János Sugár (b. 1958) attended Department of Sculpture of the Hungarian Academy of Fine Art, Budapest from 1979 to 1984.

Between 1980 and 1986 he was actively involved in the exhibitions and performances of Indigo, a conceptual art group, led by Miklós Erdély. János Sugár has participated in national and international exhibitions since 1980 and has also created several performances, films and videos.

Between 1990 and 1995 he was one of the board members of the Béla Balázs Film Studio, Budapest. He is a founding member of the Media Research Foundation.

Since 1990 he is a lecturer at the Intermedia Dept. of the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, which was established in 1990. He completed an Artslink residency at the Clevelend Institut of Art in 1994.


1984 Bercsényi Club, Budapest

1985 Adolf Fényes Gallery, Budapest

1986 Studio Gallery, Budapest

1987 Liget Gallery, Budapest

1988 Institut Francais, Budapest

1989 Salone Villa Romana, Florence

1990 Lajos-street Gallery, Budapest

1991 Ujlak Exhibition Space, Budapest

1992 Knoll Gallery, Budapest

1993 Knoll Gallery, Vienna

Galerie Freiberger, Mürzzuschlag, Austria

1995 Szabad Mûvelôdés Háza, Székesfehérvár, Hungary

former St Peter's Church, Wiener Neustadt, Austria

Mûterem kiállító, Dohány u. 14-16, Budapest


1980-86 Eighteen exhibitions and happenings with the INDIGO group

1988 5th Biennial of European Graphic Art, Heidelberg, FRG

1989 "A Different View", Experiments in Photography, Ernst Museum, Budapest

1990 "Triumf, the Uninhabitable", Charlottenborg Copenhagen

8 th Int. Triennal of Small Sculpture, Mücsarnok, Budapest (awarded the Grand Prize)

1991 "European Unknown", Palac Sztuki, Cracow, Poland

"Sub Voce" Video Installation, Mûcsarnok, Budapest

21. Biennial of Saõ Paolo, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, SaõPaolo

Trigon, "8x2 aus 7", Neue Galerie am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria

1992 "Revisions", Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, Australia

"Documenta IX", Kassel, Germany

1995 "Ostranenie" Dessau, Germany


1984 "Fast Culture", Kossuth Club, Budapest

1985 "Fast Culture", Kossuth Club, Budapest

1986 "Fast Culture", Kossuth Club, Budapest

1987 "Fast Culture", Kossuth Club, Budapest

"The Circle and the Dawn", New York Café, Kassel, FRG 1988 "Fast Culture", Kossuth Club, Budapest

1990 "Vidéo - performances téléphoniques", Budapest - Albi

1992 "Strecke durch Zeit", Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

"The Repression of Alchemy", Merlin Theatre, Budapest

1994 "The Moment Before which We Cannot Speak About Physics" Hotel Opera's garage, Budapest

"White Hole", Student Island, Budapest

1995 "The Logic Became House",

Tranasrt Communication, Nové Zámky, Slovak Rep.

"The Shortest Labyrinth, Ariadne Unemployed" Perforium, Int. Perf. Art Meeting, Budapest


1983 "This Type of Intention is on the Border of Credibility"

16 mm, 7 min. (standard copy: 1989,) BBS production

1985 "Persian Walk" color, 16 mm, 50 min.

(standard copy: 1989), BBS

1987 "Tweedle" (with L. Révész,) BW, 16 mm, 5 min. BBS 1987 "Fotex Faust" U-matic, 9 min. BBS

1988 "The Immortal Culprits" U-matic, 30 min. BBS

1990 "Faust Forward" U-matic, 3 min. BBS

1991 "Misunderstandings" TV series, 5x28 min. FRIZ production

1992 "Camera in Trouble" color, 16 mm, 70 min, BBS

1993 "Ambigous Window" BW + colour 16 mm, 17 min, MRF

1994 "Faust Again" BW, 35mm, 110 min, BBS (under production)