Andras Nagy-Sandor (1993) is a Hungarian artist and curator based in London, UK. 

 

The main focus of Andras' practice is unpicking the aspirations and ambivalences within his masculinity through the symbolism of armours as a link between painterly, emotional and conceptual dichotomies. The aesthetic of Andras' armours are narrative, in some cases pseudo-folkloric, however they do not need to be read as armours as they are the results of an intuitive design process, an embodied sensemaking approach that is based on Andras' imagination and memories. They are gestures, edges, shapes, colours, patterns, paint, materials with a conscience enveloping figurative moments, interactions between body parts, characters, groups, anthropomorphic multiheaded beings that float between cultures and identities, folklore and sci-fi.

Andras has recently had his first solo exhibition at Fest; Tisztit Gallery in Budapest, Hungary and is the co-runner of ongoing initiative "project hu", which created a collaborative residency, artist talks and a touring exhibition over the past four years.

 

Education

2019-2022, MFA Fine Art Painting, Slade School of Fine Art, UK

2015-2018, BA (Hons) Fine Art, Newcastle University, UK


Solo Exhibitions

Feb. 2022, Bizz bennem/Trust me, Fest; Tisztit Gallery, Budapest, HU

Sept. 2020, Narrow Boat Exhibition, Narrow Gallery, London

Mar. 2018, Studies, Culture Lab, Newcastle

Selected Group Exhibitions

 

Apr. 2022 Emergence, The Room, London 

Feb. 2022, Dream Baby Dream, The Fitzrovia Gallery, London 

Feb. 2022, I'll Be Your Mirror, Boisdale of Bishopgate, London 

Jan. 2022, Why Don't You Dance, ASC Gallery, London 

Jan. 2022, Assemble, VO Curations, London 

Dec. 2021, Paint Talk presentsWith Love II, online

Aug. 2021, Flirting with the Border Guards, Terrace Gallery, London 

Nov. 2020, Paint Talk presents With Love, online 

Nov. 2020, ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, online due to COVID-19

Aug. 2020, Material Figures, with Grace Mattingly and Lindsey Jean McLean, VO Curations, London

Jan. 2020, Slade Runner, ASC Gallery, London

Feb. 2019, hu, Hungarian Traveling Exhibition, White Conduit Projects, London 

Jan. 2019, hu, Hungarian Traveling Exhibition, Abject Gallery, Newcastle

Nov. 2018, hu, Hungarian Traveling Exhibition, GENERATORporjects, Dundee

Nov. 2018, Young Contemporary Talent 2018, Ingram Collection, The Cello Factory, London

Sep. 2018, Art & Liberation, The Holy Biscuit, Newcastle

Aug. 2018, Newcastle University Printmakers, R.K. Burts Gallery, London

Jun., Jul. 2018 Newcastle University Degree Show, Newcastle University and Unit 8 at Copeland Park, London

Mar. 2018, Newcastle University Printmakers, Long Gallery, Newcastle University, Newcastle

Mar. 2018, Your Space, Jane Doe Gallery, Newcastle University, Newcastle (group)

June 2017, Page 1, Marjorie Robinson Library, Newcastle 

Apr. 2017, Something Black, Cultivate Gallery and Organ Thing, Online

Mar. 2017, Fancy a Cuppa?, Vane Gallery, Newcastle

Dec. 2016, The Parade, Newcastle University, Newcastle

May 2016 Narrative, Newbridge Project, Newcastle

May 2016, Testing Grounds, Hoults Yard, Newcastle 


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Awards and residencies

2021 Colart Residency, London

2018 Shortlisted for the Young Contemporary Talent 2018, Ingram Collection

2018 Hatton Prize


Publications

 

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2022 Ezt nezd!-Fiatal Festok Tarsasaga (Look at this!-Group of Young Painters) on artmagazin.hu

2020 Beszélgetés a project hu szervezőivel (Interview with the organizers of project hu) on artportal.hu

2019 hu – Hungarian Touring Exhibition on corridor8

2019 hu (Hungarian Travelling Exhibition) podcast on HeyArtWhatsGood

2018 Északi Fény. Fiatal Magyarok Kiállítása Dundee-ban (Northern Light, Young Hungarian Artists’ Exhibition in Dundee) on artportal.hu

2015 Alliterati Magazine 18th issue https://issuu.com/alliteratimagazine

           

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2019 Cinematic Inclusions on Corridor8

2018 Töredékek (Fragments) on Artmagazin online

2018 Fiatal Cinikusok (Young Cinics) on Artmagazin online

Experience

2022 Co-producer alongside Julianna V. Berta of an art workshop/lecture at Cyprus College of Art

2021 Visiting artist at Newcastle University

2020 Co-Organizer of project hu X HOXTON 253 Residency

¬ A mentored, one month residency programme in collaboration with HOXTON 253 Gallery and the Hungarian Cultural Centre London. The residency included a space, artist talk and an exhibition alongside professional development opportunities and studio visits. project hu is an ongoing initiative that fosters cross-cultural dialogue and collaboration.

2020 Co-curator of Slade Runner

2018-2019 Organizer of hu/Hungarian Touring Exhibition

https://www.projecthu.org/touring-exhibition

2016-2017 Placement with Newcastle Arts Team

http://www.newcastleartsteam.com/#AIR2_SCOTSWOOD

¬ Assisted and collaborated with the artists in residence: Aaron Guy, Robert Parkinson in Scotswood; from the research phase to the practical execution of their project while making my own artist film. 

 

2016-2017 Curator and organizer of Page 1 exhibition at the Marjorie Robinson Library

 

2014-2015 Intern at Várfok Gallery, Budapest

http://www.varfok-galeria.hu/

2013-2014 Intern at ArtPlacc, Tihany

http://www.artplacc.hu/