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Brigitta Kocsis

Brigitta Kocsis
Brigitta Kocsis continues to explore the space between representation and abstraction. By exploring the limitation of both she arrives at an image of collapse where the abstraction causes the figurative image to give way within an abstract field. The compositions are focused on investigating the shifting concepts of the human body and its environment. Contemporary discoveries in anatomical technologies have profoundly changed how one perceives the human body. In Kocsis’ current project Secret Mechanisms the human figures like actors depicting a kind of abhorrent contemporary beauty in the age where science fiction and artificial body parts are no longer fiction. Secret Mechanisms explores how technology can alter perception by interacting with the methods and processes involved in how the human body works. The tension contained within the bodies of the characters, due to the pervasive technologies, communicates a sense of contemporary environment in its fractured state. Brigitta Kocsis 1966 born in Sarospatak, Hungary Lives and works in Berlin, Germany Education 2002-05 BFA, Visual Arts, Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Vancouver, Canada 1997 Western Front Multimedia Program, Vancouver, BC 1993-94 Visual Arts Program, Painting, Concordia University, Montreal, QC 1985-88 Advanced drawing courses, with Sik, Rita, Fiatal Muveszek Clubja (FMK) & Szlavik, Lajos, Marczibányi-téri kör, Budapest, Hungary Grants 2010 Canada Council Visual Arts Grant to research and create in Paris for i month and in Berlin for a period of 4 month. 1998 Vancouver Film School, Residency, Vancouver Solo Exhibitions 2011 TBA, Vernon Public Art Gallery, Vernon 2011 TBA, Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouer, 2009 Secret Mechanisms, Campbell River & District Public Art Gallery, curated by Manon Staiger 2007 On An Intimate Dimension, VECC, Vancouver 2006 In The Altogether, Maple Ridge Public Art Gallery, curated by Laura Moodie, Maple Ridge 1997 The Eye of the Beholder, Gallery Sansair, Vancouver 1995 Cooped, Gallery Sansair, Vancouver 1994 Tea Party, Fine Arts Building, Concordia University, Montreal Group Exhibitions TWO - ARTIST SHOWS 2006 Resonance, with M. Lowry, Amelia Douglas Gallery, New Westminster 1995 Proforma, with Folke Kobberling, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver SELECTED GROUP SHOWS 2010 Celebrate the Art of Canada, Petley Jones Gallery, Vancouver 2008 Winter-Solstice, Chapel Arts, Vancouver 2007 Studioshop, Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver 2006 British Columbia Psychological Association Awards, SFU, Vancouver 2006 Terrible Things, Performance Works, Vancouver 2006 Sonoma Wine Fundraising Event, Arts Umbrella, Vancouver 2005 ECI Grad Show, Vancouver 2004 Threshold, Concourse Gallery, curated by Rina Liddle and Sue Webster, Vancouver 2003 The Figurative Show, Concourse Gallery, ECI, Vancouver 2002 Mezzanine Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Theater, Vancouver 1998 Blue Valentine, Grunt Gallery, Vancouver 1997 Annual Artist Solstice Sale, Grunt Gallery, Vancouver 1996 50/50 Fundraising, Helen Pitt Gallery, Vancouver 1995 Wall to Wall, Or Gallery, Vancouver 1988 Marczibányi-téri kör, Budapest, Hungary Projects VIDEOS/SCREENINGS/FESTIVALS 1998 Frenesia Tipica (with SFU composer in residence David Monacchi), Vancouver Community Art Council 1998 Minz & Maunz, (sound by Giorgio Magnanensi) 1998 Imposed Hallucination, (sound by Philip Giborski), SYNC II Film and Video Festival, Toronto, Vancouver Community Art Council, Vancouver Film School, 1998 An Indian Act Shooting the Indian Act, (Editor) Grunt Gallery, Vancouver, British group Locus+, Wells, UK 1997 CRT Doodles, (sound by Philip Giborski), OR Gallery, Vancouver 1997 Stylus , Multimedia Group, (Zev Asher, Alex MacKenzie, Phil Giborski), Video demo, Vancouver Film School, 1995 Proforma, Video broadcast, Production Parade, Rogers Cable Network, ECIAD Media Show '95, Vancouver 1995 Roughage, 10th Improvised Music Festival, Seattle, Washington Links www.b--k.ca Brigitta Kocsis 101 East 7th ave Vancouver, BC, V5T 1M5 Canada +4915156892922 brigi@b--k.ca

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