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GIDEON HORVÁTH

Born in 1990, West-Berlin. Lives and works in Budapest, Hungary.

represented by Longtermhandstand


Gideon Horváth is an interdisciplinary visual artist based in Budapest, working mainly with sculptural installations. Conceptually he is often dealing with queer and ecological theories. His works question anthropocentrism and dualistic worldviews, always giving space to the sensual and intuitive ways of experiencing his topics. In his sculptural installations he mainly works with beeswax, which he uses as a queer material as it is both very sensitive and highly resilient. The wax has the qualities of being ambivalent, fluid and constantly becoming, which are notions that are in Horváth’s central interests.

photo: Dávid Bíró


Studies:
2010-13 Université Paris VIII. (Arts du spectacle - Cinéma)
2014-15 Hungarian Unversity of Fine Arts (Intermedia)

Prizes:
2024 - AICA (Hungarian division of the International Association of Art Critics) award for the best solo show of 2023 for ‘Myths of Vulnerability’
2023 - Esterházy Art Award winner

Selected solo exhibitions:
2023.09.22. Memory That Could Have Been @ Sidewalk,  1st Budapest Biennale of Contemporary Public Art
2023.05.16.-05.30. Pulp @ PRÁM Studio, Prague Czechia
2023.02.24.-04.07. Myths of Vulnerability @ Glassyard Gallery, Budapest
2022.02.19-03.27. Kiss of the Sun @ ENA viewing Space, Budapest
2021.09.14.-11.06. The Faun’s Ball @ TIC Gallery, Brno, Czechia
2021.01.07-02.05. Faun realness @ ISBN gallery, Budapest
2019.07. I put my hand into a beehive @ Budapest Galéria, Budapest
2019.05. Decaying structures have a sweet smell @ Stúdió Galéria, Budapest
2017.09. Vista @ Labor Galéria, Budapest

Selected group exhibitions:
2024.02.08. Material Art Fair with Longtermhandstand @ Mexico City
2023.12.14. Esterházy Art Award Short List exhibition @ Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary
2023.12.14. ...and they lived... @ Kunstahelle Bratislava, Slovakia
2023.11.30. The Sea of Cheese @ TRAFO Center for Contemporary Art, Szczecin, Poland
2023.10.19. Disturbed Waters @ Dubniczay Palace, House of Arts, Veszprém, Hungary
2023.09.14. TÉR-KÖZ-ÉRT @ Deák17 Gyermek és Ifjúsági művészeti Galériá, Budapest, Hungary
2023.07.12. F.I.R.E. @ Longtermhandstand Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2023.06.23. The Tent @ Useless Galeri, Solymár, Hungary
2023.06.13. Post Pxrn Film Festival Warsaw
2023.03.02. Currently Available @ Projektraum Römerstraße der Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany
2022.10.14. Different Solar settings @ David Kovats Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2022.09.09. Sensory Tales (Curated by…) @ Krinzinger Gallery, Vienna, Austria
2022.08.16. They/Them/Their: Naturally Not Binary @ IMT Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2022.08.11. „Füstös Lángos” @ Szigliget Várudvar, Szigliget, Hungary
2022.07.29. An eclectic attempt to complete the torso in my head @ UGM Studios, Maribor, Slovenia
2022.07.07. Hope is not Desire @ Sopa Gallery, Kosice, Slovakia
2022.07.02. Monuments of Impermanence @ Umwelt Art & Science Academy, Kisapáti, Hungary
2022.06.28. Biztonságos tér @ Nyolcésfél, Budapest, Hungary
2022.06.24. Statue unveiling @ Kiscelli Múzeum, Budapest, Hungary
2022.06.24. Beings & Creatures Chapter 2: In the Midst of New and Old Kinship @ < rotor > Center for Contemporary Art, Graz, Austria
2022.06.22. Still in Bloom @ Ani Molnár Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2022.03.16.-04.29. Abundant days to come @ Glassyard Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2021.12.08. PATRON @ Q Contemporary, Budapest, Hungary
2021.11.06-12.04. InThe Beginning There Was The Garden, Botanical Garden of Budapest, Hungary
2021.10.21. And mistake these walls for skin @ Budapest Gallery, Hungary
2021.09.01. - Age of the Solastalgia @ Knoll Gallery, Vienna, Austria
2021.09.30. - Mythology Heritage @ House of Arts, Ústí Nad Labem, Czech Republic
2021.09.22.-10.29. - Slow Life @ Hungarian Cultural Institute, Brussels, Belgium
2021.07.17.-10.10. - #IFeelSeen @ Modem, Debrecen, Hungary
2021.07.01.-10.03. - OSTRALE Biennale O21 Dresden
2021.07.14.-09.05. - SLOW LIFE. RADICAL PRACTICES OF THE EVERYDAY @ Ludwig Museum, Budapest
2021.05.18.-07.24. - Age of the Solastalgia @ Knoll Gallery, Budapest
2021.04.23.-06.19. – xtro realm presents: ACLIM! Agency for Climate Imaginary @ OFF-Biennale Budapest
2020.11.01. – Slow Life – Radikale Praktiken des Alltags @ Ludwigmuseum, Koblen, Germany
2020.08.12.-09.11. - Unstable State of Things @ Glassyard Gallery, Budapest
2020.03. The story @ LOOP Gallery, Budapest
2019.10. Montag Modus w/ xtro realm @ CHB, Berlin
2019.04. FKSE+ 2019 @ Art+Text Gallery, Budapest
2018.09. 18' STÚDIÓ @ Barcsay Terem, Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest
2018.07. No Man's Land - Trafó smART! XTRA @ Bánkitó Fesztivál, Bánk
2018.05. Open Office @ FKSE – Küszöb Fesztivál, Budapest
2017.11. xtro realm exhibition @ FKSE – Budapest
2017.06. Forms - Cinema Teleport @ Collegium Hungaricum Berlin
2017.02. Exceptio Regulam Manducat - FKSE new members @ Labor Gallery, Budapest
2016.06. A Művészeti és Művészetelméleti Szakkollégium éves kiállítása @ Labor Gallery, Budapest
2015.10. Kreativitás a művészeti oktatásban @ tranzit.hu, Budapest
2014.11. A törés a szavakban van @ Petőfi Irodalmi Múzeum

Residencies:
2023.04.-05. PRÁM Studio, Prague, Czechia
2022.09.12.-12.31. Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany
2022.06.21.-07.02. Residency at Umwelt Art & Science Academy, Kisapáti, Hungary
2020.09.-10. Cité International des Arts, Paris

Everything else:
2019-21: curator and artist of the xtro realm project: ACLIM! Agency for Climate Imaginary in the frameworks of OFF-Biennale Budapest with Anna Zilahi and Rita Süveges
2019: extrodæsia - Encyclopedia towards a postanthropocentric world - (co-editing and co-writing)
2019: xtro realm lecture at the Atlas of the Anthropocene Symposium, Humboldt Universitat, Berlin
2017-2020 Board member of Studio of Young Artists Association.

Founding member of xtro realm artist group.