artist, publication editor
(*1963, Dunajská Streda, Slovak Republic)
Ilona Németh is an artist, professor, organizer and curator based in Slovakia. Her artistic practice is a search for the balance between personal experience of growing up in the country marked by plenty of political turmoil and the universal history of the Eastern Bloc countries during the transition period from 1990 until now. She was professor, head of the Studio IN, leading International education program Open Studio at the Department of Intermedia at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava between 2014-2019.
She exhibited widely both locally and internationally. Her solo project Eastern Sugar was presented at Kunsthalle Bratislava in 2018. Her solo shows were organized among others in Bratislava, Prague, Budapest, Vienna, Helsinki, Rome. She represented Slovakia (together with J. Suruvka) at the 49th Venice Biennale in 2001. She cocurated the exhibition series Private Nationalism in 6 countries (2014-2015); Universal Hospitality 1., 2016, Vienna, Austria and Prague, Czech Republic, 2017. Currently working on the international exhibition and research project Eastern Sugar supported by Creative Europe program.