Gideon Horváth


FellowshipEastern European Network

City, Country:

Budapest, Hungary




Sept 2022 - Dez 2022

Photo: Zsuzanna Simon

Born in Berlin/GDR in 1990.

Gideon Horváth is an interdisciplinary visual artist based in Budapest/Hungary, working with a wide range of media including videos, photos and sculptural installations. Conceptually, he grapples principally with ecological, queer and new materialist theories. His works question anthropocentrism and dualistic worldviews, always creating space for sensual and intuitive ways in which audiences experience his focal topics. His most recent works are inspired by queer ecological theories, criticizing the heteronormative standards that we impose upon nature and, by extension, ourselves.

In his sculptural installations he works predominantly with beeswax, which he deems a »queer material«, being as it is both very sensitive and highly resilient. The wax has the qualities of being ambivalent, fluid and constantly becoming, notions that are at the heart of Horváth’s work.

Horváth gained a Bachelor’s degree in cinematic studies from University Paris VIII., Paris/France (2010–2013), before continuing his education at the Intermedia faculty in the University of Fine Arts of Budapest (2014/2015). He currently lives and works in Budapest and exhibits internationally. His works feature in both public and private collections.

His solo exhibitions include Kiss of the Sun at ENA Viewing Space, Budapest (2022) and Faun Realness at ISBN Gallery, Budapest (2021). He has participated in a number of group exhibitions, such as Sensory Tales at Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna/Austria (2022), They/Them/Their: Naturally Not Binary at IMT Gallery, London/UK (2022), An eclectic attempt to complete the torso in my head at UGM Studio, Maribor/Slovenia (2022) and Hope is not Desire at Sopa Gallery, Kosice/Slovakia (2022). He is founding member of xtro realm artist group and was curator and artist of the xtro realm project ACLIM! Agency for Climate Imaginary (2019–2021) in the contexts of OFF-Biennale Budapest with Anna Zilahi and Rita Süveges. In 2020 he was resident at the Cité International des Arts, Paris.

Photo: Zsuzanna Simon