Resume and Portfolio



Igor and Ivan Buharov








Igor Buharov  (Kornél Szilágyi ) 1971




2004   2010 Intermedia Department, Hungarian Academy of  Fine Arts, Budapest

1990 – 1992  Chef, Rózsa Károly Technical School for Catering



2007 – 2010 Board Member of Studio of Young Artists Association

1999 – Feature Film Directors Association member, part of the Hungarian Moving Picture Foundation

1997 – 2000 Board Member, Hungarian Independent Film and Video Association




Ivan Buharov (Nándor Hevesi)1974




1993 – 1997 Teacher of visual culture BA, EKTF Eger

2006 – 2007  Dharma Gate Buddhist University Budapest

2009 – 2010  Teacher of visual culture MA, EKTF Eger



2001 – Member of the Studio of Young Artists Association

1999 – Feature Film Directors Association member, part of the Hungarian Moving Picture Foundation

1997 – 2000 Board Member, Hungarian Independent Film and Video Association





It has been more than 19 years that I have been working together, under the pseudonym of Igor and Ivan Buharov. We have been producing and directing several films.

(experimentals, features, shorts, documentaries, animations) We have also been involved in the creation of several music projects and film music. Our works always dancing on the edge of fine art and cinematic art. In 1995, together with Vasile Croat and István Nyolczas, we have formed the 40 LaborMultiartistGroup which made performances, events, actions, exhibitions, concerts, multimedia works. We held surrealistic audiovisual performances where the image, the music and the words became an organic whole after chaos.


A generation earlier, the Hungarian underground masters who influenced them were equally overlooked. There is an air of "self-censorship" about the Buharovs; in times of entrepreneurial globe-trotting art, they reflect an era when artists used film with the hope of reaching wide and nourishing the roots of their own culture. Vassily Bourikas


This audiovisual experiment can best be described as getting lost in someone else’s dream. The directors Igor and Ivan Buharov invite us to see the insides of their brains through various amusing and absurd story-lines.” Off-screen film festival Brussel


In the beginning we have started by using used expired raw material exploiting the organising element of the unintentional. For our films, we mainly use super 8 footage, then we blow it up to 35 mm for distribution use. We are also composing music for the soundtrack of our films.


We formed the Pop Ivan band in Budapest in 1998. Our music is characterised by a certain permeability between styles and atmospheres : one can discover in their works archaic Moldvan melodies, Latin rhythms, elements of the modern free-jazz and of contemporary compositions. At our performances we frequently use visual effects : the audience can watch super 8 or/and 16 mm films parallel to listening to the music of Pop Ivan. Our debut album was released in 2001 entitled Hospital Hungary, the second was was Dreamhunting in 2009. Since 2000 we have been giving concerts in Europe, have played in Belgium, France, Slovenia, Croatia, Austria the Czech Republic, Italy, Russia, and Georgia.











You don't know who you TRUST? Smell and elect!

The smell doesn't lie!

We've solved the problems: SMELLECTION!



The choice by smell is one of our main primordial instincts. It is the most important criteria in the selection of someone’s couple, that we love each other’s smell. Why not to choose our politicians by their smell? This would be much more democratic than to judge after stock phrase promises. The SMELLECTION AUTOMAT gives and opportunity for smelling our politicians „by near” and to decide from our very true conviction at the parliamentary election.

In the distributor machine there are samples of smells from our actual political actors, so the consumer / constituent can smell that he or she is curious.

Let the smell decide!







Psrticipated to Manifesta 8




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This film, inspired by the poem Rudderless (1971) by Hungarian poet István Domonkos (1940), is a modern epic,

a self-analysis of a person living in minority status in Yugoslavia in the early 1970s.

The film is a journey through the world, passing through different political and economic situations, both collective and private.





Short and Feature Films


Sunday                                                         5 min.                                                           1995

Monday                                                        6 min.                                                           1996

Metroul                                                        6 min.                                                           1996

Goodbye Mama!                                         5 min.                                                           1997

Wake Up Mumu!                                        6 min.                                                           1997

The Programme                                         75 min.                                                         1998

Tales for Cruel People                               7 min.                                                           1999

Concern of One’s Fellow Man                 6 min.                                                           1999

The Triumph of Sympathy                       75 min.                                                          2000

Hotel Tubu                                                  6 min.                                                           2002

Is the Killer Going to the Cemetery?     8 min.                                                           2003

Oneheadword Protection                         7 min.                                                           2006

Slow Mirror                                                 84 min.                                                        2007

Stages of Birth                                            7 min.                                                           2008

Mothmilk                                                    8 min.                                                           2009

Johnny and the goosies                            6 min.                                                           2009

Rudderless                                                  30 min.                                                        2010

Sendero Mariposa                                      7 min.                                                           2013

Meteorit Buddha                                       11 min.                                                           2014






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Documentary Films


You aren’t Asking Anyone These Days  35 min.                                             1999

Ultra-Rational Nomadic Person             40 min.                                             2000

Music is the Soul of a Musician              37 min.                                             2002

Diary of an Unknown Man                      52 min.                                             2004

Modern Romeo                                          60 min.                                             2006

Promenade – Portrait of Ernő Király    42 min.                                             2009

Portrait of Katalin Ladik                          60 min.                                             2013





Selected Exhibitions


Petőfi Cultural House                               Győr                                                  1998

Künstlerhaus Mousontrum                    Frankfurt (D)                                  1999

Pool Gallery                                                Vienna (A)                                       2004

Dinamó                                                        Budapest                                          2004

Galerie IG BILDENDE KUNST                Vienna (A)                                       2004 

Kunstpavillion                                            Innsbruck (A)                                 2005

Millenáris                                                    Budapest                                          2005

Onomato                                                     Köln (D)                                           2006

Hattyúház                                                    Pécs                                                   2006

FKSE Gallery                                              Budapest                                          2007

Bethanien Kunstlerhaus                          Berlin (G)                                         2007

FKSE Gallery                                              Budapest                                          2008

     Kis Zsinagóga Gallery                               Eger                                                   2009

Miskolc Gallery                                          Miskolc                                             2008

Bartók 32 Gallery                                      Budapest                                          2009

     Manifesta 8                                                 Murcia (E)                                       2010

     Miskolci Galéria                                         Miskolc                                             2011

     SVIT Gallery                                                Prága (CZ)                                        2011

     Shedhalle      Museum and Gallery         Zürich (CH)                                     2011

     Moravian Gallery                                       Brno (CZ)                                         2011

FKSE Gallery                                              Budapest                                          2011

Tranzit Workshop                                     Bratislava                                        2011               “The decorative use of pain”

Galerie 207                                                  Prague                                               2012               “Five days of misunderstanding”           

Studio Gallery                                             Budapest                                          2012               Radiospective – Nuclear Art”

acb Gallery                                                  Budapest                                          2012               “Patterns of time”           

Arsenal Gallery                                          Bialystok                                          2012               “Rudderless”

Csepel                                                            Budapest                                          2013               “Hidden visions”                       

Kunsthalle Exnergasse                              Wien                                                 2013               “Rudderless with live music”  

Brut                                                               Wien                                                 2013               Smellection automat”                 

MUMOK                                                       Wien                                                 2013               “Changer d’Image                       

2B Gallery                                                   Budapest                                          2013               “REVERIE”              

New Museum                                              New York                                         2014               “REPORT ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SPACESHIP MODULE”

Number Nine Gallery                                Northampton                                  2014               “Boom Bang”

acb Gallery                                                   Budapest                                          2014               “EVERYTHING INCLUDED”






Budapest Independent Film Festival     – Main Award                                 1996

Budapest Independent Film Festival     – Main Award                                 1997

Cinematografico del Uruguay International Film Festival –

Special Award                                                                                                        1998

Budapest Independent Film Festival     – Main Award                                 1998

Hungarian Independent Film Festival Special Award                               1998

Open Film Festival –         Special Award                                                         1999

Hungarian Independent Film Festival Special Award                               2000

Mediawave International Film Festival – Special Award                             2000

Open Film Festival – Special Award                                                                 2002

Hungarian Independent Film Festival Special Award                               2002

Alter-Native International Film Festival – Special Award                           2002

International Film Festival Novi Sad – Special Award                                 2003

Open Film Festival – Special Award                                                                 2004

Busho International Film Festival – Special Award                                     2005

Hungarian Independent Film Festival Special Award                               2006

Hungarian Filmweek – Special Mention, Best Producer Award                2007

Mediawave Film Festival – Best Experimental Feature Award                  2008

Milano Film Festival - Aprile Award and Special Mention                          2008

Hungarian Critics’ Award - Best Experimental Feature                               2009

Hungarian Independent Film Festival – Main Award                                  2009

Budapest Independent Film Festival – Special Mention                              2011

Semana de Cine Experimental de Madrid – Main Award                             2011

Palic International Film Festival – Erste Underground Spirit Award       2013













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We have also founded the Kaos Camping Group with László Csáki, József Szolnoki and Csaba Vándor seven years ago. We often stage surrealistic audiovisual performances where text, image and sound become an organic environment audiovisual analogue matrix. We use 8- and 16-millimeter projectors to project images while a band or a Dj is playing live music. So far we have had about 50 shows in several places around Hungary as well as Europe. Please check the following urls for examples of Kaos Camping Group:



In 2007 I took part a residency program in the Bethanien Kuenstlerhaus of Berlin and I spent 4 month there, where I made several exhibitions.







Selected Projects and Works of Art


Turulkóla (Turul-Coke)



Hungarian nationalists like using the symbol of the ‘turul’ bird (mythical eagle of the ancient Hungarians) when holding a demonstration as well as on their coats of arms and sculptures. Therefore this bird as a symbol has gained a special meaning in the past few years in Hungary. Turulkóla’, which is a fictitious product produced by László Csáki, József Szolnoki and me, is about this phenomenon.

We created a homepage advertising the product, where the descriptions claim that coke has Hungarian origins. We introduced three different kinds of free postcards (30 000 copies approximately) at different times. We are waiting for the investors...



Attack-preventive chess





This is a chessboard and chess-set made of glass illuminated from the bottom with two different colours. These colours determine the colour of the chess-pieces. When a dark chess-piece takes a light pawn for instance it immediately becomes light. The one that attacks loses a piece.



Autonomia State


The Intermedia Department at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts was given the building of a kindergarten a few years ago. In the backyard there are two children’s sand pits, some trees and some grass. In April 2005 Tamás Blaha and I founded a 30-square-metre state called AUTONOMIA. The security video cameras of the department show the backyard as well. We chose the place of the state so that one of the cameras can record the whole of it. We show the picture of this camera in the only public building (i.e. a tent) in the state. Visitors (i.e. tourists) who peep into the building can see themselves peeping into the tent in the state. The smallest observed state.


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You can see the whole process at:











Searching for a Double


In 2006 I placed a photo advert in Hungary’s most popular magazine: “I am looking for my look a-like. Monthly salary. I only reply to letters with a photo. Please, send send a brief description on how you would substitute me, what you would do, what you think of this job.”

So far four people have replied to the advertisement, two men, a woman and a transvestite.




Some of the applicants:










HunD Link Project


is a virtual performance, which is realized at two different places - in Cologne and Győr – but in the same time. In course of the project is shown the vision of the German and Hungarian contemporary artists about the future through their music and the visual arts. The common language of the participant musicians is the improvisation, which, in this case, is not only the „free stream of the spirit”, but the artistic form language of „caring about each other”, and „cultural tolerance”, the means of cooperation based on different cultural roots.






Yours Faithfully:


Nándor Hevesi (Ivan Buharov)



Budapest, 1086

Szerdahelyi út 1.



Kornél Szilágyi (Igor Buharov)

ph.: +36-20-2597256


Budapest, 1062

Bajza u. 45. I. em. 9/a




Youtube channel of Buharovs