Viewpoint

In this video installation I experiment with the role of the viewer. As the viewers interact with the installation they become part of it as a living statue.

Year: 2012
Size: 32″ LED TV, 45x45x40 cm pedestal, 4:20 Full HD MP4 video
Exhibitions:
2015 Art Market, Budapest, Hungary
2015 Essl Art Award, Budapest Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2013 National Conference of Art Students’ Associations,
2012 A Nose for Pixels, Budapest, Hungarian House of Photography – Mai Manó House, curator: Ágnes Eperjesi

Screenings:
2015 18th Zoom Festiwal, Jelenia Góra, Poland
2014 Strange Viewpoints short film night, Attention – A hely, Budapest, Hungary
2014 Valley of Arts Festival, Taliándörögd, Hungary
2013 Facade Video Festival, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Awards: 2013 National Conference of Art Students’ Associations, Installation section 2nd prize

Nézőpont / Viewpoint

Nézőpont / Viewpoint

Black Hole

‘In conceptual art the idea or concept is the most important aspect of the work. When an artist uses a conceptual form of art, it means that all of the planning and decisions are made beforehand and the execution is a perfunctory affair.’ – announced Sol LeWitt. In the Black Hole project I show the amount of time that was required to create the artwork after the concept was made.

Year: 2012
Format: 90×135 cm giclée print, 3 mm dibond, 6 digit digital counter
Electronics: Bela Kereszti
Exhibitions:
2016 Enter, Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary
2016 Art Market, Budapest, Hungary
2015 Essl Art Award, Budapest Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2014 Selection II, Gogol 9 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, curators: Luca Gőbölyös and Dezső Szabó
2013 Budapest Art Expo Fresh VI. – International Biennial of Young Artists, ArtMill, Szentendre, Hungary

Publications: 2014 Fotóművészet (Photo Art), 2014 3rd issue

Fekete lyuk / Black Hole

Fekete lyuk / Black Hole

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The mass media’s typical consumer has very high stimulus-treshold. I have created a video, without any act to criticise this consumer. The play button in my hand is used on social video sharing sites. Normally you can start playing the shared video by clicking this button, but in my video this button is completly useless.

Year: 2012
Format: 5:00 Full HD MP4 video
Screenings:
2015 6PM Your Local Time, Ephemeral Transfer Station Art Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, curator: Hunor Fogarasi
2015 Conceptions, Random Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, curator: Ágnes Eperjesi
2015 18th Zoom Festiwal, Jelenia Góra, Poland
2013 Facade Video Festival, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
2013 Exhibition of Peter Sarkozi, Castro Bistro, Budapest, Hungary
2012 8th Göcsej Film Festival, Zalaegerszeg, Hungary
2012 19th National Student Film Festival of Hungary, Budapest, Hungary

Awards:
2015 Video-Art Special Prize, 18th Zoom Festiwal, Jelenia Góra, Poland
2012 Artistic Achievement Award, 19th National Student Film Festival (Hungary)

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Photos0001

The ‘Photos0001’ series is an experiment. This series tries to answer the question: How often do I take good pictures by an imaging device? The title of the series and the title of each picture was given by the mobilephone itself, because this research requires the rigid simplicity of numbers. The grey pictures in the series refers to deleted photos. Each grey picture is a numeric caracter from zero to nine. Darker grey means higher number.

Year: 2011
Format: 18×24 cm giclée prints, 10 mm wooden panel
Exhibitions:
2013 Exhibition of Peter Sarkozi, Castro Bistro, Budapest, Hungary
2011 Hungarian Photo Biennial Dunaújváros, Intercisa Museum, Dunaújváros, Hungary

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The Colors of War

A deserted hospital in the Budapest suburb of Pestujhely. Bulit in 1985 by Tamas Tomay and Levente Varga as the surgery division for the former Soviet Pestujhely Hospital, the buliding was used for barely eight years. In 1993 the equipment was dismantled and it has stood empty ever since. The City of Budapest is the official owner. Nerby an ear, nose and throat clinic is still operating as North Pest Hospital, though most of the grounds – originally bulit by the Hungarian Railroad as a sanatorium, then used after 1945 by the Soviet Army – are not in use.

Hungary was left by the soviet army on June 19, 1991. For those born in the late 80s this is just another page in the history book. The mementos of the military occupation slowly loose their meanings. And what is left if this will happen? Only their colors and their forms.

Year: 2010
Format: 40×60 cm giclée prints, 10 mm wooden panel
Exhibitions:
2017 I. Photo auction, BÁV Apse Room, Budapest, Hungary, curator: János Bodnár
2014 Selection II, Gogol 9 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, curators: Luca Gőbölyös and Dezső Szabó
2013 Exhibition of Peter Sarkozi, Castro Bistro, Budapest, Hungary
2012 The Abandoned Pestújhely Hospital, Bavarian Pub, Budapest, Hungary
2011 The Colors of War, Novák Photo Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Publications: 2011 András Bánkuti: Pictures of the year 2010

Art Brut

The label ‘art brut’ (French: ‘raw art’ or ‘rough art’) was created by French artist Jean Dubuffet to describe art created outside the boundaries of official culture; Dubuffet focused particularly on art by insane-asylum inmates and children. This series of photographs shows the Csepel Works, a former industrial district in Budapest, Hungary. This place was an important location during the age of Communism, but today it is used by the periphery of society as a meeting point. In this series I have expropriated the works of these people. I cut out the art works from their original place with the help of my camera and put them in a different context.

Year: 2007
Format: 20 x 20 cm duratrans, lightbox
Exhibitions:
2017 I. Photo auction, BÁV Apse Room, Budapest, Hungary, curator: János Bodnár
2014 Totally Lost, Fondation de l’Architecture et de l’Ingénierie, Luxembourg
2013 Exhibition of Peter Sarkozi, Castro Bistro, Budapest, Hungary
2013 Totally Lost, Ex Deposito ATR, Largo Savonarola, Forlí, Italy
2007 Hungarian Photo Biennial Dunaújváros, Intercisa Museum, Dunaújváros, Hungary

Publications: 2018 A5 Magazine #11 (February)