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Lives and works in Budapest, Hungary

1958 born in Salgótarján, Hungary                                                                                                                                     

1978–1982  Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Painting Department

1982–1985  Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, MA in Mural Arts                                                                                 

2000–2004 London correspondent of the arts journals Műértő and Balkon                                                       

2005-2015  Senior lecturer at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Doctorate School, Budapest                        

2008           Doctor of Liberal Arts (DLA), Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Doctorate School, Budapest                      

2014            Habilitation at the at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Doctorate School, Budapest                         

2015-          Associate professor at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Doctorate School, Budapest

2018-          Professor at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Doctorate School, Budapest



2014            Hungarian National Cultural Fund Support                                                                                                            

2014            Hungarian National Cultural Fund Support                                                                                                    

2010            Freund Visiting Artist Fellowship

2011, 2012,  Sam Fox School of Design &Arts, Washington University in St. Louis and Kemper Museum St. Louis, U.S.A.            

2005           O.H.R. Officer of the Order of the Cross of the Hungarian Republic                                                                

2002           New Work and Commissions Grant, Art Council of England, Southern Arts Board  

                    Hungarian National Cultural Fund Support                                                                                                                    

2000           Year of the Artist Grant, Art Council of England, Southern Arts Board                                                           

1995–1997 Residency in Great Britain as an award of the Hungarian Government’s Eötvös Scholarship                            

1993            Smohay Award, King Saint Stephen Museum, Székesfehérvár, Hungary                                                          

1992            Munkácsy State Art Award                        

                    Participates at visual arts festival Visionfest, Liverpool, U.K., with support from Visiting Arts, U.K.

1990           European Arts Scholarship to Glasgow, U.K. with the support of the British Council,

1988-1991  Derkovits State Scholarship      





2016   The Next Village. Csikász Gallery, Veszprém                                                                                                 

2015   Divisions of the Self. (with Marianne Csáky) Inda Gallery, Budapest                                             

           Terra Incognita.  Iván Fischer Apartment Theater, Budapest                                                                                

           Temporary Resurrections. Első Magyar Látványtár, Diszel                                                                                                  

2014   Killing Time IV., Inda Gallery, Budapest                                                                                                                               

           No News from NowHere. Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova Museum, Turku, Finland                                                                      

2013   The Checkered Doubt. Rooster Gallery, New York, USA                                                                                                    

           Killing Time II. Volta Show, Inda Galley’s Booth, New York, USA                                                                                          

2012   The Story of O. 2B Gallery, Budapest                                                                                                                              

           Killing Time. Kemper Art Museum, Saint Louis, USA                                                                                                            

           Good Luck! (with András Böröcz and Pál Gerber), 2B Gallery, Budapest                                                                            

2011   The Art of Self Justification. Bázis Gallery, Cluj/Kolozsvár, Romania

           Wandering Interpretation. Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest                                                                              

           Late Departure-Early Arrival. HVG, Publishing Headquarters, Budapest

2010  Temporary Resurrection. Minoritenkirche, Regensburg, Germany

           The Misunderstanding. Monoly-Nagy Galerie, Collegium Hungaricum, Berlin                                                                

2009  The Death of the Decorator II. MOM Park Gallery, Budapest                                                                                      

           TOTO or The Witness for the Prosecution. Bartók 32 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary                                           

           Permanent Landing II. Little Synagogue, Eger, Hungary                                                                                                       2008 Winterreise IV., Hungarian Cultural Centre, Helsinki, Finland                                                               

           Permanent Landing I, Johanniter Church, Feldkirch, Austria                                                                                    

           Where and When? I, Tallin Art Hall Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia                                                                                      

           Marko Mäetamm and Kicsiny Balázs. Hungarian Cultural Centre, Tallinn, Estonia                                              

           Where and When? II. Museum of Foreign Art, Riga, Latvia                                                                                                     

2007 An Attempt at Domestication. Somorja, At Home Gallery Synagogue, Samorin, Slovakia                                    

           Clock Goes Around. Pannonhalma, Hungary                                                                                                      

           Winterreiser III. Vasarely Museum, Pécs, Hungary                                                                                                       

           The Clock Maker’s Story. Raiffeisen Gallery, Budapest, Hungary                                                                                  

2006  Interview in the Pump Room. Municipal Picture Gallery / Museum Kiscell, Budapest, Hungary                                                       Winterreise II. Hungarian Cultural Institute, New York, USA                                                                                             

           Exact Time. Janos Gat Gallery, New York, USA                                                                                                             

           Seven Sailors. Museum of Contemporary Art, Szceczin, Poland                                                                                     

2005  Winter journeys. Millenáris, Kerengő Galéria, Budapest                                                                                 

           Winterreise. Óbudai Társaskör Galéria, Budapest                                                                                                          

           An Experiment in Navigation. Hungarian Pavilion, 51st Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy                                            

2004  Flying Dutchman. Hooglandse Kerk, Leiden, Holland                                                                                           

           Waiting for Fire II. Waag, Leiden, Holland                                                                                                                       

2003  From the Journal of a Country Priest. (with Karina Horitz) Pintér Sonia Gallery, Budapest                                                                   Waiting for Fire. Museum of London, London, U.K.

2002  Work in Progress I. Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, U.K.

           Work in Progress II. Museum Gallery, Pécs                                                                                                           

           Work in Progress III. Museum Ludwig / Contemporary Art Museum, Budapest                                                  

2001  The Captain’s Story II. Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth,U.K.                                                   

           12 of the 23. MEO Contemporary Art Collection, Budapest                                                                                              

2000  100 Pictures. Pintér Galéria (with Karina Horitz), Budapest                                                                                           

           St. Clement’s Day. Saint Clement’s Church, Bournemouth, U.K.

           Compass. Beaulieu, Abbey ruin, U.K.

1999  23 Sailors. Municipal Picture Gallery / Museum Kiscell, Budapest

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS (1997-2017)                   


2017   Our Contemporary Daumier. Vaszary Gallery, Balatonfüred                                                                       

2016   Contemporary East. Sotheby’s, London, U.K.                                                                 

           György Jovánovics: An Autobiography, Vaszary Gallery, Balatonfüred                                                                            

           Dla-Dla100. Barcsay Hall, Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest                                                                

           Macesz, 2B Gallery, Budapest.                                                                                                                                                    

2013   Shifts – Hungarian Art after 1945. Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest                                                   

           Budapest Immersion. New Budapest Gallery, Budapest                                                                                               

2012   Foreign Material. Modem, Debrecen                                                                                                                    

           What is Hungarian? Műcsarnok, Budapest                                                                                                                    

2011   Heavy Industry. Kortárs Művészeti Intézet, Dunaújváros                                                                                              

           Art on Lake. Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, public artwork,

2011   The New Arrivals 8 Contemporary Artists from Hungary. Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium 

           Little Hungarian Pornography. MODEM, Debrecen, Hungary                                                                               

           Postproduction - Reflections on the Holocaust. Óbudai Társaskör, Budapest, Hungary     

           Contemporary Hungarian Video Artists. Janos Gat Gallery, New York, USA                                                                     

2008 11 Contemporary Private Collections. Kunsthalle, Budapest,                                                                         

           Contemporary Shooting Club, Museum Gallery. Pécs                                                                                                           

           The Soul Rises? El Kazovszkij and friends. Vasarely Múzeum, Pécs.                                                                                  

2007  Bartok’s Bugs. 2B Gallery, Budapest                                                                                                            

           Homesickness. Budapest Gallery, Budapest                                                                                                                           

1-2-3  The Collection in Focus. Ludwig Museum Budapest – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest       

2006  99 years. MODEM, Debrecen, Hungary                                                                                                                   

2005  Habitat. VI. Baltic Biennale, Museum of Contemporary Art, Szeczin, Poland                                                  

2002  20th Century Hungarian Art. National Gallery, Budapest                                                                                    

2001  20th Century Hungarian Art, New Hungarian Picture Gallery, Pécs, Hungary                              

1998  Spectacle. Palace of Arts, Budapest                                                                                                                       

1997  New Acquisitions. Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest                                                                                   

           Diaspora. Jewish Museum, Budapest


Ludwig Museum / Contemporary Art Museum, Budapest                                                                                

Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest                                                                                                                                      

Zacheta Modern Art, Szczecin, Poland                                                                                                                                     

Albertina, Vienna, Austria                                                                                                                                                    

King Saint Stephen Museum, Székesfehérvár                                                                                                              

Municipal Picture Gallery / Museum Kiscell, Budapest                                                                                            

Janus Pannonius Museum, Pécs                                                                                                                                                 

Első Magyar Látványtár, Diszel                                                                                                                                     

Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth, U.K.


Laszló Gerő Collection, Budapest, Hungary                                                                                                                  

Alain Servais’s Collection, Brussels, Belgium                                                                                                                       

Antal-Lusztig Collection, Debrecen, Hungary                                                                                                                       

Somlói-Spengler Collection, Budapest, Hungary                                                                                                                     

Silvio Pötchner’s Collection, Vienna, Austria                                                                                                                        

Michel Bondon’s,  Collection, Rennes, France                                                                                                                                    

Paul Westlake’s Collection, London, U.K.                                                                                                                           

Péter Szauer Collection, Budapest, Hungary


2011   Balázs Kicsiny - Killing Time. Kemper Art Museum in Saint Louis, USA                                                               

2008  Dauerhafte Landung – Balázs Kicsiny. exhibition catalogue, Stadt Feldkirche, Austria                                                   

2006  Balázs Kicsiny – Exact Time, Janos Gat Gallery, New York, U.S.A. 2006                                                                 

2005  Balázs Kicsiny - Experiment in Navigation. exhibition catalogue of the 51st  Venice Biennale, Műcsarnok,              Budapest                                                                                                                                                                    

2002 Kicsiny Balázs – Work in Progress. catalogue, Ludwig Museum Budapest – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest                                                                                                                                                              

2001 The Captain‘s Story: An Attempt in Domestication, An Installation by Balázs Kicsiny. Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth, U.K., 1995                                                                                                                       

1995 Balázs Kicsiny exhibition, catalogue, King Saint Stephen Museum, Székesfehérvár,                                                  

1988 Balázs Kicsiny exhibition, Stúdió Galéria, catalogue, Young Artists‘ Studio,


2017    Shifts, Permanent Exhibition of Hungarian Art from 1945 in the Hungarian National Gallery, Edited By Judit Borus, published by Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest

            Gonda Zsuzsa: Our Contemporary Daumier. Graphic works from the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest and Contemporary Artists. Balatonfüredi Kulturalis Nonprofit Kft, Balatonfüred 2017

2016    Daniel Pedersen: Linjer, rutor, gruvor, gravitationer, introdcerar av verk av Balázs Kicsiny. Aiolos, Spar II,

             J. A.Tillman: A világfalu utazói / A szomszéd falu -  Balázs Kicsiny’s exhibition. Műértő September

DLADLA100. Hungarian University of Fine Arts Doctoral School exhibition catalogue. Edited By Emese Mucsi

2015    Kinga Bodi: Úszó tárlatok. 16th Part. Questions about Balázs Kicsiny’s Art. Balkon, 2015/2

2012    Ivy Cooper: Balázs Kicsiny. Art Forum. April 2012, Page 217-218

            Jessica Baran: Balázs Kicsiny. Art in America, May 2012, page 181

2011    Richard Unwin: The New Arrivals: 8 Contemporary Artists from Hungary, Frieze, April, 2011, Page 139,140;

2006   The Drawing Book. Edited by Tania Kovats, Published by Black Dog 2006 U.K.

2005   László Krasznahorkai: Drifted Standing, exhibition catalogue of the 51st Venice Biennale, Műcsarnok, Budapest, 2005   

            Garin Dowd: The Coblers Paradox, exhibition catalogue of the 51st Venice Biennale, Műcsarnok, Budapest, 2005   

            Péter Fitz: Experiment in Navigation, exhibition catalogue of the 51st Venice Biennale, Műcsarnok, Budapest, 2005     

            Mark Bills: Historical Icons and English Narratives, exhibition catalogue of the 51st Venice  Biennale, Műcsarnok, Budapest,

2005   János Sturcz: To End and Yet Again, 51st Venice  Biennale, Műcsarnok, Budapest,

2005    David Galloway: The Venice Biennale, ARTnews, summer

2005    Marcia E. Vertocq: Be Careful What You Wish For, Art in America, September, 2005   

             János Sturcz: Stationary Travellers, Műértő, October 2005

2004    Ilja Pfeifer: The Flying Dutcman, Preasens, October-December 2004

2003    Erzsébet Tatai:I Call Upon You, My Lord, from the Deep, Új Művészet, January 2003

2002    István Hajdu: Non-free masons, Magyar Narancs, 14th November 2002.

             Kata Krasznahorkai: Interview with Balazs Kicsiny, exhibition catalogue, Museum Ludwig, Budapest, 2002

             Kata Krasznahorkai: Work in Progress. Balkon 2002/6

             Gábor Andrási: Divers in Cassocks, Műértő, 11/2002

2001    John Russell Taylor: Paradigm regained, The Times, 3 January 2001

             Mark Bills: The Captain’s Story, Balázs Kicsiny’s solo exhibition catalogue, Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum,              Bournemouth, 2001                  

             Krisztina Szipocs: Religion and the Miner, Balázs Kicsiny’s solo exhibition catalogue Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth, 2001

2000    Art Collections in Székesfehérvár, catalogue. King Saint Stephen  Museum, Székesfehérvár, 2000

             Heather Neill: Year of the Artist, The Times Educational Supplement.  9 June 2000

1999    Hungarian Arts Directory. published by Visiting Arts, 1999, U.K.

             Lóránt Hegyi: Neue Identitat in der neuen Situation, In: Die zweite Offentlichkeit.  Kunst in Ungarn im 20.Jahrhundert. Hrsg. Hans Knoll, Dresden, 1999                     

            Imre Bukta: The Sailor’s knowledge is the Anchor, Balkon, 1999/6

            Andrea Bordács: Illusory mystique, Balázs Kicsiny’s installation Új Művészet, 1999/12

            Hundred Years Hungarian Arts. Published by Corvina, Budapest 1999

1998    Mark Bills: From darkness to light, catalogue, Palace of Art, Budapest,1998

1995    Night Ride. Interview by Krisztina Szipőcs and  Balázs Kicsiny, Balkon, 1995/4

            Éva Körner: On the Way, catalogue, King Saint Stephen Museum, Székesfehérvár, 1995

            Endre Kukorelly: Slow Article About the Art of Balázs Kicsiny. catalogue, King Saint Stephen Museum,Székesfehérvár, 1995                  Andras Zwickl: In Bewegung, Neue Bildende Kunst, 6/1995

1993    New Acquisitions. catalogue Hungarian National Gallery,Budapest, 1993



2005 - 2015 Senior lecturer, Hungarian University of Fine Arts Doctorate School.

2015  - Associate Professor of artistic research at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts Doctorate School.


Balázs Kicsiny has been lecturing and consulting in Hungarian and English at the following National and International Universities:


2017  Slade School of Art, University College London, London, U.K. (visiting lecturer and consultant)        


2015  Academy of Drama and Film Doctoral School, Budapest, master course entitled: The Theory of Contemporary Visual Art                                                                                                                                                      

2012 Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Doctoral School (visiting lecturer)                                                    

2010/2012/2013  Chelsea College of Art, University of Arts London, U.K.( visiting lecturer)          

2011/2012 Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis, U.S.A (visiting lecturer) 

2008 Sopron University, Faculty of Arts (visiting lecturer)                                                                                                    

2008 University of Pécs, Faculty of Arts (visiting lecturer)                                                                                 

2006/2007 Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork, Ireland (visiting lecturer and consultant)                                  

2007 National College of Art and Design, Dublin, Ireland (visiting lecturer and consultant)                                 

2006/2012 Umea University of Arts, Umea, Sweden (visiting lecturer and consultant)



2016 Professzionalizmus a kultúrában - esztétikai és intézménykritikai közelítések – conference Eötvös Lóránd University, Institute              for Art Theory and Media Studies, Budapest, keynote lecturer     

2013  Exchanging artistic research conference, Chelsea College of Art and Design London, U.K., visiting lecturer Triangle Project                  Symposium, Hungarian University Fine Arts Doctorate School, Budapest, organizer and keynote lecturer    

2009 Research Narratives 2, Mini Conference, Hungarian University Fine Arts Doctorate School, Budapest, organizer and keynote                lecturer                                                                                                                                                          

2008 The Art of Research: Research Narratives Symposium, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, U.K., visiting lecturer              2008 Art and Research: HOW? International Conference, Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallin, Estonia, visiting lecturer 

2006 Művészet, mint kutatás (Art as Research) Conference, Hungarian University Fine Arts, Budapest, visiting lecturer  

2006 Beckett & Company, A Centenary Conference on Samuel Beckett and the Arts, Tate Modern, the London Consortium,                Birkbeck and Goldsmiths, University of London, U.K., visiting lecturer   


The Representation of Time in Art                                                                                                                       

Doctorate Dissertation, entitled The Clock Motif and Eschatology, The Representation of the Measurable and the Immeasurable.

A summary of the dissertation can be found in English on the Hungarian University of Fine Arts Doctoral School website:       


Habilitation: Giorgio de Chirico metaphysical paintings in the context of the writings of Friedrich Nietzsche, Franz Kafka and Marcel Proust, Hungarian University of Fine Arts Doctoral School, 2014

Performative Turn, The Art of Alan Kaprow                                                                                                           


Happening as Moral Act, Lecturing series at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts Doctoral School, 2016-2017

The Art and Writing of György Román. Wanderer of Sickness-land – György Román, curator of the exhibition at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Barcsay Hall, 2011




2013 Hungarian University of Fine Arts Doctorate School, catalogue, in Hungarian and in English language,

The publication of the catalogue was supported by the TÁMOP-4.2.2/B-10 application.



2017  Sufficient Distance, Co-curator, The Hungarian University of Fine Arts Doctorate School and University of Pécs, Factulty of Art,            Doctoral School, Zsolnay Quarter, M21 Gallery, Pécs,

2016 DLADLA100 - Co-curator, The Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Doctorate School exhibition celebrating the 100 year                            anniversary of the Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich, Barcsay Hall, The Hungarian University of Fine Arts.

2013  Recalculating, a joint exhibition by The Hungarian University of Fine Arts Doctorate School and the University of the Arts                      London, CCW Graduate School, as chief curator, Triangle Space, Chelsea College of Art and Design London,

2013  Reverie, an exhibition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Hungarian Psychoanalytical Society, as                co-curator, 2B Gallery, Budapest,

2011  Csepel Works, a joint exhibition by The Hungarian University of Fine Arts Doctorate School Doctorate School and the                            University of the Arts London, CCW Graduate School, as chief curator, Labor, Budapest,

2011  Román György Betegségország vándora, (György Román Wanderer of Sickness-land), as chief curator, Barcsay Terem,                        Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest,  



2013 Csepel-Chelsea Project 2011-2013, Hungarian University of Fine Arts Doctorate School, catalogue, introductory study                                                                                                                                                            

Process Work, Hungarian University of Fine Arts Doctorate School, catalogue, introductory study                                                                                                                                                                                          

2007 Bernadett Piskolti: Fine art and doctoral education, an interview with Balázs Kicsiny (Képzőművészet és doktorképzés. interjú Kicsiny Balázzsal),  Balkon 2007(10)9-12., interview               


In-between Time, In-between Space (Köztes idő – köztes tér).  In: Art as Research (Művészet mint kutatás). Magyar Képzőművészeti Egyetem, 2007, study                                                                                                                                       


2004 Surrealism then and now – Surrealist exhibition at the Tate Modern (A szürrealizmus akkor és most – A londoni Tate Modern szürrealizmus kiállítása). In: KÉP-ALÁ-ÍRÁSOK, Művészek a művészetről, Magyar Alkotóművészek Országos Egyesülete, Budapest, 2004, study


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