Csutak Magda

Free-lance artist Magda Csutak was born in Transylvania (Romania) in 1945. Her main focus of interest is the question of the relationship between picture – image. She sees material as deterministic in cognitive processes as well as in unforeseeable developments on the communications level. The materials used by her to construct her pictures simultaneously represent her works´ essential theme. Through the agency of material she finds the perfect form in the ellipsis, in zero (so-called “nothingness”) and thus the constantly moving perceptible world boundary. She has been living in Vienna since 1977.

Born on November 26th, 1945. Sfântu Gheorghe (Saint George), Romania

Studies

1974-1977

Associate of Research Institute for Optic glass and fine ceramics, Bucharest, Romania

1964-1970

Ion Andreescu Fine Arts Academy, Ceramics Class Art education

Prizes, scholarships, memberships

2019

Herczeg Klára Award

2010

Munkácsy Mihály Award

since 1995

Member of IG Bildende Kunst, Vienna

1986

Austrian State Scholarship

1985

Theodor Körner Prize

1978

Member of Vienna Künstlerhaus

Selected solo exhibitions

2020

Herczeg Klára Award 2019. Exhibition of Magda Csutak and Ádám Dallos. Labor Gallery, Budapest

2019

ZERO AND SOMETHING (NULL UND ETWAS), Christine König Galerie, Vienna

2016

Appreciation Exhibition APPROACHING ZERO, ÖBV Atrium, Vienna, Austria

2015

WALZER, Exhibition of Magda Csutak and Miklós Erdély (retrospective from 1985), acb Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2014

SUM ZERO, Galerie Splitter Art, Vienna, Austria
APPROACHING ZERO, MAGMA Contemporary Art Space,
Saint George, Romania Online Catalog

2011

Parallel exhibition: Magda Csutak, Ingo Nussbaumer, Vasarely Museum, Budapest, Hungary

2006

EQUAL-INDIVIDUAL, Museum Kiscell State Capitol painting Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

2005

2B Galéria, Budapest, Hungary,(together with János Megyik)

2001

SiO2, Camera, Vienna, Austria, (together with Cécile Dujardin)

2000

Consequence and Strength, Hungarian Cultural Institute, Vienna, Austria, (together with Sárközi Pusztai Éva, Waltraud Palme)

1995

Still Life, Art Expo – Vizivárosi Galéria, Budapest Hungary, (catalogue)

Thousand 1 Nano, Station 3 Gallery, Vienna, Austria

1992

Thousand 1 Nano, Budapest Galéria, Budapest, Hungary (catalogue)

1985

Jewish-Christian, Atelier exhibition, Fuhrmannsgasse, Vienna, Austria, (together with Miklós Erdély)

1982

Postgasse Gallery, Vienna, Austria

1970

Theater of Sf. Gheorghe, Romania

Selected group exhibitions

2019

Die Neunziger Jahre, Mobile Kunst im Mobilen Markt,
Vienna Museum, MUSA, Austria

2018

Bruch Spur Zeichen, Sabine Müller-Funk & friends, Kunstraum Nestroyhof, Vienna, Austria

BRUCH Spur Zeichen, Sabine Müller-Funk & friends, NOEDOK, St.Pölten, Austria
curated by_ Gerald A.Matt, Galerie Steinek, Vienna, Austria

Concrete-Woman, Female artists and concrete art, Vienna, Austria

2017

Poesie Des Wenigen, Artmark Galerie, Vienna, Austria

Abstractions, Fotogalerie Wien, Austria

Post Contemporary (PoCo), Telep Galéria, Budapest, Hungary

Art Encounters, Contemporary Art Biennale, Timisoara, Romania

Production:Re:Production

Kunst Zieht Kreise, Artmark Galerie, Vienna, Austria

2016

Matzah, 2B Galerie , Budapest, Hungary

Symmetry Festival 2016, Vienna Non-Euclidean Geometry, Balassi Institut, Vienna, Austria

2015

Destiny and Symbol, Hungarian Art in Transylvania 1920-1990, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

Towards New Frontiers, EPS-HEP 2015 (High Energy Physics 2015), University of Vienna, Austria

Jiffychat 03, Künstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria

What’s next? Wiener Wunderkammer 2015, TU. Vienna, Austria

2014

Dialogue of Silence, ArtMark Galerie, Vienna, Austria

Konstruktiv+Inter+Concrete, 16 international artists – 16 positions, Art Mill, Szentendre, Hungary

2013

The Small Format, ArtMark Galerie, Vienna, Austria

COCA (Constructive Open structures Concrete Abstract), ArtMark Galerie, Vienna, Austria

Zeichen Zeichen, Künstlerhaus, Vienna, Austria

2012

OSAS Plus (The open structures art society), Vasarely Museum, Budapest, Hungary

2009

The Bujdosó Collection, Collegium Hungaricum, Vienna, Austria

Cycle 4.0, Contemporary Art from Central Europe, Lilienfeld Abbey, Austria

Concrete Art Connection, Concrete Art from Central Europe, ArtMark Gallery, Vienna, Austria

Imaginable – Unimaginable, Hypothesis visual transformations, A22 Gallery, Budapest

2008

Gmunden Symposiums für Concrete Art, a documentation, Landesgalerie Linz (A)

Zeitraumzeit, Künstlerhaus, Vienna

2007

The Collection in Focus, Ludwig Museum, Budapest

2006

RE: mbrandt 400 – Contemporary Hungarian artists respond, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

2005

Self Portrait, 2B Gallery, Budapest

2004

Eueopa Freis, Mission Art Gallery, Vienna, Bratislava, Paris, Stuttgart, Berlin, Rome

Transeuropa, Kulturverband, Favoriten, Vienna

2002

The Plenty of Vacuum, ArtMark Gallery, Spital am Pyhrn (A)

A Propos Paper, Gigant Gallery, Vienna

2001

The Undivided Form to Read, ARTPool P60, Budapest

1999

The Thing with the Photo, Museum auf Abruf, Vienna
Spatio Chiaro, Arsenale, Venice
Perspective, Műcsarnok, Budapest

1998

Geography-Geometry, Concrete Art on the Danube, Gallery Ráday, Budapest

1997

Geography-Geometry, Concrete Art on the Danube, Peter Lindner Gallery, Vienna;
Cultural Center Zichino Palace, Bratislava (SL)

Jenseis von Kunst, (Beyhon Art), Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz (A)

1996

Works and Attitudes 1990-1996, 20th.Century Hungarian Art, Csók István Gallery, Székesfehérvár (H)

Geography-Geometry, Concrete Art on the Danube, Presentation: Albertina, Vienna

Jenseis von Kunst (Beyond Art) Ludwig Museum, Budapest
4×1,Gallery Leopold Bloom, Szombathely (H)

1987

In Memory of the Jewish Pogrom, Protestant Church in
Iserlon (D)

1985

Kaleidoskop’85, Hungarian Cultural Institute, Vienna

1982

Hommage a la Terre Natale, Mücsarnok (Kunsthalle), Budapest

1981

Tactility – Visuality, space installation in the group Exhibition „Attitude”, Großweikersdorf (A)

1976

International Ceramics Exhibition, Sopot (Pl)

1974

IV. International Ceramics Biennale, Vallauris (F)

Works in public collections

Consiliul de Cultura si Arte, Bukarest

Museum Segesvár (Sighisoara) (RO)

Ludwig Museum, Budapest

Kunstsammlung Stadt Wien, Wien

Albertina, Wien

Republik Österreich; Bundeskanzleramt-Kuntsektion

King St. Stephan Museum, Székesfehérvár (HU)

Museum für bildende Künste, Budapest

Die Hauptstädtische Gemäldegalerie – Museum Kiscell, Budapest
ÖBV, Wien

MAK (Museum Angewandte Kunst), Wien