Kata GAÁL

Kata GAÁL

Typical Instance

Productive Grund

Role Model

Retro Fitness

About the works

Kata Gaál has always had an autonomous and experimental approach and, despite her young age, she creates a characteristic visual world in her works. Her highly individual collage and montage techniques require special materials such as wax, wood or pieces of fabric built into the artworks creating interesting and relief-like surfaces on the wooden panels. In her most recent works, she applies LED lights, plush animals and even a hobbyhorse’s symbolic form to the surface.
Her paintings usually reflect on her own experiences, so in her works we can see the actual universal questions in which she is interested. Currently, important topics presented in her works are stereotypical social and gender norms and how these norms are changing with time. Specifically, questions relating to the role of women, relationships, clothing, dominance, or the question of having a child are explored. Gaál formulates social criticism with simple casual scenes with retro slides and the emblematic characters of mothers immersed into their cell phones.

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Kata GAÁL
1984, Budapest (H)


Studies

2012-2017
Hungarian University of Fine Arts – Graphics Department, Budapest (H)

Masters: Somorjai-Kiss Tibor, Kőnig Róbert, Berentz Péter, Madácsy István

2011-2012

Secondary School of Fine Arts in Óbuda- Graphics Department, Budapest (H)

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

2019                   

Typical Instance – Várfok Project Room, Budapest (H)

 

2018                   

Social Par[i]ty – Kahan Art Space, Budapest (H)

 

2016                   

In.put – MissionArt Gallery, Budapest (H)

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

2020

Graphic Triennale Miskolc – Miskolci Galéria, Miskolc (H)

Art for Act – joint exhibition of LuppArt and UNICEF, Brody House, Budapest (H)

art KARLSRUHE (with Várfok Gallery), Karlsruhe (D)

The Very Best – VÁRFOK30 – Várfok Gallery, Budapest (H)

2019                  

Art Market, Budapest (H)

Digit/Klasszik III. Photographical transcriptions, Vizivárosi Gallery, Budapest

 

2018

Art Market, Budapest (H)

Explorers – YBL Budai Creative House (H)

Urbanist auras, Bartok 1 Gallery, Budapest

 

2017

Óbuda-Szimbád – Esernyős Gallery, Budapest (H)

Entrée – Buda Castle District – Mikve, Budapest (H)

Art Moments – Alee Art Gallery, Budapest (H)

Best of Diploma – MKE (University of Fine Arts), Budapest (H)

Graphics2 Open – MKE (University of Fine Arts), Budapest (H)

XXVII. Miskolc’s Graphic Triennial – Miskolc Gallery (H)

Amygdala – Gallery of Miskolc, Miskolc

Art Enterieur – spring contemporary auction, Blitz Gallery, Budapest

 

2016

Twenty Years of Élesd Art Colony – Kunsthalle, Budapest (H)

Art Market Budapest 2016 – Millenáris, Budapest (H)

Art Enterieur – autumn contemporary auction, Blitz Gallery, Budapest

Exhibition of the Élesd art Colony – Oradea (RO)

 

2015

Selected Exhibition of Miskolc’s Graphic Triennials, Kolozsvári Szépművészeti Múzeum – Bánffy Palace, Cluj Napoca (RO)

Barcsay – Award Winners Exhibition – University of Fine Arts, Budapest (H)

 

2014                   

Exhibition of the Élesd art Colony – Oradea (RO)

XXVI. Graphic Triennal of Miskolc winners, Műterem Gallery, Debrecen (H)

XXVI. Miskolc’s Graphic Triennial – Miskolc Gallery, Miskolc (H)

QR code, Hungarian University of Fine Art, Budapest

 

2013

Beyond the Zone – Élesd Art Colony – IX-XI Gallery, Budapest (H)

BauOXIt Festival Óbuda Vocational School of Fine Arts (H)

 

2011

A/4 – Vajda Lajos studio, Szentendre (H)

 

 

Awards

 

2017                   

Main Prize of the 3rd Óbuda Fine Arts Exhibition

 

2015                   

Olgyai Viktor Prize

 

2014                  

XXVI. Graphic Triennial of Miskolc – Common Prize of the Miskolc Gallery and the MissionArt Gallery

 

Memberships

Budapest Art Mentor Membership

Élesd Art Colony Membership

DIO creative space and gallery