Angaben zu Werke.

Shockwave Evil. 30×50 cm,
acrylic on canvas, 2021.

Shockwave Angel. 30×50 cm,
acrylic on canvas, 2021.

Shockwave Pump. 17×17 cm,
acrylic on canvas, 2021.

Shockwave Orange. 17×17 cm,
acrylic on canvas, 2021.

Shockwave Smile. 35×50 cm,
acrylic on canvas, 2021.

Price upon request


János Brückner

rave 2000 cycle. Work Show 3. 20.11 – 4.12.2021. Brunnentreff Nachbarschaftszentrum-Mitte. Brunnenstrasse 145.10115 Berlin. Curator Dr. Phil. Lily Fürstenow

Fly free and you‘ll be free:
Live life as it‘s good and as one has to live


The ground rumbles from our feet, the house rumbles from our voices. Your brain is shaken by rhythm, the fever will take over your heart.

(Emergency House)

A mass of couple hundred thousand people, marching in extase during the
day with techno music through the heart of Budapest. All in peace and joy regardless of their sex, gender, age, color, musical and sexual preferences. This scene might look completely utopistic from the perspective of our present, but it actually happened in couple following years in the early 2000s.

However, it is not an uncommon thing in the history of humankind that people experience extase, liberty, joy through dance and music in community.

The project rave2000 is celebrating a bunch of these moments from the early 2000s Humgarian party scene.

Using lost archives of then-mainstream party photography, I give new life to some of these pieces of early digital photos, which never had an actual physical existence.

I re-create these images using a special painting technique which I call human printer: this method combines digital, pixel-based image creation with methods of classic painting.

I re-create these images using a special painting technique which I call human printer: this method combines digital, pixel-based image creation with methods of classic painting.

There is only one day, which is different from the others. Open your eyes please,
look around since everyone you love is here.

There is only one day.
It’s beautiful as the smile shines on your face. Do you see how many we are?
The secret that everyone has been talking about

is now opening to you as well.

There is only one day.
Open your heart and let the music in! Enjoy the colors, feel the vibes,
and remember this day:
for the secret is already living in you.

(Náksi vs. Brunner feat. Myrtill)

I work with the imagery of the early 2000s Hungarian party photography, because this was a short period of time where nobody really cared about the camera at a party and now – from the imagined future of those moments – we can experience extreme and contradictional situations and emotions on those images:

ups and downs,
confusion and clarity,
being lost and finding community, dark rampage together with
bright and happy exstase.

Artist Biography


János Brückner

born 1984 in Budapest, Hungary 


2020 – Art in Context postgraduate MA, Universität der Künste, Berlin
2012 – Diploma (MA) in painting at Hungarian Unversity of Fine Art
2010 – Diploma (MA) in hungarian language and literature at Eötvös Loránt University of Humanities

Grants / Awards

2019 – Újbuda Mecénás Ösztöndíj (Budapest Municipality Grant) 2016 – Smohay Prize
2013-2015 – Derkovits Gyula Scholarship
2013 – Eötvös Scholarship of Hungarian State

2013 – Grant of K&H Bank
2011 – Scholarship of Ludwig Foundation 2011 – Barcsay-Prize
2009/10 – State Scholarship


2017 – Accademia Ungheria d’Roma
2016 – Galeria Municipal, Lisbon
2015 – MuseumsQuartier, Vienna
2015 – Studio das Weisse Haus, Vienna
2013 – Newcastle University’s Culture Lab UK (Digital Media) – resident artist 2013 – Futura, Prague – resident artist

2010 – Begehungen Festival, Chemnitz (Germany)

Public performances

2019 – It’s Easy For You – Learning Whiteness (Flutgraben, Berlin)
2018 – How To Feel Better? – Performing Arts Festival Berlin
2017 – Spaßforschung (together with Carsten Lisecki) – ngbk Berlin
2016-17 – Sleeping Beauty Project (together with Márton Emil Tóth & Tamara Zsó a Vadas) – Sziget Festival, Budapest 2016 – SACRIFICE – MU Eindhoven

Works in public collections

Pető Literary Museum, Budapest National Library of Latvia, Riga
Institute of Contemporary Art, Dunaújváros

Exhibition – solo (selected)

2021 – Be Happy And Joyful – Übermorn (Zürich)
2019 – Stupid Things – ENA Viewing Space, Budapest (curated by Péter Bencze)
2018 – Variable Ancestry – Plusminusnula Gallery, Zilina (Slovakia) – in cooperation with ENA
2018 – First-person Substitution – TURBA Gallery, Hannover (curated by Marlene Bart)
2017 – Extreme Presence – Institute of Contemporary Art – Dunaújváros, Hungary (curated by Péter Bencze)
2016 – Tabula Rasa – Szent István Király Musem, Székesfehérvár, Hungary (curated by Péter Bencze)
2015 – Welcome (CONTAIN[ERA] exhibitions, Berlin, Budapest, Bratislava, Prague, Rome, Warsaw, Wien, Zürich)
2014 – The Human Printer – Camouflage (with Zsolt Miklósvölgyi) – Baltan Laboratories, Eindhoven
2013 – Well-Groomed Happiness, Labor C3, Budapest (together with: Mátyás Csiszár, Marian Dörk, Zsolt Miklósvölgyi)

Exhibitions – group (selected)


Virusological – Scope Berlin and Light Year New York
Ostrale Biennale – 13. International Exhibition of Contemporary Arts , Dresden
Leaning on the Past, Working for the Future – Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Wien
A Haven Of Hope – a selection of the ICA-D-Collection – Institute Of Contemporary Art, Dunaújváros, Hungary2019
Ludwig 30 – Ludwig Museum Budapest
It’s Easy For You – Montag Modus / Climata 3 – We Solemnly Swear – Flutgraben, Berlin
Signs of Life – AQB Project Space, Budapest
Connected – East meets West – TOP Project Space, Berlin
Leere Sockel / Entfernte Monumente – OKK Berlin
Be Yoursel e – U10 Art Space, Belgrade
bodylandscapingtime – NGBK Berlin
Text tour – Künstlerforum Bonn
Rock/Space/Time – Ludwig Museum Budapest
Look At Me! I Am Made For You! – Projektraum LS43 Berlin
“…send a sing from below” – OFF-Biennale Budapest, Gallery Knoll Budapest & Vienna
Fierce in Eastern-Europe – screening & performance – OFF-Biennale Budapest