JÁNOS SUGÁR

1958, born in Budapest

lives and works in Budapest

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János Sugár (b. 1958) studied in the Department of Sculpture at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest. During his studies, between 1980 and 1986 he was actively involved in the exhibitions and performances of Indigo, an interdisciplinary art group led by Miklós Erdély. Sugár has participated in national and international exhibitions since the mid 1980-ies, in 1992 he exhibited at the documenta IX, Kassel, in 1996 Manifesta I, Rotterdam. He completed an Artslink residency at the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1994, and in 1997/98 a four-month, and in 1999 a three-month fellowship at Experimental Intermedia in New York. His films were screened in 1998 at the Anthology Film Archives in New York. He has been teaching in the Intermedia Department of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts since 1990. He resides in Budapest.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2014

(monuments), Kisterem, Budapest

2013

Holy Shit, Müszi, Budapest

2012

Fire in the Museum, Museum Kiscell, Budapest

2011

The Situation, Videospace, Budapest

2009

Power Is Invisible Until You Provoke It, B5, Targu Mures, Romania

Fortinbras in Year Zero, Vintage Gallery, Budapest

2007

Kairos vs Expeditus, Ladaproject, Berlin

mute, Videospace, Budapest

2006

OE, Studio Gallery, Budapest

2005

Typewriter of the Illiterate, Annely Juda Fine Arts, London

2003

Check Your Six, Knoll Gallery, Budapest

2002

Convergent Series, Café Europe, Centro di Arte Contemporanea, Rome

Attention Recycling, Galerija Balen, Slavonskij Brod, Croatia

2000

General Reminder, Art Media Center, TV Gallery, Moscow, with Yuri Leiderman

1999

Calligraphy Powerplant, Galleria Spicchi dell`Est, Rome

Context Trap, Artpool, Budapest

1998

Do You Know My Method? QQ Galeria, Cracow, Poland

Selected Group Exhibitions

2015

Art Has No Alternative, tranzit.sk, Bratislava

Identity and The Self, RAMfoundation, Rotterdam

2014

Turning Points, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest

LUDWIG 25. The contemporary collection, Ludwig Museum, Budapest

Report on the Construction of a Spaceship Module, New Museum, New York

Gramatik of Fear, Bucharest International Biennial for Contemporary Art

2013

2nd Edition of the Biennial Project D-0 ARK Underground, Konjic, Croatia

2012

Video Vortex, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia

2011

The Lucifer Effect, DOX Center for Contemporary Art, Prague

2010

Re-Designing the East, WKV Stuttgart, Germany

2009

3rd Quadrilateral Biennial, Museum Of Modern And Contemporary Art, Rijeka, Croatia

2008

All that Cinema, Selection from the video collection of the Ludwig Museum, Budapest

2007

Projections, Kunsthalle, Budapest

2006

Lost and Found, Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden

2005

The Essence of Life – The Essence of Art, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Traffic Exit Biennial II., Exit Art, New York

2003

Gravitation, International Public Art Exhibition, Ludwig Museum, Budapest

2002

Without Emergency Exit, Centro Multimedia of Mexico DF

2001

Werk 01, Bildhauersymposion, Heidenheim, Germany

2000

L’Autre Moitié de l’Europe, Jeu de Paume, Paris

1999

Aspects/Positions, 50 Years Art From Middle Europe, 20er Haus, Vienna, Austria

1996

Manifesta 1, Rotterdam, Netherlands

The Butterfly Effect, International Media Art Exhibition, Kunsthalle, Budapest

1995

Ostranenie, Dessau, Germany

1992

Documenta IX, Kassel, Germany

1991

Trigon, 8×2 aus 7, Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria

Films and videos

2010

Subversive Designers, video, 2 min.

2009

The Situation, video, 2 min.

2007

Holy Shit, video, 2 min.

2005

Mute, ongoing project, eight video loops, various length

Homesick, video, 2:20 min.

2003

Check Your Six, video, 16 min.

2001

Typewriter of the Illiterate, video, 8 min.

1998

Do You Know My Method?, BW, 35mm film transferred to video, 10 min, BBS production

1996

Ariadne Unemployed, video, 13 min.

1993

Ambigous Window, BW + colour 16 mm, 17 min, (final print: 1996), BBS production

1992

Camera in Trouble, color, 16 mm, 70 min, BBS production

1987

Tweedle (with L. Révész) BW, 16 mm, 5 min. BBS production

1985

Persian Walk, color, 16 mm, 50 min.(final print: 1989), BBS production

1983

This Type of Intention is on the Border of Credibility,16 mm, 7min. final print: 1989 BBS

Articles

Tanárok a Képzőművészeti Egyetemen IX. – Sugár János,ARCHÍVUM,Artmagazin 2006/4. 60-65 o.,Orosz Márton