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.