Ferenc Gróf

1972, Pécs

 

Ferenc Gróf finished his high school education at the faculty of biology at Trefort (Budapest) in 1991, after which he was a student of the Semmelweis University at the Faculty of Medicine for 3 years and of Eötvös Loránd University’s Art History department for one year. From 1996 he studied at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, where he graduated at the Intermedia department in 2001. After his graduation, he moved to Paris where he has lived and worked since then. Between 1998-2001 he worked as a member of Vákuum TV and he exhibited in various group exhibitions. His first solo exhibition in 2002 opened in Stúdió Gallery Budapest, entitled Franz-Joseph-Land. He summarized the first Paris years’ work in Tour de Paris (2005), a book published by L’Harmattan. As a founding member of Société Réaliste, from 2004 he hadn’t produced any independent works for more than 10 years. Société Réaliste exhibited at numerous international exhibitions and biennials, and in 2008-2009 was granted a research sholarship at Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. The exhibition series empire, state, building (2011-2012) which was shown in the halls of Jeu de Paume (Paris), Ludwig Museum of Budapest and MNAC (Bucharest) summarized their work. Since 2012 Ferenc Gróf is an art professor at ENSA, Bourges.

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017    X, acb Gallery, OFF-Biennale, Budapest

2016    Without index - Mr. A. B. in X, Kiscelli Museum, Budapest

2015    Universal Anthem, OFF-Biennále Budapest

 There is a Crack in the Museum of History. Is That How the Future Gets in? Former West public editorial meeting and conference, tranzit.hu, FUGA Budapest Center of           Architecture

2002    Franz-Joseph-Land, Stúdió Galéria, Budapest

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017    Leopold Bloom Fine Arts Award Exhibition 2017, Új Budapest Gallery, Budapest 

             Summer Show, acb Gallery, Budapest

             Patron Contemporary Christmas Art Fair, FKSE, Fiatal Képzőművészek Stúdiója Egyesület, Budapest

2016    Statues of Rebels - Gerhes Gábor, Gróf Ferenc, Halász Péter Tamás, Horváth Tibor, Komoróczky Tamás, Szalay Péter, Szarka Péter -,  acb Attachment, Budapest

             Patron Contemporary Art Fair, FKSE, Studio Gallery, Budapest 

2015    Moves & countermoves, Hessel Museum of Art and CCS Bard Galleries

      Tone-on-tone, public artwork in the frame of the 20th century Taygetus projekt, Debrecen

      The Pure Tongue, Galeria Arsenał, Białystok

      The world is not enough, Les moulins de Paillard, Poncé sur le Loir, France

      PostContemporary, Chimera-project, Budapest

      Subtle Patterns of Capital, collective exhibition, Georg Kargl gallery, Vienna

      Self-managed interest community, collective exhibition, Kulturni Centar, Belgrade

      ( 0 ), Teleport gallery, Placcc festival, Budapest

      Cold wall, collective exhibition, Stúdió gallery, Budapest

      Unseeing, karaoke theatre piece, Berlinka, Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava

      Patron Contemporary Christmas Art Fair, FKSE, Fiatal Képzőművészek Stúdiója Egyesület, Budapest