László László Révész

Short Bio

'...is refined exponent of computer art. An artist, performer and video maker, Revesz does not, however, abandon the possibility of using painting by experimenting with it in a complex panorama of 'access levels' , which makes the viewer uncertain as to reality and fiction, inside and outside, on the belonging of the work's conceptual part to the retinal one, and vice versa. From the multiple models of expression the media suggests to him, Revesz takes, especially in a few 1991-93 canvases, the ability to reconcile neo-expressionist models of iconic painting with low-definition electronic images. His more recent paintings demonstrate his latent interest for figuration, resolved through chromatic lighting of synthetic and fauve ancestry.'

Recently his works have been on display at the following exhibitions:

Minden Mozi, Ludwig Muzeum, Budapest, 'The Giving Person' (Palazzo delle Arti, Naples, Italy) 'Micro-narratives : tentation des petites réalités' (Musée d'Art Moderne, St. Etienne, France) Europa Jetzt! (MAK, Vienna).

Professional background:

Hungarian Academy of Arts, 1977/82 degree in painting
Hungarian Academy of Applied Arts, 1983/85 degree in animation film
Assistant Professor at the Hungarian University of Crafts and Arts, 1999/2004
2005/06 works at the Hungarian Cultural Center, New York, USA
producer, director at the Cperu (a linear and non-linear content developer company) from 1999
Assistant Professor at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts.

Selected exhibitions:

2008 Central Europe Revisited II. , Esterhazy Palace, Eisenstadt, A
2008 Minden Mozi, Ludwig Muzeum, Budapest, H
2008 MICRO NARRATIVES; Musée d'Art Moderne, Saint-Etienne, F
2007 Micro Narratives, October Salon, Belgrade, Ser
2005 The Giving Person, Palazzo delle Arti, Naples, I (cat)
Conflict, Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, USA
2004 Passage d'Europe, Musee d'Art Moderne, St. Etienne, F
Elhallgatott Holokauszt, Műcsarnok, Budapest, H (cat)
2003 Aura, Millenáris, Budapest, H (cat)
2002 Poppies on the Palatinus, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, H
Vision, Műcsarnok , Budapest, H (cat.)
Bildbetrachtung, H. Quinque-Wessels, Berlin, D (cat.)
2001 2001 - Science and fiction, Trafó, Budapest, H (cat.)
2000 Mediamodell, Műcsarnok, Budapest, H (cat.)
1998 Paradise lost, Slovanska Narodna Galeria, Bratislava, Sk (cat.)
Bel Tempo, Galerie Municipiale, Trieste, I (cat.)
1997 Felsorolás, Dovin Galéria, Budapest, H (cat.)
1996 The Butterfly Effect, SCCA Annual Exhibition, Műcsarnok, Budapest, H (cd-rom)
1994 V=A.W, SCCA Annual Exhibition, Csók István Képtár, Székesfehérvár, H (cat.)
1993 Tudomásulvétel, Kiállítási Csarnok-Műcsarnok, Budapest, H (cat.)
Polifónia, SCCA Annual Exhibition, Képzô és Iparmuvészeti Gimnázium, Budapest, H
1992 24e Festival International de la Peinture, Chateau-Musee de Cagnes-Sur- Mer, Fr (cat.)
1991 SVB VOCE, SCCA Annual Exhibition, Műcsarnok, Budapest, H (cat.)
Beyond Borders, Hungarian Video Art from the late 1980's,
Art Gallery of Ontario,Toronto, Can
1990 Digitart II., Ernst Múzeum, Budapest, H (cat.)
The Third Emerging Expression Biennal: The Third Dimension and Beyond,
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York, USA
Fete de l'Image, Lille, Fr (cat.)
1988 Vier Muskatieren, Rem, Vienna, A
1986 Group Show, Ariel Gallery, New York, USA
1985 Hungarian Arts in Glasgow, Third Eye Centre, Glasgow, U.K. (cat.)
1984 László Révész and András Böröcz, Mercer Union, Toronto, Can

Selected videos:

Crosses on the Soccerfield - Cperu, 6, DVD,2005-2006
Fan - Cperu, 3, DVD, 2004-2005
Twice around Eight -Cperu, 8, DVD, 2005
Three religions - Cperu, 2, DVD, 2005
Carmacho around the World - Cperu, 4, DVD, 2005
Black Sheep- Cperu, 2, DVD, 2005
Bijou - Cperu, 7, DVD, 2004
Dizionario di Trieste - Cperu, 5, DVD, 2001-2005
Hungarian Vempire - Cperu, 4, DVD, 2004
Szingli Terror - Cperu, 8, DVD, 2004
Blue Hour - Cperu, 2, DVD, 2003
Vita - Cperu, c3, 1, DVD, 2003
Extensions - Cperu, 1, DVD, 2003
Poppies on the Palatinus - Cperu, 8, DVD, 2002
VOA - Cperu, c3, 16, DVD, 2002
XXV - Cperu, 5, DVD, 2001-2002
Pihw - Cperu, 2, DV, 2001-2002
Moonshadowwalk - Cperu, 4, DV, 2000-2002
Sinus - Cperu, 5, SpBeta, 1998-2001
Transer - Cperu, c3, 8, Spbeta, 2001
SAN - 9, SpBeta, 1997
Ismeretlen remekmu - BBS, 26, Beta 1993
Erdély Miklós - Magyar Televizió-FRIZ, 25, Beta, 1991
Hat etud - BBS 25, Umatic, 1991

Selected films:

Pharmacy - See-saw Prod. , Cperu, 5, 35 mm, 2001
Tamás és Juli - set designer - Eurofilm, 90, 35mm, 1996
Bűvös Vadász - writer, Budapest Filmstúdió, 120, 35mm, 1994
Gestalt - BBS, 15, 35 mm, 1994
Nem titok - BBS, 27, 16 mm, 1991
Az én XX. századom - writer, Budapest Filmstudió, 106, 35 mm, 1989
Bepörgés - Pannónia Filmstúdió, 4, 35 mm, 1986

Selected video/film festivals:

2004 Europa Jetzt. - MAK NITE, Vienna, A
Brooklyn Euphoria, Volume, NYC, USA
2001 Transmediale - Berlin, D
2000 Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen - D
1997 Vidéologie, Videológia - Festival d'Automne de Budapest, H
1993 innovation 93 - 1st Manchester Film Forum; Manchester, UK
Eastern Europe TV & Politics - Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo, USA
1992 Can Image Media - Crossing Borders - The 4th Fukui
International Video Biennale; Fukui, Japan
Unblocked - Euclid Theatre, Toronto, Can
Interrupted Dialogue - Revisions - Contemporary Hungarian Art;
Adelaide Festival, Experimental Art Foundation; Adelaide, Aus
New Visions - Glasgow, UK
1991 Beyond Borders - Hungarian Video Art from the Late 1980's;
Metaphors and Realities in Contemporary Hungarian Art - Art Gallery of Ontario,Toronto, Can
1984 A Commonwealth - The Funnel, Toronto, Can

Selected performances:

2001 The Apple of the ballerina, Narodna Galeria, Bratislava, Sk
1998 Vintage - Trans Art Communication Festival, Műcsarnok, Budapest, H
1996 She is the server - Trans Art Communication Festival, Kino Mir, Nove Zamky, Sk (cdrom)
1995 Idôrom - Cyberszkóp, a Gondolatjel címü folyóirat estje, Műcsarnok, Budapest, H
1992 His masters' voice - Revisions Contemporary Hungarian Art, Adelaide Festival, E.A.F., Adelaide, Aus (cat.)
1988 Prager Student - Radiokunst beim Steierischer Herbst 88/ORF Landstudio, Graz, A

between 1981 - 1991 several performances with András Böröcz such as:
Dawn, documenta8, Kassel, D, 1987 (cat.)
Centaurs, The Rivoli, Toronto, Can, 1985
Max és Móric, Egyetemi Színpad, Budapest, H, 1984 etc.

Between 1978 - 1986 member of the INDIGO group, several installations, films

Selected list of publications:

East Art Map: Contemporary Art and Eastern Europe; Afterall, Central Saint Martin College of Arts and Design, 2006, 217 p.
Marta Kovalovszky: A modern magyar festeszet remekei; Corvina, Budapest, 2005, 198 p.
Új Művészet, 2002/12, Erdôsi Anikó: Miért nem 25?, 34.p
Balkon, 2000/3-4, Mélyi József: Elfurészelt Tiepolók, 34.p
Új Művészet, 2000/3, Bálványos Anna: Mozaik, 15.p
Moltkerei Werkstatt, Projekte 1981 - 1994; Verlag Constantin Post, Köln, 1995, 82.p.
Artforum; Summer 1994, Diana Kingsley: Polyphonia
Új Művészet; 94/3, Pataki Gabor: Kant Königsbergben, Révész
Budapesten, 29.p.-Merchán Orsolya: Hal, 34.p.-Páldi Livia: A pénztárosnô álma, 35.p
Elisabeth Jappe: Performance Ritual Prozess; Handbuch der
Aktionkunst in Europa; Prestel-Verlag, München, 1993; 114.p.

Selected awards, grants:

Eötvös Grant, San Fransisco - New York 1997
E.M.A.R.E., Werkleitz, Germany, 1996-97
Accademia d'Ungheria, Rom, Italy, 1995-96
Meryll-Hart Award for International Screenwriting 1993
II.prize; Digitart, International Computergraphic Competition, 1990
Canada Council, Visiting Artist, 1984

Works in public collections:

Ludwig Museum, Budapest, H
Lentos Museum, Linz, A
Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, H
István Csók Museum, Székesfehérvár, H
Mihály Munkácsy Museum, Békéscsaba, H
C3, Budapest, H
Petőfi Literature Museum, Budapest, H

Selected projects:

'Hungary-1000 years', CD-ROM and interactive-installation, 1999 at the Counsil of Europe, Strassbourg, F; Hungarian Academy of Sciences 'Vitam et sanguinem', 2001, CD-ROM, Zukunftministerium, A and N. Kult. Örökség Min. H;
'Cafe Budapest', interactive-installation, at Caffe Greco and Bibli, Roma, I; Cafe Louvre, Prague, Cz, 2002-03; Hungarofest, Informatikai és Hirközlési Minisztérium

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