Nóra Szabó
Honey bones

Cairo Contemporary

1071 Budapest, Lövölde tér 7.

2024, May 2 - June 9

On view 0-24h

The bone sculptures in Nóra Szabó’s installation are characterized by an uncanny mix of the aesthetics of water erosion on geological formations and the traces of the fourth industrial revolution. They are like skeletal structures of a kind of speculative future, while also bearing the mark of fossilized remnants of the past. They seem to break free from the grip of linear time, presenting both the yet-to-be and the no-longer-existing. Their pseudo-archeological appearance reminds us of humanity's ongoing search for meaning amidst the changing narrative of existence. In each of their pieces lurks some anomaly that contradicts the teleological approach to evolution, presenting a dynamic process shaped by different environmental influences, genetic mutations and chance events.

Nóra Szabó's art is an immersion in the contemporary visual representation of the human body. She explores the possible connections between the radical change in the concept of the body and the development of technology. Her research draws primarily on a framework of post-humanist theories. Szabó argues that the natural body undergoes a process of change when it encounters artificial materials, as a result of which the concept of the human body is a hybrid; the artificial is intertwined with the organic. Therefore, he relies on an intermediate basis for his work, combining analogue making with digital techniques.

Nóra Szabó is currently a PhD student at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts. She is a member of the Skurc Group art association in Budapest and a Barcsay Prize-winning artist. He was nominated for the Kepesita Collection Prize in 2020 and 2023. She has had solo and group exhibitions at AQB Project Space, Budapest; Sopa Gallery, Kosice; PINCE, Budapest; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest.


Curator: Gábor Pintér
Supported by Erzsébetváros Municipality - Cultural District Catalyst Grant
Cooperation partner: Bischitz Johanna Integrated Human Service Centre


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Parallel Art Foundation
1067 Budapest, Hungary