After studying architecture, Andreas Fogarasi (born 1977 in Vienna, where he lives and works) decided to further his studies at the Fine Art School in Vienna fallowing a residency at the Pavillon, Palais de Tokyo
during 2002-2003. He participated at Manifesta in Frankfurt in 2002, then went on to win the Golden Lion award at the Venice Biennale in 2007 for the best National Representation with his project “Kultur und Freizeit” in the Hungarian Pavillon.
Preoccupied by representations of place, power and identity in public space, Andreas Fogarasi's work comments the dissimulated way by which the State defines and regulates behaviour within its borders. Through his work, Andreas Fogarasi observes the city and its codes of representation, modernism and politics of the masses.