- 02. 05. – 17. Sándor Pinczehelyi/Géza Samu (1988), László Fehér (1990)
- 02. 19. – 03. 03. György Jovánovics (1995), Gábor Bachman (1996)
- 03. 05. – 17. Antal Lakner (2001), Andreas Fogarasi (2007)
- 03. 19. – 31. Gyula Várnai (2017), Tibor Hajas (2017)
curators: Anna Bálványos, Géza Boros
Participation in the Venice Biennale, the oldest and most prestigious international art exhibition in the world, has always played an important role in Hungarian art life.
The Biennale also forms part of the museum’s history, as positioning Hungarian participation in contemporary art began with the work of Katalin Néray, the later founding director of the Ludwig Museum, as National Commissioner in 1986.
Since 2015 it has been the Ludwig Museum’s task to organize the exhibitions in the Hungarian pavilion in Venice. Biennial participation also involves a renewed concept of the museum’s role, as well as a collection and archive background. In line with our profile, we are presenting a bi-weekly selection of works from the museum’s collection at the Venice Biennial between 1988 and 2017, recalling former Venetian exhibitions through contemporary visual documents.