27 & 28 April 2019

Oslo Opens Reference group
Astrup Fearnley Museum for Moderne Art
Atelier Nord
Billedkunstnerne i Oslo og Akershus (BOA)
Forbundet Frie Fotografer (FFF)
Kunstnernes Hus
The National Museum of Art, Archtecture and Design
Norsk Billedhoggerforening (NBF)
Norske Kunsthåndverkere Oslo og Akershus (NKOA)
Norsk senter for teknologi i musikk og kunst (NOTAM)
Norske tekstilkuntnere/SOFT
Tegnerforbundet (TF)
Young Artists Society (UKS)

Virag, Istvan

photography, video, installation

My artistic practice is influenced by social and economic aspects of globalisation, mobility, belonging and transformation. Through continuous balancing between documentary approach and conceptual methods, I immerse myself in topics that are shaping our world, such as industrial growth, infrastructural development, pollution. At the same time I reflect on specific aspects of the photographic and camera-based media.

Member of FFF

Yuj 2017 highres cover 04
Yujiapu Towers #8, 2017, giclée print, 90x60 cm
Yujiapu dream webres 4
Yujiapu Towers #1, 2017, giclée print, 90x60 cm
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Yujiapu Towers #7, 2017, giclée print, 90x60 cm
Yujiapu towers webres install 01
Yujiapu dream, Yujiapu towers #1–5, installation view, Høstutstilling (2018)



2013-16. Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Norway)
2015-15. School of Visual Arts, New York, exchange program (USA)
2009-09. Bilder Nordic School of Photography (Norway)
2004-06. University of Pecs (Hungary) – MSc in Economics (Hungary)
2000-04. Budapest Business School (Hungary) – BSc in Economics (Hungary)


2019. (upcoming) Podium, Oslo
2015. Herein is True and Accurate, White Box Gallery, Oslo National Academy of the Arts


2018. Høstutstilling, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
2018. Bjørka Jubileumsutstilling, Fotogalleriet, Oslo
2017. Screengrab, Akademirommet, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
2016. Avgangsutstilling 2016, BFA, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo
2016. Cosmic Glitch, Rogaland Kunstsenter, Stavanger
2015. Keeper, Tapper, Poker, Bot, Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Skylight, Oslo
2015. Let`s Wait For the Group, Chambre d`Amis, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Vienna
2015. Inter-Nation-Move, Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vilnius
2015. Site/specific, School of Visual Arts, New York
2015. Generation 80s, Month of Photography 2015, Balassi Institute, Sofia
2014. Images of Memory, Nida Art Colony, Nida
2014. Bjørka 15 år, Jubileumsutstilling, Oslo Prosjektrom, Oslo
2014. Fire from the North (workshop & exhibition) Vardø Museet, Vardø
2014. -, Akademirommet, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
2014. PI Laboratory, Akademirommet, Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo
2013. OSLO Bydeler, Galleri Vulkan, Oslo
2012. Generation 80s, Photo Month 2012, ArtBazis, Budapest


2017. Miscellaneous grant for recently graduated artists (Arts Council Norway)
2016. Fondet for Kunst- og Designstudenter (FKDS) Studio Grant (Kunstnernes Hus)


Norwegian Association for Fine Art Photographers (FFF, Norway)
Association of Hungarian Photographers (MFSZ, Ungarn)
Bjørka Studio (Norway)

Open on: Sunday


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