Nóra Szabó (HU)

Residency: July - September 2023

Nóra Szabó is a Hungarian artist from Debrecen who is currently pursuing her PhD at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in Budapest. Szabó focuses on the representation of the human body in the context of technological advances, combining traditional techniques such as plaster casting with digital media such as 3D printing. Her art reflects the hybrid nature of our contemporary existence, in which artificial technologies and organic elements intermingle. Through thought-provoking compositions, Szabó challenges conventional notions of human representation and invites viewers to consider the evolving relationship between humans and technology.

During her three-month residency, she plans to is to delve into the transformation of our concept of technology.. She would like to approach this topic, rich in twists and turns, through the changes that took place in the 1950s. A key moment in the interaction between science and art is the scientific shift in the second half of the 20th century, which had a very strong impact on art. Through the emergence of organic architecture, the rise of biomimetics in science, and the growing interest in new materials and building techniques, driven by a desire for a sustainable environment, organic forms have invaded the field of fine art. The biomorphic approach has replaced the former mechanistic design of forms, especially in the area of futuristic rendering of forms.

The three-month residency is organized in cooperation with the Budapest Gallery.
The residency program is supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council. Slovak Arts Council is the main partner of this project.

Title photo – Nóra Szabó: ’Areopolis’- photo series, variable dimensions, 2021