Gergely Hory

artist in residence March 2014, Hungary /


In my practice I usually deal with issues regarding human interactions with public space. Examination of factors that affect people's perception and usage of public and institutional spaces plays a significant role in my solo and group projects (with the Space Detournement Working Group) as well. These examined factors have already been social (King Mathias Ventilation Shaft, 2008), environmental (Public Radioactive Waste Bin 2011, Stormcellar 2009), architectural (Climbing the Ernst, 2010) and political ones (Souvenirs of the People, 2012) as well as special restrictions of institutional spaces (Sick Museum Research, 2011).
I plan to continue working on projects that try to explore new ways of space usage and raise consciousness about the built environment, in which we live.
Recently, I have been dealing with the extension of the possible fields of examination of our lived space with the role of virtual space. The influence of virtual space on our 'real' public and private spaces is constantly increasing. I want to examine how the growing presence of virtuality affects the usage and perception of the urban space and our whole physical existence. While the user has the ability to move fast and produce activity in the virtual space immaterially, his or her presence in the physical space remains static. Can our activities become fully independent from our bodies? I want to observe this phenomenon, which is a result of the widespread distribution of different digital devices in our everyday lives. I hope I will have the opportunity to deeply research this topic and create tools and applications that manage to expand and redefine the possible ways of interactions of the human beings with the physical and virtual space. I am sure that Vienna with its densely urbanized and technologically developed landscape would be a suitable scene to carry out my investigations in the form of on-site interventions and research-based design projects.

Sun, 30 March, and Sun, 13 April 2014

12.00-16.00 h
Esterházygasse 29/Hof, 1060 Vienna


I was born in 1989 in Debrecen, Hungary. I studied architecture at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BUTE) and at the Delft University of Technology. I graduated at BUTE as an Msc architect in 2013. Since 2008 I have been an active member of the Space Detournement Working Group (SDWG). The activity of the group has grown out from the university course called Space Detournement that was founded by Antal Lakner. Since 2013 I have been working as an assistant of the course. In 2009 I attended the course called Extended drawing led by Dan and Lia Perjovschi at the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts. Since 2009 I have been a member of the Studio of Young Artist Association (SYAA). In 2010 I was nominated for the Henkel Art.Award. In 2012 I participated in the Union-Amadeus artist-in-residence program in Bucharest that was funded by the Union Insurance Group.
I speak English and German fluently.

I have been participating in exhibitions and research projects in Hungary and abroad both in group and individually since 2008:

Architects in the Studio, open lecture, Studio Gallery, Budapest
Tömegbiztosítás, Backstage Gallery, Curators: Márton Szarvas, Virág Lődi
exhibition of the projects made during the Bucharest artist-in-residence program in the gallery of Amadeus Foundation, Budapest

BAIHUI Punctual head massage therapy, with the Space Detournement Working Group, Ludwig Museum, Budapest

Gallery by Night, Studio Gallery, Budapest, Curator: Balázs Beöthy
Nuclear Art, Studio Gallery, Budapest, Curator: Endre Lehel Paksi

TÁMOP research project at the Budapest University of Technology and
Economics Member of the research group exploring the living cells’ network in Hungarian village-based local communities,
SMS-Sick Museum Syndrome research section, project with the Space Detournement Working Group, Ludwig Museum, Budapest,
DEPO group exhibition in FUGA Budapest Center of Architecture
Young Contemporary Statements-biennal in Pécs, curator: Sári Stenczer

exhibiton from the works of the five nominees for the Henkel Art.Award 2010, MUMOK, Wien
Ernst Climbing –High on Art, project with the Space Detournement Working Group Ernst Museum, Budapest, Related Spaces group exhibition, curator: Judit Angel, co-curator: Eszter Steierhofer

Exhibition of works created during the Design of Public Buildings university course, Town hall, Szentendre, Hungary, work exhibited: plan for the new school canteen of Szentendre
Smogreductor, project with the Space Detournement Working Group Placcc festival for public art, Blaha Lujza square, Budapest, Hungary
Second award of the Scientific and Artistic Student’s Conference of Budapest University of Technology and Economics, work title: Storm Cellar Exhibition of the International Summer Academy of fine Arts, Salzburg
IV. National Artistic Student’s Association Conference, Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest, title of work: ’Places’

First award of the Scientific and Artistic Student’s Conference of Budapest University of Technology and Economics, title of work: ’Places’
Exhibition of works created during the art course in Falerone, Italy, local gallery at Falerone, Italy, number of own works: seven
King Mathias Ventilation Shaft project with the Space Detournement Working Group, Kisterem Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Exhibition of works created during the Space Composition university course, HAP Gallery, Budapest, Hungary, number of own works: three