Virág Szálas-Motesiczky HU/SK (1990) was born in the former Czechoslovakia during the period of the transfer of power. This significant historical event, and its remains left behind, plays a major role within her artistic research practice. “How social constructions are built through decision-making processes, what kind of traditions are present and reinterpreted through generations, or (why) do we consider the inherited past as an exact definition of our present while speculating towards the ideal future?” She is drawn by the ‘stillness’ of these contexts which can be seen as static hierarchical spaces full of tired strategies and outworn political representations.
Her practice operates with collective thinking through group dynamics and individual praxis.

She has been living and working in the Netherlands since 2010. She studied at the Design Academy Eindhoven and graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie; she co-founded a speculative research studio which is located in a beautifully converted church.