Andras Nagy-Sandor is a Hungarian artist and curator based in London, UK. Working mainly within a painting practice he uses curatorial projects to expand his artistic vocabulary and continue experimenting both individually and in collaboration.
In the studio, much of what Andras does is thinking through making and working intuitively with the materials. This is informed by his obsession with the potential disorder inherent within everyday interactions and how people, men in particular equip themselves to cope with it.
The protection one builds around oneself through defensive behaviors, using fashion, competition, games, ideologies, etc. provide the basic elements Andras uses in an attempt to build a visual language that glorifies ambivalence and vulnerability.
b. 1993, Budapest, Hungary; currently based in London, UK
2019-ongoing, MFA Fine Art Painting, Slade School of Fine Art, UK
2015-2018, BA (Hons) Fine Art, Newcastle University, UK
Nov. 2020, Paint Talk presents With Love, online (group)
Nov. 2020, ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, online due to COVID-19 (group)
Sept. 2020, Narrow Boat Exhibition, Narrow Gallery, London (solo)
Aug. 2020, Material Figures, group show with Grace Mattingly and Lindsey Jean McLean, Vo Curations, London
Jan. 2020, Slade Runner, ASC Gallery, London (group)
Feb. 2019, hu, Hungarian Traveling Exhibition, White Conduit Projects, London (group)
Jan. 2019, hu, Hungarian Traveling Exhibition, Abject Gallery, Newcastle (group)
Nov. 2018, hu, Hungarian Traveling Exhibition, GENERATORporjects, Dundee (group)
Nov. 2018, Young Contemporary Talent 2018, Ingram Collection, The Cello Factory, London (group)
Sep. 2018, Art & Liberation, The Holy Biscuit, Newcastle (group)
Aug. 2018, Newcastle University Printmakers, R.K. Burts Gallery, London (group)
Jun., Jul. 2018 Newcastle University Degree Show, Newcastle University and Unit 8 at Copeland Park, London
Mar. 2018, Newcastle University Printmakers, Long Gallery, Newcastle University, Newcastle (group)
Mar. 2018, Your Space, Jane Doe Gallery, Newcastle University, Newcastle (group)
Mar. 2018, Studies, Culture Lab, Newcastle University, Newcastle (solo)
Sept. 2017, Charity Fundraiser Auction and Exhibition, The Holy Biscuit Gallery, Newcastle (group)
June 2017, Page 1, Marjorie Robinson Library, Newcastle (group)
Apr. 2017, Group show, Culture Lab, Newcastle University, Newcastle (group)
Mar. 2017, Fancy a Cuppa?, Vane Gallery, Newcastle (group)
Dec. 2016, The Parade, Newcastle University, Newcastle (group)
May 2016 (The Late Shows), Narrative, Newbridge Studios, Newbridge Project, Newcastle (group)
May 2016, Testing Grounds, Hoults Yard, Newcastle (group)
Dec. 2015, Chaka: the Social exhibition, !VAMOS! Social, Newcastle (group)
Nov. 2015, Crossyear Exhibition, Long gallery, Newcastle University, Newcastle (group)
Dec. 2014, Dover Language Centre, Budapest (solo)
Awards and residencies
2021 Colart Residency, London
2018 Shortlisted for the Young Contemporary Talent 2018, Ingram Collection
2018 Hatton Prize
2020 Beszélgetés a project hu szervezőivel (Interview with the organizers of project hu) on artportal.hu
2019 hu – Hungarian Touring Exhibition on corridor8
2019 hu (Hungarian Travelling Exhibition) podcast on HeyArtWhatsGood
2018 Északi Fény. Fiatal Magyarok Kiállítása Dundee-ban (Northern Light, Young Hungarian Artists’ Exhibition in Dundee) on artportal.hu
2015 Alliterati Magazine 18th issue https://issuu.com/alliteratimagazine
2019 Cinematic Inclusions on Corridor8
2018 Töredékek (Fragments) on Artmagazin online
2018 Fiatal Cinikusok (Young Cinics) on Artmagazin online
2021 Visiting artist at Newcastle University
2020 Co-Organizer of project hu X HOXTON 253 Residency
¬ A mentored, one month residency programme in collaboration with HOXTON 253 Gallery and the Hungarian Cultural Centre London. The residency included a space, artist talk and an exhibition alongside professional development opportunities and studio visits. project hu is an ongoing initiative that fosters cross-cultural dialogue and collaboration.
2020 Co-curator of Slade Runner
¬ Co-curated a show of MFA painting students from the Slade at ASC Gallery, London
2018-2019 Organizer of hu/Hungarian Touring Exhibition
¬ Planned and sourced funding for a touring exhibition, showcasing my works alongside other Hungarian artists practicing in the UK. I initiated the project and organized all aspects, however I had support from co-organizers and the funders.
2016-2017 Placement with Newcastle Arts Team
¬ Assisted and collaborated with the artists in residence: Aaron Guy, Robert Parkinson in Scotswood; from the research phase to the practical execution of their project while making my own artist film.
2016-2017 Curator and organizer of Page 1 exhibition at the Marjorie Robinson Library
¬ Selected final list of artists, negotiated terms, installed exhibition.
2014-2015 Intern at Várfok Gallery, Budapest
¬ Installed and dismantled exhibitions, did administrative work, translated documents, handled artworks, invigilated openings, etc. I also liaised with partners, clients and took part in an Art Market Budapest.
2013-2014 Intern at ArtPlacc, Tihany
¬ Supported events and participants throughout the art festival.