András Blazsek


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2021, 2022


Oct 2021 - Oct 2021

Jan 2022 - Feb 2022

Born in Dunajská Streda/Czechoslovakia in 1984.

András Blazsek is a research-based mixed-media artist who works in sound, sculpture and installation. His work currently focuses on sonification and reverse sonification; more specifically, the translation of different kinds of information into sound, and sound into architectural environments.

His first sound performances processed the mechanical noise of analog instruments through frequency filters to explore the full spectrum of sound in everyday objects. In more recent installations, he has studied the representation of technology through historical experiments with scientific instruments developed to treat diseases with frequencies.

Blazsek studied sculpture at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in Budapest/Hungary, subsequently completing postgraduate studies at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne/Germany. He is a founding member of the artist collective BA-Unrated with whom he organized and co-curated the +3dB Contemporary Sound Art Festival in Budapest.

He has been hosted as artist-in-residence at Futura Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague/Czech Republic and Residency Unlimited in New York/USA and has presented work with the Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE), Los Angeles/USA, and the Kunsthalle Budapest, among others.

He was awarded the Derkovits Gyula Art Prize Scholarship in 2017 and 2018, and the Baker-Tilly Award in 2020 for his site-responsive installation at Kunst Im Tunnel, Düsseldorf/Germany. He has received multiple grants for research and international mobility from the International Visegrad Fund, CEC Artslink and the Slovak Arts Council.

Since 2019, he has worked as a part-time lecturer at the School of Creative Media at the City University of Hong Kong/Hong Kong and at the Academy of Visual Arts at Hong Kong Baptist University.