Zalán Szakács

Zalán Szakács is a post-digital artist and researcher who explores media theories through the use of light, space, and sound.

He translates his  conceptual approach into interactive and immersive environments, creating atmospheres that challenge human perception. In each of his projects he explores a personal fascination into a historical subject, and deconstructs it through a cultural, political and social lens. In his research he analyses parallels between unknown and unconventional relationships between the past and our times.

Szakács exhibited and performed at Kunsthaus Graz, V2_ Lab for the Unstable Media in Rotterdam, sound:frame in Vienna, Demo festival in Amsterdam, Dekmantel festival in Amsterdam, Amsterdam Dance Event, Atlas Electronic in Marrakesh, and collaborated with artists such as Children of the Light, Heleen Blanken, Stefan Fraunberger, Teresa Winter and Sébastien Robert.

He has obtained a degree from Design Academy Eindhoven (BA, Man and Communication) in 2017 and from Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam (MA, Media Design: Experimental Publishing) in 2019.

While the website is under construction, you can have a look at some of his projects: Topia, Eigengrau, Phantasmagoria, Ornament, Void, Quadra, and Blocks Remix.


Screens as Immaterial Spaces
Essay published by sound:frame

Piet Zwart Institute Master Thesis

Ornament and Sound in Electronics. Conversation about Beginnings and Future. Lecture and panel discussion with Stefan Fraunberger, Katrin Bucher Trantow, Franz Pomassl, and Eva Fischer in Kunsthaus Graz (AUT)

Zefir, Stroom, The Hague (NL)

Pecha Kucha Den Haag, Koninklijke Schouwburg, The Hague (NL)

Children of the Light — Amsterdam (NL)
Addikt — Amsterdam (NL)
Studio Dumbar — Rotterdam (NL)
Klute Agency — Berlin (D)
TaliaYstudio — Vienna (AUT)
sound:frame — Vienna (AUT)
Valence Studio — Vienna (AUT)

Email →
Instagram → zalansworld
Phone → +31 (0) 626 92 44 54
Curriculum Vitæ

Portfolio available under request.