János Sugár

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János Sugár (1958, Budapest) is a Hungarian artist, filmmaker, and a founding member of the Media Research Foundation that organized the MetaForum conference series in Budapest. Studied in the Department of Sculpture at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest (1979-84). He worked with Indigo, an interdisciplinary art group led by Miklós Erdély from 1980-86. With Erdély he also organized the discussion series Gyorskultúra [Fast Culture] between 1984-1988. Since 1990, he has been teaching in the Intermedia MKE Budapest. His work includes installations, performances and film/video. He has exhibited widely throughout Europe including Documenta IX, Kassel (1992), Manifesta I, Rotterdam (1996). He completed an Artslink residency at the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1994, fellowships at Experimental Intermedia, New York (1988 and 1999), and in 2001 a fellowship by the invitation of Civitella Ranieri Foundation, New York in Italy. His films were screened at the Anthology Film Archives in New York in 1998. He lives in Budapest.

  • PST (Public – Street – Tactical). The Public Art Practice of János Sugár, ed. Eszter Szakács, Budapest: tranzit.hu, 2017. Texts by Dóra Hegyi, Sándor Hornyik, János Sugár, Eszter Szakács, Andrea Tarczali. [1] (Hungarian)/(English)