Márton Nemes (b. 1986, Székesfehérvár, Hungary) is a multimedia artist based in London, creating paintings, sculptures, installations and sounds. He received an M.F.A. from Chelsea College of Arts, London in 2018. Initially inspired by the architecture of Budapest, a city that he has spent the majority of his life residing in, Nemes’s practice is rooted in the colourful abstraction of buildings. Since this early work, and after moving to London, Nemes has been heavily influenced by techno subcultures, continuing to create abstracted colourful works whilst attempting to duplicate the atmosphere and experience of rave culture, creating a disintegration and rearrangement of the pictorial state. Made using a range of materials, Nemes’s artworks are eager to expand and bend, referencing the escapist counter cultures associated with rave scenes, creating multisensory, diverse experiences.

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EDUCATION

2018

M.F.A Chelsea College of Arts, London University of Arts

2013

Hungarian University of Fine Arts

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020

The Better Self, Fold Gallery, London – UK
Salón ACME, project with Annka Kultys Gallery, Mexico City – MX

2019

Ghosting Love, Annka Kultys Gallery, London – UK
New Positions, solo project with Deak Erika Gallery at Art Cologne, Cologne – DE
Tomorrow, Szent Istvan Kiraly Museum, Székesfehérvár – HU

2017

Shaping Realities, Deák Erika Gallery, Budapest – HU

2016

UnderCovered, Kunstklag Gallery, Munich – DE

2015

OverColored, Deák Erika Gallery, Budapest – HU
EastMeetsWest, Wesport Arts Center, Westport – US

2014

Painted Paint, Paksi Képtár, Paks – HU
Out of Order, Contemporary Architecture Center Project Gallery, Budapest – HU

2013

Temporary Closed, Deák Erika Gallery, Budapest – HU
When Time Speeks, Chimera Proyect Gallery, Budapest – HU

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021

The Better Self, Fold Gallery, London – UK
Salón ACME, project with Annka Kultys Gallery, Mexico City – MX

2020

Solid Fiction, Emsdettener Kunstverein, Emsdetten – DE
Ghosting Love, Esterhazy Castle, Eisenstadt – AT

2019

Esterházy Art Award 2019, Ludwig Museum, Budapest – HU
Expo Chicago (Duo show with Stine Deja), project with Annka Kultys Gallery, Chicago – US
Falling Out the Rythm (Duo show with Małgorzata Szymankiewicz), BWA Warszawa, Warsaw – PL
BuBu 02, (Duo show with Zsolt Bodoni), Eleven Twenty Project, Buffalo – US
Falling Out the Rythm (Duo show with Małgorzata Szymankiewicz), Deák Erika Gallery, Budapest – HU
hu_Hungarian (Touring Exhibition), White Conduit Projects, London – UKCarry On, Fold Gallery, London – UK

2018

CACOPTOPIA 03, Annka Kultys Gallery, London – UK

2017

Abstract Hungary, Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst und Medien, Graz – AT

2015

Everyone Has Right, ICA-D, Dunaújváros – HU
Don’t bring me flowers, 68 Projects, Berlin – DE

2014

Abstract Variations, Trapéz Gallery, (curated by Imre Bak), Budapest – HU
Haunting Monumentality, MSU Zagreb, (curated by Áron Fenyvesi), Zagreb – HR

2013

Eszterházy Prize, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest – HU
X-Ray Texture Pack, Ulrike Hrobsky Gallery, Vienna – AT

2012

Loop, Virág Judit Gallery, Budapest – HU

2011

Wir Waren Leipziger, Labor Gallery, Budapest – HU
Budapest Áramlat, Virág Judit Gallery, Budapest – HU

PUBLICATIONS

2019

Abstract Hungary – Texts by Dávid Fehér, Áron Fenyvesi, Michael Wimmer, Mónika Zsikla, co-published with Künstlerhaus, Halle für Kunst und Medien, Graz, Sternberg Press
Márton Nemes: Ghosting Love – Texts by John Brennan, Annka Kultys Gallery, London (exh. cat) (forthcoming)

2014

Márton Nemes: Megfestett festék – Painted Paint – Edited by Zoltán Prosek, text by Dávid Fehér, Paksi Képtár, Hungary (exh. cat)

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY (ARTICLES & REVIEWS)

2018

Rieder, Gábor. “Interview with Márton Nemes.” Artkartell (October 2018) (online)
“In 2018, Deák Erika Gallery’s exhibition of Nemes Márton is the most beautiful stand.” ArtMagazin (October 2018) (online)
Timofejev, Sergej. “Art Cologne 2018 A sea of art on three levels.” Arterritory.com (April 2018) (online)
Hering, András. “The Creator of the Week: Márton Nemes.” Phenomenon (January 2018) (online)

2017

Sipos, Tünde “Generational Dialogues In Painting.” PRAE (July 2017) (online)
Dávid, Fehér. “Márton Nemes, Shaping Reality.” Balkon (July 2017): 9 – 13

2016

Kegyes, Julia. “I do not want to be afraid, the rest come from you. Interview with Márton Nemes” ArtPortal (January 2016) (online)

2015

A.S. Boros, Phyllis. “Translates artist’s vision” Westport News (May 2015) (online)
Gábor, Ébli. “Material? Experiments” Balkon (February 2015): 31 – 33

2014

Gárdonyi, Laszlo. “Examination of Modernity – For Paintings by Nemes Márton” Mozgó Világ (January 2014): 38 – 43

AWARDS, GRANTS & RESIDENCIES

2019

Esterházy Art Award (one of three winners), Budapest – HU
Bu-Bu Residency, Buffalo – US

2015

Residency at Westport Art Center, Westport – US

2014

Residency Salzburg, Land Salzburg – AT

2012

Ludwig Prize Winner – DE