Koller Margit

szobrok, installációk, videók és fotók


I’m a Budapest based fine artist, PhD student, working with varied medium like video installations, videos, sculptures and also photography. I’m focusing on the field of big scale installations and environments connecting the perception of our surrounding space and time. I don’t believe in absolute truth or general parameters, but the individuum and its subjective experiences. But how could the different individuals not separate in a globalized world with its globalized time and impersonal spaces? With my works I try to inhabit given spaces in site-specific way. I rarely make autonomous artwork: I always experiment with building my own space in real or virtual platforms tuned to the given exhibition situation. I want to lead the public’s gaze into their current surrounding space and time. I work mostly with architectural motifs, as door, window and stairs: I project videos on them or build them, but I always mix the time and space in a way which suggest the viewer to rethink his basic sensory skills to get a weapon against the manipulation of the authority.
My doctoral research program’s work title is ‘The non-autonomous artwork‘. I tend focus on that kind of spatial genres and artworks both in my creating process and my theoretical research, which are as opposed to forcing and endlessly repeating the officially ready-made answers to the viewer (propaganda art, commemorative representation, illustrating beauty ideals, etc.), the site-specific installations and environmental art could activate the spectator via raising questions: for comprehension the viewer has to look out of his habitual, ingrained system. The ‘total installation’ in its structured and manipulative spaces builds on the reaction of the body through its perceptual skills to the space around and force the mind into a self-reflective mode.


2015 –
HUFA, Doctoral Programme (DLA)
Research topic: The Non-autonomous Artwork, Supervisor: dr. habil. Valéria Sass DLA
2009 – 2015
Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Faculty of Sculpture
2014 – 2015
HUFA, Faculty of Fineart Teacher
Erasmus Program, Academy of Fine Arts, Prague (Monumental Art class, Intermedia)
2005 – 2009
Secondary School of Fine and Applied Arts, Faculty of Sculpture

Solo exhibitions

Suspended (Óbudai Társaskör Gallery, Budapest)
Scale (with Ágnes Hardi, Artus Studio Gallery, Budapest)
Pass it on (with Manuel F. Contreras, 2B Gallery, Budapest)
Three Doors (Parthenon-friese Hall, Budapest)
Timetrack (Labor Gallery, Budapest)
Hesse’s Permanency (HUFA)
Segment (in the baroque Calvary of the HUFA)

Selected group exhibitions

Time of Our Lives? (MODEM, Debrecen)
Memories of Forgetting – Photo / Model 2. (Barcsay Hall, Budapest)
Farm Atelier (PINCE, Budapest)
Salt (Kunstküche, Budapest)
Rootzone (as a curator, Óbudai Társaskör Gallery, Budapest)
Paramnesia  (with 6D group, Budapest Gallery, Budapest)
DLADLA100 (HUFA, Barcsay Hall)
Pictures and Pixels (Kunsthalle, Budapest)
Borderline Case (Parthenon-frieze Hall, Budapest)
Accident (Omnivore Gallery, Budapest)
The Plot Thickens  (Kunstpodium T, Tilburg, Hollandia)
Aperitif (L Art Open Studios, Budapest)
Side by Side in the Middle (Omnivore Gallery, Budapest)
Best of Diploma (HUFA, Barcsay Hall)
Five and more (Artus Gallery, Budapest)
Spaces of Uncertainty  (HUFA, Barcsay Hall)
Young Artists at Nagyatád (Nagyatád)
Your Own Reality (House of Arts, Gödöllő)
Hole (Fészek Gallery, Budapest)
56,3 square meters (Fészek Gallery, Budapest)
National Art Student Conference (Eger)
Sculpture in Built Spaces
(course exhibition in Parthenon-fríz Gallery, HUFA)
Malomkörzés (Artmill of Szentendre)

Awards and Scholarships

National Excellence Program
Peter and Irene Ludwig Foundation Research Scholarship, New York
National Excellence Program
Vígh Tamás Award (for the best sculpture diplomawork)
Székely Bertalan Award
Erasmus scholarship, Prague, Academy of Fine Arts, Monumental Art Class
Institutional Art Student Conference; Sculpture section

Curatorial activities

Parallel Hungary // Párhuzamos Magyarország (https://www.facebook.com/parallelhungary/, MKE, Aula, Budapest)
Error (organizing the exhibition of the university course called Free Spirit of Sculpture, MAMŰ Gallery Budapest)
Two-a-side (organizing the exhibition of the university course called Free Spirit of Sculpture, MAMŰ Gallery and the Doctoral School of HUFA, Budapest)
Farm Atelier (organizing the exhibition of the Land Art Workshop called SzILAC, BASEMENT Gallery and community space, Budapest)
Rootzone (organizing the exhibition of the Sculpture class of Valéria Sass and Ádám Szabó, Hungarian University of Fine Arts. Óbudai Társaskör Gallery, Budapest)


International Lake Velence Symposium, Hungary
‘SzITA’ Land Art workshop, Hungary
Apprentice/Master project, Tillburg, Netherland
Woodcarwing Symposium, Nagyatád, Hungary

Bibliography (in English)