Kitti Gosztola a Bence György Pálinkás (HU)

Residency: May - June 2024

Kitti Gosztola and Bence György Pálinkás are an artist duo Wild Garden Utopia who have been working together since 2016 on projects that focus on the perception and representation of the so-called invasive alien species. Their workshops, installations, videos, and audio works tell stories of green xenophobia, eco-patriotism, the various notions of utility, and ways of coexistence. 

KITTY GOSZTOLA (HU) graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in 2012 Arts in Budapest, where she is currently pursuing her PhD. She focuses on aesthetics and politics of the natural sciences, ranging from material solutions to archival research and collaborative projects. In recent years, her work has been exhibited in a number of institutions, MSUB in Belgrade, Trafó Gallery and Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art in Budapest. She is represented by Kisterem Gallery in Budapest.

BENCE GYÖRGY PÁLINKÁS (HU) works mainly on collaborative art projects, runs experimental courses in public education and creates post-dramatic theatre. He studied for his PhD at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, was a visiting researcher at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL and a recipient of a research grant from the Peter und Irene Ludwig Stiftung. His work has recently been presented at festivals and projects such as Wiener Festwochen, Austria (Singing Youth), Kunsthalle Bratislava, Slovakia (Wild Garden Utopia), Konträr, Stockholm, Sweden (Hungarian Acacia).