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Csaba Nemes, study for Settlement (2010). Animation (work in progress)

Csaba Nemes, study for Settlement (2010). Animation (work in progress)

Csaba Nemes, study for Settlement (2010). Animation (work in progress)

Csaba Nemes, study for Settlement (2010). Animation (work in progress)

Hungarian artist Csaba Nemes lives and works in Budapest. His residency is supported by ACAX and the Ludwig Museum .

Nemes works across painting and film to recover the complexity of collective memory and diffuse the intensity of public emotion generated by simplistic political rhetoric. During his residency Nemes will develop a short animation made of hand-drawn images based on photographs of a Gypsy settlement in the Hungarian town of Pécs. The work will focus on the closure of the town's mine after the fall of the communist regime, looking at the acute social conflict that the event generated. Painting with photo-realistic techniques, Nemes creates a particular effect that blurs the boundaries between documentary and fictional narrative.

Recent solo exhibitions by Csaba Nemes include The Last House, Vartai Gallery, Vilnius; Jeden Tag ist 1956 (Everyday56), Knoll Gallery, Vienna; Puhányok-Mindennap56 (Softies-Everyday56), Knoll Gallery, Budapest (2009); Remake, Kiscelli Múzeum, Budapest; Pavillon, Wels (2007); Afrikai Nap (Sun in Africa), Menü Pont Galéria, Mücsarnok, Budapest (2006). He has taken part in several group exhibitions such as Let's Talk About Nationalism! Between Ideology and Identity, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn (2010); 1989 - Year of Miracles - Austria and the End of the Cold War, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York (2009); Revolution, I Love You - 1968 in Art, Politics and Philosophy, International Project Space, Birmingham, Trafó, Budapest and CACT- Contemporary Art Center of Thessaloniki, Greece (2008).