Nikolett Balázs

  • Hungary (b. 1990 in Budapest)
  • Currently in Budapest, Hungary.


Nikolett Balázs(1990) creates artworks that redifine classic artistic techniques and materials of our environment. Often originated from peripheral environments, she drags her found objects and poor materials form their millieu, and by recycling them she puts them in an artwork position, questioning their values and interpretation. The rusty wire bundle, industrial foam and waste wood integrate with the canvas, oil paint, and gypsum in one picture.

For Balázs, creating an artwork is a metamorphosis, the interpretation of our philosopiycal, ordinary, social and personal relationship with the material. Balázs folds, cuts, untwist, guts, sews, glues, forms, paints and constantly searches for new contexts of the materials. The playful, sensual, social and aesthetical natures of fine art are essential elements of Balázs’s art, wich become more human on the borderline of abstraction and figurality.

Each work tells a story about how our memories and feelings become tangible. As digitalisation becomes widespread, our relationship with materials, our own phisicality and the manual treatment of materials are becoming a more and more important topic. This elementary experience pulsates in Balázs’s work, embedded in the story of our own age and personal mythologies.



MŰTŐ artist run space


2019           Young Talents of Hungary Scholarship NTP NFTÖ -19

2016           Barcsay Prize


2019           Villa R residency – Sicily


2018-2019  Budapest Art Mentor

2015-2016  Hungarian University of Fine Arts – Teacher

2009-2015   Hungarian University of Fine Arts – Painter

2005-2009   Medgyessy Ferenc High School and Secondary School of Fine Arts

Solo shows

2019          Sensation Session – Négyszoba Gallery

2019          Game of Snakes – Telep Gallery

2019           Clean Yard – Deák palace

2017           Inside-Out – MŰTŐ

Group Shows

2019           Matter – MODEM Debrecen

2019           The Tidal Flood Beneith the Lunar Sway – Cluj-Napoca

2019           Transition – Suomi Art Fair Helsinki

2019           Acidic Taste – Durden and Ray Gallery Los Angeles

2019           Dreams Upon waking – MŰTŐ

2018           Break-out 2.0 – MŰTŐ

2018           Break-out Independent Art Fair Stockholm

2016           Interferencia – MŰTŐ

2016           Hélium Contemporary – A38 Exhibition Space

2016           Barcsay Prize- Szentendre, Barcsay Museum

2015           There must be a window above every coach! – Hermina Gallery

2015           Studio discourse – Godot Gallery

2015           Degree show – Barcsay room

2015           Thinking spaces – Ram colosseum

2014           Ludwig scholarship group show – Barcsay room

2014           Gén-Tér-Kép – Artus Gallery

2013           Gender brush – Barcsay room

2013           Feminin-maszkulin – Műterem Gallery

2013           Attention – Mazart Gallery

2011           Mester and apprentice – Karinthy Salon


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