Attila Csörgő

Squaring the Circle, lamp, mirror, fiberboard circle, approx. 130 x 60 x 60 cm, 2012. Installation view at dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel, 2012. Photo: Nils Klinger thumbnail
Hemisphere, one of five C-prints, 30 x 24 cm each, 1996 thumbnail
Clock Work, metal, wood, light projections, engine, variable dimension, 2011. Exhibition view at Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2013. Photo: Marcus Schneider thumbnail
Platonic Constructions, wooden sticks, strings, pulley wheel, iron frame, electromotor, five different versions, 1997-2000. Exhibition view at Hamburger Kunsthalle - Galerie der Gegenwart, Hamburg, 2011 thumbnail
Photo Tower / Trajectory Reconstruction, 3D print, synthethic resin on wooden cube, glass panel, 31 x 50 x 5 cm, wooden cube: 80 x 80 x 80 cm, 2008 thumbnail
Photo Labyrinth, wooden construction, glass pane, one camera, mirrors, 500 x 500 x 500 cm, 2007. Exhibition view at Museum Folkwang im RWE Turm, Essen, 2008 thumbnail
How to Construct an Orange II, 6 electronic fans, paper, each spherical form 15 cm in diameter, variable dimensions, 1993-2006.  Installation view at Domaine de Kerguéhennec, France, 2009. Photo: Sten Lena thumbnail
How to Construct an Orange?, Lambda-print on photo-paper, 90 x 130 cm, 1993 - 2002 thumbnail
Clock Work, object / alarm clocks, wood panel, 10.5 x 12 x 5.5 cm, 1993 thumbnail
Two Oranges, C-print, 26 x 40 cm, 1994 thumbnail
Bottle Coordinates, archival pigment print, 34.5 x 51 cm (framed), 2013 thumbnail
Peeled City II, cut paper (floor piece), drawing (pencil on millimeter paper), 5 sketches and a series of 15 C-prints, 2002. Exhibition view at Hamburger Kunsthalle - Galerie der Gegenwart, Hamburg, 2011  thumbnail
Peeled City I, 12 C-prints, 20 x 20 cm each in three frames, 2002 thumbnail
Möbius Space, looped transparency, ca. 25 x 15 x12 cm, flat photo stripe, B&W print, 70 x 11 cm (unframed size), light table, 2006. Exhibition view at Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2009. Photo: Marcus Schneider thumbnail
Occurrence Graph II (circle), lamp, aluminium, black paint, electric motor, spinning components, 67 x 35 x 23 cm, 1998 thumbnail
Landscape, silver print, 25 x 36 cm, 1993 thumbnail
Installation view at Hamburger Kunsthalle - Galerie der Gegenwart, Hamburg, 2011  thumbnail
Drawing Machine, magnets, record player, glass plate, metal powder, 100 x 100 x 20 cm, 1992 thumbnail
Slanting Water, Lambda print on photo paper, 28 x 40 cm (framed), 1995 thumbnail
Epiciklos, C-print, framed, 80 x 80 cm, 2005 thumbnail
Make Love, C-print, 80 x 80 cm (framed), 2005 thumbnail
Magnet Spring, glass panels, magnets, 100 x 100 x 100 cm, 1991 thumbnail
Squaring the Circle, pencil on paper, 30 x 21 cm each (1 frame with 2 drawings), 2012 thumbnail
Squaring the Circle, lamp, mirror, fiberboard circle, approx. 130 x 60 x 60 cm, 2012. Installation view at dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel, 2012. Photo: Nils Klinger

Squaring the Circle, lamp, mirror, fiberboard circle, approx. 130 x 60 x 60 cm, 2012. Installation view at dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel, 2012. Photo: Nils Klinger

Hemisphere, one of five C-prints, 30 x 24 cm each, 1996

Hemisphere, one of five C-prints, 30 x 24 cm each, 1996

Clock Work, metal, wood, light projections, engine, variable dimension, 2011. Exhibition view at Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2013. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Clock Work, metal, wood, light projections, engine, variable dimension, 2011. Exhibition view at Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2013. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Platonic Constructions, wooden sticks, strings, pulley wheel, iron frame, electromotor, five different versions, 1997-2000. Exhibition view at Hamburger Kunsthalle - Galerie der Gegenwart, Hamburg, 2011

Platonic Constructions, wooden sticks, strings, pulley wheel, iron frame, electromotor, five different versions, 1997-2000. Exhibition view at Hamburger Kunsthalle - Galerie der Gegenwart, Hamburg, 2011

Photo Tower / Trajectory Reconstruction, 3D print, synthethic resin on wooden cube, glass panel, 31 x 50 x 5 cm, wooden cube: 80 x 80 x 80 cm, 2008

Photo Tower / Trajectory Reconstruction, 3D print, synthethic resin on wooden cube, glass panel, 31 x 50 x 5 cm, wooden cube: 80 x 80 x 80 cm, 2008

Photo Labyrinth, wooden construction, glass pane, one camera, mirrors, 500 x 500 x 500 cm, 2007. Exhibition view at Museum Folkwang im RWE Turm, Essen, 2008

Photo Labyrinth, wooden construction, glass pane, one camera, mirrors, 500 x 500 x 500 cm, 2007. Exhibition view at Museum Folkwang im RWE Turm, Essen, 2008

How to Construct an Orange II, 6 electronic fans, paper, each spherical form 15 cm in diameter, variable dimensions, 1993-2006.  Installation view at Domaine de Kerguéhennec, France, 2009. Photo: Sten Lena

How to Construct an Orange II, 6 electronic fans, paper, each spherical form 15 cm in diameter, variable dimensions, 1993-2006. Installation view at Domaine de Kerguéhennec, France, 2009. Photo: Sten Lena

How to Construct an Orange?, Lambda-print on photo-paper, 90 x 130 cm, 1993 - 2002

How to Construct an Orange?, Lambda-print on photo-paper, 90 x 130 cm, 1993 - 2002

Clock Work, object / alarm clocks, wood panel, 10.5 x 12 x 5.5 cm, 1993

Clock Work, object / alarm clocks, wood panel, 10.5 x 12 x 5.5 cm, 1993

Two Oranges, C-print, 26 x 40 cm, 1994

Two Oranges, C-print, 26 x 40 cm, 1994

Bottle Coordinates, archival pigment print, 34.5 x 51 cm (framed), 2013

Bottle Coordinates, archival pigment print, 34.5 x 51 cm (framed), 2013

Peeled City II, cut paper (floor piece), drawing (pencil on millimeter paper), 5 sketches and a series of 15 C-prints, 2002. Exhibition view at Hamburger Kunsthalle - Galerie der Gegenwart, Hamburg, 2011

Peeled City II, cut paper (floor piece), drawing (pencil on millimeter paper), 5 sketches and a series of 15 C-prints, 2002. Exhibition view at Hamburger Kunsthalle - Galerie der Gegenwart, Hamburg, 2011

Peeled City I, 12 C-prints, 20 x 20 cm each in three frames, 2002

Peeled City I, 12 C-prints, 20 x 20 cm each in three frames, 2002

Möbius Space, looped transparency, ca. 25 x 15 x12 cm, flat photo stripe, B&W print, 70 x 11 cm (unframed size), light table, 2006. Exhibition view at Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2009. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Möbius Space, looped transparency, ca. 25 x 15 x12 cm, flat photo stripe, B&W print, 70 x 11 cm (unframed size), light table, 2006. Exhibition view at Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2009. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Occurrence Graph II (circle), lamp, aluminium, black paint, electric motor, spinning components, 67 x 35 x 23 cm, 1998

Occurrence Graph II (circle), lamp, aluminium, black paint, electric motor, spinning components, 67 x 35 x 23 cm, 1998

Landscape, silver print, 25 x 36 cm, 1993

Landscape, silver print, 25 x 36 cm, 1993

Installation view at Hamburger Kunsthalle - Galerie der Gegenwart, Hamburg, 2011

Installation view at Hamburger Kunsthalle - Galerie der Gegenwart, Hamburg, 2011

Drawing Machine, magnets, record player, glass plate, metal powder, 100 x 100 x 20 cm, 1992

Drawing Machine, magnets, record player, glass plate, metal powder, 100 x 100 x 20 cm, 1992

Slanting Water, Lambda print on photo paper, 28 x 40 cm (framed), 1995

Slanting Water, Lambda print on photo paper, 28 x 40 cm (framed), 1995

Epiciklos, C-print, framed, 80 x 80 cm, 2005

Epiciklos, C-print, framed, 80 x 80 cm, 2005

Make Love, C-print, 80 x 80 cm (framed), 2005

Make Love, C-print, 80 x 80 cm (framed), 2005

Magnet Spring, glass panels, magnets, 100 x 100 x 100 cm, 1991

Magnet Spring, glass panels, magnets, 100 x 100 x 100 cm, 1991

Squaring the Circle, pencil on paper, 30 x 21 cm each (1 frame with 2 drawings), 2012

Squaring the Circle, pencil on paper, 30 x 21 cm each (1 frame with 2 drawings), 2012

Born in 1965 in Budapest, Hungary. Lives and works in Warsaw, Poland.

Combining the media of photography, sculpture, and drawing, the works of Attila Csörgő offer viewers an intelligent and playful introduction to questions of science and technology. The results are often unexpected, amusing, or even poetical. In long-term experiments the artist explores branches of science such as kinetics, optics, or geometry to examine questions of perception; and on this basis he develops his theories about the construction of reality.

Selected solo exhibitions

2016
Constructed View² (with Gábor Ősz), Vintage Galéria, Budapest, Hungary.

2015
Attila Csörgő. Clock-work, in the framework of the OFF-Biennale Budapest, Der Punkt, Budapest, Hungary.
Attila Csörgő. Squaring the Circle, Galeria Arsenal power station, Bialystok, Poland.

2014
Attila Csörgő. Squaring the Circle, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France.

2013
Shapes in Transition, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, Germany.

2012
Attila Csörgő. Roman Signer, Kunsthalle Mainz, Germany.

2011
Attila Csörgő, Secession, Vienna, Austria.
Archimedean Point, Hamburger Kunsthalle – Galerie der Gegenwart, Hamburg, Germany.

2010
Archimedean Point, MUDAM, Musée d´Art Moderne Grand Duc Jean, Luxembourg-

2009
Archimedean Point, Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary.
Attila Csörgő, Domaine de Kerguéhennec, Bignan, France.
Magnet Spring, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, Germany.

2008
Wurfelbahnen und Raumkurven, Museum Folkwang im RWE Turm, Essen, Germany.

2007
Platonic Geometry, Galeria Arsenal, Bialystok, Poland.
Attila Csörgő, Szent István Király Múzeum, Székesfehérvár, Hungary.

2006
Attila Csörgő, Galleria Contemporaneo Mestre, Venice, Italy.
Skin of Space, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

2005
Attila Csörgő. Gábor Ősz, Gallery Van Zoetendaal, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2004
Platonic love, Kettles Yard, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.
Orange Space, ACB Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.

2002
Peeled City, Art in General, New York City, USA.
Semi-Space, Budapest Galéria, Budapest, Hungary.

2001
Le Fresnoy Studio National des Arts Contemporains, Tourcoing, France.

2000
Galerie für Gegenwartskunst Barbara Claassen-Schmal, Bremen, Germany.
Laqua Obliqua, Fioretto Arte Contemporanea, Padua, Italy.

1999
Altered States (with Antal Lakner), Galerija Škuc, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Attila Csörgő. Endre Koronczi, Galeria Monumental, Lisbon, Portugal.

1996
Stúdió Galéria, Budapest, Hungary.

1994
Three Solids, Óbudai Pincegaléria, Budapest, Hungary.

Selected group exhibitions

2017
VIVA ARTE VIVA, 57th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy.
Mirror Images – Reflections in art and medicine, Kunstmuseum Thun, Thun, Switzerland.

2016
Laboratoires de l´art, Musée des arts et métiers, Paris, France.
All the Time at Work, BWA Tarnów, Tarnów, Poland.
The Camera’s Blind Spot III, curated by Simone Menegoi, Palazzo De’ Toschi, Bologna, Italy.

2015
10th Kaunas Biennial, Threads. A Phantasmagoria about Distance, M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art Kaunas, Kaunas, Lithuania.
What We Call Love – From Surrealism to Now, IMMA Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland.
Transparency, Georg Kargl Fine Arts Box, Vienna, Austria.
Eppur si muove (And yet it turns). Art et technique, un espace partagé, Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
Horizontal Standing, in the framework of the OFF-Biennale Budapest, Budapest, Hungary.
The Camera’s Blind Spot II, Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerpen, Belgium.
Mainzer Ansichten 111 Künstler / innen in einem Büro, Kunsthalle Mainz, Mainz, Germany.
Quantum of Disorder, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland.
MIRROR IMAGES in Art and Medicine, Berliner Medizinhistorisches Museum der Charité, Berlin, Germany.

2014
Coffee & Ink, Galeria Casas Riegner, Bogota, Colombia.
This Secret World that Exist Right There in Public, Rampa Istanbul, Turkey.
To continue. Notes towards A Sculpture Cycle, Nomas Foundation, Rome, Italy.
Drawing In Space, Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Zuoz – St.Moritz, Switzerland.
As You Can See, Polish Art Today, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland.

2013
NO Questions, Ausstellungsraum Klingental, Basel, Switzerland.
Projections, Musée de l’Abbaye Sainte Croix, Les Sables d’Olonnes, France.
New opening. New beginning, Local_30, Warsaw, Poland.
How high is the moon?, Galerie Jérôme Poggi, Paris, France.
Turbulences II, Villa Empain – Boghossian Foundation, Bruxelles, Belgium.

2012
Les amas d’Hercule, Parc Saint Léger Centre d’Art Contemporain, Pougues-les-Eaux, France.
Turbulences, Espace culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris, France.
Documenta 13, Kassel, Germany.

2011
Wir sind alle Astronauten, Marta Herford, Herford, Germany. Traveling to Zeppelin Museum, Friedrichshafen, Germany.
Seeing things, Kleine Humboldt Galerie, Berlin, Germany.
Galerie Poggi  & Bertoux Associés, Paris, France.

2010
Donumenta 2010: Aktuelle Kunst aus Ungarn, Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie, Regensburg, Germany.
The Promises of the Past, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.
Fine Line, Georg Kargl Fine Art & Georg Kargl Box, Vienna, Austria.
What Happens if?, Storey Gallery, Lancaster, UK.

2009
Materialen, Muenzsalon, curated by Birte Kleeman, Berlin, Germany.
Galleria Enrico Astuni, Bologna, Italy.

2008
Revolution – Forms that turn, 16th Biennial of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
Reykjavik Experiment Marathon, Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhus, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist and Olafur Eliasson, Reykjavik, Iceland.

2007
What You See Is What You Guess, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims, France.
Time flies, GB Agency, Paris, France.
Fuori Uso 2006, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania.

2006
Cosmogonies, La Galerie, Noisy-le-Sec, France.
Und es bewegt sich…, Museum Bochum, Germany.
Venture II, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Fuori Uso, Are you experienced?, Ex Mercato Ortofrutticolo, Pescara, Italy.

2005
Nach Rokytník, Die Sammlung der EVN, Museum of Modern Art Foundation
Ludwig, Vienna, Austria.
Minimalism and After IV, New Acquisitions of the DaimlerChrysler Collection, Haus Huth, Berlin, Germany.
Active Image, National Centre for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia.
Light, Image, Illusion, 3 Aegina Acadamy, Aegina, Greece.
Bewegliche Teile / Moving Parts, Museum Tinguely, Basel, Switzerland.
Nothingness, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Kranj / Ljubljana, Slovenia.

2004
Travelling without Moving, W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
4 Artists from Hungary, Tanja Rumpf Gallery, Haarlem, The Netherlands.
Bewegliche Teile / Moving Parts, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria.
Nothingness, Galerie Eugen Lendl, Graz, Austria.
Soap oper, Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary.
Breakthrough, Grote Kerk, Den Haag, The Netherlands.
Venture, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Kranj / Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Persistante perspective, Ecole Superieure des Beaux-arts de Mans, Le Mans, France.

2003
Poetic Justice, 8th Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul, Turkey.
Modesty, Galerija Škuc / Moderna galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

2002
The eye of the beholder, Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, UK.
Twinklings, Galerija Škuc, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

2001
Milano Europe 2000, Palazzo della Triennale, Milan, Italy.
Geologists at Sunset, Hotelit, Fort Asperen, Acquoy, The Netherlands.

2000
Uncontrolled, North Exhibitionspace, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Intuition, innovation, invention, Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary.
What, how & for whom, Dom HDLU, Zagreb, Croatia.
After the Wall, Ludwig Múzeum, Budapest-Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany.
Change of Order, National Gallery in the Trade Fair Palace, Prague, Czech Republic.
Germination 6, Ludwig Forum für internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany.

1999
Tackling Techné, 48. Venice Biennial, Hungarian Pavillion, Italy.
Kunst der neunziger Jahren in Ungarn, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany.
After the Wall, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden.

1998
Obserwatorium, Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland.
Inter/Media/Art, Ernst Múzeum, Budapest, Hungary.
Jenseits von Kunst, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerpen, Belgium.

1997
Schwerelos Skulpturen, Landesgalerie am OÖ. Landesmuseum, Linz, Austria.
Ludwig Múzeum, Budapest, Hungary.
Sexmachine, Stúdió Galéria, Budapest, Hungary.

1996
The Butterfly Effect, Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary.
3×3 from Hungary, Bard Collage, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York City, USA.
Beyond Art, Ludwig Múzeum, Budapest – Neue Galerie, Graz, Austria.
Multilingual Landscapes, Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius, Lithuania.
Computer World, The Tannery, London, UK.

1995
Zusammenziehende Häuser, Kunsthaus, Hamburg, Germany.
In and Out of Touch, Budapest Galéria – Haus Ungarn, Berlin, Germany.

1994
22. Biennial of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

1992
Space Concepts, Budapest Galéria, Budapest, Hungary.

Award & Residencies
2011
Atelier Calder, Saché, France.
2008
Nam June Paik Award, Kunststiftung NRW, Cologne, Germany.

Public Collections
Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland.
CNAP–Centre national des arts plastiques, Paris, France.
DaimlerChrysler AG, Stuttgart/Berlin, Germany.
EVN Sammlung, Maria Enzersdorf, Austria.
FRAC della Regione Piemonte, Italy.
Institute of Contemporary Art, Dunaújváros, Hungary.
Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary.
MUDAM, Musée d´Art Modern Grand Duc Jean, Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
Nomas Foundation, Roma, Italy.