István Felsmann

(1984, Budapest)

Studies
2022 – 
Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest, Doctoral School

2006 –  2013
Hungarian University of Fine Arts – Graphic design
About the Artist
István Felsmann builds his peculiarly playful artworks from lego blocks. He carefully plans his lasercut elements before building them on their monochrome backgrounds, which then recall architectural elements or art historical remembrance, and sometimes simply remind us to the ever lasting search for order and symmetry. The images constructed by Felsmann simultaneously de- and reconstruct the space, and refer not only to the collective memory but to the ambiguities of today’s virtually built realities.
Selectes Solo Exhibitions
2023 
Playful (with Andrea Tivadar), Erika Deák Gallery, Budapest

2020 
Intermediate Situation, Telep Gallery, Budapest

2019 
ICA-D Collection, LLPlatform-, Project Space, Budapest

2018 
Gallery by Night / Extending the future completely, FKSE, Budapest
ACIO Daktyliotheka, Pince Galéria, Budapest

2016 
Set Courses, acb Attachment, Budapest

2014 
István Felsmann, acb Attachment, Budapest
Selected Group Exhibitions
2022   
Extended Present - Transitional Realities, Ludwig Museum, Budapest

2021   
A better time, they say, 1111, Budapest
When Art Meets Society / When Society Meets Art, aqb Project Space, Budapest

2020   
The Evil Whale, ISBN Gallery, Budapest

2019   
Esterházy Art Award, Ludwig Museum, Budapest
Derkó ‚19 Pécs, m21 gallery, Pécs
Focus on Hungary: The Viewer at Fresh Fair, Tel-Aviv

2018   
Erasing the future completely, Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest
Probe into the future - Space age into the future, Szombathely Picture Gallery, Szombathely
Luciano Benetton Collection, Trieste, Italy

2017   
Economize, Ludwig Museum, Budapest
Karcolat, Contemporary reflections on public issues, Liget Gallery, Budapest
Medium Summoners, MAMŰ Gallery, Budapest

2016   
Goal post - football in contemporary Hungarian fine art, ICA-D Dunaújváros, HU
Rock/Space/Time, Ludwig Museum, Budapest
Accumulator, Budapest Gallery, Budapest
Standing in front of objects, Erika Deák Gallery, Budapest
Vacation Simulator, ICA-D, Dunaújváros

2015   
Patron, FKSE, Budapest
Definitions of the canon, Omnivore Gallery, Budapest
Future Art Salon, Gallery by Night 2015, FKSE, Budapest

2014  
Project Placc (Maneki Neko Band), Tihany
Production line pop up exhibition by Flash Art, PP Center, Budapest

2013   
Urban Folkr Balassi Institution, Brussels
Focus Ungarn 1998-2013, Galerie Gaudens Pedit, Linz
Sommerfrische, Galerie Gaudens Pedit, Linz
Art Placc, Galerie Gaudens Pedit, Budapest

2012   
Bring the Art Home, Prezi Budapest Center, Budapest
Bring the Art Home, L'Office, Budapest

2011   
Guidelines about prostitution, Demo Gallery, Budapest
Ungarica Creativa, Rome
Dimensions, Sokszem Art Platform, Budapest
 
Awards, Scholarships
2021 
Budapest Gallery scholarship, Salzburg, A

2020 
NKA, Creative support

2019 
Gyula Derkovits scholarship

2018 
Threshold Festival

2016 
Budapest Gallery scholarship, Salzburg, A

2015 
Off Biennale (die Brücke zwei: Toi-Toi Projektraum)

2015 
Gyula Derkovits scholarship

2014 
Gyula Derkovits scholarship

2013 
Best of Diploma

2011 
Erasmus - scholarship, Valencia, ES



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