Iosif Király b. 1957

Iosif KIRÁLY is a Romanian visual artist, architect, and educator. His work investigates the relationship between perception, time, synchronicity and memory through photography, installation-art, drawing and more recently, video. He has initiated, coordinated, and, together with architects, visual artists, and anthropologists, participated in research projects related to the changes having occurred in post-communist Romania: D-Platform, RO-Archive, Triaj, Tinseltown. During the 1980s, Iosif Király became active in the mail art network, an international underground movement established by Fluxus. After 1989, he exhibited both individually and within the subREAL* group.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2020   Letting the Days Go By, Water Flowing Underground, Anca Poterasu Gallery, Bucharest; MATCA artspace, Cluj Napoca/Ro
2019   Eroii au fost şi ei oameni ca noi, WASP, Bucharest/Ro
2019   Ocoliri și Reveniri; momente, locuri, oameni. Art Museum Galați/Ro
2019    88 Clouds Will Rain for You, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp/Be (within Europalia festival)
2019    88 Clouds Will Rain for You, Musica, Impulscentrum voor Muziek/ Provinciaal Domein Dommelhof/ CC Palethe/ Gemeente Pelt (within Europalia Festival)
2019    subREAL  Listening to Sculpture în Tmisoara, Casa Artelor, Timișoara/Ro
2019    subREAL  Serving Art Again, Paris Photo/Fr şi Jecza Gallery, Timișoara/Ro
2018    Closed Doors, Open Envelopes, early works 1995 2000, MNAC, Bucharest/Ro
Synapses, Borderline Art Space, Iasi/Ro
2018    87 Clouds Will Rain for You (in collaboration with Chritine Ulke), UNAgaleria and WASP in the frame eXplore Festival #13, Bucharest/Ro
2016   Stand by   memoria impachetata. – Muzeul Tarii Crisurilor, Oradea
2015    INREGISTRAREA URMELOR   De la Performance la LandArt prin Fotografie si Mail Art. Iosif Kiraly si Doru Tulcan, 1970 – 1990. Jecza Gallery, in cadrul TAE (Timisoara Art Encounters)
2014    *Serving Art_1, Intact Gallery, Cluj / Ro
2013    *subREAL Retrospect, SALT, Istanbul / Tr (catalog)*
2013     Fotografia: de la melancolie la trauma, de la document la monument. Galeria Intact / Fabrica de pensule, Cluj / RO;
2013    *subREAL Retrospect, 1990 2012, MNAC, Bucuresti / Ro (catalog)
2013    Then and Now. Between Layers of Memory, Castrum Peregrini, Amsterdam / NL 2013   *Art is Concrete. Dataflow   Camera Austria, Graz / A
2013    In cautarea momentului decisiv – Galeria Jecza, Timisoara / Ro (afis)
2010    Reconstructions – Camera Austria, Graz / A
2009    Reconstrucciones ‐ Museo de Semana Santa, Cuenca / E, in the frame of PhotoEspana
2009     Mapping Berlin – Bucharest 1989   2009, Galeria Posibila / Galeria subCarturesti, Bucharest / Ro (poster)
2008    Reconstruction(s) – Galerie Vrais Reves, Lyon / F, in the frame of Lyon September de la Photographie
2007    Tinseltown, German Cultural Center, Timisoara
2006    In Situ Institut Francais de Bucharest / Ro
2006    Memoria, Gallery Futura, Praha / Cz
2006    East from the West, Galleria Artra, Milano / I (poster)
2005    Blau, Die Erfindung der Donau, Technisches Museum Wien / A (book)
2004    Triaj, Galeria Noua, Bucuresti / Ro;
2004   *Communication 1:1:1, MNAC‐Kalinderu Medialab Bucuresti / Ro(performance)
2003   *Reconstructions, Galeria Noua, Bucuresti / Ro; 2002
2003   *Interviewing the Cities   Stockholm, IASPIS Galleriet, Stockholm / S
2003   *Interviewing the Cities   Bucuresti, Galeria Noua, Bucuresti / Ro
2001    *Interviewing the Cities   Vienna, Fotogalerie Wien /A (cat)
2001    Interviewing the Cities   Montreal,Vox Gallery, Montreal / CA
2011    “Turrated Mansons”, Center for Contemporary Art, Bucuresti / Ro (poster)
2000    Indirect, Profil Galerie, Bratislava / Sk (cat)
1998    *Serving Art 1&2 Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart / D
1996    *Dataroom, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein / D (cat)
1994    *The Castle, Center for Contemporary Art   Ujazdowski, Warsaw / PL(poster)
1992    *Draculaland, Museum of Art Bistrita / Ro (cat)