Name: Ivo Kovacs
phone: (0036) 70 2842624
email: ivo(_dot)kovacs(_at)gmail(_dot)com or leave >>message<<
Date of Birth: 1979
Location: Budapest, Hungary, Europe
Profession: Freelance 3D and visual artist, VJ, visual effects editor with a strong traditional art background, and ability to change location/ workplace.
Specialized for high-resolution video projections and 3d video mapping, stage design for projection-mapping.
Projection-mapping course – Budapest Metropolitan University of Applied Sciences (METu), media-design department (2014-2019)
Architectural, Theater, Stage projection:
> 2017 – 23th February, ‘MÁGIKUS ÁLLATOK ISKOLÁJA’ – by Novak Janos – stage-projection for the puppet-theater piece (Kolibri Theater)
> 2016 – 9th December, ‘COMING FROM THE DARK’ – by Kristof Szabo – stage-projection & videomapping for the theater-dance piece (F.A.C.E. ensemble, Cologne, Germany)
> 2016 – 5th December, FOLLOW THE LION! – a walking video-mapping projection along the river Danube@Budapest – made some 3d animations for the LaLuz company.
> 2016 – 10th November, GRAVITYLove @ Mix-Art-MYRYS, Toulouse, France – stage-projection for F.A.C.E. Mixedmediaensemble (contemporary theater-dance)
> 2016 – 2th and 3th September, LMN | LIGHT | MOTION | NATURE at BAUHAUS Fest in Dessau, Germany – with F.A.C.E. ensemble – stage-projection, object-video-mapping.
> 2016 – 08. 18-19. 2016 – Projection-Mapping the facade of the University of Debrecen, Hungary – made one part out of the five for the theme: ‘Contrasts‘
> 2016 – 07.08.2016 – Palace of Karlsruhe – Legacy – made some 3D projection mapping animations for the Maxin10sity company. (2 scenes)
> 2016 – (05.25) Audi A5 Coupé – Late Light Show – made some 3D projection mapping animations for the show of the Maxin10sity company.
> 2015 – (11.24-26) ‘Heavent Paris Expo’ – made some 3d animations for the VLS.fr stand. (LED-mapping, Paris, France)
> 2015 – (09.10) ‘LOUIS XIV. IS NOT DEAD!’ – contemporary theater-utopie by Kristof Szabo – made the video-projection and 3D animations for the piece. (Institute Francais, Cologne, Germany)
> 2015 – (08.08) ‘Follow the beams: Cinetrip The Light’ – The summer edition of the unique biannual bath ‘sparty’ is celebrating the year of the light – LED Vjing with Attaray visual
> 2015 – (07.29) ‘GRAVITYLove’ – Theater-dance by Kristof Szabo – made the projections and video-animations for the piece (at Bakelit Multi Art Center, Budapest)
> 2015 – (07.09) Anniversary Light-Strike-Projection /Projection Mapping for atlatszo.hu (Budapest, Kőleves Garden)
> 2015 – (06.20) 300 Fragments – Projection Mapping on Palace of Karlsruhe for KA300 by Maxin10sity – made three scenes out of the videomapping show, including the final scene.
> 2014 – (12.01) 3D mapping of the tower of Burj in Dubai, UAE, Dubai National Day – made some 3D animations for Bordos.Artworks.
> 2014 – (11.14.2014) GAS II. Contemporary Dance/Theater Show (directed by Kristof Szabo) made some 3D animations & video-loops for the show and stage-projection, Cologne/Germany.
> 2014 – (09.27) ‘Kötélen a Niagara felett’ /’The crossing over Niagara by Alonso Alegría, Thália Theater, Budapest, 3d animations for the stage-projection.
> 2014 – (09.19.2014) ‘Autonomica meets MAD’, Underwheel Club, Tibilisi, Georgia – Live Videomapping & Vjing for Dj Nick Warren.
> 2014 – (05.14-18.) ‘VJ Torna – Istanbul’ – 2 days MAPPING CRASH COURSE with Viktor Vicsek about projection-mapping in practice.
> 2014 – (03.24-06.04) ‘INFO-WALL’ Budapest Spring Festival, architectural videomapping – made some 3D animations for Bordos.Artworks.
> 2013 – (12.02) 3D mapping of the tower of Burj in Dubai, UAE National Day – made some 3D animations for Bordos.Artworks.
> 2013 – (09.08) ‘100th Anniversary of the Palace Culture Targu Mures/ Romania’, architectural projection, made some 3D animation for Bordos.Artworks.
> 2013 – (09.07) ‘Timeless 2013 – Mylene Farmer World Tour’ – Bercy, Paris. Made some 3D animations for the LED-mapping, for Bordos.Artworks.
> 2013 – (06.26) ‘Rameau: Hypolite et Aricie’ – videomapping at the Hungarian National Opera – made some 3D animations for Bordos.Artworks.
> 2013 – (06.15) Bréda Castle, Hungary. Europe’s first permanent architectural projection. Made some 3D animations for the show, for Bordos.Artworks.
> 2013 – (05.11) Museum of Art and History, Geneva – Mapping Festival 2013 – Made some 3D animations for the projection/ for Bordos.Artworks.
> 2013 – (02.15-02.16.2013) – ‘Architectural Video-Mapping Workshop’ – Lecture about the 2D versus 3D videomapping possibilities and held a mini-course in practice, mapping on a cubic sculpture. Audio-Visual-Open-Studio, Budapest, Hungary.
> 2013 – (02.06-09.2013) – ‘Video-Mapping the cathedral of Notre Dame de Quebec, Canada’ – Lumocité festival, Bordos.Artworks, – made some 3d animations for the mapping.-
> 2012 – (12.08.2012) – ‘Time Warp Holland – Utrecht’ – live Vj-ing for Sven Väth, Extrawelt, John Digweed, Nic Fanciulli and Gui Boratto in a collaboration with Zsolt L. Bordos in the ‘Cave-Hall’.
> 2012 – (11.28.2012) – Philoktet – contemporary theatre-dance by Kristóf Szabó – stage projection and video-animation, Venue: Barnes Crossing, Cologne, Germany
> 2012 – (10.06.2012) – Paint Up! 2012 off contest show – Videomapping the contemporary Art-forum (Műcsarnok), Budapest, Hungary – with Bordos.Artworks/as invited artists/ made some 3d animations for the mapping.
> 2012 – (09.2012.) – 3D mapping on a transparent Jaguar Car – Presentation of Jaguar tour event in China produced by Auditoire China : 3D Mapping and show automation created by La Scop. 3D motion design : Jérôme Serane / Ivo Kovacs / Zsolt L. Bordos / Benjamin Le Talour / Thierry Masson / Frédéric Lemaire-[AFL Imagerie] Music and sound design : Terry Laird, Art Director : Nathanaëlle Picot
> 2012 – (06.30.2012.) – video mapping show at the Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum – Kulturen der Welt, Cologne, Germany, was a part of the ‘LICHT-TRILOGIE’ contemporary dance theater by Kristóf Szabó. In a collaboration with Zsolt L. Bordos (Bordos.Artworks). Videotechnics by Lang AG.
> 2012 – Mapping Festival 2012, 3d stereo video-mapping at The Museum of Art and History Geneva – in a collaboration with Zsolt L. Bordos (Bordos.Artworks), Daniel Szalko, Andras Miklos Balogh.
> 2012 ‘Time Warp Mannheim’ – live Vjing for Maetrik Live, Extrawelt and Sven Väth in a collaboration with Zsolt L. Bordos.
> 2012 – ‘Coupe d’Afrique des Nations 2012 au Gabon’ – made 3D animations for the final ceremony – in a collaboration with Zsolt L. Bordos, video directrice: Nathanaelle Picot
> 2011 ‘Time Warp Holland festival’ – live videomapping in Brabanthallen, in s’Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, producing 3d animations and VJing together with Laszlo Zsolt Bordos (Bordos.Artworks).
> 2011 ‘Novartis – Gilenya’ – videomapping in Marakesh, Morocco, art director: Nathanaelle Picot, production: PROD effect, producing 3d animations with Laszlo Zsolt Bordos.
> 2011 Yerevan, Armenia – Videomapping the Republic Square in Yerevan during the Armenian Independence Day’s Event Night. Producing 3d animations in a collaboration with Bordos.Arworks, Danel Szalko, Demeter Lorant, Gabor Reikort, Renata Dezso. Videotechnics by VLS.fr
> 2011 Videomapping The Museum of Art Timisoara (Temesvár) Romania, Europe – producing 3d animations for the event, in a collaboration with Bordos.Arworks, Daniel Szalko, Demeter Lorant, Renata Dezso, Gabor Reikort. Videotechnics by VisualPower Ltd.
> 2011 Lexus – videomapping show in the Castle of St.Germain en Laye, France, art director: Nathanaelle Picot, production: PROD effect, videotechnics by VLS. Producing 3d animations for the show.
> 2011 ‘Paint Up! 2.’ (edition 2011) at Hungarian Academy of Science – architectural videomapping contest – in a collaboration with Bordos.Arworks, Daniel Szalko, Demeter Lorant. Producing 3d animations for the OFF-contest show.
> 2011 DEEP BREATH – Contemporary dance theater show – , Cologne, Germany, directed by Kristof Szabo, producing 3d animations for the show.
> 2011 Hungarian Telekom – Annual party, projection at SYMA Hall, Budapest, Hungary
> 2011 Opening Ceremony of the Hungarian European Presidency – videomapping in Budapest, Hungary, producing 3d animations for the event. In a collaboration with Bordos.Artworks, Daniel Szalko, Demeter Lorant, videotechnics by VisualPower Ltd.
> 2010 ‘Festival mondial des Arts nègres 2010’ – Dakar, Senegal, producing 3d animations for the event’s projection
> 2010 ‘World EXPO 2010 – Hungarian National Day’ – Stage projection in Shanghai, China – producing 3d animations for the show, in a collaboration with Bordos.Arworks.
> 2010 Cinetrip Water Circus open air party, Budapest, Széchenyi Bath, Hungary, producing stereo-3d videomapping animations for the event.
> 2010 ‘Paint Up!’ The first architectural videomapping contest in Hungary and Europe, in a collaboration with Bordos.Arworks and Viktor Vicsek and VisualPower Ltd. Producing 3d animations for the off-contest show.
> 2010 ‘5 6 7 (COOL)’ – Contemporary dance theater show – , directed by Kristof Szabo at L1, more information at >>my BLOG<<
> 2010 Disneyland Paris, France – New Generation Festival – Press Event presenting the new characters of Disney – 8450*1556 pixels of resolution, approx. 250m width architectural projection with mapping by VLS. ~17 min. 3D/2D animation. >>link<<
> 2010 Hungarian Palace of Arts, Budapest, Hungary – Hungarian Telekom – Annual party, – Architectural video mapping and panoramic projection in a collaboration with Bordos.Arworks and Viktor Vicsek. see more at >>link<<
> 2009 ‘It could happen to you, too’ Radnóti’s memorial evening, a drama based on Radnóti’s poetry, poem recitation by Bea Melkvi and Attila Harsányi >>link<< background 3D animation and screenings by Ivó Kovács
> 2009 ‘Licht / Light / Fény’ at Orangerie, Cologne/ Germany, 13-20.08.2009. directed by Kristof Szabo. Hommage á Laszlo Moholy, 30 mins. of 3d animation made in a collaboration with Zsolt L. Bordos >>link<<
> 2009 ‘Glück / Bliss / Boldogság’ at Bühne der Kulturen, Cologne/ Germany 21-23.05.2009. directed by Kristof Szabo, (Janos Boda – dancer, Erzsi Kis – sing, act) >>link<<
> 2009 ‘Spring Awakening’, musical, at Nyugati Theátrum, Budapest, (stage projection in a collaboration with Zoltan Pall and Zsolt L.Bordos)
> 2009 Hungarian Telecom, ‘Annual party’, 3D holofoil projection in HD resolution. (in a collaboration with Bordos.Artworks)
> 2008 Atlantis Hotel / Inauguration Ceremony of the Palm Jumeirah Island, Dubai, UAE, animations for the architectural projection.
> 2008 Hotel Tower of Terror Inauguration at Disneyland Resorts, Paris, France
> 2008 Hungarian Telecom, Annual party, stage projection.
> 2008 Night of Lights, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary
> 2007 Night of Lights, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary
> 2007 Budapest Bábszínház /Budapest Puppet Theatre, Hungary: ‘Odüsszeusz’ /’Ulysses’, directed by Péter Valló, scenery projection and video-animations.
> 2006 Griff Bábszínház /Griffin Puppet Theatre, Zalaegerszeg, Hungary: ‘A rendíthetetlen gyufaárus lány’, directed by Andrea Székely, scenery projection and video-animations.
> 2006 Harlekin Bábszínház /Harlekin Puppet Theatre, Eger, Hungary: ‘A táncoló király’, directed by Pál Lengyel, scenery projection and video-animations.
> 2006 Budapest Bábszínház /Budapest Puppet Theatre: ‘Táncoló tárgyak’ directed by Gyula Urbán, scenery projection and video-animations.
> 2005 3d animations for the Vj/Visualz DVD called: ‘Journey round my skull’
> 2005 Budapest Bábszínház /Budapest Puppet Theatre: ‘Szegény Dzsoni és Árnika’, directed by Pál Lengyel, scenery projection and video-animations.
> 2005 Budapest Bábszínház /Budapest Puppet Theatre: ‘Túl a Maszat-hegyen’/ ‘Beyond the Splodge hill’ / directed by Géza Kovács (in a collaboration with Eszter Szoboszlay).
> 2004 Vojtina Bábszínház, Debrecen, Hungary: ‘Ki álmodta a legszebbet?'(in a collaboration with Eszter Szoboszlay), scenery projection and video-animations.
Group exhibitions, Events:
> 2017 11th January – 9th February: ‘speculum primordialis’ – the primordial mirror | projection-mapping installation 12’30” video-loop, music by Maks&Axentriq @ Group Exhibition – Latarka gallery ‘INSTINCT – ANCESTOR’ (Platan Gallery/Latarka © Institute Polski Budapest)
> 2012 ‘WHERE ARE THE DELETED FILES HIDDEN?’ – videomapping@ Toldi Club – with Zsolt Laszlo Bordos, Group exhibition organized by VJ Centrum Budapest & LPM.
> 2008 ‘RELOADED’ – ‘Technical Renaissance’ Group exhibitions at Csikasz gallery, Veszprem, Hungary, organized by FKSE (studio.c3.hu)
> 2007 Inner Journey /Utazás önmagunkba – exhibition of Mária Chilf, Ivó Kovács, Csilla Kőszeghy www.ernstmuzeum.hu/dorottya
> 2006 With the 3d animated sort titled ‘XYZ’ we participated in the 11th NOT STILL ART festival in New York City, USA.( Zsolt László Bordos, Ivó Kovács /image and 3d animation, Krisztián Prokob / music and sound design) www.improvart.com/nsa
> 2006 FISZ (Fiatal Írók Szövetsége / Young Writers Association) reading lecture was presented with our 3d animation projections (in a collaboration with Zsolt László Bordos), had been taken place in the ‘Tűzraktár’, Budapest, www.tuzrakter.hu
> 2005 4 minutes of 3d animation for the DVD titled „Utazás a koponyám körül” (‘Journey round my skull’ http://www.cinetrip.hu) – Presented at ’INTRO’ festival, the opening ceremony of the ‘Jövő Háza’ (‘House of Future’ www.jovohaza.hu)
> 2004 -2005 ‘Átkelés/ Passing through’ 12’12” 3d animation, composited over DV shoots, first début at a group exhibition titled ‘Élő Struktúrák – Living Struktures’, Ataliers Pro Arts Gallery, Budapest >>link<<
> 2003 ‘Víz’ (‘WATER’) Group exhibition arranged by the ‘Meder’ Art-Group, Gödör Club, Budapest
> 2003 ‘Transmissionen’ Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Stuttgart, Ausstellungshalle Neubau II, Stuttgart, Germany
> 2003 ‘Csapó’ (‘Clapper’) an exhibition for the new members of the FKSE, group exhibition, Budapest Gallery
> 2000 ‘Rákóczi 17’ Csoportos lakáskiállítás, Budapest, Rákóczi street 17. / Group exhibition at an artist community´s place called ‘Rakoczi17’, Budapest
> 1999 ‘Inlegális’ (‘IN-LEGAL’) exhibition, Budapest, Supersonic Technicum (Independent Techno Music Club)
> 2001 Exhibition at Gallery ‘DOB’, Budapest
> 2000 ‘Ideoplasztika’ (‘IDEOPLASTICS’) Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, exhibition Hall, Budapest
workshops and projections (vj):
> 2017 – (03.03.) GIGACID 2. – Vjing for Dork, Mesterházy and Maks – Müszi Club, Budapest
> 2016 – (05.28.) Video-mapping workshop @ Riders on the Mall – Müszi Club, Budapest
> 2016 – (05.07.) Vjing for Benzon, Garpo live, Odum live and Emmanuel @Technodub Seance – LÄRM Club, Budapest
> 2016 – (04.17.) Vjing for Developer (Modularz, PoleGroup – US) & Dork, Isu with Attaray visual @Technokunst – LÄRM Club, Budapest
> 2016 – (03.03.) Vjing for Dork, Mesterházy, Maks @GigAcid party – Müszi Club, Budapest
> 2015 – (12.25) Vjing for Panel Trax Records, Müszi Club, Budapest
> 2014-05-10 B.Y.O.B. event – Budapest, Müszi Club, object mapping and live vjing.
> 2009-02-13 Bakelit Music Club, Vj-ing, www.pufff.hu
> 2006-10-24 Cinetrip Vj Tournament, Merlin Theatre, Budapest
> 2006.09.01. Vj Race, Budapest
> 2006-08-03 Sziget Festival, Main Stage double HD projection and 3d animation in a collaboration with Zsolt Laszlo Bordos, Viktor Vicsek, and VLS
> 2005-08-28 ‘EXPORT2’ Vj conference and workshop, Szentendre, Hungary
> 2004-07-24 -08-08 GARBa 2004, Montescaglioso, Italy
> 2002 Calligraphic workshop held by Lu Yi Zeng, Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest
> Dr. Zoltán Deme´s evaluation at ‘DOB’ Gallery, 2000, the exhibition opened by Bordos László Zsolt, Budapest
> Phd József Kollár: Posthacker Gadgeteer Art, Kovács Ivó´s Ideoplastic art, in.: Új Művészet – hungarian artforum –
Schools, Studies, Scholarships:
> 1997- 2003 Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Painting Department, /master: Jozsef Gaal, Budapest. During my studies I´ve also had the opportunity to meet professors as: Attila Szűcs, Zoltán Ádám and Zoltán Sebestyén, www.mke.hu
> 1999- 2003 Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Department of Art Education, Budapest
> 2000- 2001 Start to work as a CGI generalist, participate in the postproduction of three american-hungarian full lenght feature film. Directed by Dr. Zoltan Deme
> 2003 École Supérieur des beaux-arts du Mans, Le Mans, France www.esba-lemans.fr
> 2005 OPTIMAL VISUAL membership.
> 2002 – 2014 I became a member of the Studio of Young Artist Association (Fiatal Képzőművészek Stúdió tagság. (FKSE)) studio.c3.hu
> 1997 Highschool of Fine and Applied Arts, Painting Department (Moholy-Nagy Price) /teacher: Csaba Nemes