Founded in 2006 by Márta Kucsora, Sándor Szász and Dóra Juhász, Budapest Art Factory (BAF) is a Contemporary Visual Arts Center and studio complex, located in a former turbine factory turned into artist studios and exhibition space. The not-profit organization run by the 3 co-founders is home to a group of professional fine artists.
In addition to organizing exhibitions, studio visits and panel discussions, BAF runs an International Artist Residency Program with the aim of establishing a platform for dialogue and discussion in contemporary art. Launched in 2013, the Program welcomes established as well as up-and-coming young talents from all over the world for a one-month artistic practice. Budapest Art Factory welcomes visitors all year round, however, the Residency Program and all venues are scheduled between April and October.
Within the framework of the Residency Program founded in 2013, BAF welcomes internationally recognized visual artists for a month of creative experience. The main purpose of the Program is to explore and reflect upon the ideas and concepts introduced by the invited art professionals, and to create a vivid arena for intellectual discourse. Workshops, art talks and exhibitions are organized in order to bring forward a special theme that is culturally relevant.
We ensure that the invited artists benefit from their Hungarian sojourn by providing a studio, individual assistance throughout the residency as well as widespread networking opportunities. During the residency connections are initiated between the local art community and the internationally acclaimed artists who are invited to collaborate.
BAF events are well received by the audience and are increasingly gaining the attention of the cultural arena of Hungary. Our mission is to continue along this line by presenting a strong program, promoting quality art of acclaimed art professionals, organizing events which contribute to the mutual understanding and exchange of ideas between the art scenes of the involved countries and Hungary.