Csontó, Lajos
Born in Budapest in 1964

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Come With Me, 2014
Caché, 2013
Pour la vie, 2013

Biography

2007Munkácsy-award
2006Scholarship of the Municipal Art Board, Cite Internationale Des Arts, Paris

Scholarship of the Hungarian Academy Rome
2000Hincz Gyula-award
1994The prize of the Magyar Grafikáért Foundation
1993The prize of the Fiatal Képzőművészek Stúdiója
1992-1995 Derkovits-scholarship
1992The prize of the Művelődési Minisztérium, VIII. Esztergom Photo Biennal
1991 The prize of the Művészeti Alap, XVI. National Graphic Biennal, the prize of the Miskolc Fotóművészek Szövetsége, National Photo Biennal
1986-1992Hungarian College of Fine Arts, duplicating graphics major

Single exhibitions

2014Come With Me, Inda Gallery, Budapest
2013Funny Story, MODEM, Debrecen
20113/4, Óbudai Társaskör Gallery, Budapest (with Balázs Faa and Endre Koronczi)
God Bless, Paksi Képtár, Paks
Selection, Művészetek Háza, Miskolc
2009Selected, Raiffeisen Gallery, Budapest
Lajos Csontó's exhibition, Líceum Gallery, Eger
Viennafair, Inda Gallery, Vienna
Janco Dada Museum, Ein Hod, Israel
2008 Treaspassing (with Csurka Eszter and Kamen Stoyanov), Inda Gallery, Budapest
Common Denominator, Kunsthalle - Dorottya Gallery, Budapest
2007Literature, Budapest Gallery, Lajos Street Exhibition House, Budapest
Bud, (with Imre Bukta) Synagoge, Eger
2006Knit one, knit purl, Cellar Gallery of Vajda Lajos Studio, Szentendre
One Shape is like the Other, Danube Museum, Europe Central Gallery, Esztergom
Human-smithing, MG Gallery, Budapest
2005 Anti-matter, Picture Gallery of Szentendre, Szentendre
Not enough yet, Kunsthalle, Budapest
2004 The music is beautiful, Centre of Arts, Pécs
One-two, Vintage Gallery, Budapest
Bath-projekt, Sofia Public Mineral Baths, Sofia
2003Reflexinger, Kunsthalle, Budapest
Kortárs Fotó, Pécsi Gallery, Pécs
2002 Restart, Vintage Gallery, Budapest
2000You Misunderstood Me, But That's Your Job, French Institute, Budapest
Display, Vintage Gallery, Budapest
1999 Mindent értek apa, Vintage Gallery, Budapest
1998 My God' V.M.K. Photo Gallery, Nyíregyháza
1997 Photographies, Miskolc Photo Gallery, Miskolc
1996 Euphoria, Winter Gallery, Szentendre
1994Gallery by Night, (with Imre Gábor) Studio Gallery, Budapest
Galerie mladych U Recickych, Prague (with Endre Koronczi, Dvoøák Roman)

Group exhibitions

2010Best Before End, Inda Gallery, Budapest
2009A Little Hungarian Pornography, MODEM, Debrecen
Another Time – Another Place, American University Museum, Katzen Arts Center, Washington
New Acquisitions, Rarely Seen Works, Ludwig Museum, Budapest
2008Our Ways, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Dunaújváros
Nuit de l’Europe, Identities photographiques européennes, Gare de Lyon – Gare de Bercy
Exhibition of Vajda Lajos Studio, Gallery, Sfântu Gheorghe, Romania
Open Space, Colony of Artists in Mezőszemere, Municipal Gallery – Deák Collection, Székesfehérvár
Optional Essence – Landscape after 2000, Gallery of Szombathely, Szombathely Segment, Cultural and Art Centre, Gyergyószárhegy, Romania
Alteration, VAM Design Center, Budapest
2007The Pathfinder, Pintér Sonja Gallery, Budapest
Curators – Artists, Exhibition House of Budapest Gallery, Budapest
The Light, Volksbank Gallery, Budapest
2007. évi Állami Díjazottak kiállítása, Olof Palme House, Budapest
Group exhibition of the Vajda Lajos Studio, Contemporary Hungarian Gallery, Dunaszerdahely
Segment IV, contemporary Hungarian exhibition, Igong Gallery, Daejeon, Korea Seoul Internationa Print, Photo & Edition Works Art Fair, Korea
Body Language, Modem, Debrecen
2006Roma in Miniatura, Hungarian Academy, Rome
Narrative, Szent István Király Museum, Székesfehérvár
MovieArt, Inda Gallery, Budapest
Landscape with Double Sign, Kunsthalle – Dorottya Gallery, Budapest
Hungarian Contemporary Art, National Taiwan University of the Arts, Taipei
Sculptors, 2B Gallery, Budapest
Europe-Frieze, Hungarian Academy of Moscow, Moscow
Narrative, King Stephen Museum, Székesfehérvár
Europe-Frieze, Hungarian Academy of Rome, Rome
2005Plug, Műcsarnok, Budapest
For a word, MissionArt Gallery, Miskolc
Neofoton, MűvészetMalom, Szentendre
2004Kogart-salon, Kogart-House, Budapest
XXII. National Graphic Biennal, Gallery of Miskolc, Miskolc
Symbiosis II., Mai Manó House, Budapest
2003Rouge, Picture Gallery of Szombathely, Szombathely
Real Image, Exhibition of Colony of Artists in Mezőszemere, Hatvan Museum, Hatvan
2002 A Little Luxury, Exhibition of the Colony of Graphic Artists in Makó, Gallery IX, Budapest
Vajda Lajos Jubilee Exhibition, Kunsthalle, Budapest
2001 Self-Mythology in Drawing, Cellar Gallery of Vajda Lajos Studio, Szentendre
Three Islands, Rákóczi Museum, Sárospatak
Climate, Kunsthalle, Budapest
2000National Graphics Biennial XX, Miskolc
Budapest Gallery, Lajos Street Exhibition House, Budapest
Document 5, Veszprém, Csikász Gallery
Document 5, Budapest, Mai Manó House
1999No Camera, Vintage Gallery, Budapest
1998National Graphics Biennial XIX, Miskolc
Ornamentation, Gallery of Szombathely
1997 Exhibition of the Colony of Artists in Szeged, Bartók Gallery, Szeged
Idyll, Hetvennyolcas Gallery, Sopron
Ljubljana Graphics Biennial
1996FFS group exhibition, Győr, Mediawave
FFS group exhibition, Esztergom Photo Biennial X, Esztergom
Self-Portrait, Gromek Photo Gallery, Budapest
Bratislava Month of Photography, Gromek Photo Gallery
1995Annual exhibition of the Studio of Young Artists Association, Ernst Museum, Budapest
Exhibition of the holders of Derkovits Scholarship, Prague Hungarian Institute, Prague
Circle, Fire, Place ‘95, Csontváry Room, Budapest
1994Exhibition of the Studio of Young Photographers, House of Arts, Pécs
Collection ‘94, Uitz Room, Dunaújváros
1993March Youths (with Imre Gábor, László Lugosy, Sándor Rácmolnár, András Wahorn, István
ef Zámbó), House of Hungarian Culture, Prague
Exhibition of the holders of Derkovits Scholarship, Palme House, Budapest
International Graphics Biennial I, Maastricht

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