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            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