Author Archive
Matthias Tharang (Amsterdam)

Matthias Tharang (Amsterdam)

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 is to challenge patterns of...
Call for Artists: Igor Studio Residency Program 2016

Call for Artists: Igor Studio Residency Program 2016

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 international artists, curators, cultural workers and other art professionals. Beside organising on-off projects like exhibitions or workshops, we...
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 and game developers to take...
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 as an ongoing platform, it...
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...
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: – be part of the...
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 to develop a...
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...
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!