Ani Molnár Gallery, established in 2009, is one of the most active galleries in Budapest that also developed a high profile abroad soon after opening. It particularly emphasizes the international representation of Hungarian and Eastern European artists, prioritizing the discovery and promotion of emerging talents. Predominantly, the artists of the gallery have conceptual profiles and work with a large variety of media, such as installations, painting, photography, new media, and video art. The gallery organizes solo and group exhibitions bi-monthly, along curatorial concepts. Its program, relying on the international and generational diversity of the represented and invited artists, encourages dialogue on contemporary artistic positions, as well as cultural, social, and political issues. Celebrating its 15th anniversary, Ani Molnár Gallery added a new colour to its professional palette in 2024, expanding via a second space with a separate programme, called am projects. This significant milestone includes plans for its inaugural year to focus on young, Hungarian female artists, so the opening is metaphorical in the sense that it is not only a new venue, but also opens a new perspective in the gallery’s life. The fresh art platform aims to provide exposure and market presence for outstanding artists who are not yet widely known.

Regardless of medium or genre Ani Molnár Gallery selects artists for collaboration with an eye to current social, cultural, and artistic issues to continue to be one of the cultural flagships of the vibrant Hungarian art scene. The gallery also devotes special attention to cultivating the heritage of geometric and lyrical abstraction by representing artists of these movements from various generations. Overall, Ani Molnár Gallery upholds a professional program that creates a platform for contemporary art trends through exhibitions, art fairs, institutional collaborations, and contact with collectors.

Besides the shows in the spaces of the gallery and at art fairs, organizing art events also in external venues allows the gallery to promote contemporary art to a larger audience. For instance, the gallery ran the well-known non-profit project Park Gallery in the MOM Park shopping center, showcasing site-specific installations and sculptures by major Hungarian contemporary artists from 2007 to 2014. This undertaking was awarded the Summa Artium Prize in the Project of the Year category in 2009.

Since one of the primary goals of Ani Molnár is the international representation of Hungarian contemporary art, from 2010 onwards the gallery has regularly participated in international art fairs like ARCOmadrid, ArtBrussels, LOOP Barcelona, Artissima, and fairs with a regional focus, like those in Vienna and Budapest. Ani Molnár Gallery was the first Hungarian gallery to take part in the Armory Show in New York in 2014.

At Artissima 2017, Sári Ember’s installation Ani Molnár Gallery presented won the Campari Award for young artists. Just a year later, the video Venom by Péter Forgács received the Acquisition Award 2018 at LOOP Barcelona and became part of the LOOP collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA). At the Venice Biennale, five artists from the Ani Molnár Gallery’s roster represented Hungary, and four artists did other countries.

The artists represented by the gallery regularly exhibit at major international art events, for instance, at the Venice Biennale, Manifesta, Ars Electronica, and other biennials, for instance, in São Paolo, Liverpool, Turku, Bucharest and Lyon. Their works are part of prestigious private and public collections in Hungary and abroad, including the MoMA in New York, the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, the Pompidou Centre in Paris, MUSAC and MACBA in Spain, Albertina in Vienna, Tokyo Photographic Museum, the Hungarian National Gallery and the Ludwig Museum.

In 2013 the gallery was the first Eastern European art institution to receive the F.E.A.G.A. Innovation and Creativity Award in Basel. Ani Molnár has been a F.E.A.G.A. board member since 2017 and since 2023 serves as its vice president. She was also the president of the Association of Hungarian Contemporary Galleries between 2011-2014 and a member of the Talking Galleries (Barcelona) advisory committee between 2014-2016.

Ani Molnár Gallery – 1088, Budapest, Bródy Sándor street 36.

am projects – 1088, Budapest, Bródy Sándor street 22.