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    Portrait Bence Magyarlaki, PARIS-B

    Working within the medium of sculpture, installation and sound, Bence Magyarlaki’s practice seeks to uncover the connection points between architecture and body politics, while exploring themes such as intimacy, body memory and sexuality. Sculpture is defined by the artist as a memento to an embodied architecture that we ingest through the various layers of conditioning that our bodies endure under our current capitalist, binary, heteropatriarchal system. Magyarlaki’s work gives form to this embodied architecture: the socio-political, psycho-sexual, spiritual and mental construction of the self that regulates its extention: a constantly evolving-moving-desiring body.

    Bence Magyarlaki (b. 1992) is a Hungarian artist currently based in Paris. Magyarlaki graduated with first class honours from BA (Hons) Fine Art at Central Saint Martins, London in 2017 and has since been exhibiting internationally in the UK, France, Morocco, Portugal, Turkey and Australia. Their latest body of work has been supported by Montresso Art Foundation in Marrakesh. Their work was nominated for The MullenLowe NOVA Awards (2017), and The International Takifuji Art Award (2017).

    Born in 1992 in Hungary
    Lives and works in Paris


    2014–2017 BA (Hons) Fine Art – 1st Class Honours – Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design, London
    2013–2014 Moving image and media design, 91. Stúdió, Budapest
    2011-2013 General Medicine, Semmelweis University, Budapest


    UPCOMING: (Non)Violent Protectors – Montresso Art Foundation, Marrakesh Magyarlaki Bence: Szobrok/The Body
    Schema series, Heart & Cherry Limited Editions, Budapest, Hungary
    Szobrok – Body Schema Series, Miko utca 3, Budapest, Hungary

    Uranus, Waiting Room, Martch Art Project, Istanbul, Turkey
    Baudrand-Magyarlaki, duo with Edith Baudrand, Galerie IAWT, Paris, France
    (entre-deux) CORPS, duo with Isabel Alonso-Vega, Montresso Foundation, Marrakesh, Morocco


    You-Hu, Young Generation of Hungarian Artists, collective exhibition, Kieselbach Galeria, Budapest, Hungary

    AMUSE – BOUCHE, Galeria Foco, Lisbon, Portugal

    INTIMACY: Jerico Contemporary, Sydney, Australia
    Fragile Surface, Fluid Mass: Martch Art Project, Istanbul, Turkey

    Prototypes – MAH Gallery, London, England
    In Limen, Memory – Teatro Romano, Lisbon, Portugal
    S2 Third Base Residency Exhibition – Third Base Studios, Lisbon, Portugal
    Capitulo I. – Auditório Municipal Augusto Cabrita (AMAC), Barreiro, Portugal

    Feedback group exhibition, The Switch Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal
    Anexo 6, Lisbon, Portugal
    UX deconstructed, curated by Carolina Grau, UX Art Space, Lisbon, Portugal

    Twilly’s Minimalist Playground – Saatchi Gallery, London, England
    Painting Beyond Itself (curator), 14TH CINEMA, London, England
    Film in Performance – Performance in Film (curator), 14TH CINEMA, London, England
    “Come” Degree Show I. – Central Saint Martins College, London Big Space – Central Saint Martins College , London, England


    2019 – 2022
    Jardin Rouge Residency, Marrakesh, Morocco
    Third Base Artist Residency, Lisbon, Portugal


    Radical Craft. Contemporary Craft & Design in Europe, Direktorenhaus – Museum für Kunst Handwerk Design, edited by Pascal Johanssen, Berlin, Germany

    YOU HU, Young Hungarian Contemporaries, Kieselbach Galeria, edited by Zita Sàrvàri, Budapest, Hungary

    (entre-deux) corps : Bence Magyarlaki / Isabel Alonso Vega, #20 série Jardin Rouge, Artists in Residence, published by Montresso Art Foundation


    The MullenLowe NOVA Awards (nominated)
    The International Takifuji Art Award (nominated)