Attila Csörgő

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

FUTURA. Vermessung der Zeit, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany

Attila Csörgő – Spaces for Manoeuvre, New Budapest Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.
Collisions and Missing Parts (with Vadim Fishkin), Hollybush Gardens, London, UK.

Attila Csörgő | Ursuppe, Gregor Podnar, Berlin, Germany.
Collisions and Missing Parts (with Vadim Fishkin), Associazione Barriera, Turin, Italy.
Ütközések / Collisions – kiállítás megnyitó, Glassyard Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.

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

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.

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

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

Attila Csörgő. Roman Signer, Kunsthalle Mainz, Germany.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stúdió Galéria, Budapest, Hungary.

Three Solids, Óbudai Pincegaléria, Budapest, Hungary.

Selected group exhibitions

FUTURA. Vermessung der Zeit, curated by Bogomir Ecker und Brigitte Kölle, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany.

… Line as Thought, Lines as Universe …, curated by Séamus Kealy & Nikolaus Gansterer, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria.

La mesure du monde, Musée régional d’art contemporain Occitanie, Sérignan, France.
The Rhythm of Space, Museo della Grafica, Pisa, Italy.
Worlds in Motion – Mudam Collection, curated by Lisa Baldelli & Marie-Noëlle Farcy, Mudam Luxembourg, Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg-Kirchberg, Luxembourg.
Zero Gravity – Apollo 11 and the notion of space, ERES-Stiftung, Munich, Germany.
40,000 – A Museum of Curiosity, 14th Fellbach Triennial for Small Sculpture, Alte Kelter Fellbach, Fellbach, Germany.
Negative Space – Trajectories of Sculpture, ZKM – Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, Germany.

ERROR – The Art of Imperfection, DRIVE. Volkswagen Group Forum, Berlin, Germany.
Recollection – A Journey After 28 Years, PROYECTOSMONCLOVA, Mexico City, Mexico.

Never Ending Stories – Der Loop in Kunst, Film, Architektur, Musik, Literatur und Kulturgeschichte, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany.
Kino-Eye. Around Vertov and Constructivism, Galerie Arsenał, Białystok, Poland.
VIVA ARTE VIVA, 57th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy.
Mirror Images – Reflections in art and medicine, Kunstmuseum Thun, Thun, Switzerland.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Documenta 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

Space Concepts, Budapest Galéria, Budapest, Hungary.

Awards and residencies

Atelier Calder, Saché, France.

Nam June Paik Award, Kunststiftung NRW, Cologne, Germany.

Public collections

Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.
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.