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In Hungarian: Életrajz

Martha Kicsiny

Place of birth: Bristol, United Kingdom
Date of birth: 1995. 09. 21.

Martha Kicsiny is a British-Hungarian visual artist based in Budapest, Hungary. She is a multimedia art fellow at the Doctorate School of the Moholy-Nagy Arts University (MOME, Budapest, Hungary). Her research aims to unearth and incorporate 19th-century Media Archaeology findings into Contemporary Art and, especially Immersive Media discourses. Her artworks fuse predigital and digital techniques to understand the deep cultural traits from which our modern technology stems. Ranging in mediums, her practice focuses on the human condition in society, the aftermaths of historical events, the expression of power in architecture and the mythological origins of oppression and segregation.

STUDIES:
2022- : Multimedia Artist DLA, Doctorate School, MOME (Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design), Budapest, Hungary
2015-2020:
Painter Artist Course, Hungarian University of Fine Art, Budapest, Hungary
2017: Erasmus scholarship to the Painting course at Edinburgh College of Art, United Kingdom
2014-2015: Foundation in Arts and Design, Arts University Bournemouth, United Kingdom
2010-2014: Városmajori High School, Budapest, Hungary

EXHIBITIONS AND SCREENINGS:
2024:
– sanga ni wati // every time of space – group exhibition (K11 Labor, Budapest, Hungary)

2023: Patron – Christmas Art Fair and Exhibition – group exhibition (FKSE – Young Artists’ Association, Budapest, Hungary)
2023: –
sanga ni wati // every time of space – group exhibition (Skurc Group, Budapest, Hungary)
2023:
Éltek, amíg meg nem haltak – They Lived Forever After – group exhibition (Nyolcésfél, Budapest, Hungary)
2023:
Le Moment Dansa – The Moment Will Dansa – group exhibition and concert (Imago Festival, Schloss Grad, Grad, Slovenia)
2023:
Le Moment Dansa – The Moment Will Dansa – group exhibition and concert (Imago Festival, City Museum, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
2023
: ALC Videoart Festival – group screening (MACA Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Alicante, Alicante, Spain)
2023:
ˈmoʊʃən VII. // T(n)C, Kicsiny– group screening (FKSE – Young Artists’ Association, Budapest, Hungary)
2023:
MOME Noise – group event (Moholy-Nagy Arts University, Budapest, Hungary)

2022:
Patron – Christmas Art Fair and Exhibition – group exhibition (FKSE – Young Artists’ Association, Budapest, Hungary)
2022: Tears of the Walls – duo exhibition with Emese Kádár (reset art space, Budapest, Hungary)
2022:
Let It Stay Among us – Snippets of László László Révész’s Art Education Activity – group exhibition (Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary)
2022:
Art Market Budapest – International Contemporary Art Fair – group exhibition (Bálna, Budapest, Hungary)
2022:
FREEDOM THE DAUGHTER OF ART, Hochsommer Art Festival – Group exhibition (Grad, Castle Grad, Grad, Slovenia)
2022:
Another time, another place – Architecture and Art – group exhibition (Új Műhely Galéra, Szentendre, Hungary)
2022: ARTFAIR FOR UKRAINE – group exhibition (FKSE – Young Artists’ Association Foundation, Budapest, Magyarország)
2022:
Derkó’21 – The End of Year Exhibition of the 2021 Derkovits Gyula Scholarship’s Winners – group exhibition (Aba-Novák Agora Culture Centre, Szolnok, Magyarország)
2022:
Celebration – Introductory Exhibition of the New Members of the Young Students’ Association – group exhibition (FKSE – Young Artists’ Association Foundation, Budapest, Hungary)

2021: EPPUR SI MOVIE! IMXXX – Intermedia Retrospective – group exhibition (Hungarian Fine Art University, Budapest, Hungary)
2021:
25th Videobardo International Videopoetry Festival – group screening (Centro Cultural San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina)
2021:
Reality As It Happens to Me – group exhibition (MANK’s stand, Artmarket Budapest, Budapest, Hungary)
2021: Unreal Bonfires // Under Naked Skies – One-night open-air video projections (One Night Public Gallery, Barutana Creative Quarter, Kamnik, Slovenia)
2021:
Skin Talks Pixelache Festival – group screening and talk (Online & Oodi Helsinki Central Library, Helsinki, Finland)
2021: On the Yellow Silence – group exhibition (Konnektor, Budapest, Hungary)
2021:
Soft Covering – solo exhibition (FKSE – Young Artists’ Association, Budapest, Hungary)
2021:
Derkó 2021 | Reporting exhibition of the fine arts scholarship awardees – group exhibition (Műcsarnok, Budapest, Hungary)

2020: Club Aliga – Partraszállás – group exhibition (Fuga – Budapest Architectural Center, Budapest, Hungary)
2020: Mass Concrete – solo video art showcase (Castro Villa, Partraszállás Festival of the BME’s Architecture Collage, Balatonaliga, Hungary)
2020:
Mostra – solo video art showcase (OKNA, Porto, Portugal)
2020: reconstruction of life – solo video art showcase (One Night Public Gallery, Sopot, Poland)
2020: BODYIMAGE – The Nude in Contemporary Hungarian Photography – Budapest Photo Festival – group exhibition (Kiscelli Múzeum, Budapest, Hungary)
2020:
A Screening of Short Films Made by University Students (Trafó, Budapest, Hungary)

2019: film as idea, film as film, film as art Film Festival – group screening (Studio Teatrgaleria, Warsaw, Poland)
2019: Diversity – The College of Art and Art Theory’s End of Year Exhibition – group exhibition (ISBN Gallery, Budapest, Hungary)
2019:
OTTHON – group exhibition (OtthonÁruház, Budapest, Hungary)
2019:
LOOPCAVE #8 Martha Kicsiny (UK) Exercises in Perception – solo video art showcase (LOOPCAVE, Desterro, Lisbon, Portugal)
2019:
2. Szerpentin Dance Film Festival – group screening of short films and dance performance collaboration (Három Holló, Budapest, Hungary)
2019:
Ludwig Competition – group exhibition (Hungarian University of Fine Art, Budapest, Hungary)
2019: 
ERROR: THE ENTITY DOES NOT HAVE THE PROPER ATTRIBUTE – group exhibition (MAMŰ Galéria, Budapest)
2019:
NEXTFESZT_3 – group screening of short films (Trafó, Budapest, Hungary)

2018: Secret Garden Film and Video Festival – group exhibition (Roman Catacomb Museum, Valkenburg, Netherlands)
2018: Unplastered – solo exhibition (Hidegszoba Stúdió, Budapest, Hungary)
2018:
Danubiart 2018 Vernissage – group exhibition (Besucherzentrum Welterbe, Regensburg, Germany)
2018:
_ _ _ _ _ Photography Exhibition – group exhibition (2B Gallery, Budapest, Hungary)
2018:
WORKING TITLE 2 – group exhibition (MAGMA Contemporary Art Space, Sfântu Gheorghe, Romania)
2018: Body Politics Course with Tobias Zielony – group exhibition (Ludwig Foundation & Hungarian University of Fine Art, Budapest, Hungary)
2018: Ludwig Competition – group exhibition (Hungarian University of Fine Art, Budapest, Hungary)

2017: Young Generation Art Fair – group exhibition (Godot Galéria & Zsilip, Budapest, Hungary)
2017: Einstand. – group art exhibition (Bánkitó Festival, Bánk, Hungary)
2017: Barcsay Competition – group exhibition (Hungarian University of Fine Art, Budapest, Hungary)

2016: Social Europe – Challenge Migration: Street Art 2016 – group exhibition (Erasmus+ & Fürstenfeld, Austria)

LECTURES and ARTIST TALKS:
2023: Embodied Encounters of the 19th Century, V. Zip-Scene Conference, DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic
2023:
Bridging Time and Media – Entangled Images in Gábor Bódy’s Narcissus and Psyché, Affective Intermediality Conference, Sapientia – Hungarian University of Transylvania, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2023: Catacombs: Refuge on the Border of the Virtual and the Real, Digital futures/Hybrid reality category, Cumulus Association’s Connectivity and Creativity in times of Conflict – Cumulus Conference 2023, University of Antwerp, Belgium
2021: Skin Talks – Pixelache Festival, Oodi Helsinki Central Library, Helsinki, Finland
2019:
 Leap Dance Symposium: Dancing heritage, Tracing lineage (University of Otago, New Zealand)

AWARDS, ACHIEVEMENTS AND COMPETITIONS:
2022: Shortlisted for the ICIA’s International Competition for Intermedia Artwork 2022, Krakow, Poland
2021:
Derkovits Gyula Fine Art Scholarship
2021:
Zero Step Residency, SÍN Art Center, Budapest, Hungary
2019: Special Mention, Hungarian Shorts, II. Szerpentin Dance Film Festival, Budapest, Hungary
2018:
Shortlisted for the ICIA’s International Competition for Intermedia Artwork 2018, Krakow, Poland

PUBLICATIONS AND INTERVIEWS:
2023:
Artmirror feature: Emese Kádár and Martha Kicsiny at Reset Art Space, Artmirror Online
2022:
2022 SZEMÉLYES LEGJEI – KERGYÓ ZSÓFIA SZERINT, Artmagazin Online
2022:
Inside Express x FKSE: Martha Kicsiny – Catafalque, 2021
2022: MANK ArTér: Viszonyrendszerek és társadalomkritika / Portré Kicsiny Martha képzőművészről (in Hungarian)
2021:
MANK ArTér: Képtörténet – Kicsiny Martha: Cittá Ideale VIII. (In Hungarian)
2021:
Építész Szakkollégium: Club Aliga: Tömegbeton (Architecture College: Club Aliga: Mass Concrete, in Hungarian)
2021:
Tilos Rádió: Special:Defekt Martha Kicsiny, Artist (in Hungarian)
2021:
A jelen disztópiája. A “Lágyburkolat” az FKSE-ben, Artpool (The Dystopia of the Present. “Soft Covering” in the FKSE, in Hungarian)
2020:
Elle Magazin (2020. 07-08.): Tökéletlen, nem baj? (in Hungarian)
2019:
Új művészet (2019. 6.): Mindenhol jó Otthon – Művészeti projekt a lakhatásról (Everywhere is Good at Home – Art Project about Housing, in Hungarian)
2018:
Unplastered fanzine (in Hungarian
2014: BUMF:Media – publication and interview

MEMBERSHIPS:
2022: Studio of Young Artists Association
2018: Art and Art Theory College

VJ SHOWS:
2022.11.25. Terra Kontra invites Jaffa Surfa x girlscanscan x Kicsiny Martha (Toldi Klub, Budapest, Hungary)
2022.10.10. BDW2022│girlscanscan: Tripping on Modernist Monuments x Kicsiny Martha (Kastner, Budapest, Hungary)
2022.04.19. Terra Kontra hosted by girlscanscan  x Kicsiny Martha (Turbina, Budapest, Hungary)

WORKSHOPS (LEAD):
2020:
Mass Concrete – Excavating Structures of Society in Kádár’s Villa (Partraszállás Festival of the BME’s Architecture Collage, Balatonaliga, Hungary)
2019:
Student Union’s Hungarian University of Fine Art Group: Education Critique Workshop (Telep Gallery, Budapest, Hungary)
2019:
 Társadalomelmélet.rar: Cycling and Resistance Workshop
(Summerrad Festival, Zebegény, Hungary)
2018:
Társadalomelmélet.rar: Images of Resistance – Political Poster Making Workshop (Free October Festival, Gólya Presszó, Budapest, Hungary)

WORKSHOPS (PARTICIPATED IN):
2022:
Boris Vitazek (SK): Live Coding with VR | Zip-Scene Workshop, (MOME, Budapest, Hungary)
2021: XR-Encounters: Workshop n°2: What markets and funding opportunities can creators of XR projects expect? – Jacek Naglowski, Circus Digitalis, producer and director and Elie Levasseur, Head of NewImages XR Market (MOME x National Film Institute x French Institute, Budapest, Hungary)
2021:
XR-Encounters: Workshop n°1: How to write an immersive piece? – Weronika Lewandowska (MOME x National Film Institute x French Institute, Budapest, Hungary)
2021:
Immersive Storytelling Workshop with High Road Stories Studio (Hungarian National Film Institute, Budapest, Hungary)
2020:
AT x Kaos Camping x Analogue Film Workshop (Kővágóörs Art Camp, Kővágóörs, Hungary)
2018:
Body Politics Course with Tobias Zielony, Ludwig Foundation (Hungarian University of Fine Art, Budapest, Hungary)
2016: Social Europe – Challenge Migration: Street Art 2016 Erasmus+ program (Fürstenfeld, Austria)