Emese Benczúr

Emese Benczúr (HUN, 1969) graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in 1996. She was awarded with the Derkovits Scholarship in 2003 and the Munkácsy Prize in 2006, the most significant prize in Hungary for visual artists. She regularly exhibits at solo and group exhibitions, art events in Hungary as well as abroad for example at the BOZAR in Brussels. Her works have been shown at prestigious international events such as the Manifesta, the Venice Biennale or the Liverpool Biennial. Major collections include her works such as MUSAC or the Ludwig Collection. In her works she often uses text, mostly short slogans. The text, the used material and her working method are interrelated, which contributes to the complexity of her works. In 2015, she was invited by the curator for a group exhibition entitled  “Siliconvalse – Hungarian Reality”, which provided an overview of Hungarian art in the last 20 years and was held in Brno, Czech Republic. Between 2017 and 2019 she participated in several group exhibitions at Ludwig Museum and MODEM in Debrecen. In 2018 her individual exhibition “Let It Be” opened at MODEM.

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Emese Benczúr: BRIGHT FUTURE
2019, canvas, silicone, confetti
210x450 cm

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Emese Benczúr: Open Your Mind
2016

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Emese Benczúr: Get Far, 
2015, ventillator, wires,
various dimensions

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Emese Benczúr: Gild Your Life 
2014, mixed media
56×265 cm

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Emese Benczúr: Gold Fever, 
2014, mixed media (in private collection),
50×250 cm

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Emese Benczúr: Not All Is Gold That Glitters, 
2013, wood, bijou, (in private collection),
56×250 cm
photo by Miklós Sulyok

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Emese Benczúr: Dolce Vita, 
2012, candy wrapper, plexi glass (in private collection)
300×180 cm

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Emese Benczúr: Dolce Vita – detail, 
2012, candy wrapper, plexi glass,
300×180 cm

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Emese Benczúr: Invisible, 
2012, cable, led, motion sensor (in private collection),
32×220 cm

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Emese Benczúr: Nem tudo é eterno, 
2012, Guimares, Portugal,
1700×120 cm

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Emese Benczúr: Cut Before Use, 
2012, mixed media

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Emese Benczúr: Lost – Found 
2011, site specific installation,
BOZAR, Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels
1000×1200×500 cm

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Emese Benczúr: Lost – Found 
2011, site specific installation,
BOZAR, Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels
1000×1200×500 cm

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Emese Benczúr: Find your place, 
2011, chinese plastic bags
500×350×300 cm

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Emese Benczúr: Set in order, 
2011, installation,
various dimensions

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Emese Benczúr: Not all is eternal, 
2011, gum-sheet, led,
120×140 cm

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Emese Benczúr: Don't keep aloof,
2010, snow-net, foil,
Park Gallery

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Emese Benczúr: Don't keep aloof - detail
2010, snow-net, foil,
Park Gallery

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Emese Benczúr: Think about your Future,
site-specific installation, various dimensions,
Liverpool Biennale

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Emese Benczúr: Deep in things,
2008, installation, Tulln, Austria

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Benczúr Emese: Get the picture, 
2006, installation, Fuori Uso, Italy

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Benczúr Emese: Never close enough to things,
2002, bubble-foil, window-colour
700×400 cm

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Emese Benczúr: Try to See the World Through... ,
Venice Biennale in 1999, mixed media,

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Emese Benczúr: Day by Day I think about the Future,
1998, prefab label, min. 600 cm

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Emese Benczúr: Day by Day I think about the Future (detail),
1998, prefab label, min. 600 cm