Dániel Bernáth

 

Dániel Bernáth (1990) was born in Debrecen, graduated as a painter in 2014 from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts. He won the Gruber Béla Award in 2014 and the Essl Art Award in 2015. In 2017, he participated in a residency program in Krems. In 2020 he receives the Gyula Derkovits Art Grant. He regularly exhibits at group and solo exhibitions, at both domestic and foreign art events.

 

“My main interest is the image itself, as an object and an idea, a historical and abstract formation. My interest basically revolves around the image as a possible identity. My artistic work is based on the perception categories associated with each medium and the art history clichés related to them. Because of their format and iconic character, our attitude towards panel pictures differs from that of technical pictures and media. In my work I investigate these imaging systems. For a few years now, painting as a theme has been in the focus of my work. I am looking for the basic conditions of imagery and the typical phases of its deciphering. First I put into shape these pictorial needs of mine on canvas stretched on ‘organic’ frames made of planks I found. Later, this framework structure became an independent theme in my art program. The extraordinary silhouette of the frames offered opportunities to render the inanimate panel image nonetheless viable as a function of identity, merely because of its original, unique, and unrepeatable presence. Gradually, my attention turned to an abstract way of perception. I organize the image as content with the image as a medium.”

1990. Debrecen

Studies

2009-2014

Hungarian University of Fine Arts – painter, Budapest

Awards, grants

2020

Gyula Derkovits Art Grant (HU)

2017

Artist in Residence, Krems, (AT)

2015

ESSL Art Award CEE (AT)

2014

Gruber Béla Award (HU)

Selected solo exhibitions

2020

Geotaxis (with Balázs Csizik), Ani Molnár Gallery, Budapest, (HU)

2019

Mountain Mama, Négyszoba Gallery, Budapest (HU)
Game of Snakes, (with Nikolett Balázs), Telep, Budapest, (HU)

2018

PURITAN FLOW, MŰTŐ Gallery, Budapest, (HU)

2017

Come over!, LLP platform, Budapest, (HU)

2016

Organimetry, Art+Text Gallery, Budapest, (HU)
Obligatory Optional, Budapest, UVG, Ural Vision Art Gallery, (HU)

2014

Sense of Common, (with Imre Bukta) Ferencvárosi Gallery, Budapest, (HU)

Group exhibitions

2020

Exhibition of the Gyula Derkovits Art Grant awardees’ competition works, Kunsthalle Budapest (HU)

2019

Acidic Taste, Los Angeles, CA (U.S.)
Space Perceptions, Hybrid Art Space, Budapest (HU)
BAUHAUS 100, OSAS, Vasarely Museum, Budapest (HU)

2018

Break Out – MŰTŐ, Budapest, (HU)
Imago Mundi – Art Theorema #1, Salone degli Incanti, Trieste, (IT)

2017

Eszterházy NOW, Contemporary Art Award, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, (HU)

2016

Art Market Budapest, Art+Text Budapest (HU)
UP! Helium Contemporary, A38 ship, (HU)
Akkumulator, Budapest Gallery, Budapest, (HU)
Mermaids and Colorfields – Artlocator, A38 ship, (HU)

2015

Eszterházy NOW, Contemporary Art Award – Hungarian National Museum, Budapest, (HU)
Diversitiy of Voices, ESSL ART AWARD CEE, ESSL Museum, Vienna, (AT)
There must be a window above every couch, Hermina Gallery, Budapest, (HU)
TRIP, Bratislava, (SK)
Art Market, Anonymus Project, Brody Artyard, Budapest, (HU)
Much ado about nothing, Omnivore Gallery, Budapest, (HU)
ESSL Art Award, Nominees exhibition, Budapest Gallery, Budapest, (HU)

2014

Canvas of Veronica, Godot Gallery, (HU)
The curse of whatever, Budapest, online
Diploma Exhibition, MKE, Budapest, (HU)

2012

Malomkörzés, Art Mill, Szentendre (HU)

Art fairs

2019

Art Market Budapest, booth of Ani Molnár Gallery (HU)

Art Fair Suomi, Helsinki (FI)

2016

Art Market Budapest, Art+Text Budapest (HU)

2015

Art Market, Anonymus Project, Brody Artyard, Budapest, (HU)