The recent expansion of large-scale international biennials and group exhibitions has significantly transformed the contemporary art world. Alongside the most significant biennials, such as Documenta, Manifesta and the Venice Biennale, now exhibitions in Berlin, Gwangju, Istanbul, Liverpool, Lyon, Prague, São Paulo and Sydney are also capable of mobilizing and convening the art world: artists, curators, critics, gallery owners, collectors, art directors, art historians as well as the broader public. These events are unique opportunities for presentation, that’s why we believe it is particularly important to ensure Hungarian participation. For this reason, through our Check-in Budapest program, we invite curators to Hungary, so that they get introduced to local artists. As the Hungarian partner of these international biennials, we are responsible for the preparation, co-ordination, professional and financial support of the Hungarian participation and play an active role in the production of new artworks.

Biennale of Sydney 2008

Revolutions - Forms That Turn

June 18 - September 7 2008

Curator: Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev
Hungarian participant: Attila Csörgő

Biennale of Sydney 2008

Manifesta 7

July 19 - November 2 2008
Trentino, South-Tirol, Italy

Curators: Adam Budak, Anselm Franke / Hila Peleg, Raqs Media Collective
Hungarian participants: Miklós Erhardt, Little Warsaw

Manifesta 7

Ship of Fools” film project at the Museum Kiscelli -Municipal Picture Gallery

Biennale Puglia, 2008.

The XIII Edition of the Biennial of young artist from Europe and the Mediterranean

Date: 22-31 May 2008
Location: Puglia, Italy
Hungarian participants: Zsófia Bérczi, Miklós Surányi

Biennale Puglia, 2008

5th Berlin Biennale

5 April – 15 June 2008

Films from the Archive of the Balázs Béla Studio
Arsenal Cinema, 22.04.2008, 19:00 - 22:00 Kino 1

Night program of the 5th berlin biennial for contemporary art
Arsenal Cinema, Potsdamer Strasse 2, D-10785 Berlin, U2, S1/S2/S25 Potsdamer Platz  



September 8 – November 4 2007
curators: Ovul Durmusoglu, Marcus Graf, Borga Kanturk, Pelin Uran, Adnan Yildiz

Hungarian participants: Luca Gőbölyös and Dániel Tésy.

Nightcomers is one of the night programme projects of the 10th International Istanbul Biennial, perhaps the most somnambulist. The conceptual structure of the project was based on the concept of "dazibao" used by Hou Hanru in reference to wall-mounted posters produced by the public during the Chinese Revolution.

Istanbul Biennial


Documenta 12 blog

One aim of the study-trip supported by ACAX | Agency for Contemporary art Exchange and was to provide the Hungarian audience with a lot of up to date information on one of Europe’s most significant art events. Thus the grantees, Zsuzsa Laszlo and Nora Somlyody, in addition to their other publications, started a blog, which can be enriched by the readers questions and comments.


Prague Biennale 3

Glocal and Outsiders: Connecting Cultures in Central Europe

24 May – 26 September 2007
Hungarian curators: Gergely László, Kati Simon

For the Prague Biennale 2007, the Hungarian curators have been selecting artworks by young artists from Hungary using different media: video, photography, drawing, installation. The scope of selected works ranges from those motivated by intimate, personal stories to politically and socially inspired pieces. They investigate basic human questions about the perception of time, transiency, personal memories, and examine the problematics of moral values and tolerance from various aspects. Embracing the complexity of our everyday realities the selected works – either focussing on the intimate, private sphere or on the wider social/political context – share similar sensitivities and rather personal approach.

10. Triennale Kleinplastik 2007


Fellbach, 23 June – 23 September 2007
curator: Matthias Winzen
Hungarian participant: Antal Lakner

São Paulo Biennial 2006

How To Live Together

7 October - 17 December 2006.
Fundação Bienal de São Paulo
Hungarian participant: Antal Lakner