István Csákány

Born 1978, Sfântu Gheorghe [Root node for cead]
Lived in Budapest (1990)
István Csákány belongs to the significant artists of contemporary Hungarian scene. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest in Dora Maurer Studio. He exhibited at numbers of contemporary art shows (Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016, the OFF-Biennale Budapest (2015), the LIAF 2013 Lofoten Art Festival (2013), at dOCUMENTA 13 (Kassel, 2012), and at the Prague Biennale (2007).
In the creation of sculptural objects and installations he applies a conceptual approach, but also an exceptional craftsmanship. He is interested in modernity’s endgames, in monumentality, collective memory, and in labor, both industrial and that of the artist. Often he creates complex, uncanny scenarios, dioramas, in which found objects and his own works acquire new identities in chilling visions of the present.

author: Krisztina Üveges, 2018
sculpture, installation, object, conceptual art

Muzeum umění Olomouc 2011-2016