Ferenc Gróf (1972, Pécs, HU) is a graduate of the Hungarian University of the Arts, Budapest, and since 2012 he has taught at the École Nationale Supérieur d’Art (ENSA) in Bourges (FR). His work considers ideological footprints, at the intersection of graphic design and spatial experiences. He is a founding member of the Parisian co-operative Société Réaliste—founded in 2004—whose work considers questions of contemporary political representations, ideological design, and text-based interventions. Since 2015 Société Réaliste is on hiatus, Ferenc Gróf continues his work as an individual artist. Gróf lives and works in Paris.

Education
>    Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, 2008–2009.
>    Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Intermedia, Budapest, 1996–2001.
>    ELTE University, Art History, Budapest, 1995-96.
>    Semmelweis University, Faculty of Medicine, Budapest, 1991-1995.

Recent projects
2017
> L’Horizon des Événements, La Box (Bourges), Glassbox (Paris).
> For & Against: Art, Politics and the Pamphlet, Radar, Loughborough University Arts.
> Universal Hospitality 2, Futura / Meetfactory, Prague.
> The symbols of socialist art, Galeria Centralis, Budapest.

2016
>    Creative Operational Solutions, Container Artist Residency, Para Site, Hong Kong.
>    House of commons, Portikus, Frankfurt.
>    Without index, solo exhibition, Kiscelli Museum, Budapest.
>    The line / Járat, Herman Museum, Miskolc, HU.
>    Cold wall #2, Museum of contemporary Art, Novi Sad (RS).
>    Worldless, solo exhibition, Nick Gallery, Pécs (HU).
>    Statues of Rebels, acb Gallery, Budapest.
>    Bánkitó visual art festival, HU
>    Labour day assembly – Conditions for new anti-fascism, SIZ gallery, Rijeka.
>    Universal Hospitality, Alte Post, Wiener Festwochen, Vienna.
>    News from nowhere, Centre d’art les Capucins, Embrun, FR.
>    InterKontinental, Belmacz, London.

2015
>    OFF-Biennale, Budapest.
>    Moves & countermoves, Hessel Museum of Art and CCS Bard Galleries.
>    Tone-on-tone, public artwork in the frame of the 20th century Taygetus project, Debrecen, HU.
>    There is a Crack in the Museum of History. Is That How the Future Gets in? Former West public editorial meeting, 13–14 May 2015, tranzit.hu, Budapest.
>    The Pure Tongue, Galeria Arsenał, Białystok.
>    The world is not enough, Les moulins de Paillard, Poncé sur le Loir, FR.
>    PostContemporary, Chimera-project, Budapest.
>    Subtle Patterns of Capital, Georg Kargl gallery, Vienna.
>    Studio IN, workshop and public presentation, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava.
>    Self-managed interest community, collective exhibition, Kulturni Centar, Belgrade.
>    ( 0 ), Placcc festival, Teleport gallery, Budapest.
>    Cold wall, collective exhibition, Stúdió gallery, Budapest.
>    Vanishing points, prototype for a memorial, Klauzál square, Budapest.

Founding member of Société Réaliste (2004-2014)