1988, born in Košice, Slovakia
Lives and works in Budapest, Hungary
Represented by Kisterem, Budapest

Gábor Kristóf studied painting and intermedia at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts between 2008 and 2014, and at Chelsea College of Art and Design, UAL London in 2011. In 2018 he started his DLA research with a working title Form-making utopia / utopia-carrying forms at HUFA, Budapest.
Kristóf is a board member of the Studio of Young Artists Association, founding member of the artist group Les Faux-Fauves and initiator of many collective projects. He was nominated for the Esterházy Art Award in 2019 and 2017 and for the ESSL Art Award CEE in 2013. In 2015, 2016 and 2017 he was one of the laureates of the Derkovits Prize for young emerging artists in Hungary. With the support of Visegrad Fund and Futura Prague he was in residency at Art in General, Brooklyn, NY in 2017 and in 2016 at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris.

Standardization is the key factor for the global network of industries to match the requirements in everyday mass production of goods. The natural development of technologies since the industrial revolution is generally oriented to efficiency and thus just the most current solutions stay viable. This phenomena on the other hand lead to highly determined world picturings, visions for the present and future.

In my artistic work I place my position on the border of the above mentioned realm and the more traditional forms of arts. Most of my series is based on the examination of the outdated of unefficient potentials of certain industrial technologies such as offset printing, die-cutting, colour forcasting or powder coating. Through the experimental work in the industrial field I am aiming to initiate mutation or just simply to point at more organic potentials inherent in these usually untouchable processes and this way to found also new opportunities and concepts for creation.


2021 Chasing ︎, solo booth @ Vienna Contemporary with Kisterem, Vienna, AT
2021 Picnic on the Driving Range, Galeria Schemnitz, Bánská Štiavnica, SK
2019 Works from the gray zone, Liget Gallery, Budapest, HU
2019 Open due to Vacation, Kisterem, Budapest, HU
2019 Dust on a shelf, Galerie Kabinet T, Zlín, CZ
2017 Occam’s City (with Máté Dobokay), Labor BP, Budapest, HU
2016 Melting Point, Horizont Gallery, Budapest, HU
2015 Offsetting, Horizont Gallery, Budapest, HU
2015 Focus in Defocus (with Emese Fodor) Labor Bp, Budapest, HU
2012 Multifilter (with Bence Pálinkás), Löffler Gallery, Košice, SK
2012 Autoimmun (with Tamás Juhász), Ferencvárosi Helytörténeti Gyűjtemény, Budapest, HU
2011 Temporarily Inside, Chelsea College of Art Project Space, London, GB
2011 Temporarily Inside, Löffler Gallery, Nuit Blanche 2011, Košice, SK


2022 Youhu, Kieselbach Gallery, Budapest, HU
2022 AiR, Krinzinger Schottenfeld,Vienna, AT
2021 WAMS, aqb Project Space, Budapest, HU
2020 Finally We Can Learn Something, Kincsem Palace by Kisterem, HU
2020 Sanctio - Sactrestia, Kővágóőrs AT, HU
2019 Exhibition of the Nominees for Esterhazy Art Award 2019, Ludwig Museum Budapest, HU
2019 Vienna Contemporary, Kisterem Gallery, AT
2019 Sacrestia visitation, Kővágóőrs camp, HU
2019 Listing VIII., Kisterem Gallery, Budapest, HU
2019 SCOOTER IV - Action of Young Art, Ján Koniarek Gallery TRNAVA, SK
2019 SEKRESTYE Basement edition, Pince Gallery, Budapest, HU
2019 Bauhaus 100, Vasarely Musum, Budapest, HU
2018 Distracting modernity, Šopa Gallery, Košice, SK
2018 Where do we go from here?, 7.Symposium Lytomisl, Galerie Miroslav Kubík, CZ
2018 Future to be erased completely, Barcsay terem - MKE, Budapest, HU
2018 Time of our lives?, Modem, Debrecen, HU
2018 Meanwhile in Painting, Budapest Gallery, HU
2018 Listing VII., Kisterem, Budapest, HU
2018 Book-object, ISBN Books and Gallery, Budapest, HU
2017 Exhibition of the Nominees for Esterhazy Art Award 2017, Ludwig Museum Budapest, HU
2017 DAAVS, DIG Gallery, Kosice, SK
2017 Parallel Vienna, Horizont Gallery, Vienna, AT
2017 Salt, Kunsküche, Labor BP, Budapest, HU
2017 Save the last one for me, final show at Art in General, Artist in Residency program, Brooklyn, NY, US
2017 Autism as metaphor, Institute of Conteporary Art, Dunaújváros, HU + King Saint Stephan Museum,
Székesfehérvár, HU
2017 Amygdala – Félelmetes válogatás, Miskolci Grafikai Triennálé, Miskolci Galéria, Miskolc, HU
2017 Derkó 2017, Kunsthalle Budapest, HU
2016 Interference, Trafó Gallery, Budapest, HU
2016 Discomfort on a tolerable degree, Povvera, Berlin, DE
2016 Seed Capital, m21 Gallery, Pécs, HU
2016 Limbo Fever, Horizont Gallery, Budapest, HU
2016 What Kind of Creature is an Artist? – The SYAA’s Traditional Annual Exhibition, Studio Gallery, Budapest, HU
2016 Accumulator, Budapest Gallery, Budapest, HU
2016 CONNECTIONS (with Máté Dobokay), Labor BP, HU
2016 DERKÓ 2016, Kunsthalle, Budapest, HU
2015 Timebase, New Budapest Gallery, Budapest, HU
2015 Bibliography, Gallery by Night, Studio Gallery, HU
2015 Creation-works, Budapest Gallery, Budapest, HU
2015 Art Market Budapest, HU (Horizont Gallery )
2014 Revolution without Movement (with Miklós Mécs, Judit Fischer, András Zalavári),, Bratislava, SK
2014 The Most – The SYAA’s Traditional Annual Exhibition, Budapest, HU
2014 Best of Diploma, MKE, Budapest, HU
2014 Private Nationalism, Zsolnay Cultural Quarter, Gallery of Pécs m21, HU
2014 Private Nationalism, Kunsthalle, Košice, SK
2013 ESSL ART AWARD CEE 2013, Transcending Cultures, Essl Museum, Vienna, AT
2013 Subjective Objects, Latarka, Budapest, HU
2013 Ex Co, Labor Bp, Budapest, HU
2013 X-Ray Texture Pack, Galerie Ulrike Hrobsky, Showroom for Young Art, Vienna, AT
2013 Liget 30, Olof Palme House, Budapest, HU
2013 Empire P, Institute of Contemporary Art Dunaújváros, Dunaújváros, HU
2013 Art Market Budapest, HU (Inentio Arts )
2013 ESSL ART AWARD CEE 2011, Nominees’ Exhibition, Mai Manó House, Budapest, HU
2013 28/31 Exhibition of the New Members of The SYAA, Studio Gallery, Budapest, HU
2012 MalomKörzés, ArtMill, Szentendre, HU
2011 Rock–Paper–Scissors; with Klára Rudas and Misi Szilágyi, N&n Gallery, Budapest, HU
2011 Budapest Flow, Virág Judit Contemporary Gallery, Budapest, HU
2011 Sanjeev’s TV Shop, S&S Electronics, Camberwell, London, GB
2010 Elements Cuisine, 4D Gallery, Galanta, SK


2022 VARP @ Meetfactory, Prague, CZ
2021 A-i-R @ Petőmihályfa (HU), by Krinzinger Gallery (AT)
2020 Peter und Irene Ludwig Stiftung, research stipendum for the year 2021
2019 and 2017 Nomination for the Esterhazy Art award, AT/HU
2017 Visegrad Artist in Residency, Art in General, Brooklyn, New York, US
2015-2017 Derkovits Scholarship, HU
2016 Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris – residency, Budapest Gallery, HU + Ville de Paris, FR
2015 National Scientific Students’ Associations Conference, HU
General special prize awarded by the Joint Committees, painting section
2013 ESSL ART AWARD CEE 2013 Collector’s Invitation, Transcending Cultures, AT
2012 Amadeus Art Foundation’s Scholarship, HU
2011 Erasmus Scholarship, Chelsea College of Art and Design, UAL London, UK


TYLER, Patrick: Standardizáció kilátással. Interjú Kristóf Gáborral, Új Művészet, 2021/4 - HUN
SIRBIK, Attila: Az absztrakt leképezés feltérképezése. Kristóf Gábor, Kútvölgyi-Szabó Áron és Szentesi Csaba, Ez nem kunszt, Új Művészet elméleti melléklet, 2021/2
GYÖRGY, Péter: Az eltűnt ország nyomában, Élet és Irodalom, LXIV. /38. – HUN
RIEDER, Gábor: A TÍZES ÉVEK,, link
HERMANN, Veronika: Unvisible Cities – target="_blank"> - HUN
KASZÁS, Gábor: Szabadság a hullámtérben - - HUN
MÁRKUS, Eszter: Y-generációs absztraktok – target="_blank"> – HUN
MÉSZÁROS, Zsolt: Interferencia – target="_blank"> – HUN
FEKETE, Szilvia: Unotodox absztrakció – Élet és Irodalom, LXI./3. – HUN
Melting Point featured on Footnotes on Art, and Art Viewer – ENG
Melting Point – exhibition catalogue published by Horizont Gallery – HUN/ENG
Porté az Artmagazin Online hU36 sorozatában – HUN
GÖMÖR, Béla: Ipari Antiforradalom – Műértő, 2016 dec.-2017 jan. – HUN
A (2) HÉT MŰTÁRGYA – 01.: Heidi (Kristóf Gábor) – – HUN
VÁNYA, Zsófia : Talán limbó? – target="_blank"> – HUN
VÁNYA, Zsófia : Heidik és kidobott matracok – – HUN
MARGL, Ferenc: Ki az a Heidi? – – HUN
KOSINSKY, Richárd : Klisé után eredeti – - HUN
MÉLYI, József : Arányos ofszetek – Élet és Irodalom, LIX./25. - HUN
KOCSIS, Katica : Funkicóvesztett, selejt nyomólemezek mint műalkotások – - HUN
‘Although the borders are still there, they no more need to be controlled’ – - ENG
Offsetting - Horizont Gallery – HUN/ENG