2023 | NYC | Artist
Tamás Páll, "LAIR" (2022), Film still.
Artist Name: Tamás Páll
Residency Dates: April - May 2023
Hometown: Budapest, Hungary
Lives & Works: Budapest, Hungary
URL: https://arbitraryvault.com | Instagram: @tomipall
2020 - 2024 | PhD in Artistic Research, University of Applied Arts, Vienna
2013 - 2016 | MA in Media & Photography, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest
2010 - 2013 | BA in Media & Photography, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest
Tamás Páll is the winner of the 2022 ACAX_RU New York Residency Grant supported by TMU.
Tamás Páll is an interdisciplinary artist working with digital media, game engines, installation and performance. His praxis blends experimental game design, film, poetics, installation, role-play, performance and mythopoesis. Páll’s works are assemblages of associations and embodied experience that weave together the politics of technology and Eastern Europe, online subcultures, speculative and scientific world-views, non-human storytelling and synthetic mythologies into his vessels of research.
In his ongoing PhD research he explores new forms of collective world-making and the computational simulation of shared imaginations, and simultaneously developing the concept of Xenorealities - inaccessible, unknown and distant parts of reality animated as simulation.
His projects have been showcased in numerous venues, including The Victoria & Albert Museum, London; ISCP New York; Art Cologne; Panke Gallery, Berlin; Transmediale, Berlin; MeetFactory, Prague; Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Trafó House of Contemporary Arts, Budapest among others. He is a co-founder of the art collective Rites Network and the artist group Hollow. With Hollow they develop immersive performances about queerness, chrono-politics, group dynamics and politics of the body.
Since 2018 he participated in several individual and group residencies, including ISCP (New York); MeetFactory, Divadlo X10 and Neiro (Prague); Trust, Collegium Hungaricum Berlin and Montag Modus (Berlin); SIN Production, AQB Project Space (Budapest); among others, and received grants for his projects from Goethe Institute, iPortunus (Creative Europe), Workshop Foundation and Visegrad Fund.
Click here to watch the artist's interview published on YVAA Instagram (February 22, 2023).
Support: Tamás Páll's residency is made possible with support from The Trust for Mutual Understanding.