Borbála Soós

CCA - College-based

Lygia Clark, Viagem, 1973; Excerpt from the Documentary O Mundo de Lygia Clark, by Eduardo Clark, 1973

16 mm film (digital transfer), black-and-white, silent, on loop

Prior to coming to the Royal College of Art I was studying at the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, where I acquired Masters degrees in Art History as well as Film Theory and Film History.

I am interested in artistic practices that reveal power structures while addressing social, economic or political issues. They often play with cultural and aesthetic traditions, or interrogate the conditions of their production and distribution. Exhibitions investigate how certain formats, narrative- or association-based, can articulate these ideas. Curating art is to provide a structure that helps to learn about the world, and initiate a public debate to form around a group of artworks and the concepts they entail.

My current research on the magazine format investigates how it has emerged as an alternative space for artists and curators, that is not only a tool of knowledge production but can also be used more flexibly to capture ideas through giving room to exhibitions and other collaborative projects.


Courtesy The Cultural Association, The World of Lygia Clarke, Rio de Janeiro Photography by David Pearson



MA, Teacher of Art History, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, 2010; MA, Art History, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, 2009; MA, Film Theory and Film History, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary, 2009


Ritual Without Myth, Royal College of Art, 2012; Lying on Rocks, Sitting in Windows, Standing on Chairs, Royal College of Art, 2011; Testing Ground | Time Scale, Zabludowicz Collection, London, 2011; Interventions at the George Lukacs Archive, George Lukacs Archive, Budapest, Hungary, 2010


Winner, Gender and Media Studies, Erasmus Scholarship, Utrecht University, 2008