Kata Tranker

Kata Tranker is Artist in Residence of the Spring 2014 residency period of  studio das weisse haus.

Artist´s statement

” In my starting point there are situations from our daily life – schemes and patterns which determine our decisions and give us the comfortable feeling of routine. I observe them and try to make a description with any possible tool. I accumulate drawings, photos, collages, objects made of paper or wood etc. during weeks or months. I need to do concrete things, substantive objects – because they can help me to understand the world which surrounds me. It is a basic human attribute: if I can visualize a problem, I will realize it easier.

The output is made of more items which help each other in the interpretation, and also determine the dramaturgy of reception with their spatial disposition.

My work is about how I try to find points for orientation. It’s something personal but also a very common thing. I want to decompose and then reconstruct the daily routine in order to make our subconscious decisions visible.”


1989 born in Székesfehérvár, Hungary


2007- 2012 Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Painting Department, MFA

 Scholarships / Residences:

2014 Derkovits Gyula Scholarship
2012 Scholarship of Mino city – Artist in residence, Mino, Gifu prefecture, Japan
2012 Scholarship of the Budapest Gallery – Artist in residence program, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2010 Scholarship of the Studio of Young Artists’ Association – Artist in residence program, Nykarleby, Finland
2009 Erasmus Scholarship – HAW-Hamburg, Germany

Selected Exhibitions:

2014 Derko.Pecsi.2014, Kunsthalle, Budapest
2013 Repechage, Viltin gallery, Budapest (solo)
2013 ‘Betuszedes’, Gallery by Night, Studio gallery, Budapest
2013 Liget30 – independent reactions, Olof Palme house, Budapest
2012 International artist exchange
2012 Aterlierfrankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
2012 Mino Paper Art Village Project, Washi Museum, Mino, Japan
2011 Speaks for itself, Hungarian National Gallery, Budapest



landscape with jungle_installation_2012
landscape with jungle, installation, 2012

power demonstration for small ones_installation_2013
power demonstration for small ones, installation, 2013

Housekeeping for daily rutin(detail)_paper photo wood ink_80x50cm_2014
Housekeeping for daily rutin(detail), paper, photo,
wood ink, 80×50 cm, 2014

hommage a Sisyphus_wood glass paper stone_150x35x250cm_2014
hommage a Sisyphus, wood, glass,
paper, stone, 150x35x250 cm, 2014

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