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Andreas Fogarasi (Vienna, 1977) uses forms of display that are reminiscent of minimalism and conceptual art to explore questions of space and representation. Between a documentary and a sculptural practice, he critically analyses the aestheticization and economization of urban space and the role of architecture and the cultural field in contemporary society. Incorporating video, sculpture and installation in wide-sweeping discursive webs, Fogarasi confronts the viewer with fault lines in historiography, imagineering, and the creation of cultural identities. Yet, as much as his works are referential and seemingly didactic, their momentum is developed precisely from their formal and aesthetic presence.

Recent solo exhibitions include 1998, Ludwig Forum, Aachen; Georgetown, Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Vienna (2010); 2008, MAK, Vienna; Support Surface, Galerie Cortex Athletico, Bordeaux; Információ, Ernst Museum, Budapest; Fairview, Lombard Freid-Projects, New York (2008). He participated in Manifesta 4, Frankfurt am Main (2002) and the 52. Biennale di Venezia (2007), where his exhibition Kultur und Freizeit at the Hungarian Pavilion was awarded the Golden Lion for best national participation. His work has been included in numerous group shows at institutions like Grazer Kunstverein, Graz; Mücsarnok, Budapest; Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf; MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles; European Kunsthalle, Cologne; MSU, Zagreb; CAC, Vilnius; and Palais de Tokyo, Paris. His exhibition Constructing / Dismantling is running at CAAC, Seville (Sept. 22 – Jan. 15, 2012).

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