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Iosif Kiraly

IOSIF KIRALY  (b. 1957-Romania) works in photography, installation and performance.

Beside his individual research, since 1990 he is member of the collaborative project subREAL* http://www.plueschow.de/fellows/subreal and for the past five years has been also working with a group of architects** in documentary projects related with the changes that shake the actual life and visual environment of the post-communist Romania.
Since 1992 he has taught photography at the University of Arts, Bucharest, where he became, in 1995, a founding member of the Photo-Video Department.

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Selected solo Exhibitions:

“Reconstruction(s)” – Galerie Vrais Reves, Lyon / F, in the frame of Lyon September
de la Photographie
Tinseltown, German Cultural Center, Timisoara
“In Situ” Institut Francais de Bucharest / Ro
“Memoria”, Gallery Futura, Praha / Cz
“East from the West”, Galleria Artra, Milano / I
“Blau, Die Erfindung der Donau”, Technisches Museum Wien / A (cat)
"Triaj”, Galeria Noua, Bucuresti / Ro
“Communication 1:1:1”, MNAC-Kalinderu Medialab Bucuresti / Ro*(performance)
“Reconstructions”, Galeria Noua, Bucuresti / Ro
“Interviewing the Cities”, IASPIS Galleriet, Stockholm / S
“Interviewing the Cities”, Galeria Noua, Bucuresti / Ro
“Interviewing the Cities”, Fotogalerie Wien /A (cat)
“Ineterviewing the Cities”,Vox Gallery, Montreal / CA
“Turrated Mansons”, Center for Contemporary Art, Bucuresti / Ro (poster)
“Indirect”, Profil Galerie, Bratislava / Sk (cat)
"Serving Art 1&2” Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart / D
“Dataroom”, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein / D (cat)
“The Castle”, Center for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski, Warsaw / PL (poster)
Draculaland, Museum of Art Bistritza / Ro (cat)

Selected group Exhibitions:

Ro-Archive, Bruckenthal, Sibiu / Ro
Ro-Archive, Karlin Studios, Praha / Cz
Strategies for Concealing, C-Space, Beijing / PRC
Prague Biennale 3, Karlin Hall, Praha / Cz (catalogue)
"Eternal Crossings” – Photography Center of Thessaloniki / Gr (cat)
“L'Europe en Devenir”, Teil II - Centre Culturel Suisse in Paris / Fr
Social Cooking Romania, NGBK, Berlin / D (cat)
Fuoriuso 06 – “Are You Experienced?”, Ex mercato ortofrutticolo COFA,
Pescara / I (cat)
“NOT SHEEP:New Urban Enclosures and Commons”, Artspeak Gallery,
Vancouver / Ca
“Paradoxes: The Embodied City”, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon / P (cat)
“Sous les ponts”, Casino Luxembourg / L (cat)
“Trans:it. Moving Culture through Europe”, Museale Veneziano, Venezia / I
“Cosmopolis 1” State Museum of Contemporary Art, Tessaloniki / Gr (cat)
“We Are What We Are”, Minoriten Gallerien, Graz / A (cat)
“Formate / Moving Patterns”, Kunsthalle Wien, project space, Vienna / A (cat)
“Romanian Artists (and not only) love Ceausescu’s Palace”,MNAC, Bucuresti / Ro (cat)
“Collage Europa”, The Netherlands Architectural Institute (NAi),Rotterdam /NL (cat)
“Wiener Linien” - Kunst und Stadtbeobachtung seit 1960, Vienna / A (cat)
“Distance” - Institute of Contemporary Art in Dunaujvaros / Hu
“Revolutions Reloaded” – Galleria Artra, Milan / I ; Play_gallery Berlin / D
“In the Gorges of the Balkans”, Kunsthalle Fridericianum Kassel / D (cat)
“Blood & Honey” , Essl Collection Vienna / A (cat)
“In search of Balkania” , Neue Galerie Graz am Landsesmuseum Joanneum / A (cat)
“Rest in Space”, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo / N (cat)
“Empathy”, Museum of Art, Pori / Fi (cat)
"Unlimited.Nl-3", Stichting De Appel, Amsterdam / NL (cat)
"L'Autre Moitié de l'Europe", Galérie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris /F (cd-ROM)
Internationale Kurzfilmtages, Oberhausen / D (cat)
"La Ville / Le Jardin / La Mémoire",
Académie de France, Villa Medicis, Rome/I (cat)
“Transitionland” – Muzeul National de Arta, Bucuresti / Ro (cat)
“After the Wall “– Art and Culture in Post-Communist Europe – Moderna Museet,
Stockholm / S ", Nationalgalerie, Berlin / D, Ludwig Museum Budapest / H (cat)
“Biennale di Venezia” Romanian Pavilion / I (cat)
Berlin Biennale, Postführamt, Berlin / D (cat)
Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen / D (cat)
SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe / USA (cat)
3.ArtSpace + Interface", Neue Galerie am Johaneum, Graz / A (cat+cd-ROM)
“Biennale di Venezia” Romanian Institute / I” (cat)
“Le Corps Photographie`” La Filature , Mulhouse / F (cat)
Manifesta 1, Rotterdam / NL (cat)
“Beyond Belief” – Contemporary Art from East Central Europe, Museum of
Contemporary Art Chicago; Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin; Institute of
Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha / USA (cat)
“010101…” Centrul Soros pentru Arta Contemporana, Bucuresti / Ro (cat)
“Rumanische Avantgarte der 90er Jahre”, Epikur Galerie, Wuppertal / D (cat)
“22 Bienal Internacional Sao Paulo” / BR (cat)
“Mesiac Fotografie” Bratislava / SK (cat)
“Europa, Europa”. Das Jahrhundert der Avantgarde in Mittel und
Osteuropa, Bonn/ D (cat)
Biennale di Venezia - Aperto, Corderie dell'Arsenale, / I (cat)
2. Internatonale Foto-Triennale Esslingen / D (cat)
Istanbul Biennial, Fezhane, Istanbul / TR (cat)
Draculaland, Museum of Art Bistritza / Ro (cat)

Works in public collections: 2000+ Arteast Collection, Ljubliana; The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest (MNAC); Hypo Bank, Frankfurt; Hamburger Banhof Berlin, Neue Galerie Graz am Landsesmuseum Joanneum, Light Work, Syracuse NY, Emprise Bank, Wichita, KS, etc.

Residencies and Grants:
2008-9 – New Europe College / NEC-Link, Bucharest-Timisoara / Ro
2006 – Trebesice Castle / Cz
2004-5 – New Europe College / Getty Fellow, Bucharest / Ro;
2004 - Foundation BINZ39 Zurich / CH
2002 – IASPIS, Stockholm / S
2001 – Light Work, Syracuse, NY / USA
2000 – Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art – Helsinki / Fi
1999 - Schloss Plüschow - Mecklenburgisches Künstlerhaus, Plüschow / D; Kultur Kontakt,Vienna / A
1997-1998 - Akademie "Schloss Solitude", Stuttgart / D
1995-1996 - Künstlerhaus Bethanien and Philip Morris Kunstförderung Berlin / D
1992 – Kultur Kontakt, Salzburg / A; Bosphorus University Istanbul / T;Invited Professor for Lectures/Workshops:
Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam; School of Film and Photography, Goteborg University;
The Royal University College of Fine Arts, Stockholm; Merz Akademie, Stuttgart;
Kunstakademie, Stuttgart; Art & Tech Institute, Linz; Universität Gesamthochschule,
Paderborn; Literaturhaus Berlin; Goethe Institute Bucharest, British Council
Bucharest, SKC Beograd; Univrsity of Bucharest; University of Architecture and Urbanism
Bucharest; University of Art Bergen; Mobile Akademie, Berlin; Yazd University; Center
fro Contemporary Art, Chisinau; European Forum for Cultural Exchanges, Tessaloniki,

Books & Catalogues (selection)
Iosif Király – Reconstructions, Unarte, Bucuresti, 2009
Mariana Celac, Iosif Király – Sectiune Transversala / Witdthwise Cross-Section,Unarte, Bucuresti, 2008
Kastello, Palate ale rromilor din Romania, Editura Igloo Media, 2008, ISBN 978-973-884-044-7
The [Un]Common Place – art, public space and urban aestethics in Europe, Fondazione Olivetti, 2005
Paradoxes: The Embodied City, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, 2005
Blue, Inventing the River Danube, Fotohof/Technisches Museum Wien, 2005
Catalogul Muzeului National de Arta Contemporana, 2004
Iosif Király – Indirect, Published by Galeria Profil, Bratislava, 2000
Art History Archive, Romanian Ministry of Culture (for the Venice Biennial), 1999
Akten/Files, Künstlerhaus Bethanien & Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, 1996
Campaign, the Museum of Art, Arad, Romania, 1995
Nomadic, the Soros Centre for Contemporary Arts, Bucharest (for the Saõ Paolo Biennial), 1994
Draculaland, Ministry of Culture, Bucharest (Venice Biennial), 1993

Selected bibliography
Ileana Pintilie interview with Iosif Király, in www.artmargins.com , 7 Feb 2009
Jorg Colberg - Iosif Király – Reconstructions, in 1000 Words Photography, #2 fall2008, http://www.1000wordsmag.com/
Martin Jaeggi – Iosif Király, in Photo Art, The New World of Photography, Thames & Hudson, London 2008 /, Photo Art, Photography in 21st Century, Aperture, NY. 2008
Photo Art, Fotografie im 21 Jahrhundert, edited by Uta Grosenick and Thomas Seelig,Dumont 2007 /-pp. 226-229
Rolf Sachse – Iosif Király: Tinseltown Buzescu, in Camera Austria No. 102 / 2008
Marta Casati - Iosif Király, JULIET, n. 130, December 2006 – January 2007, p.66
Giancarlo Politi – FOCUS ROMANIA, A survey of contemporary art in Romania, Flash Art International, No. 251, November – December 2006, pp. 90-94
Georg Schöllhammer – Formate_Moving Patterns – Monat der Photographie Wien, 2004, pp. 204-206
Iosif Király – Reconstruc?ii, Idea Nr. 14/2003, pp. 18-30
Dan Dediu – Argus ?i Kairos sau spectralismul fotografic la Iosif Király, Idea Nr. 14/2003, pp. 31-33
Adrian Gu?? – Reconstruc?iile lui Iosif Király, Observator Cultural Nr. 195/2003, p. 24
Oana T?nase – De vorb? cu Iosif Király, IGLOO, habitat & arhitectur?, nr. 28 / aprilie 2004
Gary Hesse: Iosif Király, Contact Sheet No.117, The Light Work Annual 2002,pp.10-15
Iosif Király – Photography, Octogon No. 10/2002 pp.89-102
subREAL – Interviewing the Cities, Paletten, Nummer 248 2/2002, pp.15-17
Iosif Király – Indirect, Artphoto No. 1/2002, pp.26-35
Iosif Király – Romanian Trains, Orient Express, Vols. 1&2 Autumn 2002
Mariana Celac, Iosif Király, Marius Marcu Lapadat – Palatele cu Turle, Secolul 21,
1-7/2002, pp. 424-441
subREAL – Art History Archive, Interarchive, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther
Konig, Koln 2002, pp.233-237
Rosa Olivares, Selective compositions, EXIT nr. 7/2001, pp. 88–95
C?lin Dan – Untitled Celebration, in: Laura Hoptman & Tomas Pospiszyl ed., Primary
Documents, A sourcebook for Eastern and Central European Art since the 1950s, The
Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2002 pp. 281-285
Iosif Király: Câteva considera?ii despre fotografia de art? din România, Balkon No. 8,
2001, pp. 23-28
Iosif Király, Performative Photography, Balkon No. 9, 2001, pp. 58-60
Thomas Raab, Wir sind Content Provider, Springerin VI/1, 2000, pp.53-55
Oliver Marchart - Der Kunst Dienen, EIKON, Internationale Zeitschrift für Photographie
& Medien, Wien, 1/2000, pp.18-25
Ruxandra Balaci – Iosif Király, visions intimes, ArtPress 241, decembre 1998,
***, Die Künstlergruppe subREAL, KUNST- Aktuell, nr 12/95 – 1/96, pp.18-19
Christoph Doswald - Ethno, what Ethno?, Neue Bildende Kunst, 4/5, pp.110-116
Bedri Baykam, Monkey’s Right to Paint, literatür, p.288


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