ARTIST PROFILE

Judit Navratil

  • Hungary (b. 1982 in Szombathely)
  • Currently in Oakland, United States.
  • Judit’s practice is multivalent, engaging performance, social practices, drawing, as well as video and VR; investigating the possibilities and dangers of ‘home’ in cyberspace. Judit is a Long Distance Somersaulter (LDS), seeking for higher alternatives.

REPRESENTATION

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020

  • My Hammock is Your Hammock, Dream Farm Commons, Oakland, United States.

2019

  • Topophilia - with Nick Flatt and Gala Sadurni, SWIM Gallery, San Francisco, United States.
  • Projection of my video 'My Hammock is Your Hammock' // Curated show of four CCA MFA graduates’ video work, made in conjunction with Jim Campbell, Salesforce Tower (Boston Properties) , San Francisco, United States.
  • Digital Doula Workshop ‘NOW-SCHOOL’ edition – Project Space Takeover, Hubbell Street Gallery, San Francisco, United States.
  • ‘Somehow This Relates To Love’ – LDS in Lynn Marie Kirby’s performance, St. Ignatius Church, San Francisco, United States.

2015

2012

  • 'o yeah', Kaleidoszkóp Ház, Esztergom, Hungary.

2011

  • 'beyond tiger whiskers', Gallery Csikász , Veszprém, Hungary.
  • ʻsupermagnetʼ, Gallery Medium, Szombathely, Hungary.
  • 'allgood' - with Judit Fischer, Inda Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.

2010

  • ʼwonderfatʼ, Blim, Vancouver, Canada.

2009

  • magicTears, the FiftyFifty, Victoria, Canada.
  • 'protest', Coffein Coffee, Budapest, Hungary.
  • ʼwhocomesintomylittlehouseʼ , Ferenczi Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.

2008

  • ʼjuditzʼ - with Fischer Judit, Gallery Forma, Budapest, Hungary.
  • ʼhome away from homeʼ , University of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary.

2007

  • 'glad Vlad', 10forward shop // gallery , Vancouver, Canada.
  • ʼmeetingʼ - with Kim Yongim, Gallery Guan, Seoul , Korea, Republic Of.

2006

  • 'thirst', Almássy Square Cultural Center, Budapest, Hungary.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2019

  • CODAME >>SPACE<< ART + TECH Festival, GitHub, San Francisco, United States.
  • Open House, Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, United States.
  • Commencement Exhibition, California College of the Arts, Nave, San Francisco, United States.
  • CCA Graduate Fine Arts Exhibition, Minnesota Street Projects, san francisco, United States.

2018

  • Together, NIAD Art Center, Richmond, CA, United States.
  • Scholarship Dinner, Perry Family Event Center, California College of the Arts, san francisco, United States.
  • Intentions Based On A Future Which Has Already Happened, Naming Gallery, Oakland, United States.
  • Murphy and Cadogan Art Award Exhibition, SOMArts Cultural Center, san francisco, United States.
  • Festival of the Impossible, Minnesota Street Projects, San Francisco, United States.
  • Press Repeat, PLAySPACE Gallery, San Francisco, United States.

2017

  • This is a Test, Embark Gallery, San Francisco, United States.
  • MFA Fine Arts New Look Exhibition, Hubbell Street Galleries, San Francisco, United States.

2015

2014

  • Miénk a város // The city is ours, Deák 17 Gyermek és Ifjúsági Művészeti Galéria, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Free-hand, MODEM , Debrecen, Hungary.

2013

  • WINTER GHOSTS, Art9 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Art Market Budapest- with the Gallery Inda, Millenáris Park, Budapest, Hungary.
  • KUSS RECORDS, Jurányi House, Budapest, Hungary.
  • 'HOME, SWEET HOME' // 11. Kunszt, Gallery Miskolc, Rákóczi House, Miskolc, Hungary.
  • ARTPlacc - with the Gallery Inda, Contemporary Art Festival , Tihany, Hungary.
  • 'Keep the faith' - with Chimera Project, Meet Factory, Prague, Czech Republic.

2012

  • ʼIt clearly stands hereʼ - MILK group, D-ICA, Dunaújváros, Hungary.
  • ʼCELLʼ - ArtMoments, Akvárium // Modem , Budapest // Debrecen // Pécs, Hungary.
  • 'Farfetched ideas' // Moving images of Hungarian contemporary art, Le 6B, Espace Cinéma, Paris (St-Denis) , France.

2011

  • Budapest Art Fair - with the Gallery Inda, Millenáris Park, Budapest, Hungary.
  • ʻhydragoodʼ, Gallery Studio (SYAA), Budapest, Hungary.
  • ʼOpening to the Carpathian Basinʼ , National Gallery of Hungary, Budapest, Hungary.
  • ARTPlacc - with the Gallery Inda, contemporary art days in Tihany, Tihany, Hungary.
  • ʼSpeaks for itselfʼ , National Gallery of Hungary, Budapest, Hungary.
  • Mimetikus szerkezetek, M.ICA / Contemporary Gallery of Miskolc, Miskolc, Hungary.
  • ʼFIKA /SNUTʼ - Young Contemporary Statements, former building of the Bóbita Puppet Theather, Pécs, Hungary.
  • ʼBring the Art Homeʼ , LʼOffice, Budapest, Hungary.

2010

  • ʼSubjective Budapest Mapsʼ, Centrális Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.
  • ʼDRAW?ʼ, Exhibition Hall of Gallery Budapest, Budapest, Hungary.
  • ʼBalls Outʼ, GrassHut Gallery, Portland, United States.
  • ʼSumptuous Symposiumʼ, The Fall, Vancouver, Canada.
  • ʼ24artists24hoursʼ, InterUrban Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.
  • ʼDrawʼ, Museo de la Cuidad de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico.
  • ʼVeszprém Spring Showʼ, Gallery Csikász , Veszprém, Hungary.
  • ʼEverydaysʼ, M.ICA / Contemporary Gallery of Miskolc, Miskolc, Hungary.
  • New members, Approach Art Association, Pécs, Hungary.
  • ʼRelations-Who? Whom? With what?ʼ, Deák Collection, Székesfehérvár, Hungary.
  • ʼOneCoolWordʼ, Cobalt Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.

2009

  • ʼContemporary drawingʼ , travelling exhibition, Košice, Slovakia / Prague, Czech Republic / Budapest, HU, Hungary.
  • Art Fair Vilnius , with the NextArt Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania.
  • ʼPOSZTʼ, Pécsi Kulturális Központ, Pécs, Hungary.
  • ʻPaperbasedʼ, Gallery Irokéz, Szombathely, Hungary.
  • ʼFresh 2009, Kogart, Budapest, Hungary.
  • ʼÉlanʼ, French Institute, Budapest, Hungary.
  • ʼVANIMAUXʼ , Spot Gallery, UBC, Vancouver, Canada.
  • ʼpapermindʼ, Grace Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.

2008

  • ʼThe Mechanics of the Canvasʼ, Ernst Museum, Budapest, Hungary.
  • ʼReloaded 2ʼ , Csikász Gallery, Veszprém, Hungary.
  • ʼDreambillʼ , Kisfaludy Gallery, Balatonfüred, Hungary.
  • International Culture Plus 2008, Seoul, Seoul , Korea, Republic Of.
  • ʼReloadedʼ, Gallery Studio (SYAA), Budapest, Hungary.

2006

  • ʼDorottya open Showʼ, Dorottya Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.

2005

  • ʼWoman and Migrationʼ, Künstlerhaus, Graz, Austria.
  • ʼVeszprém Spring Showʼ, Gallery Csikász , Veszprém, Hungary.

2004

  • ʼFRESHʼ, Art Mill of Szentendre, Szentendre, Hungary.
  • Barcsay room, Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary.

PROGRAMS

2020

  • Living Room Light Exchange, Presentation, Bay Area, United States. Artist.
  • Guest Lecturer, Presentation, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, United States. Lynn Marie Kirby.
    Visiting Lecturer as a participant of the Boston Properties (Salesforce) Projection project in Lynn Marie Kirby's Graduate Film Class at the California College of the Arts.

2019

  • 4 Continents: A Virtual Reality Moment and Meal , Project, Dear Farm Commons, Oakland, United States. Lead artist.
    4 Continents: A Virtual Reality Moment and Meal Collaboration with Judith Okonkwo (and the team of Imisi, 3D Creation Lab in Lagos for under- resources communities), Jeremy Kirschbaum and 4 artists from Nigeria, France, Algeria and the Bay Area.
  • Guest Lecturer, Presentation, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, United States. Jeanne Finley.
    Visiting Lecturer as a participant of the Boston Properties (Salesforce) Projection project in Jeanne Finley's Graduate Film Class at the California College of the Arts.
  • Digital Doulas Workshop, Workshop, SWIM Gallery, San Francisco, United States. Facilitator .
    I hosted a Digital Doulas Workshop at our three person show called 'Topophilia' at the SWIM Gallery. I invited the other artists to join the 'Sweatlodge Circle' of the VR Social Housing Neighborhood that I've been developing. We had a beautiful session with Gala Sadurni, Eric Dyer and Yarrow Slaps in the garden. Meanwhile a drawing collaboration and conversation about our senses of space, place and cyber-home, they created their VR nooks in the Szívküldi Lakótelep, and invited a few fellow folks from the streets of the Tenderloin.
  • Guest Lecturer, Presentation, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, United States. Kim Anno.
    Visiting Lecturer in the Undergraduate Class 'Painting and Cinema' by Kim Anno at the California College of the Arts

2018

  • Digital Doula Workshop, Workshop, Naming Gallery, Oakland, United States.
    The Digital Doula Workshops, as collaborative experiments, function as consciousness-shaping gatherings in which we can face our anxieties, re-think our physical and psychological conditions. Learning how to be together in this "still life," I focus this #memoryconnector to create a conversation about finding alternatives for inhabiting these realms, and if possible, how to elevate the shift of our upscaling digital existence. Guests are invited to “move in” through entrance ceremonies. These forums – the Digital Doula Workshop, MÉTA Circles and Long Distance Somersault Group Rolling Workshop maintain balance between social and virtual realities. In this frame, we established a Residential Area together and the fundament of the first school, the NOW-SCHOOL campus, based on the California College of the Arts.
  • MÉTA Circle – group practice, Presentation, Open Studios, CCA MFA, Dogpatch, san francisco, United States.
    As an Entrance Flying Mat Ceremony, I practiced the MÉTA circle with people who are interested in moving into the Szívküldi Lakótelep. I asked my daughter, Teyu (age 6,5) to help to instruct participants into a circle, facing out than bend forward in order to see the middle – and each other through the legs, upside-down. I’m interested in the energy of this circle and it’s a good entry to a conversation, all feet are somewhat washed before entering the VR residential area.
  • Group Rolling Long Distance Somersault (LDS) , Workshop, Figment Festival, Oakland, United States.
    I hosted a group rolling workshop at Figment Festival that gathers a very different social awareness through the somersaults.

2017

  • Guest Lecturer, Presentation, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, United States. Glen Helfand.
    Visiting Artist in the Undergraduate Class 'Physical Education' by Glen Helfand at the California College of the Arts
  • Group Rolling LDS Workshop , Workshop, SOJA Body and Mind Center, Berkeley, CA , United States.
    {Long Distance Somersaults} * >>{cycles <> endless loop}<< Long Distance Somersault (LDS) career maintains my flexibility to roll further and reflects on my social and spatial encounters. I use my body as a device to sharpen consciousness, and it’s a crucial balance of my digital practice. * >>{Fast Forward Speranza}<< Being sponsored allows me to examine the effects of monetary involvement and validates my suspicion that everything is possible. LDS is my meditation on the hamster wheel of life that helps to gaze into the Eye of the Hurricane. In a group practice, social connections and relations can be exercised through this different awareness.

LOCATION

  • Born 1982 in Szombathely, Hungary.
  • Lives and works in Oakland, United States.

EDUCATION

  • 2017 - 2019
    California College of the Arts, San Francisco, United States
    Master of Fine Arts in Fine Arts (Lynn Kirby)
  • 2001 - 2008
    Hungarian University of Fine Arts (MKE), Budapest, Hungary
    Master of Fine Arts in Painting (Károly Klimó and Ádám Kéri)

AWARDS & GRANTS

  • 2019
    Dr. Elemér and Éva Kiss Scholarship Award
    Hungarian American Coalition, San Francisco, United States
  • 2019
    Curator's Award
    California College of the Arts, San Francisco, United States
  • 2019
    Dennis Leon and Christin Nelson Scholarship
    California College of the Arts, San Francisco, United States
  • 2019
    Leadership in Arts Education, Connects Fellowship Program at Kala Art Institute
    California College of the Arts, San Francisco, United States
  • 2018
    Cadogan Scholarship
    The San Francisco Foundation, San Francisco, United States
  • 2014
    Winner of the Art Award of 2014
    Kepesita Contemporary Art Collection, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2011
    Vienna trip prize
    Gallery Inda, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2010
    Nívó Price
    Art House, Veszprém, Hungary
  • 2010
    Artist scholarship
    K&H Bank, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2009
    Nominee for the STRABAG Art Award
    STRABAG, Vienna, Austria

RESIDENCIES

  • 2019
    Affiliate Artist , Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, United States
  • 2011
    Residency program of Budapest Gallery, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France

MEMBERSHIPS

  • 2012 - Present
    founder of the group MILK (mother i like to kiss), Budapest, Hungary
  • 2010 - 2013
    STRASSZ (RHINESTONES) trash music performance group, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2010 - Present
    Approach Art Association, Pécs, Hungary
  • 2006 - Present
    SYAA // Studio of Young Artists’ Association, Budapest, Hungary

COLLECTIONS

  • Kepesita Contemporary Art Collection, Budapest, Hungary
  • Art House, Veszprém, Hungary
  • K&H Bank Art Collection, Budapest, Hungary
  • Commerz Bank Private Collection, Budapest, Hungary