Zsófia Keresztes was born in 1985 in Budapest, where she lives and works. Zsófia Keresztes’ sculptures speculate how the real world extends into virtuality, following both a technological understanding as well as Marcel Proust’s comprehension of virtuality, memory as “real but not actual, ideal but not abstract”. Keresztes treats the virtual as something that is “as if” it were real, establishing game theories and What-If scenarios for how digital infestation becomes incarnated, how algorithms and digital avatars manifest themselves in the world and cannibalise sensation and perception.
Her sculptures and installations have recently been shown in, amongst others, at Keeping the Balance, Ludwig Museum, Budapest (2020). 15th Lyon Biennale, Institut d’art contemporain de Villeurbanne, France; ZAT 2019, Montpellier-Sète; Liquid Bodies, Philara Collection, Düsseldorf (2019). Éntomos, duo exhibition with Anna Hulačová, GHMP, Prague; L’Esprit Souterrain, Domaine Pommery, Reims; Orient, kim?, Riga / BOZAR, Brussels / Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow; Sticky Fragility, Gianni Manhattan, Vienna; Facing Enemies, Melting Opposites, Karlin Studios, Prague (2018). Occupations of Uninhabited Space, Gianni Manhattan, Vienna; Abstract Hungary, Künstlerhaus- Halle für Kunst und Medien, Graz; Afterbirth of a Dream, Meetfactory, Prague; Letting Go, Trafó Gallery, Budapest(2017).