TAMÁS KASZÁS

1976, born in Dunaújváros

lives and works near Budapest

Education

2010-2013

DLA training, Doctoral School, Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest

1997-2003

Intermedia department, Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest

Residencies and Prizes

2015

Esterhazy Art Prize

2010-11, 2014-

Lecturer at the Intermedia Department of the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts

2014

Visegrad Grant (AIR) at Galerie Školská 28, Prague

2011

AIR-Petőmihályfa by Krinzinger Projekte, Petőmihályfa

2010

air at AIR Laboratory, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw

Smohay Grant, Hungary

2009

air at Futura, Prague

2008

air at Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart

air at Projecto 270 (eco-farm),Costa de Caparica, Portugal

2006

Tranzit residency at Museumsquartier 21, Vienna

2005-07

Derkovits Gyula fellowship

2004

air program of the Svenska Konstskolan, Nykarleby, Finland

2003

award of Studio of Young Artists Association

Garba workshop Montescaglioso, Italy

2001

Ludwig fellowship (at the Academy of Fine Arts Budapest)

Permanent Collaborations

2002– Ex-artists’ Collective with Anikó Loránt

2003– Randomroutines group with Krisztián Kristóf aka Randomroutine

2006– Plágium2000 collective with Viktor Kotun, Dóra Kangiszer and others

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2019

Transparent Montage, Óbudai Társaskör Gallery, Budapest

2018

Sci Fi Agit Prop, De Appel, Amsterdam – Netwerk, Aalst

2017

Escapist Stories, Kisterem, Budapest

Lost Wisdom, Galleria Collicaligreggi, Catania

Joy of Surviving, Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon

2016

Exercises in Autonomy, Muzeum Sztuki w Łodz, Łodz

Kisterem (as Randomroutines), Budapest

2014

Ersatz Utopia, Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna

Reperti antropologici del costruttivismo, Galleria Collicaligreggi, Catania

On the popular use of visual aids (an anthropological fantasy), Kisterem, Budapest

“The trench is not in fact as deep as the engineer calculated”, Kassák Museum, Budapest

Self-antropology, Paksi Képtár, Paks

2013

Relics Of The Pan-Periphery – sci-fi anthropology, Platán Gallery, Budapest

Here Comes The Folk Science (as Ex-artists’ collective), Studió Gallery, Budapest

2012

Cargo Collapsism, Cyprian Majernik Gallery, Bratislava

2011

Megashelter, Kisterem, Budapest

2010

Ordash (with the Randomroutines collective), FKSE Gallery, Budapest

2009

How to resist and object to conditions of the present? Open Space, Vienna

2007

Erősebb-e a vízesés nélküli..(solo show with Anikó Loránt) Liget Gallery, Budapest

They who know the truth don’t advertise it, Museum Volkwang in the RWE tower, Essen

2005

Shelter of Hope (solo show with Loránt Anikó), Liget Gallery, Budapest

2004

“Selected Adventures of” (as Randomroutines) Ellen de Bruijne Projects / Dolores, Amsterdam

Rather go to the Future (with Anikó Loránt), Pelikán Gallery, Székesfehérvár

2003

“Do it well!” – Children Squat Modell (with Anikó Loránt), Stúdió Gallery, Budapest

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021

Notes for Tomorrow,Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, Haverford College, Haverford; Contemporary Calgary, Calgary; Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing; Pera Museum, Istanbul

Slow Life. Radical Practices of the Everyday, Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest

Overview Effect, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade

ACLIM! Agency for Climate Imaginary, OFF Biennale, Budapest

Sketch, Kisterem, Budapest

2020

Slow Life. Radical Practices of the Everyday, Ludwig Museum Koblenz

Finally We Can Learn Something, Kincsem Palace (organised by Kisterem), Budapest

2019

Szene Ungarn, Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch

Otthon jó, ICA-D, Dunaújváros

Other echoes inhabit the garden, Kisterem

Listing VIII., Kisterem

Pangea United, Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź

Bauhaus100. Programme for the now – Contemporary Viewpoints, Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest

Iparterv 50+, Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest

2018

1971 – Parallel Nonsynchronism, Kiscell Museum, Budapest

The Most Beautiful Catastrophe, CCA Kronika, Bytom

How to talk with birds, trees, fish, shells, snakes, bulls and lions, Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin

Every Practice Brings a Territory Into Existence, Template #6, 6 Dimitrie Cantemir Boulevard, Bucharest

The Mindful Intervention, Kunstfort, Vijfhuizen

Contemporary Chaos, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen

Ciao 2, Galleria Collicaligreggi, Catania

Contemporary Chaos, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Vestfossen

2017

Alloy, Contemporary Art Institute, Dunaújváros

For beyond that horizon lies another horizon (as Ex-asrtists’ collective), Edith-Ruß-Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg/p>

Stopover – Ways of Temporary Exchange (as Ex-asrtists’ collective), Frei–raum Q21, Vienna

Abstract Hungary, Künstlerhaus – Halle für Kunst und Medien, Graz

Flow/The Return of the Catfish, Księgarnia, Krakow

2016

Raumwunder, Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch

Newrope (as Ex-artists’ collective), Ksiegarnia/Wystawa, Krakow

Common Harvest. work in progress, Tranzitdisplay, Prag

Hommage – Ideal or Pattern, Knoll Gallery, Vienna

Távolság – vidék a városok között, Osztrák Kulturális Fórum, Studio Gallery, Budapest

2015

Siliconvalse – The Hungarian Reality, House of Arts, Brno

Creativity Exercises – Spaces of Emancipatory Pedagogies, Tranzit.hu, Budapest

Playground, Macar Kültür Merkezi, Istanbul

The Pure Tongue (as Ex-artists’ collective), Galeria Arsenał, Białystok

Off-Biennále Budapest

Bookmarks, Art Cologne

(im)possible! – Artists as Architects, Marta Herford museum, Herford

2014

Constructions, Galerie Albrecht, Berlin

Ciao!, Galleria collicaligreggi, Catania

The Conquest of the Impossible, 6th IEEB, Bucharest

You Imagine What You Desire, 19th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney

Interpixel, CHB, Berlin

The need for Practice, tranzit.sk, Bratislava

Kunst, die in den Straßen und an den Körpern wuchert, Kunsthaus Mürz, Mürzzuschlag

[silence] A Holocaust Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest

2013

Conceptualism today, Paksi Képtár, Paks

ArtsProstor Zlín (as Randomroutines), Regional Gallery of Fine Arts, Zlin

Impossibility vs. Self-Censorship, Matedero, Madrid

LISTING II, Kisterem, Budapest

Risk Factor (as Ex-artists’ collective), Modem, Debrecen

Utopien Femreiden, Werkleitz Festival, Halle

Like a bird (as Ex-artists’ collective), Trafó, Budapest

Itt jön a néptudomány, Studió Gallery, Budapest

Dla was / For you, Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź

2012

WHO TOLD YOU SO?!(as Ex-artists’ collective), Onomatopee, Eindhoven

Untimely Stories (as Ex-artists’ collective), Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź

Dla was / For you, Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź

2011

Joy and Disaster, Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow

Untitled (as Ex-artists’ collective), 12th Istanbul Biennial

Joy and Disaster, SMAK, Gent

No one belongs here more than you, Kunsthalle, Budapest

2010

Joy and Disaster, Künstlerhaus, Vienna

Over the Counter, Kunsthalle, Budapest

Fort Ruigenhoek, KAAP, Utrecht

Unmistakable sentences, Ludwig Museum, Budapest

The Science of Imagination, Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest

2009

Aviva Prize, Kunsthalle, Budapest

Residence09, Futura, Prague

2008

Revolution I Love You, International Project Space, Birmingham

Revolution I Love You, Trafó Gallery, Budapest

What’s Up? Kunsthalle, Budapest

Revolution I Love You, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki

Stalking Utopia, ICA, Dunaújváros

2007

Plusz; Kapitalistische Freundschaft, Delta35 + Collegium Hungaricum, Berlin

The Projection Project: Budapest episode (as June 21 Collective), Kunsthalle, Budapest

1/4 Hungarian – Remix of the Czechpoint exhibition, ICA, Dunaújváros

2006

Rular Vernicular – public art in ‘country side’ context, County Claire, Ireland

The Sweetest Dream – Unity and Dissonance in Europe, SPACE, London

Tiefebene hochkant (as The Randomroutines group), Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin

On Difference #2 (with Viktor Kotun), Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart

2005

Private matter?(as The Randomroutines group) Kunsthalle, Budapest

Second Present (with antifa-youth), Trafó Gallery, Budapest

Dorota and the Randomroutines, Taidehalli, Vaasa, Finland

2004

Traveling without moving, W139, Amsterdam

2003

DEMO, Contemporary Art Institute, Dunaújváros

Works in Public Collections

Tate Modern, London (GB)

Museum Ritter – Sammlung Marli Hoppe-Ritter, Waldenbuch (DE)

Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest

MUDAM, Luxembourg

ICA-D, Dunaújváros (HU)

Muzeum Sztuki Łodz (PL)

Articles

‘the trench is not in fact as deep as the engineer calculated’, artmagazin online

Art as a Laboratory: Interview with Tamás Kaszás

Tamás Kaszás’s Art Laboratory:
Anticipating Collapse, Practicing Survival

“Miénk a jövő, mert hiszünk az utópiában”

Radikális szelídség,Kaszás Tamás munkáiról