George Legrady

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media artist

* 1950, Budapest [H]
lives and works in Santa Barbara, California [USA]

CV | Grants and Awards | Solo Exhibitions | Group Exhibitions | Works | Bibliography | Recommended Links

CV ::

Studied photography at Montreal's Loyola College [CDN] with Charles Gagnon and John Max

Studied Photography and Visual Anthropology at Goddard College, Vermont [USA]

MFA, San Francisco Art Institute [USA]

Visiting Professor at the California Institute of the Arts [USA]

Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles [USA]

Professor at San Francisco State University [Conceptual Design and Information Arts program]

Visiting Professor, Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest [H]

1996 - 2000
Professor of Interactive Media, Merz Academy, Stuttgart [D]

since 2000
Professor of Interactive Media at the University of California, Santa Barbara [USA]


Grants and Awards ::

Creative Capital Foundation grant [USA], 2002; Grant of the Daniel Langlois Foundation for the Arts, Science and Technology, Montreal [CDN], 2000; »Computer Integrated Media Award«, The Canada Council, 1997, 1996, 1992; I.D. Magazine, Best of CD-ROM Competition [USA], 1997; Project grant, ZKM | Institute for Visual Media, Karlsruhe [D], 1996; Artslink grant, National Endowment for the Arts [USA], 1996; Artslink, NEA/Soros Foundation Grant, 1995; National Endowment for the Arts Visual Fellowship [USA], 1995; First Prize of the »New Voices, New Visions« international competition, Voyager and Interval Research Corp. [USA], 1994; »Honorable Mention« [Category: Interactive Art], Prix Ars Electronica, Linz [A], 1994, 1988; numerous Canada Council and Ontario Arts Council grants from 1975 to 1990.


Solo Exhibitions ::

»Pockets Full of Memories«, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris [F]

»Transitional Spaces«, Siemens Kulturprogramm, Munich [D]

»Tracing«, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles [USA]

»Tracing«, Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn [D]

»George Legrady: From Analogue to Digital. Photography & Interactive Media«, National Gallery of Canada; Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography [CDN]

»George Legrady: Interactive Media Art«, Rovaniemi Art Museum, Rovaniemi [FIN]

»The Clearing«, New Langton Arts, San Francisco [USA]

» Nothing Essential Happens in the Absence of Noise«, Watertoren Hedendaagse Kunst, Vlissingen [NL]

»George Legrady: Posing and Studies for Monuments«, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles [USA]/ Galerie Yajima, Montreal [CDN]

»Staged Photographs«, SF Camerawork, San Francisco [USA]

»Staged Photographs«, Institute for Arts & Urban Resources, P.S.1, L.I.C., New York [USA]

»Floating Objects«, London Regional Art Gallery, Ontario [CDN]


Group Exhibitions:

»ISEA«, Nagoya [J]

»Media Model: Intermedia New Image Genres Interactive Techniques«, Mücsarnok/Kunsthalle, Budapest [H]

»Discernment: Recent Acquisitions From the Permanent Collection«, Ottawa Art Gallery, Ottawa [CDN]
»Interactive Frictions«, USC Fisher Gallery, Los Angeles [USA]
»7th Biennial Arts and Technology Symposium«, Connecticut College, New London [USA]

»arts_edge«, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth [AUS]
»Version 4.0: Anticipation«, Centre pour l'image contemporaine, Geneva [CH]

»MultiMediale 5«, ZKM Karlsruhe [D]
»Ars Electronica«, Linz [A]
»Deep Storage«, Haus der Kunst, Munich [D]

»Can You Digit?«, Postmasters Gallery, New York [USA]
»Burning the Interface«, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney [AUS]
»European Media Festival [EMAF]«, Osnabrück [D]
»The Butterfly Effect«, Mücsarnok/Kunsthalle, Budapest [H]

»Fotografie nach der Fotografie/ Photography After Photography«, Aktionsforum Praterinsel, Munich [D] - travelling exhibition [also shown at: Kunsthalle Krems [A]; Museet for Fotokunst, Odense [DK]; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur [CH]; ICA, London [UK] and other venues]

»The 6th Fukui International Video Biennale«, Fukui [J]
»International Video Fest [Berlin Video Festival]«, Berlin [D]
»Obsessions: from Wunderkammer to Cyberspace«, Foto Biennial, Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede [NL]
»DEAF«, V2, Rotterdam [NL]
ARC Interactive Media Festival, Los Angeles [USA]
»ISEA '95«, Montreal [CDN]
»Biennale d'Art Contemporain de Lyon«, Lyon [F]

»Les hypermédias«, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris [F]

»ISEA '94«, Helsinki Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki [FIN]
»Fifteen Years of Ars Electronica«, Landesmuseum, Linz [A]
»Artifices 3«, Saint Denis, Paris [F]

»Iterations: The Digital Image«, International Center of Photography, New York, NY [USA]

Center for The Arts, Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco [USA]

»The Photography of Invention«, National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis [USA]

»Digital Photography«, SF Cameraworks, San Francisco [USA]

»Ars Electronica«, Linz [A]

»Images Fabriquées«, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris [F]


Works ::
° Selected interactive works :

»SensingSpeakingSpace«, 2002 [interactive installation]
»Pockets full of Memories«, 2000-2001 [interactive installation/ CD-ROM]
»Transitional Spaces«, 1999 [interactive installation and online project]
»A Sense of Place«, 1998 [interactive installation]
»Tracing«, 1997/98 [interactive installation]
»Slippery Traces, 1996 [interactive installation/ CD-ROM]
»An Anecdoted Archive from the Cold War«, 1994 [interactive installation/CD-ROM]
»[The Clearing] «, 1994 [interactive installation]
»Equivalents II«, 1992-94 [interactive installation]


Works in Museums and Collections ::

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris [F]; National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution [USA]; Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography [USA]; Musée d'Art Contemporain, Montreal [CDN].


Bibliography ::

° Publications by George Legrady :

Legrady, G.: »Image, language, and belief in synthesis,« in Rötzer, Florian/Iglhaut, Stefan, von Amelunxen, Hubertus [eds.]: Photography after photography: memory and representation in the digital age, Amsterdam 1996, pp. 88-91; Legrady, G.: »The postcard trail«/ »Die Spur derPostkarte,« in ZKM Karlsruhe [ed.]: artintact 3, Ostfildern 1996 [Engl./German; book and CD-ROM]; Legrady, G.: »An anecdoted archive from the cold war,« in Druckery, Timothy/Goldman, Lisa [eds.]: Interactive media festival 1995, [festival cat. Los Angeles], 1995, p. 14; Legrady, G.: »Image, langage and belief in synthesis,« in Penny, Simon [ed.]: Critical issues in electronic media, [SUNY series in film history and theory], Albany: State University of New York Press, 1995, pp. 187-203; Legrady, G.: »Interface metaphors and new narrative in interactive media,« in ISEA - Inter-Société des arts électroniques, Montreal [ed.]: ISEA 95: conference proceedings, Montréal 1995, p. 155; Legrady, G.: »Interface: Metaphors and New Narratives in Interactive Media,« in revue virtuelle 12: »Les hypermédias,« Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris 1994; Legrady, G.: »Who's speaking to whom,« in Kriesche, Richard: Entgrenzte Grenzen, Graz 1993; Legrady, G.: Stockfootage, New York: CEPA Gallery, 1984; Legrady, G./ Saunders, Joyan: Everyday stories, 1980.

° Exhibition Catalogs :

Winzen, Matthias [ed.]: Transitional Spaces, [cat. Munich], 1999; Lab 6: miedzynarodowa wystawa sztuki (multi)medialnej [Lab 6: International (multi)media art exhibition], [cat. The Center for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw], 1997; Schaffner, Ingrid/Winzen, Matthias [eds.]: Deep Storage: collecting, storing, and archiving in art, [cat. Haus der Kunst, Munich], Munich: Prestel, 1997; C3 - Center for Culture & Communication, Budapest [ed.]: The Butterfly Effect, Budapest 1997 [book and CD-ROM]; Huhtamo, Erkki [ed.]: George Legrady: Interactive Media Art, [cat. Rovaniemi Art Museum, Rovaniemi], 1995; Réunion des Musées nationaux, Paris [ed.]: 3e biennale d'art contemporain de Lyon: installation, cinéma, vidéo, informatique, Paris, 1995; Duguet, Anne-Marie/Boissier, Jean-Louis [eds.]: Artifices 3, [cat. Saint-Denis], 1994.


Recommended Links ::

- > George Legrady : Homepage ::

  - > George Legrady's Theory Archive :

° Works and Projects :

- > List of interactive installation projects [1992 - 2002] :

- > »des souvenirs plein les poches / pockets full of memories« [2001]
[website accompanying the presentation of the same name at the Centre George Pompidou, Paris [F] - 04/18 - 09/03/2001]

- > G. Legrady: »An Anecdoted Archive from the Cold War«, 1994 [CD-ROM/ interactive installation] - description :

° Interviews :

- > Speaker, Sven: »Pockets Full of Memory: A Conversation with George Legrady« [12/15/2001]
[published in Art Margins] :

- > Hinterleitner, Karin: »Eternal summer. George Legrady im Gespräch« [2001] :

- > Lovink, Geerd: »An Anecdoted Archive from the Cold War. An Interview with George Legrady«
[in Mediamatic, vol. 8, no. 2/3, Amsterdam 1995] :

° Texts by G. Legrady :

- > Legrady, G.: »Pockets full of memories«
[in rhizome, 08/26/2001]

- > Legrady, G.: »Interface Metaphors & New Narratives in Interactive Media« [1994]
[published in the context of the international symposium »The Moment Before Discovery«, Mücsarnok, Budapest [H], 01/22-23/1996
[previously published in revue virtuelle 12: »Les hypermédias«, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris [F], 1994.] :

° Exhibitions :

- > ¬™George Legrady: Tracing«, solo exhibition at the Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn [D], 12/12/1997 - 02/22/1998 :