Kornél Szilágyi (1971) and Nándor Hevesi (1974) have been working together under the pseudonym of Igor and Ivan Buharov since 1994. After their Visual Communication and Intermedia studies, they both have attended the Doctor of Liberal Arts program at The Hungarian University of Fine Arts.
Their careers in experimental film started out in line with the intermedial tendencies that arose in the restructured cultural institutional system after the political change in the early 1990s. The Buharovs have since developed a unique artistic practice, and have become defining figures of the Hungarian contemporary visual art, music, and film scenes.
They have received numerous film awards (e.g. Semana de Cine Experimental de Madrid, Hungarian Independent Film Festival, Milano Film Festival, Mediawave Film Festival), and have attended several international residency programs (e.g. Transit Artist in Residency, the MQ Vienna, and the Künstlerhaus Bethanien). The duo exhibited, among others, at the Manifesta 8 (2010), the Kyiv Biennal (2015), the documenta 14 (2017), and the Biennale Warsawa (2019).
Their medially varied activity oscillates on the border of film, fine art, music, and performance, such as their feature film, Most of the souls that live here (2016) and their latest performative project entitled Eternal Intentionfield Tuning (2018), incorporating live music, exhibition and performance as well.
Last update 22nd October 2020