Ani Molnár Gallery, established in 2009 by Annamária Molnár, developed a high international profile and is amongst the most active galleries in Budapest. Its focus is placed in particular on the international representation of Hungarian and foreign artists, mainly from the CEE region. The gallery works predominantly with well established artists, but also considers as its mission to support emerging talents from the younger generation.
The artists of the gallery have conceptual profiles, they work with the use of a large variety of media, such as installations, painting, photography, new media and video art. The gallery organizes exhibitions bimonthly, along curatorial concepts with current and relevant reflections. Its program encourages dialogue on contemporary cultural, social and political issues, which is facilitated by the international and generational diversity of its artists.
The gallery displays a wide range of artworks by highly acclaimed Hungarian and foreign artists, each having exhibited on major international art events like the Venice, Sao Paolo, Liverpool, Turku, Bucharest, Moscow and Lyon Biennials, Manifesta and Ars Electronica and have works in prestigious international collections like the MoMA, Centre Pompidou, Getty Museum, KUMU, MACBA, the Ludwig and MUSAC.
Both established and young artists have been displayed by the gallery at top international art fairs, like The Armory Show in New York, Art Brussels, Artissima in Turin, ARCOmadrid, as well as specialized and regional art fairs such as LOOP Barcelona, viennacontemporary and Art Market Budapest.
In 2013 Ani Molnár Gallery was the first Eastern European gallery to receive the F.E.A.G.A. Innovation and Creativity Award in Basel. Sári Ember’s installation, which was shown at Ani Molnár Gallery’s booth received the Campari Award for young artists at Artissima 2017 in Turin and as a consequence she had a solo show at the Galleria Campari, Milan. In 2018 Péter Forgács’s video ‘Venom’ received the ‘Acquisition Award 2018’ at LOOP Barcelona and was included in the LOOP collection at Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA). In 2019, Tamás Waliczky represented Hungary on the Venice Biennale with his project ’Imaginary Cameras’. Sári Ember was the winner of Leopold Bloom Art Award 2019.
Ani Molnár, the director of the gallery has been an active board member of Talking Galleries between 2014-2016. She is a board member at F.E.A.G.A. since 2017.