Exhibition'  Ari Kupsus Gallery, Budapest (HU)

2018 ’Goldiloks Zone' Castle Gallery, Veszprém (HU)

2018 ’Amadeus Foundation's Exhibition’ Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest (HU)

2018 ’Ja sam/I am…’ International Exhibition, Decumanus Gallery, Krk (HR)

2018 ’Ludwig Foundation’s Exhibition’ Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest (HU)

2018 Výstava Odcizení podle slovníku Galerie Emila Filly, Ústí nad Labem (CZ)

2018 Silver Javelin Sport in the Contemporary Fine Art, Budapest (HU)
2018
The Seven Deadly Sins  IX. Contemporary Iconographic Biennal, Kecskemét (HU)

2018 ’To Death with a Smile’ Poster contest and exhibition - MUMEDI the Mexican Museum of Design, Mexico City (MX)

2017 ’YG’ Art fair and exhibition, Zsilip, Budapest (HU)
2017 ’I came to you because I love you’ Csili Culture Center, Budapest 
(HU)

2016 ’Aura exotic’ A.P.A. Gallery, Budapest (HU)
2015 ’In/visible’ III. National Drawing and Graphic Biennale, Győr 
(HU)

2015 ’Trimester, quarter’ Bartók32 Gallery, Budapest (HU)

2015 ’33. Spring Exhibition’ Dornyay Béla Museum, Salgótarján (HU)

2015 ’Csók István’ Hungarian University of Fine Arts - Barcsay hall, Budapest (HU)

2014 ’Everything is in its place’ Kepes György Art Institute, Eger (HU)

2014 ’Írka’ Jurányi Art Incubator House, Budapest (HU)

2014 ’Field of force’ Little Synagogue, Eger (HU)
2014 ’Bukowski in the Süsü’ József Attila Culture Center, Budapest 
(HU)

2013 ’32. Spring Exhibition’ Dornyay Béla Museum, Salgótarján (HU)

2013 ’Gray-matter’ Student Gallery, Eger (HU)

 

Publications

2018 The soil underfoot is enough for me  by Katalin Nagy T. - Újművészet art magazine, Budapest (HU)

2018 Travel and art ('Tarot' series)  Brovdi Art Foundation, Uzhhorod - https://molbert.brovdi.art/2017-2/en/novyny/podorozh-ta-mistectvo-%D2%91er%D2%91o-bankuti-priyihav-iz-ugorshhini-shhob-poznajomitisya-z-ukrayinoyu-ta-znajti-nathnennya (UA)

2018 The Seven Deadly Sins Catalogue of the IX. Contemporary Iconographic Biennal, Kecskemét (HU)

2018 ’Ja sam.../I am...’ Exhibition Catalogue - Decumanus Gallery, Krk -
https://www.kreativnkrk.com/novosti/2018/05/08/pi2018-katalog-catalogue/ 
(HR)

2018 ’Niglo II.’ International Art Review, Strassbourg (FR)

2018 ’Untitled Watercolours’ Matador Review, online literature and art quarterly based in Chicago - http://www.matadorreview.com/gerg-bnkti/ (US)

2018 ’Potato Sculptures’ Novelty Magazine, online art magazine - http://www.noveltymag.co.uk/potato-sculptures/ (GB)

2018 ’Silver Javelin’ Hungarian Olympic and Sport Museum, Budapest (HU)

2017 ’Niglo’ International Art Review, Sofia, Bulgaria (BG)

2016 ’Creative of the Week’ Phenomenon online cultural magazine based in Budapest - https://phenomenon.hu/a-het-kreativja-bankuti-gergo/ (HU)

2015 Catalogue of the National Art Students' Associations Conference (HU)

 

Awards

2019 ’Gruber Béla Award’ Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest (HU)

2018 ’Eszterházy Károly University's Award for Young Artists' III. National Watercolor Triennal' - Kepes Institute, Eger (HU)
2018 ’Ari Kupsus Scholarship' 
Ari Kupsus Gallery, Budapest (HU)

2018 'Ludwig Grant' Ludwig Foundation (MX)

2018 'Unilever Art Award' National Fine Arts Competition (HU)

2017 ’Silver Easel’ International Student Painting Contest, Ukraine - winner in the nomination ’Cityscape’ and ’Improvisation’. Special prizes: Voloshyn Gallery, Sergey Makhno Architects, Igor Abramovych curator (UA)

2015 National Art Students' Associations Conference, first award - painting section (HU)

Residencies, symposiums

2019 Bitamine Faktoria Artist in Residence - Irun (ES)

2019 V. International Painting Symposium - Bokros (SK)

2019 II. South Balaton Contemporary Workshop - Szólád (HU)
2018 Artist in Residence - Brovdi Art Foundation, Uzhhorod (UA)

2013 Minimum Party Art Camp, Kászonaltíz (RO)

2013 Nagykáta-Erdőszőlő Art Camp (HU)

Other vocational activity

2014 Final thesis about aged people’s visual skills in which I used my grandmother’s drawings and compared them with children drawings and also with naive, and hungarian folk art.

2009–2014 Art camp for children in Bódvalenke, Hungary, where our group organised many kind of activities, also improved the children visual skillsa

Portfolio

My name is Gergő Bánkúti, I was born in 1991, in Hungary. I am a visual artist based in Budapest, I hold a BA in visual arts from the Eszterházy Károly University and an MFA painter degree from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in Budapest. I have been working in painting, drawing, installation, sculpture and video art.

Initially as a painter, I have created many genre-pictures based on family photographs. My main interest was the exploration of remembrance; many of my works concern the issue of memory, passing away, absence and our relation to our ancestors’ inheritance through a symbolic way.

Besides painting I am also interested in the usage of text. I am interested in the connection of written language and visual information. I juxtapose personally important texts with materials from my home village, or relics from the past. The base of my installations and sculptures are these materials. Most of my works can be seen as imprints of weakened social structures caused by globalization an urbanization. I make memorials of the past life – both as a personal narrative and as a larger social history about disappearing village life and weakened social structures.

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© 2017 by Gergő Bánkúti, visual artist, Hungary/Magyarország

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