Ferenc Gróf

Ferenc Gróf finished his high school education at the faculty of biology at Trefort (Budapest) in 1991, after which he was a student of the Semmelweis University at the Faculty of Medicine for 3 years and of Eötvös Loránd University’s Art History department for one year. From 1996 he studied at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, where he graduated at the Intermedia department in 2001. After his graduation, he moved to Paris where he has lived and worked since then. Between 1998-2001 he worked as a member of Vákuum TV and he exhibited in various group exhibitions. His first solo exhibition in 2002 opened in Stúdió Gallery Budapest, entitled Franz-Joseph-Land. He summarized the first Paris years’ work in Tour de Paris (2005), a book published by L’Harmattan. As a founding member of Société Réaliste, from 2004 he hadn’t produced any independent works for more than 10 years. Société Réaliste exhibited at numerous international exhibitions and biennials, and in 2008-2009 was granted a research sholarship at Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. The exhibition series empire, state, building (2011-2012) which was shown in the halls of Jeu de Paume (Paris), Ludwig Museum of Budapest and MNAC (Bucharest) summarized their work. Since 2012 Ferenc Gróf is an art professor at ENSA, Bourges.