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Media artist David Szauder (b. 1976, Hungary) studied Art History at the Eötvös Loránd University and Intermedia at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in Budapest. He also completed a Masters Fellowship at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture at the Aalto University in Helsinki. His practice employs a variety of new technologies and media, from digital collage, virtual reality, installation and artificial intelligence. The common thread throughout his practice rests in his art historical knowledge and theory, which draws inspiration from artists such as Mondrian, Moholy-Nagy, and the Surrealists. The result is a body of work that proposes a new vision and portrayal of images and historical tropes that should be familiar to us, and yet in Szauder’s representation something seems a little skewed, perhaps even distorted, adding a sense of curiosity and intrigue.

From 2009 to 2014, David Szauder worked as the curator at the Hungarian Cultural Institute in Berlin (CHB). He is a visiting lecturer at the Film Academy, Potsdam, in addition to leading workshops on interactive media in Berlin and Budapest since 2010. Since 2019, he is the New Media Advisor for the Artistic Director of the VEB 2023 European Capital of Culture. The artist has also participated in a variety of international projects as an artist and curator.


David Szauder