Adrian Kiss
Budapest, Hungary

Aug 1, 2018–Oct 15, 2018
Adrian Kiss, Active Rail, 2017. Metal tube, linen canvas and clay object. Courtesy the artist.

August 1–October 15, 2018
Art in General, New York

Adrian Kiss’ work deals with picturing different shapes characterized with human, and mostly masculine properties; it is a project about form that explores portraying objects with anthropomorphic attributes. In creating and depicting vases and containers, he believes that there is an unconscious or instinctual way in which the creator of such objects imbues them with gender, in spite of the fact that gender is a social construct.

Born in Romania, Kiss works and lives in Budapest, Hungary. He holds a degree in Fine Arts from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, UK. His work has been shown in solo shows throughout Hungary, Slovakia and Czech Republic, including Through the Gate of Absence, Futura Gallery, Prague, CZ, 2017. Select group shows include Orient, Kim?, Riga, Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow and Bozar, Brussels, 2018; Tronc Metal, CAN / Centre d’art Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, 2018; and Abstract Hungary, Künstlerhaus, Graz, 2017, among others. He was the recipient of the 2015 Esterházy Art Award, Hungarian National Museum.

Adrian will be in residence at Art in General from August 1–October 15, 2018 through the support of FUTURA and the International Visegrad Fund.

Art in General was founded in 1981 and supports the production of new work by local and international artists primarily through its New Commissions Program and its International Collaborations program.

General Support of Art in General is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services; the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the Toby D. Lewis Donor Advised Fund of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland; and by individuals. This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Special Project Support provided by FUTURA and the International Visegrad Fund.

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Adrian Kiss
Budapest, Hungary