Ádám Kokesch

Ádám Kokesch (b. 1973) studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest in the class of Dóra Maurer. The question he addresses in his practice is the assignment of forms and functions to each other. His objects, totems of fictitious science, move on their own orbit of interpretation and leave the viewer alone in their interpretation and the possible signification, meaning one can find to them. The use of materials – mainly Plexiglas and wood – as well as the way they are exhibited both invoke a kind of laboratory situation and function. The forms and the qualities that the viewer relates to them through visual conditioning are just meant to imitate function, their aim is not to make the exhibition’s visitors believe that the pieces would actually be capable of real scientific activities and processes. He lives and works in Budapest.