Tamás Jovanovics
(1974-)
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Tamás Jovanovics was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1974. He graduated in 1997 and obtained his PhD in Painting in 2004 at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest and also obtained a MA degree in 1999 and a PhD in Fine Arts in 2004 at the Université de Provence Aix-Marseille in Aix-en-Provence / France. Since 1999 he has held exhibitions in numerous galleries and museums, public and private, in Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, London, Milan, Moscow and New York. In 2007 he won a public art competition that he completed in 2008. The permanent and monumental installation is located on three facades of a University campus in Nyíregyháza, Hungary. The three-dimensional structures - made of steel and aluminium and weighing approximately 14 tons - are applied onto the facades and the roofs of the three 23 m high buildings. The site ultimately won the FIABCI Prix d’Excellence Award in 2009 as the best public sector development of the year. In 2009 he was selected for an Artist in Residence for three months in New York (USA) at the Harlem Studio Fellowship by MontrasioArte. In the same year, he received a special mention by the curators of the Milan based Premio Artivisive San Fedele. In 2014 he had the honour to have one of the last solo shows in the legendary, monumental Templespace of the Kiscell Museum in Budapest.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2021   You'll have to scream louder, Galerie Leonhard, Graz, Austria (until 5            June 2021)
2019   Entering the Mess. Perplexing Geometries. Várfok Gallery,                            Budapest, Hungary (with Esther Stocker)
2017   Puckish Geometry, Három Hét Galéria, Budapest, Hungary
2016   Out of Night's Darkness, Jingling, Várfok Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2015   Tamas Jovanovics, MAAB Gallery, Milano, Italy
2014   Mus(e)ic, Várfok Gallery, Budapest, Hungary (with Károly Keserü)
2014   Swing Out, Kiscelli Museum, Budapest, Hungary
2013   Tamás Jovanovics - MAAB Gallery, Padova, Italy
2011   Magnificent Coincidence, Patrick Heide Contemporary, London, UK              (with Károly Keserü)
2011   Két művész Londonból, B55 Galéria, Budapest, Hungary (with Károly            Keserű)
2010   Tamás Jovánovics. Colonne meta-fisiche e altre dissoluzioni, Leo                  Galleries, Monza, Italy
2009   Sospensioni, Villa Rampone, Roppolo, Italy
2009   Scaffoldings, Harlem Studio Fellowship by MontrasioArte, New York,            U.S.A. (with Mariagrazia Pontorno)
2009   Back and Forth between Architecture – Art – Architecture, Hungarian            Cultural Center, London, United Kingdom, curated by James Putnam
2008   Private View, Studio Zucchi, Milano, Italy, curated by Matteo Galbiati
2007   Geometrical Secession – Reacting to an Adamesque Interior,                        Hungarian Cultural Center, London, United Kingdom, curated by                    James Putnam
2005   Platán Galéria, Lengyel Intézet, Budapest, Hungary, curated by                    Tímea Jerger
2004   K.A.S. Galéria, Budapest, Hungary, curated by Ilona Nyakas
2003   Gutmann Galéria, Budapest, Hungary, curated by Zoltán Prosek
2003   Fészek Galéria, Budapest, Hungary, curated by Éva Molnár ​
 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022  'Superficie/Surface', Montrasio Arte, Milano, Italy, from 
​2022  'Delineo Ergo Sum', Vasarely Museum, Budapest, from 24 January to            24 April 2022
2020   'Structure as Hell', est_projects_, Vienna, Austria 
2020   Code and Algorithm. Hommage à Vera Molnar. Vasarely Museum /                Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary 
2019   Bauhaus100. Programme for the Now. Contemporary Viewpoints,                Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary 
2018   GameOmetry, Vasarely Museum / Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest,                Hungary
2018   'Osas on the Road: Budapest-Bratislava-Vienna', Vasarely Museum /            Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary
2018   'OSAS Budapest Young Generation', Artmark Galerie, Vienna,                      Austria
2018   'Introduction to OSAS', Galeria Z, Bratislava, Slovakia
2018   'Konkret und Minimal', Artmark Galerie, Vienna, Austria
2018   'Fugue', Vasarely Museum / Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest,                        Hungary
2018   'Paint it Black!', Ungarisches Kulturinstitut Stuttgart, Stuttgart,                        Germany
2018   'Biennale d'Arte di Alessandria OMNIA 2018. Caos Colore. Anno I',                Palazzo Monferrato, Alessandria, Italy
2018   'Black', Vàrfok Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2017   'OSAS come back', Vasarely Museum / Museum of Fine Arts,                        Budapest, Hungary
2017   'Autism as Metaphor', ICA-D Institute of Contemporary Art,                            Dunaújváros, Hungary
2017   'Autism as Metaphor', Szent Istvan Kiraly Museum, Székesfehérvár,              Hungary
2016/2017   'Geometrie Imprecise', LaGalleria Arte Contemporanea,                        Complesso Museale Palazzo Ducale di Mantova, Mantova, Italy
2016/2017   'Progressive Intentions', Conceptual Tendencies from the                      1970’s to the Present, The Hungarian Institute in Istanbul, Istambul,              Turkey
2016   'Unscharfe Geometrie' - Die Weiterentwicklung der konkreten Kunst,             Artmark Galerie, Wien, AT
2015   'VÁRFOK 25': Várfok Gallery’s 25th anniversary exhibition, Várfok                Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2015   'Black. An idea of Light', Corte'sy Gallery, Lugano, Switzerland
2015   Hungary Next Generation, Artmark Galerie, Vienna, Austria
2015   'Roots for the Future,' Salone Centrale BPM, Milano, Italy
2015   'Interpretations of Ornament in Fine Arts Today (1990-2015)', Várfok              Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2014/2015   'Installációk a Fővárosi Képtárban 1992–2014', Municipal                      Gallery, Kiscelli Museum, Budapest, Hungary
2014/2015   'Embodying Colour', Museum Vasarely, Budapest, Hungary,
2014   'Remember', Artmark Galerie, Vienna, Austria
2014   'Angles', Vàrfok Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2014   'Space as Space', Museum Vasarely, Buapest, Hungary, curated by              Dóra Maurer, András Wolsky & Barna Benedek
2013   'Kaleidoskop und Das kleine Format', Artmark Galerie, Vienna, AT
2013   'COCA / Constructive / Open structures / Concrete / Abstract',                        Artmark Galerie, Vienna, Austria, curated by Hartwig Knack
2013   'NEO-GEO-POST', Museum Vasarely, Budapest, Hungary, curated                by Pia Jardi & Julia N. Mészáros
2012   'To live with Passion', B55 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
2012   'Melodie discontinue: variazioni sulla superficie del tempo - Cesare                GALLUZZO, Tamás JOVÁNOVICS, Elena MODORATI, Patrizia                    NOVELLO, Enrico CASTELLANI', Il Frantoio, Capalbio, Italy, curated            by Davide Sarchioni e Matteo Galbiati
2012   'Back and Forth - 8 Artists from London', B55 Gallery, Budapest,                    Hungary, curated by Estelle Thompson and Tamás Jovánovics
2011   'Free Port of Art, First CEI Trieste Exhibition of Contemporary Visual              Art', Magazzino 26, Porto Vecchio, Trieste, Italy, curated by Trieste                Contemporanea
2011   'Geomix 2.0', B55 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, curated by Zsuzsa                  Dárdai
2011   'Transparency - Looking through', Museum Vasarely, Budapest,                    Hungary, curated by Dóra Maurer
2010   'Il segreto dello sguardo. Premio Artivisive San Fedele 2009-2010',                Galleria San Fedele, Milano, Italy, curated by Daniele Astrologo                    Abadal, Luca Barnabé, Ilaria Bignotti, Chiara Canali, Andrea                          Dall’Asta S.I., Matteo Galbiati, Chiara Gatti, Angela Madesani,                      Massimo Marchetti, Kevin McManus, Barbara Sorrentini, Michele                  Tavola, Fabio Vittorini and Giuseppe Zito S.I.
2010   'Art Fanatics. Contemporary Private Art Collections 2', Mücsarnok                Kunsthalle,  Budapest, Hungary, curated by Zsolt Petrányi
2009   'Geomix', B55 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, curated by Zsuzsa Dárdai
2009   'Line. The sensation of one dimension', B55 Gallery, Budapest,                      Hungary, curated by Zsuzsa Dárdai
2009   'L’Uomo e il suo Destino. Premio Artivisive San Fedele 2008-2009',              Galleria San Fedele, Milano, Italy, curated by Daniele Astrologo                    Abadal, Luca Barnabé, Ilaria Bignotti, Chiara Canali, Andrea                          Dall’Asta S.I., Matteo Galbiati, Chiara Gatti, Angela Madesani,                      Massimo Marchetti, Barbara Sorrentini, Michele Tavola, Fabio                        Vittorini, Francesco Zanot and Giuseppe Zito S.I.
2009   'Harlem States of Mind from Apollo to Lennox', Museo Civico                        Floriano Bodini, Gemonio, Italy, curated by Daniele Astrologo                        Abadal, Raffaele Bedarida és and Francesca Montrasio, esszék                    essays by Matteo Galbiati and Chiara Gatti
2009   'Harlem States of Mind from Apollo to Lennox', Galleria                                  MontrasioArte, Milano, Italy, curated by Daniele Astrologo Abadal,                Raffaele Bedarida és and Francesca Montrasio, essays by Matteo                Galbiati and Chiara Gatti
2008   'Concrete-Constructive Wanted 1', Museum Vasarely, Budapest,                    Hungary, curated by Dóra Maurer, essays by József Mélyi
2008   'Premio Arteingenua 2008. I Concorso Internazionale di Pittura,                    scultura e fotografia per giovani Artisti', Piccolo Miglio in Castello,                  Castello di Brescia, Brescia, Italy
2007   'Frisch Gestrichen', Galerie St. Johann, Saarbrücken, Germany
2007   'Space Lab, Research Development Group', Slade School of Fine                Art, Woburn Institute, London, United Kingdom, curated by James                Putnam
2007   Mark Barrow Fine Art, London, United Kingdom, curated by Mark                  Barrow
2006   'Roma in miniatura', Academy of Hungary, Rome, Italy, curated by                Miklós Sulyok
2005   'Real and Virtual Spaces', A.S. Puškin State Museum of Fine Arts,                Moscow, Russian Federation, curated by Dóra Maurer and Zoltán                  Prosek
2003   'Geometria I', Gutmann Galéria, Budapest, Hungary, curated by                    Zoltán Prosek
2002   'Zweite Welt', Galerie in den Treptowers, Allianz Versicherungs-AG,              Berlin, Germany, curated by Dóra Maurer