Andreas Fogarasi

Andreas Fogarasi (Vienna, 1977) uses forms of display that are reminiscent of minimalism and conceptual art to explore questions of space and representation. Between a documentary and a sculptural practice, he critically analyses the aestheticization and economization of urban space and the role of architecture and the cultural field in contemporary society. Incorporating video, sculpture and installation in wide-sweeping discursive webs, Fogarasi confronts the viewer with fault lines in historiography, imagineering, and the creation of cultural identities. Yet, as much as his works are referential and seemingly didactic, their momentum is developed precisely from their formal and aesthetic presence.

Solo exhibitions include: Kunsthalle Vienna (2019); Galerie Thomas Bernard, Paris (2018); Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna (2017); Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City; LAMOA, Los Angeles (2016); MAK Center, Los Angeles (with Oscar Tuazon); Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo; GfZK – Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig; Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich (2014); Trafó Gallery, Budapest; Prefix ICA, Toronto (2012); Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, CAAC, Sevilla (2011); Ludwig Forum, Aachen (2010); MAK, Vienna; Lombard Freid-Projects, New York; Grazer Kunstverein, Graz (2008).

He participated in Manifesta 4, Frankfurt am Main (2002) and the 52. Biennale di Venezia (2007), where his exhibition Kultur und Freizeit at the Hungarian Pavilion was awarded the Golden Lion for best national participation. His work has been included in numerous group shows at institutions like the New Museum, New York; Grazer Kunstverein, Graz; Mücsarnok Kunsthalle, Budapest; Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf; MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles; European Kunsthalle, Cologne; MSU, Zagreb; CAC, Vilnius; and Palais de Tokyo, Paris.