Gyula Fodor

Born in Dorog / Hungary. In 1981 Fodor escaped from communist Hungary. Since then he has lived in Vienna, Austria. Worked part time as a cinema-operator, specialist chemicals worker, seaman, mechanical engineer, taxi company owner and newspaper publisher. Since 2000 he works as a free – lance, independent artist.

Solo exhibitions:

2010: Potomkin Project – a Brief Introduction, Brukenthal Museum Sibiu / Hermannstadt and Ivan Gallery Bucharest, Romania
2008: Noosphere” at Photon Gallery, Ljubljana. In the context of the festival Mesec fotografije
2008: Noosphere” at Minoriten Galerien Graz, during the contemporary art and performance festival Steirischer Herbst.
2008: Eugen Lendl Gallery
2007: Artist book “Noosphere”, first presented at Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Month of Photography in Bratislava, Slovakia
2005: Genova scatti Europei, Genova Centro Culturale Europeo of the Fondazione Banca CARIGE – residency and exhibition
2005: Gallery of the City of Dorog / Hungary/ Károly Kincses.
2005: Semtükvel, Christine König Gallery, Dunaj 2002: Zeichen-Sprache, Grita Insam Gallery, Vienna

Group exhibitions:

2010: Kunst-Sammlung Vienna Insurance Group, Leopold Museum –Ringturm, Vienna, Austria
2010: Kunst-Sammlung Vienna Insurance Group, Minoriten Gallery Graz, Austria
2010: Leopold Museum –Ringturm. Kunst-Sammlung Vienna Insurance Group and Minoriten Gallery Graz.
2009: Clouds Up High-Fleeting Figures in the Sky “MUSA” (“Museum auf Abruf”) Vienna. Receives an artist studio of the City of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
2008: Wien Museum: commissioned work for the exhibition Im Puls der Stadt – 2000 Jahre Karlsplatz.
2008: Presented at Viennafair with Photon Gallery.
2008: More than 100 works printed in the Almanac and the program booklets of Salzburg Festival (alongside work by Jan Fabre, Tacita Dean, Thomas Demand)
2006: Props&Prostheses, Ljubjana, Grad Kodeljevo (exhibition of Austrian artists during the Month of Photography Ljubljana. Curator: Walter Seidl). Thomas Keller Gallery Siegen / Germany.
2004: The Hidden Holocaust, Kunsthalle Műcsarnok Budapest. Curator; Fabenyi, J. Készmann
2003: Kunsthalle Vienna: Attack – Art and War in Media Times. Curators; G.Mackert, G.Matt, Th Mießgang.
2003: Zugluft“, presentation of Austrian artists at the Zurich art fair. Curator: B.Huck
2002: Frieden weltwärts, Peace Research Institute Schlaining (Curators: Elisabeth von Samsonow, Cathrin Pichler). 2002: Atrium ed Arte Gallery, Vienna: „Wien Verschwindet“ (Vienna is disappearing).


Camera Austria. Eikon. Works published in the renowned Vienna-based series “Museum in progress”, which places art inserts in newspapers (Der Standard) and magazines and on poster walls. Photo essay for the theory book Mozart Spuren (Vienna Mozart Year 2006). Work published in the almanac of Salzburg Festival 2007.


Fodor has works in the collection of MUMOK / Ludwig Foundation Vienna, Collection Uni Credit Bank (BA-CA), the Banca CARIGE (Genua), Forberg Collection (Berlin), Collection Jenö Eisenberger (Wien) Collection Thomas Griesbacher (Graz), Collection Peter Coeln, West Licht, Collection Marius Spannbauer, City Vienna, and other public and private collections.

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