Péter Szabó

artist in residence May 2012, Hungary /

Péter Szabó (Tirgu-Mures, Romania, 1978) lives and works in Budapest, Hungary. Founding member of Protokoll Studio from Cluj and of the noise-music bands Alergische Platze and Ovekk Finn. His present work focuses on the social and economic value of art, creating public-art events, community building and educational projects as well. He makes objects and drawings, creates situations and documents them. His work is distinguished by an analyzing interest in everyday reality and critical reflection of the present.


Nowadays I am working on projects with social, political and economical connections, frequently
approaching them trough situations from my personal life. In the last two years the country where I live became a strange place, where besides the undemocratic way of conduction, you can find hilarious and absurd things happening, what you are not able to believe. I'm planning to make a drawing-book, collecting, documenting, analyzing the happenings of the last two years. These drawings will deal with political pressure, social exclusion, political image building, and economical questions in concrete and explicit way.