For more than eighteen years, I have been living in different Western European countries. I am fascinated by the diverse cultural and social approaches that differ from my childhood experiences in Hungary under the socialist regime. With my background and the experiences I faced as an immigrant, I developed an interest in the relationship between personal identity, culture of origin, and the need for integration.
My projects generally make reference to my socio-cultural context and they are inspired by my daily life. The urban space is crucial to my work in addition to the connections between the political, cultural and historical context.
Born in Budapest, graduated in 2007 BFA, Accademia di Belle Arti, Department of Sculpture, Venice and Master Student by Professor Olafur Eliasson, Institute for Spatial Experiments (2009-2011).
She has won several grants e.g. : Finalist for MOSTYN Open Award, Mostyn Gallery, Wales, UK (2015), Fellowship Residency Program Kamov supported by Department of Culture, City of Rijeka, Croatia (2014), Fellowship Goldrausch Künstlerinnenprojekt art IT, Berliner Senat, Berlin (2011-2012), New York Prize at the Triangle Arts Association, New York (2010), DAAD Fellowship Awarded Artist, UDK Berlin (2008-2009) and Hans Purrmann Prize (2009), Scholarship involving the use of an Artist Studio (2005-2006) and The First Prize, Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation, Venice (2004).
Tímea Anita Oravecz’s works have already been shown in several national and international exhibitions.
Solo exhibitions: e.g. Camping Europa, Spor Klübü, Berlin (2014), Nothing that Exists or Happens is Symmetrical, CHB Berlin (2013) and Transparent rooms – nach hause, Galerie M, Berlin (2010).
Group Exhibitions: e.g. The Travellers, Zachęta–National Gallery of Art curated by Magdalena Moskalewicz (2016), MOSTYN Open 19, curated by Adam Carr, Mostyn Gallery, Wales, UK (2015), Future Nows, curated by Olafur Eliasson, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (2014), Exuberant Politics, Iowa City and Legion Arts in Cedar Rapids, USA (2014), Drifting, curated by Valerie Smith, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2013), In other words, NGBK and Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin (2012), Joy and Disaster, Bunkier Sztuki Contemporary, Krakow (2011), Speak for itself curated by Zsolt Petrányi, Hungarian Nationalgalerie, Budapest (2011), Seeing New York, Triangle Arts Association, New York (2010), Where do we go from here?, Secession, Vienna (2010), Agents and Provocateurs, curated by Inke Arns, Beata Hock, Franciska Zólyom, Hartware MedienKunstVerein, Dortmund (2010), Neue Heimat, Zeppelin Museum, Friedrichshafen (2010), Tusovka New Act, Eastside Projects, Birmingham (2009), Manifesta 7 curated by Adam Budak, Rovereto (2008) and Fragmented Show - Final Show of XII Antonio Ratti Foundation Visual Arts Course, curated by Roberto Pinto, Anna Daneri and Cesare Pietroiusti, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan (2006).
Timea Anita Oravecz lives and works in Berlin.