Matthias Tharang (Amsterdam/London)

Matthias Tharang (Amsterdam/London)

Meet our current artist-in residence (July – September): Matthias Tharang studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, and completed his Master in Fine Art at Goldsmiths in London. He currently lives and works between Amsterdam and London. Primarily working in installation and moving image, the core of his work...
Call for Artists: Igor Studio Residency Program 2016

Call for Artists: Igor Studio Residency Program 2016

***Call for Artists from Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia DEADLINE: SUNDAY, AUGUST 23 IGOR METROPOL is a non-profit organization located in Budapest, founded in 2011 by people from different creative sectors. Our aim is to foster the visibility of Hungarian contemporary culture abroad and to strengthen relations between local and...
Survival Kit for Virtual Reality

Survival Kit for Virtual Reality

A collaboration between non-profit organization ART Optimists (Mykolajiv, Ukraine), Center for Urban Culture (Lviv, Ukraina),  Truc spherique (Zilina, Slovákia) and Igor Metropol Association (Budapest, Hungary). Virtual reality inevitably rises as technology develops. How we are going to survive, to live in this multi-layered reality? The project invites artists, art students, IT specialists...
Open Studio: Penelope Taylor – Home Nature Museum

Open Studio: Penelope Taylor – Home Nature Museum

Monday, June 15, 6 – 10pm, @Igor Metropol Studio Join our current resident Penelope Taylor (Somerville, Massachusetts) for an open studio event where she presents her work in progress. – Home Nature Museum: Budapest – is a display of urban naturalist observation and collection, created and curated by Taylor. Designed...
OPEN CALL for Self-Published Photo Books and Art Zines

OPEN CALL for Self-Published Photo Books and Art Zines

Igor Metropol is partnering up with the fantastic Paper Beats Rock, an artist collective that – together with the equalliy exciting Fotofestiwal in Łódź – initiated a Visegrad Photobook Forum to showcase the work of exceptional artists and photographers from the Visegrad region and to give them a chance to:...
Interview: Claire Waffel (Berlin)

Interview: Claire Waffel (Berlin)

The first Off-Biennial Budapest, a festival celebrating the independent contemporary art scene in Hungary, just kicked off with an extensive program, which will go on until the end of May 2015. After seeing „Please Do Not Touch The Ceiling” realized as part of a 2012 residency in Kosice, Igor Metropol invited...
Claire Waffel: Kommerz was yesterday

Claire Waffel: Kommerz was yesterday

Installation and live-performance by Claire Waffel in collaboration with sound artist Pere Ferrera Bertran Thursday, April 30 Doors open: 5.00 PM Performance: 6.00 – 6.30 PM Drinks and chats with the artists until 10 PM Location: Igor Metropol, Budapest 1116, Sztregova utca 1., 4. floor CLAIRE WAFFEL’S installation and performance work...
Igor Metropol Studio available 2014

Igor Metropol Studio available 2014

Are you an international artist/curator/cultural worker looking for a space to develop a new work or simply continue your practice in Budapest? Or are you local and in need for a temporary workspace to evolve a project? Apply for a studio at Igor Metropol Association Budapest! IGOR METROPOL is a...
About Igor Studio

About Igor Studio

Studio at the Igor Metropol HQ available!   Apply for a studio at Igor Metropol, if you have a long-planned project, but so far an adequate space, or a proper time-frame for its implementation were missing. The Igor Metropol Studio is 80 square meter big, and located on the 4th...
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Penelope Taylor

Penelope Taylor

Meet our current artist-in residence, Penelope Taylor, who arrived in the beginning of May and will work in Budapest until the end of June: Penelope Taylor (b. 1984) is an artist, curator, and educator based in Somerville, Massachusetts, USA. She explores the natural world, collections, play and display through her platform Home Nature Museum. She...
Call for New Members

Call for New Members

Igor Metropol is currently looking for new members! Are you an artist, curator, writer, student, critic, theoretician, or activist who is passionate about the arts? Come and join us! IGOR METROPOL is a non-profit organization located in Budapest, and founded in 2011 by professionals from the creative sector. Our aim is to foster the visibility...
Katarina Ševic & Tehnica Schweiz

Katarina Ševic & Tehnica Schweiz

Artist collective Tehnica Schweiz & Katarina Ševic (Berlin/Budapest) spent some summer weeks at the IGOR METROPOL STUDIO to prepare their participation in Les ateliers de Rennes – Biennale d’art contemporain (September 27 – November 30, 2014). Alfred Palestra is a site-specific performative exhibition taking place at the Lycée Emile Zola in Rennes. The project is...
Open Studio: Márk Fridvalszki

Open Studio: Márk Fridvalszki

INNER HORIZONS – New and Old Works, Sketches, Books & Music by Márk Fridvalszki Thursday, April 10, 2014,  6pm – 10pm, Igor Metropol Studió (Budapest 1116, Sztregova u. 1. 4. em) Márk Fridvalszki was invited to stay at the Igor Metropol studio during April to prepare his solo show at LABOR, a presentation of a concept...
Open Studio: Gerardo Nolasco Magaña

Open Studio: Gerardo Nolasco Magaña

Once Upon a Time artist talk and studio exhibition Friday, 24. January, 7pm Once upon a time will be an informal chat about Gerado Nolasco’s process of making art. He will talk about the two projects that he’s developing in Igor Metropol; one  about the influence of technology on painting and the other about Mexican...
Open Studio: Randomroutines

Open Studio: Randomroutines

Finally we can learn something Concert and Exhibition – Tuesday, Sep 24, 8 pm The Randomroutines collective finalized their newest steel drawing “Finally we can learn something”, which was created to be set up at a public square in the frame of Placcc Festival, an annual festival for site-specific performance and art in public space. Before...
Open Studio: Andrea Coyotzi Borja

Open Studio: Andrea Coyotzi Borja

OPEN STUDIO: Andrea Coyotzi Borja “Today I was walking and I forgot who I am” Thursday, July 25, 2013, from 6-10 pm Igor Metropol Studio Budapest 1116, Sztregova u. 1., 4th floor Program: from 6pm – Open Studio of Andrea Coyotzi Borja from 7pm – Open Insitu Works in the ex-Vertesz factory building (Sztregova u....
Andrea Coyotzi Borja

Andrea Coyotzi Borja

Current studio artist in June 2013 at Igor Metropol is Andrea Coyotzi Borja (*1984) from Puebla, Mexiko. In her artistic practice Andrea mostly uses video, mixed media, text and drawing. At Igor Metropol she will finish a project based on postcards, partly inspired by her impressions in Budapest and Jászdózsa and will realize and exhibit...
Opportunity: Curatorial Studies Residency Program at NODE Center, Berlin

Opportunity: Curatorial Studies Residency Program at NODE Center, Berlin

Our friends from NODE Center Berlin published a new call for their curatorial studies residency program. The next residency will take place from September 17 – December 10, 2013. Application Deadline is August 2, 2013! Here are some infos about the program: The Node Center for Curatorial Studies Residency is a program lasting twelve intensive weeks,...
Open Studio: Shandor Hassan (US)

Open Studio: Shandor Hassan (US)

new & developing works on the theme of WAR and SPACE (travel) Sunday, June 16, 2013, from 3 – 10 pm Igor Metropol Studio, Sztregova u. 1., Budapest, Hungary, 1116 Program: from 3pm – Open Studio from 5pm – BBQ on the rooftop Sign in on the Facebook Event! For the duration of three month,...
Shandor Hassan

Shandor Hassan

From April – June 2013, Igor Metropol is hosting New York based artist Shandor Hassan in their Studio. In his artistic practice Shandor mostly uses photography, collages and installation. In his new works, he will continue to explore ideas about space on the micro and the macro scale. More information about his project here!
Interview: Hajnal Szolga, Cultural Manager / Curator / Activist

Interview: Hajnal Szolga, Cultural Manager / Curator / Activist

One of the most popular cities in the Hungary not only amongst local people, but also foreign visitors, Pécs is located in the south of Hungary close to the Croatian boarder. With close to 160.000 inhabitants, the city’s vibe is coined/given distinction by a rich cultural heritage, Hungarian and foreign student life, and many hard-working...