János Brückner
Born in Budapest, works and lives in Berlin

Studies
2020 – Art in Context postgraduate MA, Universität der Künste, Berlin
2012 – Diploma (MA) in painting at Hungarian Accademy of Fine Art
2010 – Diploma (MA) in hungarian language and literature at Eötvös Loránt University of Humanities
“Intermedia phenomena at the hungarian neo-avantgarde literature and fine art”


Grants / Awards
2019 – Újbuda Mecénás Ösztöndíj (Budapest Municipality Grant)
2016 – Smohay Prize
2013-2015 – Derkovits Gyula Scholarship
2013 – Eötvös Scholarship of Hungarian State
2013 – Grant of K&H Bank
2011 – Scholarship of Ludwig Foundation
2011 – Barcsay-Prize
2009/10 – State Scholarship


Residencies
2017 – Accademia Ungheria d’Roma
2016 – Galeria Municipal, Lisbon
2015 – MuseumsQuartier, Vienna
2015 – Studio das Weisse Haus, Vienna
2013 – Newcastle University’s Culture Lab UK (Digital Media) – resident artist
2013 – Futura, Prague – resident artist
2010 – Begehungen Festival, Chemnitz (Germany)


Workshops held
Your Body Holds This Knowledge – CHB Berlin, Universität Wien
ID-Swap – Deák 17 Youth Art Gallery Budapest, 2016
Washable – Porn Studies Seminar at University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Germany, 2014
Coloring – Festival Volt, Hungary, 2013


Public performances
2019 – It’s Easy For You – Learning Whiteness (Flutgraben, Berlin)
2018 – How To Feel Better? – Performing Arts Festival Berlin
2017 – Spaßforschung (together with Carsten Lisecki) – ngbk Berlin
2016-17 – Sleeping Beauty Project (together with Márton Emil Tóth & Tamara Zsófia Vadas) – Sziget Festival, Budapest
2016 – SACRIFICE – MU Eindhoven


Works in public collections
Petőfi Literary Museum, Budapest
National Library of Latvia, Riga
Institute of Contemporary Art, Dunaújváros

Exhibition – solo (selected)
2021 – Be Happy And Joyful – Übermorn (Zürich)
2019 – Stupid Things – ENA Viewing Space, Budapest (curated by Péter Bencze)
2018 – Variable Ancestry – Plusminusnula Gallery, Zilina (Slovakia) – in cooperation with ENA
2018 – First-person Substitution – TURBA Gallery, Hannover (curated by Marlene Bart)
2017 – Extreme Presence – Institute of Contemporary Art – Dunaújváros, Hungary (curated by Péter Bencze)
2016 – Tabula Rasa – Szent István Király Musem, Székesfehérvár, Hungary (curated by Péter Bencze)
2015 – Welcome (CONTAIN[ERA] exhibitions, Berlin, Budapest, Bratislava, Prague, Rome, Warsaw, Wien, Zürich)
2014 – The Human Printer – Camouflage (with Zsolt Miklósvölgyi) – Baltan Laboratories, Eindhoven
2013 – Well-Groomed Happiness, Labor C3, Budapest (together with: Mátyás Csiszár, Marian Dörk, Zsolt Miklósvölgyi)


Exhibitions – group (selected)
2020
Leaning on the Past, Working for the Future – Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Wien
(curated by Krisztina Hunya and Zsolt Miklósvölgyi)
A Haven Of Hope – a selection of the ICA-D-Collection – Institute Of Contemporary Art, Dunaújváros, Hungary
2019
Ludwig 30 – Ludwig Museum Budapest (curated by Jan Elantkowski, Julia Fabényi, József Készman, Viktória Popovics, Krisztina Szipőcs)
It’s Easy For You – Montag Modus / Climata 3 – We Solemnly Swear – Flutgraben, Berlin (curated by Léna SzirmayKalos, Jasna Layes Vinovrški, Dániel Kovács)
2018
Signs of Life – AQB Project Space, Budapest (curated by Nóra Deák)
Connected – East meets West – TOP Project Space, Berlin (curated by Božidar Katić & Martina Mezak)
Pump, Jump And Let The Dogs Out – Parallel Vienna (curated by Peter Bencze)
Leere Sockel / Entfernte Monumente – OKK Berlin (curated by Lisa Glauer)
Be Yourselfie – U10 Art Space, Belgrade (curated by Peter Bencze)
2017
bodylandscapingtime – NGBK Berlin (initiated by Lisa Glauer)
Text tour – Künstlerforum Bonn
2016
Rock/Space/Time – Ludwig Museum Budapest, curated by József Készman
Look At Me! I Am Made For You! – Projektraum LS43 Berlin, curated by Boris Kostadinov
2015
“…send a sing from below” – OFF-Biennale Budapest, Gallery Knoll Budapest & Vienna
Fierce in Eastern-Europe – screening & performance – OFF-Biennale Budapest
ACCUMULATION OF MATTER – LEHRTER SIEBZEHN, Berlin (curated by Szilvi Németh)
2014
Ferenc Liszt & contemporaries, Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum, Budapest (curated by Anna Peternák)
No Comment? Vol.4 – Stredoslovenská gallery, Banska Bystrica
2013
Derkovits Most – Kunsthalle, Budapest (curated by József Készman)
Imagine the Law – SYAA, Budapest (curated by Avi Feldman)
2012
Crosstalk Video Festival 5th Edition, Budapest
Burka – Österreichische Kulturforum, Budapest


Bibliography (articles, interviews)
Harrison, Mia: Bowing to Political Pressure, a Budapest Museum Censored an Unflattering Portrait of Hungary’s Autocratic Prime Minister
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/viktor-orban-ludwig-museum-1544659
Patricolo, Claudia: Why did a Hungarian museum self-censor a portrait of Viktor Orbán?
https://emerging-europe.com/after-hours/why-did-a-hungarian-museum-self-censor-a-portrait-of-viktor-orban/
Debatty, Régine: Making visible the influence of politics on culture
https://we-make-money-not-art.com/janos-bruckner-making-visible-the-influence-of-politics-on-culture/
Instead of perfection, the error could have artistic value
https://ludwigmuseum.blog.hu/2019/03/25/_a_tokeletesseg_helyett_a_hiba_az_ami_muveszeti_erteket_hordozhat_interju_bruckner_janossal
It’s Easy For You – https://eigenart-magazin.de/its-easy-for-you-learning-whiteness

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