Szabolcs KissPál (1967) works in various media. His main field of interest is the intersection of new media, visual arts, and social issues. He currently teaches at the Intermedia Department Budapest, Hungary and he is leading a studio at the Intermedia Department of Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia. His works have been presented at the Venice Biennial, Kunsthalle Budapest, Apexart New York, Stedelijk Museum, Seoul International Media Art Biennale, etc. Since 2012 he has developed an activist practice by starting up and maintaining a blog, establishing a protest group called Free Artist, and taking part in various civil disobedience actions.
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After 1989, in most of the post-state socialist countries of the regionRomania, Slovakia, and Polanda considerable amount of artistic practice reflected on the past and the period of transition both from social and historical points of view.