Gusztáv Hámos is an artist, curator, author and publisher. His artistic work includes film, video, photography and installations and has been exhibited at Documenta, Venice Biennale, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst Aachen, Ludwig Museum – Contemporary Art Museum in Budapest. His films and videos have been shown among others at Tate Modern London, ZKM Karlsruhe, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Madrid/Berlin, Triennale of Photography Hamburg. His work is included in the collections of MoMA New York, Centre Pompidou Paris, NBK Berlin, ZKM Karlsruhe, Art Collection NRW, Ludwig Museum – Contemporary Art Museum, Budapest, C3 Budapest, Saint Gervai SIV Genève.

1955, Budapest

Studies

1979-1983

Deutsche Filmakademie

Grants and awards

2020

Global-Grant by the City of Berlin (Kolkata, India)

2019

Global-Grant by the City of Berlin (Dhaka, Banglades)

2015

Best Experimentalfilm, Arquitectura Film Festival Santiago, Chile

2014

Special Mention, Artodocs, Saint Petersburg

2003

Special Mention of the Jury: Festival International de Curtas de Belo Horizonte

European Association for Jewish Culture

2002

German Short Film Award

1998

Stiftung Kulturfond Berlin

1996

First Prize: International Film & Video Festival, Szigetvár

1993

Prix Futura Berlin ‘93

Special Jury Award: Film Festival San Francisco

1992

DokumentART, Neubrandenburg

The Best Discovery Video Award: Nouvo Cinema de Montreal

NIPKOW Programm, Berlin

1991

Saint‐Gervais, 4e Semaine Internationale de Vidéo, Genf

1988

Westernfront, Vancouver

1987

P.S.1 / MoMA, New York

1984

Special Mention: 1. Marler Video‐Kunst‐Preis

1980

Special Mention for a First Work: Video Roma

Exhibitions

2020-2023

Time Machine, Ludwig Museum, Budapest

2019-2020

Euphoria?, Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center, Budapest

2019

ZEITFALTEN, Kunstverein Familie Montez in der Honsellbrücke, Frankfurt am Main

2018

The Unnameable City, Art Museum of Nan Jing Art University, China

2017

Viewfinders – Hungarian photography from the past half century 1967–2017, Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center, Budapest

Video: now and then, C3 video archive and media art collection,  MAGMA Contemporary Art Space, Sepsiszentgyörgy, Romania

2015

Sample Cities, Showroom Revolver Publishing, Berlin

2014

Sample Cities, KHOJ Artist Association, New Delhi

Sample Cities, Galerie Max Mueller, Mumbai

German Unity @ Balaton, Goethe Institut, New York

Sample Cities, FUGA Budapest Center of Architecture

2013

Blurred by Mirror, Ernst Museum, Budapest

Echo Release, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden

Marler Medienkunstpreis, Skulpturenmuseum, Glaskasten Marl

2011

L’evento immobile, Casa Masaccio, San Giovanni, Valdorno

2010

On the Eastern Front, Ludwig Museum, Budapest

Record>Again! Edith‐Russ‐Haus für Medienkunst, Oldenburg

Sorry, We Are Open, London Metropolitan University

Transitland in Trieste, Studio Tommaseo, Trieszt

Lázár Effect, Memoart Gallery, Budapest

2009-2010

Record>Again! Kunsthaus, Dresden

Revolutionary Voices: Performing Arts in Central & Eastern Europe in the 1980s, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

2009

Record>Again! ZKM, Karlsruhe

Record>Again! Ludwig Forum, Aachen

From Hungarian Avantgarde Photography, T Gallery, Monat der Fotografie, Pozsony

German Unity @ Balaton, Installation, with Péter Forgács, CHB Berlin

Transitland, The Red House, Centre for Culture & Debate Szófia

Transitland‐Destination Berlin, CHB Berlin

2008

Pixel Gallery, Budapest

All that Cinema, Ludwig Museum, Budapest

2007

Formbreakers 1, Budapest Gallery

Transmediale.07/Unfinished!, Akademie der Künste Berlin

Maschine‐RAUM, Biennale for Video Art and Digital Culture, Veijle Kunstmuseum

2006

Phototrafic, Centre pour l’image contemporaine, Genève

Videophonic, Art Basel, Miami Beach

2005

Ein Zentrum in der Peripherie, Galerie Peripherie 

Works on the Edge, Ludwig Museum, Budapest

2004

INNENräumeAUSSENstädte, ZKM, Karlsruhe

Playlist, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

2003

Accident, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe

Retrospective Exhibition, World Wide Video Festival, Amsterdam

2002

Gallery Goethe Institute, Toronto

2001

Videotime, Museum of Modern Art, New York

Exil, Pussy Galore Art Gallery

Fremdkörper, Ludwig Museum, Budapest

2000

Z.B. Berlin, Postbahnhof, Berlin

Die Verborgene Stadt, Neuer Berliner, Kunstverein

Ich ist etwas anderes, K20 Kunstsammlung, Nordrhein‐Westfalen

1998

Zeitzeichen Baustelle, Stiftung Bauhaus, Dessau

Soma Galerie, Berlin

Vidéoformes, Clermont‐Ferrand

Vidéologie, Hungarian Fine Arts University, Budapest

1997

In Media Res, Fotografie und andere Medienkunst aus Berlin

Goethe Institute, Budapest

The Digital Video Wall, Museum of Modern Art, New York

1996

Butterfly Effect, Kunsthalle, Budapest

Beyond Art, C3, Budapest

Objekt: Video, OÖ. Landesgalerie, Linz

European Media Art Festival, Osnabrück

1995

Lab 5, Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw

Basics, Podewil, Berlin

Mund auf, Augen zu, Museum Capital Normal University, Beijing

Holographic Network, Akademie der Künste Berlin

1993

interVIEW 6, The Artists’ Museum, Lodz

Ostranenie, Bauhaus, Dessau

1992

Hammer Series, Kijkhuis Den Haag

1989

Contemporary Art Museum, Houston

1988

Kijkhuis Den Haag

P.S.1. New York

1987

Documenta 8, Kassel

1986

Lenbachhaus, München

Kölnischer Kunstverein

Künstlerhaus, Dortmund

1984

Venice Biennale

1981

Kino Arsenal, Berlin

1978

Galerie Schweinebraden, East-Berlin

Works in public collections

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

MoMA, New York 

Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, Karlsruhe

Neuer Berliner Kunstverein

Kunstsammlung NRW, Düsseldorf

Netherlands Media Art Institut, Amsterdam

Ludwig Múzeum – Contemporary Art Museum, Budapest 

C3, Budapest 

ICC Tokio Saint‐Gervai SIV Genf 

Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest