Nikolett Balázs (b. 1990) creates artworks that redefine classic artistic techniques and rethink materials of our surroundings. Often originated from peripheral environments, she drags found objects and poor materials from their milieu, and elevates them to the status of artwork through a process of recycling that questions their values and interpretation. The rusty wire bundle, industrial foam and waste wood integrate with the canvas, oil paint, and gypsum in one composition. The artist folds, cuts, untwists, guts, sews, glues, forms, paints and constantly transforms the contexts of raw material. The playful, sensual, social and aesthetical natures of fine art are essential elements of Balázs’s art that balances on the borderline of abstraction and figurality. The examination of our socio-cultural system, the reinterpretation of our consciousness of reality is the main task of Balázs’s activity, which places a special emphasis on the identity of those living in the periphery and on the representation of women’s experience. Her artworks go all the way down to the roots, into the deep, embedded in the story of our own age and personal mythologies.

 

 

Membership 

MŰTŐ artist run space


Prizes

2021  Secondary Archive – winner of hungarian young art scene

2019  Young Talents of  Hungary Scholarship NTP NFTÖ -19

2016  Barcsay Prize


Collections

Irokéz Collection

David Kovats

MODEM Modern and Contemporary Arts Centre public collection


Residencies

2021  AIR – Artist in Residence – Krems

2019  Villa R residency – Sicily


Studies

2018-2019  Budapest Art Mentor

2015-2016  Hungarian University of Fine Arts – Teacher

2009-2015  Hungarian University of Fine Arts – Painter

2005-2009  Medgyessy Ferenc High School and Secondary School of Fine Arts


Solo shows

2021  MADE of DUST – Nagyházi Contemporary – Budapest

2020  Recycling into Sacral – Hybridart space | Budapest

2019   Sensation Session – Négyszoba Gallery | Budapest

2019   Game of Snakes – Telep Gallery | Budapest

2019   Clean Yard – Deák palace | Budapest

2017   Inside-Out – MŰTŐ | Budapest


Group Shows

2021  Esterházy Art Award – Ludwig Museum – Budapest

2021  Leopold Bloom Art Award – Q Contemporary – Budapest

2021  FLOWERS and MONSTERS – Vunu Gallery – Slovakia

2021  All that is mine – Arcadia Missa – London

2020  Personal Mythologies – Nagyházi Contemporary | Budapest

2020  Art Market Budapest – acb Gallery online

2019  LOOP – MŰTŐ | Budapest

2019  Kepesita Collection Final – Eleven Blokk | Budapest

2019  Matter – MODEM Modern and Contemporary Arts Centre | Debrecen | Hungary

2019  The Tidal Flood Beneath the Lunar Sway – Lateral ArtSpace | Cluj-Napoca

2019  Transition – Suomi Art Fair | Helsinki

2019  Acidic Taste – Durden and Ray Gallery | Los Angeles

2019  Dreams Upon waking – MŰTŐ | Budapest

2018  Break-out 2.0 – MŰTŐ | Budapest

2018  Break-out – Supermarket Independent Art Fair | Stockholm

2016  Interferencia – MŰTŐ | Budapest

2016  Hélium Contemporary – A38 Exhibition Space | Budapest

2016  Barcsay Prize – Barcsay Museum | Szentendre | Hungary

2015  There must be a window above every coach! – Hermina Gallery | Budapest

2015  Studio discourse – Godot Gallery | Budapest

2015  Degree show – Barcsay room | Budapest

2015  Thinking spaces – Ram colosseum | Budapest

2014  Ludwig scholarship group show – Barcsay room | Budapest

2014  Gén-Tér-Kép – Artus Gallery | Budapest

2013  Gender brush – Barcsay room | Budapest

2013  Feminin-masculine – Műterem Gallery | Budapest

2013  Attention – Mazart Gallery | Budapest

2011  Master and his apprentices – Karinthy Salon | Budapest


Contact

Mobile: +36 30 925 5454

E-mail: nikolett.blzs@gmail.com