Lajos Csontó

associate professor,
head of institute

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Born in 1964. Lives and works in Budapest

Studies

1986-1990  Hungarian College of Fine Arts, Budapest

1990-1992  Scholarship at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts

Currently a member of the Association of Hungarian Artists, the Studio of Young Artists’ , Association the Studio of Young Photographers, and the Association of Hungarian Photographers

Awards, Grants

2007 Munkácsy Mihály prize (hungarian state prize for fine arts) 

2006Scholarship of the Budapest Gallery, Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris

2005Scholarship of the Hungarian Academy in Rome

200422th National Biennale of Graphic Art – the  award of Mission Art Gallery, Miskolc

2000Hincz prize, Anna Neufeld foundation award in Vác

1992-95Gyula Derkovits scholarship of fine arts

19928th Esztergom Photo Biennale – the award of the Ministry of Culture

199116th National Biennale of Graphic Art – the award of the Art Foundation, Miskolc

1991National Photo Biennale – the award of the Association of Hungarian Photographers,      Contemporary Museum, Budapest

1993Nagykôrös Graphics Exhibition - the award of the Young Artists’ Studio

1994Small Graphics – the award of the Foundation for Hungarian Graphics,
                Újpest Gallery, Budapest

Exhibitions

Selected Solo Exhibitions, since 2000

2010        Dropped words, Miskolci Galéria, Miskolc

2009        Soloshow,Viennafair,  Inda Galéria, Vienna

                  Janco Dada Museum, Ein Hod, Izrael

2008         Common Denominator, Kunsthalle, Dorottya Gallery, Budapest

2007         Literature, Budapest Gallery, Budapest (December)

                  Special Life–Magic Day, (with Gerhes Gábor) Miskolc Gallery, Miskolc

2006         Lesson, Sonja Pintér Contemporary Gallery, Budapest

                  One Straight One Purl, Cellar Gallery, Vajda Lajos Studio, Szentendre

2005         Anti-material, Ferenczy Museum, Szentendre

                  Not Yet Enough, Kunsthalle, Menüpont, project room, Budapest

2004         Music Is Beautiful, House of Arts, Martyn Ferenc Attic Gallery, Pécs

                  One-two,  Vintage Gallery, Budapest

                  For Móni, always everything, never nothing, Millenáris, Budapest

                  Bath, Hungarian Isntitute of Sofia, Bulgaria

                  (with Andrea Huszár, Ilona Lovas and Ildikó Zsemlye)

2002         Restart, Vintage Gallery, Budapest

2000         You Misunderstood Me, But That’s Your Job, French Institute, Budapest

                  Always and Other Stories, Cellar Gallery, Vajda Lajos Studio, Szentendre

1999         I Understand Everything, Dad, Vintage Gallery, Budapest

Selected Group Exhibitions since 2000

2010  Hungarian hobbies, AWA Weekend, Amsterdam    Nézhető és nézhetetlen, MűvészetMalom, Szentendre    Opensource, Magyar Intézet, Paris    Was once a factory, Váci Értéktár, Vác    Best before End, Inda Galery, Budapest    Relations. Who? Whom? With what?, The Deák Collection, Székesfehérvár

2009  Blocked Disbursement, ACB Galéria, Budapest    A little hungarian pornography,  Modem, Debrecen   Temporary videospace Szentendre - Videospace implant, Vajda Lajos Emlékmúzeum, Szentendre    Another Time – Another Place: Contemporary Hungarian Video Artists, American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center   Rarely Seen Works,Ludwig Múzeum, Budapest    Selection, Kunsthalle, Paks    Segment, Vyom Gallery, Jaipur, India  

2008  Ego on the wall, Miskolc Gallery, Miskolc    Trespassing, Inda Gallery, Budapest
 Section, Palace of Culture, Tirgu Mures, Romania   Arbitrary Creatures -Landscape after 2000 - Collective exhibition of contemporary artists, Kunsthalle of Szombathely                  

2007   Section IV., Igong Gallery, Daejeon, Korea   Bodylanguage, Modem, Debrecen   Curators - Artists, Budapest Gallery   100 graphics, 100 contemporary artist, Barcsay Hall, The Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest   Seoul International Print, Photo & Edition Works Art Fair, Korea

2006  Hungarian Contemporary Art, National Taiwan University of the Arts, Taipei

Plug, Kunsthalle, Budapest  Movie-art, Inda Gallery, Budapest  Recollection, Cellar Gallery, Vajda Lajos Studio, Szentendre   Sculptors, 2B Gallery, Budapest   Europe–Frieze, Hungarian Academy, Moscow  Too early, or too late already, Cellar Gallery, Vajda Lajos Studio, Szentendre    Code, ArtMill, Szentendre    Roma in miniatura, Hungarian Academy, Rome  Narrative, King St. Stephen Museum, Székesfehérvár

2005  Portfolio, Stúdió Galéria, Budapest    Plug, Kunsthalle, Budapest   The exhibition of the Szárhegy art workshop, Lázár Castle, Gyergyószárhegy   Let’s Stop For a Word, MissionArt Gallery, Miskolc    Neophoton, Szentendre, MûvészetMalom

2004  22th National Biennale of Graphic Art, Miskolc Gallery, Miskolc    Uninhibited Cleanness, Special Uncertainty, Cellar Gallery, Vajda Lajos Studio, Szentendre

Reflex-stimulus (the exhibition of András Bozsó, Lajos Csontó, Gábor Gerhes, István Halas, László Haris, Antal Jokesz), Kunsthalle, Budapest  Contemporary Hungarian Photo, Pécs Gallery, Pécs

2003    Lipstick, Szombathely Gallery, Szombathely 

2001    Climate, Kunsthalle, Budapest  20th National Biennale of Graphic Art, Miskolc Gallery, Miskolc 

Works in Public Collections

Antal–Lusztig Collection, Modem, Debrecen   Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest   Miskolc Gallery, Miskolc   Institute of Contemporary Art – ICA, Dunaújváros   Paks Gallery, Paks   Directorate of Pest County Museums - Ferenczy Museum, Szentendre

Bibliography

2007  Antal Jokesz, Fotóművészet, 2008/2

2007  Gábor Pataki, Preasens, 2006/4 sz.  Mária Molnár, Gábor Pataki: Best and worst, Új Mûvészet, February  Noémi Szabó: Groove of Cinema, Új Mûvészet, January

2006  Erika Baglyas: The importance of Scores, Balkon, 12 sz.  Barbara Nagy, interview, Edge of the Blade, Mûértô, december  Rudolf Pacsika: exhibition of Lajos Csontó, Pictures of City, May  Andrea Bordács: The permanence of change, : exhibition of Lajos Csontó,  Új Mûvészet, January

2005    Zsolt Kishonty: Let’s Stop for a Word!, Élet és Irodalom, 49 évf. 34. sz.  Edit András: Virtual Diary,Új Mûvészet, February

2004    Erika Baglyas: ALL IS ONE, I’m writing this knowing his pictures, and you read this knowing his pictures - Lajos Csontó’s works. Balkon, 2004. November    Antal Jokesz: One-Two– Beware, We’re Cheating!, Csontó-pictures at the Vintage Gallery. Új Mûvészet, 2004. November    István Bodóczky: Beware, It’s a Trick ! Mûértô, 2004. issue 10   Attila Horányi:  We Have Become the Victims of an Illusion. Mûértô, 2004 February   István Hajdú: I Wish You Well, Mónika!, Magyar Narancs 2004, February 12.    Anikó Erdôsi: MédiaGyár – MediaFactory, Balkon May 2004   Edit András: The Shell of Oblivion Has Cracked, Praesens, 2004/1    Andrea Bordács: - József Készman: MediaFactory.   

International Meeting of Contemporary Art„ Praesens, 2004-2    Szemle, Miklós Fejős: The new purchases of the Gallery, Echo, July, issue 3.

2003    Károly Szûcs: Self-reflection, Balkon, August 2003   János Sturcz: Postmodern Strategies in Contemporary Hungarian Fine Art 1970-2002. PhD thesis.    black &decker: Photographers in Pair, Balkon, August 2003  László Lugosi Lugo: Brave New World, Élet és irodalom, vol. 47, issue 27   Hedvig Turai: Local Time, Moszkva tér / Gravity , Balkon, 08    Károly Szûcs: False Fidelity, the exhibition of  Document 5, Balkon    Ágnes Kappéter: Photo-Shock in Pécs, Contemporary Hungarian Photography, 2003, Echo, October 2003, issue 3-4

2002    Orsolya Merhán: Exhibition Guide, Mûértô    Lajos Lóska: The Whole World is a Comupter, Computer Traces in Hungarian Graphic Art, Új Forrás- 2002, issue 9

2001    Attila Horányi: Lettre–Face+Image Magyar Lettre 2001, Summer, issue 41   Anikó Erdôsi: Young Artist at the Mûcsarnokban. Balkon, 2001 10.    black &decker: You Have Become the Victim of an Illusion, Exindex, September 17, 2001

2000    Katalin Aknai: And Yet and Still Not. Exsymposium, 2000/32    Katalin Szász: Shop Window – Strategies of Photographers, Mûértô, 2000.    Károly Szücs: Photographs from the End of the Millennium. Balkon, 2000, issue 07-08

1997    Gábor Andrási: Beyond Modernism. A New Generation and Perspective in the Hungarian Art of the 90s. Introduction to the catalogue of the Hungarian Pavilion at the 49th Venice Biennale   Tibor Várnagy:  Introduction (exhibition catalogue). The exhibition of Lajos Csontó and Tibor Szûcs, Bolt Gallery

1996    László Beke: The Recent Past and Present of Progressive Hungarian Photo, Imago Winter, 1996/97 No. 3.    Zsuzsa Dárdai: Mediawave, Fotó, 1996/97

1995     József Gaál: The Taming of Photography,  Bányai-Csontó-Szûcs,  Élet és Irodalom February 17, 1995, p. 18.    Lajos Szakolczay: Variations on the Saturation of Sentiments in Picturesque Parlance. Studio Gallery, Lajos Csontó, Magyarország, February 10, 2004    Lajos Lóska: The Art of Imprints. Élet és Irodalom, May 5, 1995    István Sinkó: The Tamed Hard Edge. Új Mûvészet, October 1995   József Bárdosi:  Monászok II. (introduction to the catalogue). Tragor Ignác Museum, Vác    Gábor Andor Tooth: Lajos Csontó. Magyar Narancs, December 2, 1995    Bálint Chikán: Lajos Csontó. Studio Gallery, Balkon, January 1995

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Office hours

csütörtök 16:20-17:20

Artworks

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Csontó Lajos-Bukta Imre

125x180 cm, lambdaprint, 2003

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Csontó Lajos-Ungár Ágnes

125x180 cm, lambdaprint, 2003

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History 2.

52.5x70 cm, lambdaprint, dibond, 2005

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History 3.

52.5x70 cm, lambdaprint, dibond, 2005

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A zene szép

installáció, vászon, tv, 6 videoloop, Művészetek Háza, Pécs, 2004

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Lecke

installáció, 204 db 10000 ft-os, papír, 2 videoloop, Pintér Sonja Galéria, Budapest, 2006

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Lassan minden semmi

installáció, sátorlámpa betűkivágás, 3 m, 2008

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Egy sima, egy fordított

installáció, műanyagszövés, 15m, 2 db videoloop

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Yes Daddy

lambdaprint, dibond, 100x100 cm, 2006

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Pilisborosjenő, Mester utca

ecosolvent print, vászon, vakráma, 120x180 cm, 2008

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Godspeed

ecosolvent print, vászon, vakráma, 120x180 cm, 2008

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Eger, Dobó tér

ecosolvent print, vászon, vakráma, 120x180 cm, 2008

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Szamarak

lambdaprint, dibond, 100x140 cm, 2008

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The true love

lambdaprint, dibond, 2x100x70 cm, 2008

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Válogatás, 27.

lambdaprint, keret, 60x40 cm, 2009

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Válogatás, 49.

lambdaprint, keret, 60x40 cm, 2009

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Válogatás, 56.

lambdaprint, keret, 60x40 cm, 2009

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